This was a difficult year for the Left – the general election defeat heralds not only more years of Tory government, but the end of a Corbyn project which inspired so much hope that fundamental social and economic change could be on the horizon.
And yet, our cause endures. More than a decade after the financial crash capitalism remains in crisis, its motor spluttering on but delivering progress only to the very few.
The days when the word capitalism could be associated with dynamism, freedom and prosperity are long past. Today, it is synonymous with inequality, greed and exploitation.
But this, on its own, does not guarantee a socialist victory. The past century has proven that capitalist crisis can lead just as often to darkness.
That is why we need a socialist press capable of bringing our vision for the future to wider audiences. Recent years have proven that relying on a billionaire-owned right-wing media to communicate our message is a costly error.
Tribune exists to provide an alternative, not just to the likes of Rupert Murdoch but to the liberal outlets – which have shown themselves just as hostile to socialist aspirations.
In order to grow, we need your support. Here’s how you can give it:
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The 2020s can be socialist.
But to make them so, we must build our own institutions.
Together, we can make Tribune the real alternative our media so desperately needs.