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The Socialist 9 August 2017

Striking back against poverty pay

The Socialist issue 958

Venezuela shows battle Corbyn would face


Striking back against poverty pay

Rashan Charles death: End police racism and austerity

Coventry: march following racist police killing

Government's tribunal fees defeat

40% of England's psychiatric wards are 'unsafe'


Marx's Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis


Angry Birmingham bin workers enter fifth week of strike action

Barts strike: Keep up the pressure on Serco and the trust!

Steel workers at Rom Ltd strike for a pay rise

Coordinated action needed to break pay restraint

End poverty pay for sleep-in care workers

RMT condemns Welsh government rail privatisation


Young, angry and fighting back

Young Socialists off to a flying start in Cardiff

Campaign fights closure of Chatsworth rehab ward

Support for Socialist Party campaigns at biggest ever Leeds Pride

Northern Pride's a success

Housing safety campaign kicks off in Coventry

Far-right thrown out of Newcastle

Postie paper sale


Venezuela: Capitalist offensive sharpens after assembly elections

Workers' struggles in Peru: eyewitness report


How much reserves have councils got?


Global finance: Are those storm clouds ahead?


Crunchy guitar and poignant dialogue in alt-rock homage to south Wales miners

 
 
 
 
 

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Young Socialists off to a flying start in Cardiff

The Young Socialists' Grenfell benefit gig in Cardiff, 7.7.17, photo by Young Socialists WAles

The Young Socialists' Grenfell benefit gig in Cardiff, 7.7.17, photo by Young Socialists WAles   (Click to enlarge)

We launched Young Socialists in Cardiff at a 'justice for Grenfell' protest and found it had a very positive reception. We made speeches about how the fire could have been avoided and how we can never let it happen again.

George Godden, a young member of the Socialist Party in Cardiff, had an idea to set up a gig to raise money for Grenfell and engage people for a YS meeting. Local bands packed out the venue and Richard Edwards gave a rousing speech about Grenfell and why it is key to organise a movement.

We had sold out the venue in under an hour and had a queue formed down the street, meeting loads of new people in preparation for our first meeting on 10th July. We raised over 1,400.

Our first meeting was another success with 30 young comrades full of ideas discussing the way to take the movement forward. On 24th July we had our second meeting with a discussion on Socialism vs the free market.

Lots of those who came are doing bar work or work in the gig economy. Someone came with their Uber Eats backpack on and told us how they'd been told they should wait outside McDonalds because there was loads of demand, but in three hours didn't get any work. Someone else said they'd got a job three months ago but had only had three shifts in that time!

So we're going to hit the High Street this Saturday and leaflet places like Sports Direct where the pay is low and the work insecure. We want a 10 an hour minimum wage and the scrapping of zero-hours contracts. We've got loads of plans for campaigns and events to keep the momentum up and drive forward to a mass youth movement.

Calum Glanville-Ellis

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 27 July 2017 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.


In this issue


What we think

Venezuela shows battle Corbyn would face


Socialist Party news and analysis

Striking back against poverty pay

Rashan Charles death: End police racism and austerity

Coventry: march following racist police killing

Government's tribunal fees defeat

40% of England's psychiatric wards are 'unsafe'


Marx's Capital at 150

Marx's Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis


Socialist Party workplace news

Angry Birmingham bin workers enter fifth week of strike action

Barts strike: Keep up the pressure on Serco and the trust!

Steel workers at Rom Ltd strike for a pay rise

Coordinated action needed to break pay restraint

End poverty pay for sleep-in care workers

RMT condemns Welsh government rail privatisation


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Young, angry and fighting back

Young Socialists off to a flying start in Cardiff

Campaign fights closure of Chatsworth rehab ward

Support for Socialist Party campaigns at biggest ever Leeds Pride

Northern Pride's a success

Housing safety campaign kicks off in Coventry

Far-right thrown out of Newcastle

Postie paper sale


International socialist news and analysis

Venezuela: Capitalist offensive sharpens after assembly elections

Workers' struggles in Peru: eyewitness report


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

How much reserves have councils got?


Global finance

Global finance: Are those storm clouds ahead?


Music review

Crunchy guitar and poignant dialogue in alt-rock homage to south Wales miners


 

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