About the International
Manifesto Group

The International Manifesto Group began discussing the fast-changing political and geopolitical economy of the world order and its national and regional components at the beginning of the pandemic. We are from around the world – North and South America, Europe and Africa, West Asia, Russia, China, East, South East and South Asia – and aim to be even more inclusive. We represent a diversity of currents of socialist thought. We meet fortnightly and hold zoom events on major issues. These are published on this website. The core of our analysis is our Manifesto, ‘Through Pluripolarity to Socialism’, and we believe engagement with its themes to develop them further is important for further left advance.

Manifesto Launch Committee

Jane Akatay
Arnold August
Keith Bennett
Roland Boer
Claudia Chaufan
Jonathan Dai
Radhika Desai
Bruno Drweski
Michael Dunford
Alan Freeman
Bikrum Gill
Paul S Graham
Carlos Martinez
Jean-Pierre Page
John Riddell
John Ross
Suzanne Weiss
Michael Wongsam

Manifesto Drafting Committee

Jane Akatay
Keith Bennett
Claudia Chaufan
Radhika Desai
Bruno Drweski
Michael Dunford
Alan Freeman
Carlos Martinez
Jean-Pierre Page

Coordinating Committee

Convenor: Radhika Desai
Members: Jane Aktay
Arnold August
Keith Bennett
Jenny Clegg
Mick Dunford
Alan Freeman
Danny Haiphong
Carlos Martinez

Proposed Terms of Reference: To oversee the work of other committees, to receive input from them and from members, to handle communication with members and set the direction of the IMG as a whole.

Editorial (website) Committee

Convenor: Keith Bennett
Members: Jane Akatay
Adriana Benedeschi
Roland Boer
Jenny Clegg
Radhika Desai
Alan Freeman
Danny Haiphong
Joe Kelly
Carlos Martinez
John Riddell
Joel Wendland-Liu
Derek Ford

Proposed Terms of Reference: To oversee what is published in website, solicit content, re-post content.

Finance Committee

Convenor: Alan Freeman
Members: John Riddell
Paul Graham
Arn Kawano

Proposed Terms of Reference: To raise funds needed for the activities of the IMG and oversee their correct disbursement

Organizations and Publications: Liaison and Dialogue Committee

Convenor: Alan Freeman
Members: Arnold August
Ajamu Baraka
Keith Bennett
Roland Boer
Jenny Clegg
Jonathan Dai
Mick Dunford
Francesco Galfaro
Philippe Gendrault
Aidan Jonah
Arn Kawano
Kim Koo
Charles Mackelevy
Rasigan Maharaj
Chris Matlhako
David Paul
Errol Sharpe
Maria Victor
Suzanne Weiss
Fernando Ximines

Proposed Terms of Reference: To approach relevant organizations and publications with a view to making the Manifesto known, increasing number of individual signatories and seek organizational engagement, agreement, collaboration and, if possible, signature. May create sub-committees on China, and other countries committees.

Signatories Committee

Convenors: Arnold August and Glenn Michalchuck
Members: Alan Freeman
Glenn Michalchuk
Suzanne Weiss
Radhika Desai

Proposed Terms of Reference: To acquire more signatories, devise strategies for same.

Translations Committee

Convenor: Arnold August
Members:Renfrey Clarke
Radhika Desai
Ganesh Devy
Renfrey Clarke
Stefania

Proposed Terms of Reference: To solicit more translations.

Media, Social Media and Publicity Committee

Convenor: Carlos Martinez
Members: Adriana Beneseschi
Danny Haiphong
Karen Rodman
Aidan Jonah
Chris Matlakho
Danial Sihoming

Proposed Terms of Reference: To publicise the manifesto through the media, social media and on various platforms. Write press releases create content such as podcasts

Events and Conferences on Manifesto Committee

Convenor: Radhika Desai
Members: Jane Aktay
Keith Bennett
Alan Freeman
Attila Melegh
John Ross
Errol Sharpe
Joel Wendland-liu
Fernando Ximenes

Proposed Terms of Reference:To organise events where the themes of the manifesto are discussed, elaborated and debated

Regular Events Committee

Convenors: Radhika Desai and Carlos Martinez

Proposed Terms of Reference:To continue holding events discussing important developments of our time. Each event to be organised by its own committee, all keeping Radhika and Carlos in the loop.

Web, Video and Tech Committee

Convenor: Alan Freeman
Members: Roland Boer
Carlos Martinez

Proposed Terms of Reference:To optimise the IMG’s activities by providing necessary technical support.

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