Socialism 2010: About Socialism
6 - 7 November 2010
Video of Socialism 2010
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Capitalism offers no future for billions across the planet. The economic crisis continues.
Unemployment is rising. Public services are being slashed.
The bosses' profits and bonuses are being restored by driving down the living standards of the rest of us.
Socialism 2010 brought together workers, trade unionists, anti-cuts campaigners and young people in a weekend of discussion and debate.
At the top of the agenda was how to fight back against the bosses' onslaught and the socialist alternative that is needed.
Rally for Socialism
6:30pm Saturday 6 Nov
Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ.
US anti-war activist
Firebrigades Union (FBU) General Secretary
Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers Union (RMT) President
Greek socialist & workers' leader. General Secretary CWI Greece.
Kazakhstan 2012 Movement
Socialist Party General Secretary
Socialism 2010 Sessions
The sessions take place at the University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, WC1E 7HY. See next tab for full programme.
Saturday afternoon sessions run 2:30pm-5pm.
Sunday morning sessions run 10am-12noon.
Sunday afternoon sessions run 1pm-3pm.
Closing Rally: Workers of the World United
3pm, Sunday 6 Nov
Friends Meeting House 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ.
Joe Higgins MEP
Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) MEP for Dublin
President of the civil service union PCS
Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary
Party for Socialism
Following the Rally for Socialism on Saturday evening, everyone attending Socialism 2010 is invited to attend this party...
Mystery DJ * Licensed Bar * Great Venue
Doors 9pm. £2 entry/£1 concession.
Camden Centre, Euston Road, WC1H 9JE. Opposite Kings Cross St. Pancras Station.
Over 1,000 workers, students, pensioners and young people attended Socialism 2009. At the 2009 Rally for Socialism, those in attendance heard from leading trade unionists such as Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT transport workers union and Matt Wrack general secretary of the FBU firefighters union.
Those at the heart of the 2009 industrial struggles, such as Keith Gibson, from the Lindsey Oil Refinery, also spoke.
As excellent as Socialism 2009 was, Socialism 2010 should be bigger and better!
Since Socialism 2009, the entire situation has changed. The next phase of the capitalists' world economic crisis has broken out in the form of the Eurozone Crisis.
Socialism 2009, photo Rob Emery
Governments across Europe are launching all out assaults on the living standards of working and middle class people.
In Britain the bosses are well represented by the new Com-Dem coalition government. The mother of all battles looms on the question of public sector cuts. The government is determined to restore the profits of their big business friends by grinding the rest of us into the dust.
Across Europe, mass movements are developing - in Greece, Spain, Portugal and elsewhere.
A fightback in Britain on this scale will develop. Socialism 2010 will be a crucial event in this process.
Socialism 2010 will raise the ideas of a socialist alternative to the bosses crisis and bring together the most determined fighters to discuss, debate and organise the fightback.
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