Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/932/24238

From The Socialist newspaper, 18 January 2017

Why I joined the Socialist Party

"I witnessed the effort and commitment displayed by members"

Richard (centre left) marching with Socialist Party and Socialist Students members for free education photo James Ivens

Richard (centre left) marching with Socialist Party and Socialist Students members for free education photo James Ivens   (Click to enlarge)

Richard Edwards, Cardiff East Socialist Party

I joined the Socialist Party after I witnessed the effort and commitment displayed by members in the streets of Cardiff. As someone who has long been interested in Marxism and disillusioned with Labour, it was inspiring to meet members on a stall who could match actions to the words.

The Socialist Party can point to any number of campaigns, support for strike action and numerous other actions which make a material difference to the struggle that so many hard-working and exploited people are going through right now. The regular meetings, constant encouragement to take action and learn more, and passionate and friendly members are the perfect antidote to the antipathy which I had begun to fall victim to.

Some of my generation are frustrated, angry and upset with the Tory government and the way the whole world seems to be heading. I say to them that the Socialist Party is an organisation in which you can actually witness the difference your actions can make to the political environment in which we live, and to the living and working conditions of ourselves and those around us.

The Socialist Party is a ready-made network of contacts, activists, allies and friends - I would recommend membership to any of my friends or family, and I would encourage anyone reading this and considering giving us a go. Come down to a meeting - you won't be disappointed!

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 18 January 2017:


What we think

Labour's civil war continues - build a mass workers' party

Tories torn in two on single market


Resist Trump

Resist Trump

Inaugurate the resistance

We can stop Trump's sexist agenda in its tracks


International socialist news and analysis

Mexico: Mass movement against "gasolinazo"

USA: Seattle activists win housebuilding programme

1917revolution.org website to launch


Socialist Party news and analysis

'Black alert' NHS: Demonstrate 4 March

Eight billionaires own as much as half humanity!

Pollution kills 600: fight for clean air!

Northern Ireland calls snap election: back Labour Alternative

Millwall FC move threat: Defend the Den - 'wall not Renewal


Workplace news and analysis

Billions in profit for Tesco, cuts and job losses for workers

Liverpool dockers and drivers protest "appalling lack of facilities"

Manchester: BA cabin crew pay strike

London: Taxi drivers gridlock City of London

Southern Rail strike continues

Unite the Union elections

PCS union national executive elections


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

The Socialist: read it, write it, sell it

Protesters surround Sheffield's cutting council

Fracking protest in Sherwood Forest

Residents protest at plans to close nine community centres

Anger at south east Kent Momentum meeting

Socialist Party national committee agrees document for congress


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Theatre review: high art and savage poverty in Bootle

John Berger: remarkable art of a contradictory socialist

Socialist artists invite others to exhibit work

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 18 January 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Socialist Party:

triangleDoncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

triangleFight the Sun's bigoted lies

trianglePortsmouth Socialist Party: IWW & Syndicalism - how can workers build fighting trade unions?

triangleStaines Socialist Party: What kind of party do we need to fight for socialism?

triangleBasingstoke Socialist Party: Building fighting trade unions

The Socialist:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleLivingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism

triangleLast quarter's fighting fund target smashed, now make our voice heard in elections

triangleBasingstoke Socialist Party: The Socialist - news for workers & youth

Socialist:

triangleDoncaster TUSC election rally: Tories Out, Corbyn4PM, Socialist Steve for mayor

triangleLen McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

triangleRelaunch of socialistworld.net

Cardiff:

triangleCardiff: Labour right rattled by anti-cuts TUSC

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

Reviews and comments

Reviews and comments

19/4/17

Letters

The Socialist inbox

19/4/17

Buses

Buses and buggies: a driver speaks

19/4/17

Feminism

Mass movements, not 'fringe cultures', can win feminist change

5/4/17

Ebola

Courageous Ebola nurse Salomé Karwah dies

5/4/17

Letters

The Socialist Inbox

5/4/17

NHS

Financial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

5/4/17

Homeless

Homeless due to the housing crisis

29/3/17

Bernard Roome

Memorial meeting remembers Bernard Roome

29/3/17

Letters

The Socialist Inbox

29/3/17

Socialist Party

Why I Joined: "I joined Socialist Party to campaign to save the NHS"

29/3/17

Sexism

Women need secure jobs and equal pay, not patronising 'returnships'

29/3/17

Cardiff

Save Cardiff's live music venues

29/3/17

Housing

Universal Credit is making the housing crisis worse

24/3/17

Obituary

Obituary: Brenda Proctor 1950-2017

22/3/17

The Socialist

The Socialist inbox

triangleMore Reviews and comments articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle21 Apr Len McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

triangle19 Apr Protest is not a crime

triangle19 Apr Fightback against Royal Mail pension attack needed

triangle19 Apr Picturehouse cinema strike spreads

triangle19 Apr What kind of movement is needed to save our NHS?

triangle19 Apr Turkey: constitutional referendum result a pyrrhic victory for Erdogan

triangle19 Apr French presidential election: Mélenchon campaign gains momentum

More ...

triangle24 Apr Leeds Socialist Party: Russian Revolution - from February to April 1917

triangle24 Apr Wirral Socialist Party: How can austerity be defeated?

triangle24 Apr Chesterfield Socialist Party: 1992 - War in the Balkans

triangle25 Apr Birmingham Socialist Party: Jobstown Not Guilty

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice