Socialist Movement

The Socialist Movement was an independent left-wing grouping in the United Kingdom that grew out of the Socialist Conferences.

The Socialist Conferences were held in Chesterfield, Sheffield, and Manchester in the years following the defeat of Britain’s miners’ strike of 1984–1985. This broadly supported gathering emanated from the Socialist Society (an organisation of left intellectuals including Raymond Williams, Richard Kuper, and Ralph Miliband), the Campaign Group (a hard left grouping within the Labour Party), the Conference of Socialist Economists, and the network generated by the socialist feminist book Beyond the Fragments. The largest conferences were in 1987 and 1988.

The Socialist Movement was open to different left traditions, green as well as red, for exploratory, grassroots debate and research on socialist policy-making.

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    Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
    Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931)

    The director is simply the audience. So the terrible burden of the director is to take the place of that yawning vacuum, to be the audience and to select from what happens during the day which movement shall be a disaster and which a gala night. His job is to preside over accidents.
    Orson Welles (1915–1984)