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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 October 2016
Get organised to win the battle both inside and outside Labour
Come to Socialism 2016
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Isai Priya, Waltham Forest Socialist Party
This crisis driven capitalist system is not working. The world is in turmoil. Inequality is increasing - 62 people own the same wealth as half the world.
High rents, low wages and ever increasing debt are frequent words that millions of us are familiar with.
Austerity continues to strip us of our vital services and make us compromise on our basic needs.
More and more of us are saying enough is enough and are looking for an alternative to this system that serves only the interest of rich elites.
Socialism is back on the agenda. Even right-wing politicians are forced to talk about the 'working class' and pose themselves as against cuts. But this rhetoric is just that - meaningless words when their actions continue to attack workers and young people.
Socialist ideas are increasingly being searched for and on 12-13 November in central London these ideas will be discussed and debated at Socialism 2016 - an inspirational weekend, with packed sessions on a wide range of issues.
Come along to discuss the civil war within the Labour Party and how we can win a socialist, anti-austerity, democratic party that represents our interest. There will be discussions on the civil war in Labour, the role of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, examples of building left parties internationally and loads more.
Socialism 2016 will discuss ideas on how to get organised to win the battle both inside and outside Labour. From housing, to defending refugees, to Trotskyism, to socialist ideas in bitesize - there is a session for all. Come and join more than a thousand other people in solidarity and struggle.
The strength of the working class is always undermined by the media and the bosses. But when you're in a packed room and hear first-hand from those like you and me that are involved in the day to day struggle - the strength of the working class is felt. As one collective organised force - we can win.
A weekend of discussion and debate
12 & 13 November, central London
See www.socialism2016.net for full programme, speakers, and booking info - or call 020 8988 8777
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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.
- 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 19 October 2016:
Socialist Party news and analysis
NHS at breaking Point
Teachers working 60 hours need strikes, not studies
Elderly care at crisis point
Health campaigns demonstrate together in 'one fight'
NHS cancer and dementia drugs 'unaffordable'
Them & Us
What we think
No backtracks, no compromises: we must fight for real democracy in the Labour Party
TUSC discusses new tasks after Corbyn victory
Workplace news and analysis
Sheffield bin striker slams privatised refuse bosses
Newsquest strike: Bosses realise 'contraints' of scab labour
London Underground cleaners protest pay cut
Support the 'Kinsley 3' cleaners in pay fight
International socialist news and analysis
Syria: horror deepens in Aleppo
Aberfan: a disaster that should never have happened
Suez 1956: the decline of British imperialism and rise of the colonial revolution
Black History Month
The radical life of Paul Robeson
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Butterfields housing victory: "We showed that if you stick together and fight you can win"
Come to Socialism 2016
Can you donate to the Socialism 2016 appeal?
Cheshire and Merseyside: Huge NHS cuts and privatisation planned
Devon: Campaigning against community hospitals closures
Bristol: Millions of pounds of "horrifically unpalatable" cuts
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Moving, funny and inspiring tribute to working class heroism
Film review: Deepwater Horizon
Review: BBC2's Poetry Night
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