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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 November 2011

Why I became a socialist

Scott Jones

As a teenager in 2008 I left college with great confidence in finding work. However life is all about timing. I had 'chosen' one of the world's worst recessions to try to find my first job. I was unemployed for almost 18 months.

This difficult period politicised me. Looking for someone to blame and a way to understand the world crisis. Growing up in the South Wales Valleys, surrounded by tales of the miners' strike and images of Chartism I eventually became a committed socialist. A society run for the needs of the many and not the profit of the few is the only way to overcome the political, environmental, economic and social problems that we face.

I joined the Socialist Party at the beginning of 2011, a momentous year of working class struggle and am now a trade union rep at the supermarket I work at.

The Socialist Party puts a fighting programme on the most important issues for workers and combats the betrayal of Labour.

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In The Socialist 23 November 2011:


Pensions' strike, N30

Enough is enough! Make N30 the start of a fight to stop all cuts

Reasons to be on strike


Socialist Party feature

Capitalism is crisis - there is an alternative - fight for socialism!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Con-Dems worsen the housing crisis

Massive job cuts undermining NHS

Millions unemployed - workers and students must unite and fight!

Them & Us


The Socialist - Readers' comments

Tragic effect of recession

Why I became a socialist


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Jarrow marchers put forward an alternative

No answers from politicians on Newsnight

Save Coventry Sure Start

Update: Occupy

Support the anti-cuts election challenge

State intimidation of young protesters

Tories and Labour fail to give 'Any Answers'

Women: sick of sexism, discrimination and cuts?

Mansfield - build houses, create jobs

Pensions protest in Maude's constituency


International socialist news and analysis

Why Europe's capitalist leaders cannot save the floundering eurozone project

Ruling PSOE battered in Spanish general election

Syria: Eight months of mass protests met with bloody brutality

Egyptian masses fight for real change


Socialist Party workplace news

Greece and Italy get unelected technocrats - Southampton gets chief executives!

Construction workers fight pay cuts

Fire service cuts

Bus drivers strike over pay

Workplace In brief


Obituary

Obituary - Geoff Atkins


 

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