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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 May 2017

Buy your ticket now for the political event of the year: Socialism 2017

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We are very excited to announce Kshama Sawant, fresh from the fight against Trump, Seattle's socialist council member who led the successful fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage and much more!

Socialist Alternative's Kshama Sawant has twice won a seat on Seattle's city council, photo Socialist Alternative

Socialist Alternative's Kshama Sawant has twice won a seat on Seattle's city council, photo Socialist Alternative   (Click to enlarge)

Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party national organiser

Anger against the rigged capitalist system is a feature in every country now. A recent survey by Generation What found that 85% of responders in Britain believe that money and banks rule the world and over 80% think there is too much injustice.

But most significantly, when asked, would you actively participate in a large scale uprising against the generation in power if it happened in the next days or months? 60% in Europe said yes!

In the US the millions-strong protests against Trump were the most significant aspect of his first 100 days.

It was not enthusiasm for Trump but profound disillusionment with the political establishment that allowed him to pull off his unlikely victory.

Only 26% of the eligible voting population endorsed him at the ballot box, almost the same as the 24% who voted Tory in 2015 - far from a strong and stable base! It was Hillary Clinton, the 'Wall Street candidate', who decisively failed to offer voters a break from the rotten status quo.

The huge enthusiasm generated by Bernie Sanders in the US, by Jean-Luc Mélenchon in France, and by Jeremy Corbyn when he is fighting back, shows the enormous thirst that exists for an alternative to big business politicians.

Kshama Sawant - a Socialist Alternative city councillor in Seattle who led the successful struggle for the $15 minimum wage there - was among the most prominent figures to call on Sanders to resist the pressure to fall in line behind Clinton and to build instead a new political voice for the working class.

We are very proud that Kshama will be a keynote speaker at Socialism 2017 on 11 and 12 November alongside Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe and many others from the socialist and working class movement. They will provide unique analysis of why the world is in crisis - but, most importantly, ideas of how to change it.

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In The Socialist 3 May 2017:


What we think

Race against time for May as Corbyn sets out anti-austerity case


Socialist Party news and analysis

Jeremy Corbyn's workers' charter

Corbyn pledges a million homes and landlord regulation

McDonnell promises reversal of Tories' tax cuts for the super-rich

Corbyn pledges end to uni fees and school cuts

Corbyn government would lift NHS pay cap

Support for socialist programme in Labour Liverpool rally


Social care in crisis

Beyond the crisis point: saving social care


International socialist news and analysis

Packed court laughs down cutter Joan Burton's comparison to Marxist James Connolly

Trump's policies hit a wall


Socialist Students

NUS leadership: Blairites supported by establishment


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Unison health conference: fury over leadership's feet dragging

Union leadership and Labour right challenged at shop workers' conference

McDonald's forced to back down on zero-hours

PCS elections - vote Democracy Alliance

Transport union protests against driver-only operation outside parliament


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Rare opportunity to see Russian revolution lifted off the page


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Mersey metro-mayor TV debate

'Socialist Steve' takes on the robots

TUSC's south Wales challenge to pro-cuts parties


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Buy your ticket now for the political event of the year: Socialism 2017

Housing association workers' and tenants' alternative awards ceremony

Sheffield mental health campaigner: "austerity kills"


 

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