LINKS is an international socialist journal, founded in 1993, by the then named Australian Democratic Socialist Party, an openly Marxist-Leninist formation.
The LINKS vision
From the LINKS website;
- Links – International Journal of Socialist Renewal - is a journal for the post Cold War left; a journal that rejects the Stalinist distortion of the socialist project; a journal that takes into account ecological questions; a journal that is 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 unfolding socialist revolution in Venezuela, 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 neo-liberal economic and social policies, and to promote the renewal of the socialist movement in the wake of the collapse of the bureaucratic model of `actually existing socialism’ in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
- 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 develops and marks out the space for genuine socialism.
- It 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.
Links editorial advisory board
As of 2010;
- Australia Peter Boyle, Lisa Macdonald, Terry Townsend
- Canada John Riddell
- Germany Andre Brie
- Indonesia Dita Sari, Marlin
- Pakistan Farooq Sulehria, Farooq Tariq
- Philippines Sonny Melencio, Francisco Nemenzo, Reihana Mohideen
- Scotland Frances Curran, Allan Green, Alan McCombes, Murray Smith
- United States of America Malik Miah
As of 2010;
- Australia Pat Brewer, Dick Nichols, Stuart Munckton, Emma Murphy
- Belgium Francois Vercammen
- Brazil Dulce Maria Pereira
- Cuba Maria Elena Alvarez Acosta, Jesus Aise Sotolongo , Roberto Regalado Alvarez
- El Salvador Gerson Martinez
- France Alain Krivine
- Hungary Tamas Krausz
- Italy Rina Gagliardi
- Malaysia Jomo K. Sundaram
- Mexico Hector de la Cueva
- Nicaragua Alejandro Bendana
- Philippines Francisco Pascual
- Spain Jaime Pastor, Manuel Monereo Paurez
- South Africa Dale McKinley
- South Korea Won Young Su
- Russia Boris Kagarlitsky
- United States Manning Marable, Barry Sheppard