Spring is a magazine of socialist ideas in action, published by the Spring Socialist Network.
In a world of escalating climate disasters that are inflicted most on those least responsible, we want a new world of climate justice. In a society that divides people by race, sexuality, gender, ability, religion and nationality, we want a new society free from all forms of oppression
In an economy based on extracting profits from human labour, we want a new economy based on democratic control by workers. In the context of the Canadian state, based on colonizing Indigenous territories and oppressing Quebec, we support Indigenous sovereignty and national liberation.
In this same manner, we are internationalist: for workers of the world to unite, we need to break the chains of immigration control, and create a world free from war. We fight alongside those who want to make the world a better place, by building movements based on self-emancipation and solidarity.
We make use of parliamentary elections to raise the profile of movements for change, recognizing that real change comes from below through collective action. As a revolutionary socialist organization, we seek to learn and apply the lessons of past and ongoing struggles, to help movements through the challenges and victories ahead, from the reforms we can win in the present to the mass transformation we need in the future.
Spring aims to learn from struggles, apply their lessons and socialist politics to building movements, and through the process build socialist organization.
As Egyptian revolutionary Hossam El-Hamalawy explained, “the process of journalism is a process of organization… you sending a report means that you are engaged on the ground at the same time as you are connected to the rest of the members of the movement… correspondence with the site is not a luxury or only the responsibility of the small number of comrades who run the site, but should continue to be the task of the largest possible number of comrades, if not all of them.”
Changing the world starts with the fight for reforms in the here and now. As Polish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg explained, “between social reforms and revolution there exists an indissoluble tie. The struggle for reforms is its means; the social revolution, its aim.”
We seek to build movements based on working class struggle and anti-oppression, supporting Indigenous communities and low-carbon workers in the fight for climate justice, racialized workers in the Fight for $15 and Fairness, and newcomer communities in the fight for housing justice.
We also build our own events to raise the profile of socialist politics, and our own meetings so we can discuss and debate our next steps.
Anyone can write for Spring Magazine. If you have ideas or stories you would like to publish email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be a Spring Socialist Network member:
- Agree with our what unites us and principles
- Pay monthly dues (at least one hour’s pay)
- Participate at least once a month in Spring activities, from producing and distributing media to organizing or participating in meetings or events
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