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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 May 2017

Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism

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Ethan White

I first classified myself as a Marxist when I was 13. I didn't fully understand what that meant at the time but I had been learning about different ideas of how and why society functions the way it does in sociology class at school. Marxism really resonated with me as I had been raised in a working class household.

It wasn't until the end of my first year of college when I was 16 that I decided to read the Communist Manifesto. After reading it and researching the history of socialism I wondered how socialist ideas were being upheld and defended in the UK. I found a number of parties and organisations with different left-wing ideologies.

I knew I wanted to join a socialist party but I now had the issue of which one. I eventually chose to join the Socialist Party because it is the party that is currently doing the most work to raise the idea of socialism.

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Socialist Party news and analysis

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After the Unite elections - now turn outwards

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Good debate and response at radiographers' union conference


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Foreign aid corruption: capitalism to blame

Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism

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Socialists tell free marketeers

Packed Socialist Party meeting discusses the general election

Sutton Coldfield socialist campaign stall


 

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