Introduction to what we stand for

The short articles in this section give an overview of the Socialist Party’s ideas and how we think the world should change. We cover how the current system that governs the world – capitalism – operates and how it inevitably causes the worst of the planet’s problems – war, poverty, starvation, environmental damage and climate change. We describe a different system – socialism – that could solve those problems and provide a better life for virtually everyone. Lastly we tackle the question of how capitalism can be ended and replaced by this better way of life.

The articles are written as a sequence and a link at the end of each one goes to the next. However, if you prefer to browse them in a different order, the titles are given below, For more detailed information about our views, see these more in depth articles. Our monthly publication, the Socialist Standard, can be read here and you can request 3 free copies here.