The socialist revolution and the revolutionary party

[This is the text of a talk presented to the January 2007 Marxist Summer School organised by the Democratic Socialist Perspective.]

Socialism the only solution

Today humanity faces a global crisis stemming from the incredible rapacity of the capitalist system. In the first place, there is catastrophic climate change which threatens to end life on our planet, then there is endemic war and conflict, mass poverty in the Third World and neo-liberalism's ever more ruthless assault on working people everywhere.