– it is all-Russian Social Movement in the support of the social initiatives,
which provides different directions of social, political, educational and
“ALTERNATIVES”- it is the democratic left movement, involved into the struggle against the all forms of oppression of working people, against capitalist globalization as a part of Russian and international anti-globalist movement, for the social liberation;
“ALTERNATIVES” – it is the Foundation “Alternatives” and International Association “Scholars for Democracy and Socialism”, annually organizing conferences, seminars, research and publishing projects in the sphere of socialist, anti-globalist and labor movement;
“ALTERNATIVES” – it is the left quarterly “Alternatives”, which aim is: to establish the dialog between the researches, who support the socialist ideas, and militants of the socialist and labor movement in the different parts of the world;
“ALTERNATIVES” – it is the University of the Modern Socialism, based on the self-organization of the youth.
social Movement in support of social initiatives - “Alternatives”
(about 50 regional departments, near 1000 militants), established in the end of
2000 on the basis of the Association “Scholars for Democracy and Socialism”
(existed from 1993) and some other groups.
main goals are:
spheres of our activity:
of the truth information on the capitalist globalization and creation of
anti-globalist movement in Russia
altogether with other organizations, rather national and international.
representatives of our movement participated in the World Social Forums I
(2002), II (2003) and in the preparatory meetings of WSF III (2004). The
organized group of the members of “Alternatives” as a part of joint Russian
delegation actively participated in the European Social Forums in Genoa (2001),
Florence (2002), Paris (2003) and London (2004).
the 2002-2004 “Alternatives” taking part in the organization of the regional
Social forums in Russia (Siberian Social Forum – twice, Ural Social Forum,
Moscow Social Forum, Voronezh Social Forum).
of the independent Trade-Union and Labor movements.
autumn 1999 it were organized:
education of the Youth:
annual program of University of modern socialism during 4 years with our
participation in teaching. University based on self-organization of youth (2-3
lectures and seminars every week).
(social movements, grass-root democracy, democratic socialism, globalization and
so on). We publish (during 13 years, since 1991) international quarterly
“Alternatives” (1000 copies), which is only one socialist magazine in Russia,
supporting itself by international council and regularly publishing foreign
authors; more then 10 books every year; annually we organize conferences and
seminars in Moscow and Russian regions with participation of 100-400 peoples.
main conferences were:
them, also there are the annual conferences, devoted to the problems of the
working class and labor movement (history and modernity).
5. Political and organizational activity. The movement participated in different political actions – independently or in collaboration with other non-stalinist socialist organizations, trade unions, NGOs. Movement itself unites the militants with different political position – left social democrats (members of Marxist platform in United Social-Democratic Party), radical socialists, non-stalinist communists including trotskysts, and others.
For contacts: Alexandr Buzgalin, Andrei Kolganov, Ludmila Bulavka, 123001, Moscow, Trehprudni 6-46; tel.: 7-095-299-7739, fax: 7-095-292-9676; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org