Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/678/12371

From The Socialist newspaper, 6 July 2011

Socialist Party youth meeting: Successful and insightful

Nick Hart, Winchester Socialist Party

On Saturday 2 July over 50 young Socialist Party members met in London to discuss the political situation facing young people and how best to get more of them to join the party.

The meeting started with Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe giving a clear and thorough explanation of the roots of the capitalist crisis, the uprisings in North Africa and southern Europe, and how these relate to events in Britain.

After lunch, separate sessions discussed: women and the struggle for socialism; the role of the state; and building the fightback against the cuts. During the final session we heard from members in many different party branches on how we have been able to attract new young people into the party and what needs to be done to further build campaigns that can win for young people.

Throughout the day we discussed the mood to fight back amongst young people, most recently demonstrated on 30 June when 51% of 18-24 people surveyed supported the pensions strike by teachers, lecturers and civil servants.

There was a chance to discuss our work within the growing anti-cuts movement, and the ideas and strategy we should put forward to defeat the government.

There were contributions on the student movement, and the new ideas and tactics that have sprung up, including those of UK Uncut. Party members praised the positive role of this organisation in raising awareness and bringing new people into action against the cuts, and discussed how to help build a mass movement bringing together workers, students and the unemployed.

Overall it was a successful and insightful meeting, which left everyone ready to win wider layers of young people to the ideas of socialism.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 6 July 2011:


30th June strike and after

What next to defeat the cuts?

Next time - strike together...

24-hour public sector general strike as next step to beat the Con-Dems

Standing up to a weak government

Labour - condemned for condemning strike

Solidarity from POA

We can win together

Walkout at Wormwood Scrubs prison

30 June pension strike reports


Socialist Party news and analysis

Leaked memo shows government lied over its homeless policies

Dilnot report: A disservice to disabled and older people

Durham Miners' Gala: Miliband pulls out

Stop the racist and divisive EDL

Time to defend abortion rights... again

News in brief


Socialist Party workplace news

Southampton council workers strike on same day as teachers, lecturers and civil servants

Birmingham - the fightback begins

Leeds Unison members decisively reject the council's final offer

Fawley refinery construction engineers summarily sacked

Fighting pension cuts and the anti-union laws

Workplace news in brief

Successful NSSN meeting in Coventry


International socialist news and analysis

East Belfast riots: Only united working class action can prevent further attacks

Kazakhstan: Striking oil workers attempt to break news blockade

Sabotage on ship to Gaza


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

All workers: unite to fight for decent jobs

High street job cuts: Jane Norman worker speaks out

Socialist Students meeting prepares for new term

Youth Fight for Jobs: campaign moving forward

Day-Mer festival support for 30 June pensions strike

Pride London


Socialist Party reviews

Review: A Common Treasury

Endgame by Rise Against


Socialist Party

Building the socialist alternative on 30 June

Socialist Party youth meeting: Successful and insightful


 

Home   |   The Socialist 6 July 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Socialist Party:

triangleSheffield Socialist Party May Day meeting

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Our local TUSC council challenge

triangleWirral Socialist Party: A socialist housing policy

triangleLiverpool Socialist Party: Political perspectives for Britain

triangleLiverpool Socialist Party: Israel/Palestine, 70 years since the "Nakba"

Youth:

triangleTUSC campaigners challenge youth club cuts

triangleAlienation and austerity behind London deaths - fight for socialism

triangleSocialists respond to shooting tragedies

Young people:

triangleYoung people need homes

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Young people and the fight for a future in austerity Britain

triangleFrance: Pressure mounts on Macron government

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

25/4/18

NUJ

Journalists' union leaders defeat call for political fund, but potential for left grows

25/4/18

Usdaw

Retail union backs zero-hour ban, leaders oppose rank-and-file coordination

25/4/18

McDonalds

McDonald's strikers: "We demand a living wage and decent conditions"

25/4/18

Yorkshire

Sheffield and South Yorkshire: no to closures - defend our NHS

25/4/18

Southampton

Southampton: the cuts or no cuts election

24/4/18

Newham

School strike forces head to say privatisation will stop

23/4/18

Hull

College protest against job losses

22/4/18

Bromley

Bromley library workers win strike campaign

18/4/18

UCU

UCU members vote to end pensions dispute

18/4/18

Usdaw

Usdaw conference 2018: time for new era of fighting trade unionism

18/4/18

Leeds

Victorious Fearnville Fields campaigners thank the Socialist

18/4/18

Hull

Hull says no to war, no to austerity

18/4/18

The Socialist

The Socialist - a fighting, campaigning, workers' paper

18/4/18

Socialist Party

Building fund: 150,000 milestone smashed!

18/4/18

Fighting Fund

Give us your change (and more) to fight for system change!

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999