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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 July 2014
Reading the revolution
Once you delve a little deeper into socialism, the amount of learning and reading required, as interesting and exciting as that is, can be slightly daunting. As a fairly new member of the Socialist Party, the two London Socialist Party day schools I have attended have been invaluable for me.
The day starts with political discussion - one was on the Transitional Programme for instance. Personally I enjoy this part the most. To discuss some very complicated subjects with knowledgeable people in such an easy-going environment is perfect for a newcomer like me.
The second part is around an organisational issue like the Socialist paper or campaigning in elections. Again, hearing others' ideas and experiences is really helpful. I have come away both times with a better understanding and a few tips I can use myself.
Thirst for more
The day ends with a general question and answer session which could easily go on for longer than the time allocated - one question will always prompt another one!
All in all, I would recommend everyone, newcomers or old hands, to try and attend as many as they can in London or maybe set up their own regional day schools.
Richard Juby, Greenwich Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 9 July 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Super-rich flash cash at Tory bash
After 10 July - build workers' movement
NSSN - Organising the resistance
Junk Juncker, Cameron and the anti-worker EU
New Tory attacks on trade union strikes
Super-rich Tory MP profits from evictions
Coulson faces prosecution over Tommy Sheridan
Emergency: Con-Dems don't care
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Israel-Palestine: Netanyahu government fuels protests
Socialist Party workplace news
Unite conference reflects growth of socialist ideas
Argos workers strike for work-life balance
Locked-out pathology staff "cannot give in"
NSSN supporters back striking Tyneside Safety Glass workers
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
NHS: No to cuts!
Help fund the fight against the 1%
Why I joined the Socialist Party
Reading the revolution
Exposing Ukip's lies in Bracknell
Fracking: short-term profit before safety
Labour rejects rail renationalisation
Robert Service's historical prejudice on Liverpool
Britain's non-investing, cheap wage bosses
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