The mainstream political establishment remains thoroughly wedded to the neoliberal capitalist agenda that has led to unrelenting attacks on workers rights. There is a burning necessity for a socialist party that will provide a fighting alternative to both Labor and the Liberals.
But how do we go about building such a party from the small groups of socialists that exist today?
Where do we start? On what political basis should we organise? How should we relate to other forces on the left? In this updated second edition, Mick Armstrong uses a series of case studies and the lessons from building Socialist Alternative for the last two decades to address these questions and many more.