Thanks! Absolutely, we need a discussion of
how to go forward in this country and around the world- to rid humanity of Corporate Rule. Corporations are not people, and Corporate Rule is not Democracy.
"Democrat" Obama has pushed TPP, TTIP, TISA, CISA, ad nauseum, to advance Global Corporate Rule. Of course, people who warned against supporting Obama in 2008 were excoriated as purists, unrealistic, and even racist. But we "radicals" (from the Greek word radix, meaning ROOT, as in "Go to the root of the problem.") have been vindicated by Obama's record as he continued Bush's wars, started new wars- equally criminal, attacked dissenters like Occupy, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Leonard Peltier, Mumia abu-Jamal, and many others, promoted "Chained CPI" to CUT people on Social Security, attacked democracy with the NSA and NDAA, and gave "Absolute Immunity for Everything" to Bush, Cheney et al for their war crimes and attacks on the Constitution, (Common Dreams, 8-26-13) and though short-lived, gave Shell Oil permission to drill in the Arctic!
Glad to see you are internationalist. I encourage people to check out the websites of groups that have been seriously studying, and working for a socialist revolution for many decades. The groups have their differences, and we all make mistakes, but hopefully we will minimize mistakes by learning the lessons of the past. That's why we should study history, and compare the different answers from the groups on the REAL left. (I consider the "Democratic" party to be RIGHT WING, since it favors the status quo- the capitalist system, with all that entails: imperial wars for resources and cheap labor, austerity, repression, and now even risking nuclear war and ecocide, since the dynamic of capitalism is to keep competing- to the END.)
The "thinking" that told us to support Obama
is still with us, telling that there is "hope" with Bernie, but more and more people want a new party. It will take work to build the Green Party, and we will have to be on guard to thwart agents who would misdirect
the party, either in the direction of hot-headed "ultraleftism", (Lenin explained that in his
"Left Wing" Communism- An Infantile Disorder.) or in the direction of "Social Democracy", of which Sanders is an example, a "socialist" steering people back into a corporate, capitalist party! And even pledging to support Hillary, should she take the nomination. Sanders speaks in favor of Single Payer, and against Wall St.and WalMart, then pledges his support to Hillary! Red flags should go up in the face of such contradictions. (The pun < flags> should have been intended.)
As for Greece and austerity, I recommend the coverage of wsws.org, though I'm not a member, and I recommend that people check out just about any socialist group they can find (though I'm not a Stalinist, and don't care for the "Communist" Party, with their excuses for huge crimes in the past, and their continued side-ways support to the "Democratic" party.)
Time was, I helped build Labor Party Advocates, but the Labor Party, is now almost non-existent, thanks to the marriage of sell-out labor leaders to the Democratic Party, (which has "forgotten" about the promised Employee Free Choice Act to make union organizing more feasible.)
And Mark Dudzic, the HEAD of the Labor Party, says "This is not the time for the Labor Party." (!) (When will it be?!) We have a world running out of time!
Some years ago, I was told that liberals surf the waves of change. Too late to reply, later I thought "But it is the RADICALS who MAKE the waves!"
It will take work to build a new, non-corporate party like the Greens, but we HAVE built many movements in the past- now we need to build a party that will represent the movements and the vast majority of humanity.