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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 June 2015

Why I joined

'Socialism is the only way to stop austerity and poverty'

I am Henry Riley, a 20-year-old physical education student at Leeds Beckett University. I joined the Socialist Party to be part of a real alternative that gives the working class a voice.

The political information we get from the government and media frustrates me more and more.

Immigration and welfare lies are making the working class fight with one another. Meanwhile the rich and powerful are laughing as they get stronger and stronger, with the wealth gap on course to be bigger than it's ever been.

I fear attitudes could regress, especially if parties like Ukip continue to get a response.

I want to be part of a voice of truth that helps demolish the lies upon lies we hear day in, day out! I want everyone to know these cuts are not needed, and point their attention to bankers and big business. These are the real 'scroungers' who caused the mess we are in.

Alternative

I need a way to get through to people that socialism is the only alternative that can stop austerity and poverty. The Socialist Party is that way.

It is full of people with great ideas. Affordable housing for all. A minimum wage of £10 an hour. Ending discrimination based on ethnicity, gender or sexuality.

The Socialist Party restores hope in me that there can be change and there can be an equal, fair society. We can fight for it, and we can win it.

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In The Socialist 10 June 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

£7K rise for MPs... Peanuts for us!

Strikes and bold campaigning can beat academy plans

Coulson case collapses amid stench of hypocrisy

Fifa scandals - a rottenness based on corporate greed

Fight devastating spending cuts

Royal Mail sell-off: Public service, not private profit

Can Corbyn's left challenge succeed?

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

Greece: Crunch time for Syriza?

900 attend rally to re-elect Kshama Sawant!


Socialist Party feature

No to a capitalist EU, Yes to a socialist Europe!


Socialist Party workplace news

Fight austerity! Fight anti-union laws!

Council cancels facility time to pave way for cuts

Gains for left in Unison elections

'Clear fighting strategy' needed for council workers

RMT strikes for unfairly sacked train guard

Bakers' union debates political representation

Striking porters 'a hundred times stronger'

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

'Promising futures' wasted by cuts

Join TUSC on the march against austerity

Newcastle demo sets a striking tone

Leeds TUSC calls for not-for-profit letting agency

Protesters tell Labour councils to fight Tory cuts

Warrington TUSC


Readers' comments and reviews

This Skype is the limit!

1945 - when Britain said no to Churchill

'Socialism is the only way to stop austerity and poverty'


 

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