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From The Socialist newspaper, 31 July 2014
Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world
A weekend of discussion and debate on 8 & 9 November, central London
See www.socialism2014.net for further info and to book tickets
Capitalism has created a world in which just 85 people have as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity. While the rich get richer we are made to pay for a crisis of their system. The bosses and their politicians heap austerity upon our heads. This has not gone unchallenged.
From Britain to Brazil, Seattle to South Africa, working class people are fighting back to raise their living standards. If you want to hear from those at the sharp end of these struggles then Socialism 2014 is the place to be.
This weekend of discussion and debate will take place on 8 and 9 November in London. It will involve socialists, trade unionists and anti-cuts activists from Britain and across the world.
Rally speakers include:
- Bakers' union president Ian Hodson
- Recently elected Irish TD (MP) Ruth Coppinger
- PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka
- Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe
- and after the historic $15 minimum wage victory, don't miss Seattle's socialist councillor Kshama Sawant.
Kshama is a member of Socialist Alternative, co-thinkers of the Socialist Party in the USA. Her election with nearly 100,000 votes has sent shock waves across the world. Writing in the British press Will Hutton said simply "This does not happen in the US." But things are changing. Kshama's election victory has fed into a successful movement for a $15 an hour minimum wage and inspired working people the world over.
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 31 July 2014:
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Socialism 2014: Ideas to change the world
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Student loan sell-off plan scrapped
More police spying revelations
Miliband needs a makeover... ...of his party and his politics
Them & Us
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Tolpuddle martyrs rally
And now for something completely different... a barricaded cinema
Hackney tenants get organised
Solidarity with Birmingham student occupiers
Southampton: Channel 4's Immigration Street condemned
Rugby League: Have Featherstone fans got their club back?
Socialist Party workplace news
Passport Office strikes for jobs and decent pay
Reinstate Bryan Kennedy
The games that Glasgow Labour plays
Doncaster Care UK workers striking for 2 weeks
Workplace news in brief
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