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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 November 2011
Why I became a socialist
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
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 - Geoff Atkins
The Socialist 23 November 2011 |
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