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Posted on 25 October 2013 at 9:52 GMT

Russell Brand calls for revolution

Coventry Socialists have posted the following on their website, welcoming Russell Brand's call for revolution

Russell Brand has hit the headlines but not for the reasons you may come to expect from the comedian and actor.

In an interview with Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight (click here for Youtube footage) Brand lays in to the present political and economic system and makes bold calls for revolution and a socialist egalitarian system.

He eloquently expresses the disillusionment with mainstream political parties, addressing why many people do not currently vote and expresses support for the Occupy movement for putting on the agenda the idea of the 1 per cent against the 99 per cent.

Brand states correctly that the system is destroying the planet and makes many excellent points about the huge disparities in wealth.

His ideas are not fully worked out and the Socialist Party would not agree with every single point - however we wholeheartedly welcome Brand's comments which will no doubt express the anger that many millions of people in Britain and across the world feel towards the political elite and the capitalist system where a tiny minority own and control the wealth, leaving the rest of us struggling to get by.

To many his interview will be seen as a breath of fresh air compared to the stale, turgid 'same old same old' put forward by the Tories, Lib Dems and Labour.

His comments should be seen as a contribution to the debate about the need to change society, how we go about it and the need for a socialist society.

We urge people who are interested in changing society to consider joining the Socialist Party, which is part of a worldwide movement for socialist change. Nothing will change unless we make it.

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Revolution:

triangleCzechoslovakia 1968: 'Prague Spring' challenges Stalinism

triangleBernie's book shows need for workers' party

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: The Iran 1979 revolution

triangleSalford Socialist Party: The Russian revolution betrayed

triangleMovement challenges Iranian regime

Russell Brand:

triangleRussell Brand's 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

triangleRussell Brand mistaken to sow illusions in Labour

triangleConclusion

triangleHow can Russell Brand's call for revolution be achieved?

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