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6 July 2016
Only the Militant could explain to me why the Soviet Union had degenerated from its ideals of 1917. It had a programme to fight poverty around the world. Under the leadership of Militant supporters, the LPYS brought out a 'Charter for Young Workers' - a brilliant tool to fight for proper apprenticeships and better wages. I became a Militant supporter and a member of the Socialist Party when it was formed.
25 May 2016
Anti-cuts drama 'I, Daniel Blake' has won top gong at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, another filmmaker has mashed up a Jeremy Hunt interview with political satire 'The Tick of It'.
2 December 2015
What does a Socialist Party member buy their loved ones at Christmas? Certainly not rolling in money; unlikely to have loads of time to go shopping...
18 November 2015
Comment - The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists: I have only been a member for a year, and have recently read Robert Tressell's classic socialist novel. I was recommended the title as I am also a decorator like the characters in the book.
11 November 2015
Comment - Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Numerous themes of revolution and mass struggles in recent entertainment show the politically volatile nature of the period we are living in.
29 October 2015
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists / United We Stand
2 September 2015
'Corbynmania' saw no let up throughout August. Thousands thronged to hear the left-wing candidate for Labour leader across the land. Meanwhile, the party's Blairite bureaucracy is trying to purge new supporters and skew the election.
24 June 2015
Rolling Stonemason: An Autobiography by Fred Bower - worker, socialist and artist - is a little pearl of a book.
20 May 2015
Helen Pattison reviews The Emperor's New Clothes, the latest film starring Russell Brand and directed by Michael Winterbottom
5 May 2015
"Russelllllllll Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!". This response from the Artist Taxi Driver probably summed up what many people felt when they saw the latest episode of Russell Brand's Trews internet
15 April 2015
60. The political situation is extremely unstable, making it impossible to accurately predict exactly how events will develop. However, some points are very clear. The next government will be highly unstable
1 April 2015
Book review: If you have read Robert Tressell's the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, then this book is for you. And if you haven't, you will still enjoy it
11 March 2015
Everywhere you go, if there is struggle against austerity you'll probably find people talking about Russell Brand. His book Revolution describes itself as "the beginning of a conversation that will change the world"
14 January 2015
Fight inequality with socialism: Eye-wateringly massive inequality. An ever-widening wealth gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. Scandalous tax-avoiding arrangements
12 December 2014
Fight the "pound shop" politicians: The cheers for Russell Brand taking on UKIP leader Nigel Farage were not only in the Question Time audience
10 December 2014
Many people across the UK are waiting in eager anticipation for the battle between Russell Brand and Nigel Farage on Thursday night's BBC Question Time programme
3 December 2014
500 march from Westbrook headquarters to hand in petition
11 November 2014
New Era estate tenants are fighting against plans to hike rents to 'market' levels
5 November 2014
Russell Brand's mistrust of out-of-touch politicians is shared by millions
30 October 2014
October 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Boris Pilnyak.
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