Socialist Alternative (Poland)
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Socialist Alternative (Polish: Alternatywa Socjalistyczna) is a Trotskyist political party in Poland. It is affiliated to the Committee for a Workers' International. Prior to 2011, the party was known as the Group for a Workers' Party (Grupa na rzecz Partii Robotniczej, GPR).
The GPR emerged out of a group of workers building an organisation called Anti-Capitalist Offensive (OA), after discussing with several international Trotskyist tendencies, they began discussions with the CWI at the OA Summer Camp in 2002 and became a sympathising section of the CWI in February 2004.
Socialist Alternative is heavily involved with supporting the activities of the August 80 trade union, including defending victimised trade unionists and arguing for better working conditions. Socialist Alternative has also participated in other actions defending trade unionists in the Committee for the Aid and Defence of Victimised Workers (KPiORP). In addition, Socialist Alternative has been involved in helping to build the small Polish Labour Party.
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