Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal's vision
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal is a journal for a post-Cold War left. It is a journal that rejects the Stalinist distortion of the socialist project; takes into account ecological questions; is committed to taking steps to bring together the forces for socialism in the world today; a journal that aspires to unite Marxists from different political traditions because it discusses openly and constructively.
Inspired by the Latin American revolutions, Links is also a journal for "Socialism of the 21st century" and the discussions and debates flowing from that powerful example of socialist renewal.
Links seeks to promote the international exchange of information, experiences of struggle, theoretical analysis and views on strategies and tactics within the international left.
Links is a forum for open and constructive dialogue between active socialists from different political traditions. It seeks to bring together those in the international left opposed to neoliberal economic and social policies, and to promote the renewal of the socialist movement in the wake of the collapse of the bureaucratic model in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It is committed to a democratic, participatory socialism.
Links is not oriented to academic Marxists, as many existing theoretical journals are, although it does have academics among its contributors. Its main contributors and readers are active socialists; those involved in the day-to-day struggles and especially in the vital tasks of building organisations and parties.
Links does not present a single line. It is pluralist, open and very much a discussion forum. There is no regular editorial, but there are certain parameters set by an editorial board.
Links hopes to bring together active socialists from different countries and political viewpoints, but united in our conviction of the need for: fundamental social change; a democratic, non-authoritarian socialism; and a socialism that's green, feminist and anti-racist.
Links carries discussion and debate pieces, soliciting original articles from contributing editors and supporting parties, and from anyone who wishes to contribute constructively to the debates. It reprints documents and discussion pieces from different parties, as well as relevant articles from other journals.
While an English-language journal, we also need input from non-English-speaking countries, so that Links can reflect and participate in the debates taking place among left forces around the world. Where possible, we translate and publish important documents and articles from the socialist press in non-English speaking countries.
We invite your ideas, contributions and support for Links to succeed as a real discussion forum for the renewal of the socialist project around the world.
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Links is proud to be the sister publication of Green Left, the world's leading red-green newspaper, and we urge readers to visit that site regularly.