Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/925/23954

From The Socialist newspaper, 16 November 2016

Socialism 2016 Sunday closing rally, photo by Judy Beishon

Socialism 2016 Sunday closing rally, photo by Judy Beishon   (Click to enlarge)

Socialism 2016: Electrifying and powerful weekend puts socialism on the agenda

Short video of Socialism 2016

Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops of the Socialism 2016 weekend.

Around 1,000 working class fighters, socialists and people who are socialist-curious, trade union militants and students participated. All the central questions of how we build a wall of resistance against Trump, austerity and capitalism were addressed.

New attenders were blown away by the energy and seriousness of the Socialist Party. Experienced members drew confidence from the new ranks filling out the party.

The £26,313 that was raised in the rally fighting fund appeal, the £2,000 literature sales and £1,000 raised by sales of artwork by Alan Hardman is an indicator of how inspired those who attended are to take up the challenges to fight for socialist change.

Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialism 2016 organiser

Saturday night rally: 'The centre cannot hold'

Socialism 2016, Saturday rally,  photos Paul Mattsson

Click for gallery. Socialism 2016, Saturday rally, photos Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)



James Ivens, Lambeth & south west London Socialist Party

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" - WB Yeats during an earlier revolutionary time. Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Party national youth and student organiser, chose these words to open 2016's exceptional Rally for Socialism.

The Saturday Rally for Socialism in full

Stood in front of a giant's fist in five colours, stamped with the words 'Resist Trump', Claire explained: "Trump's rise is a symptom of the profound failure of the capitalist system."

"There are those who argue the left should enter a period of political mourning and despair. Here, we say: don't mourn. Organise."

Darletta Scruggs of Socialist Alternative, the Socialist Party's co-thinkers in the United States, reported huge openness to our ideas. They have already led mass protests.

"In the US, for decades, the word 'socialism' has been used as a taboo word, it has been stigmatised. But for a socialist organisation of 900 members to make a call and mobilise 40,000 people shows the correctness of socialist ideas."

"Within 27 hours we had 400 online applicants signing up to join our organisation."

Peter Taaffe at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

Peter Taaffe at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Trump v Sanders

Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe asked "why is it that a misogynist, a racist bigot, a representative of big business par excellence, was allowed to come to power? The simple answer is that his opponent Hillary Clinton stood for more of the same."

"I like to say Obama swag-surfed neoliberalism for eight years," said Darletta.

Peter noted the overwhelming majority of "the real working class and youth were behind Bernie Sanders." And Sanders' failure has an urgent warning for us. "Don't compromise with the right."

The Socialist Party wants to play a full part in fighting to claim Labour for the working class. But if Labour does not readmit us, "that's not a tragedy."

When 18 million people refused to pay Thatcher's hated poll tax, bringing down the policy and ending her career, who organised them? "It wasn't the Labour leaders. It wasn't the general council of the TUC. It was Militant," the forerunner of the Socialist Party.

And there have been important victories recently too.

Juan Ignacio Ramos at Socialism 2016, photo by Paul Mattsson

Juan Ignacio Ramos at Socialism 2016, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Two million school students struck in Spain in October against attacks on education, led by militant socialists in Izquierda Revolucionaria. In two months, they have recruited over 3,000 more students to the student union they play a leading role in.

Juan Ignacio Ramos, Izquierda Revolucionaria general secretary, reported: "We have built active groups of the student union in more than 500 secondary schools, in more than 90 universities."

Izquierda Revolucionaria was once part of the Committee for a Workers' International, along with the Socialist Party. "24 years ago, our paths separated in a painful split."

Hoarse at times with passion, and waving his fist defiantly, Juan declared: "Now we are retying the knot of the common history which unites our organisations!"

A thundering cheer burst out as we took to our feet. There was uproarious applause and chanting of "°El pueblo, unido, jamŠs serŠ vencido!"

Victorious Butterfields tenants at Socialism 2016 - Anna Palumbo speaking, photo Paul Mattsson

Victorious Butterfields tenants at Socialism 2016 - Anna Palumbo speaking, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Residents of the Butterfields estate in east London saved their homes. Anna Palumbo was one of them. "I'm here tonight to testify that if you fight, you have a chance to win."

"We faced intimidation and bullying. But we decided to fight. We decided not to budge."

"Our amazing Linda and Nancy Taaffe - with other amazing members of the Socialist Party - organised us, led our marches, raised our voices to the media. They wiped out our tears when we lost our hope."

"And we won." Another ringing standing ovation.

Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary, speaking at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary, speaking at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Public sector union PCS defeated a mortal threat this year. Chris Baugh, PCS assistant general secretary and Socialist Party member, read from an HM Revenue and Customs management document.

Instead of taking on tax dodgers, it proposed "to achieve the complete degradation of PCS's organising capability." The government tried to choke the union by stopping members paying dues directly from their wages.

In response, the PCS re-recruited 152,000 of the 160,000 members the government had de facto removed from the union. They beat the Tories!

RMT president Sean Hoyle speaking at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT president Sean Hoyle speaking at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Sean Hoyle, president of militant transport union RMT, is still fighting a vital battle. Rail bosses "want to scrap safety-critical guards to 'save' £20 billion - wrong phrase - to collect £20 billion to hand to privateers."

Opportunity

Socialist Party executive committee member Judy Beishon reported that pharmaceutical company "GlaxoSmithKline made £1 billion from the collapse of sterling. And what did they do? They immediately announced massive dividends. They give to their class. Tonight, you have the opportunity to give to yours."

Judy Beishon making the financial appeal at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

Judy Beishon making the financial appeal at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

This financial appeal raised tens of thousands. The Butterfields tenants gave £100.

Sean said: "Rule number one in our 'Bible' [RMT rule book] is that we must 'strive to replace the capitalist system with a socialist order'." He vowed that under his presidency, "that wonít just be empty words."

"It has never been more necessary to spread the ideas of socialism," said Peter. "We are the party who will go to the end."

Darletta concluded: "Let's build a society our children can be proud of. We have the opportunity to win. And I say: let's get free, family!"


Organising the resistance

Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD, speaking at Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton

Paul Murphy, Anti Austerity Alliance TD, speaking at Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)

Scott Jones, East London Socialist Party

"Politics has been turned upside down." Irish TD (MP) Paul Murphy, in the midst of fighting outrageous charges of false imprisonment, summed up Socialism 2016 perfectly when speaking at the 'Organising the resistance' rally which closed an inspiring weekend of discussion and debate.

The Sunday rally in full

Paul could go to jail next year as the Irish state attempts to find him guilty of spurious charges relating to a peaceful sit-down protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 against the hated and now defeated water charges in Ireland. Paul said: "We will make them rue the day they came after us and our trial will be class struggle in the courtroom."

Isai Priya speaking for Tamil Solidarity at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton

Isai Priya speaking for Tamil Solidarity at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)

Resistance ran through the rally as Isai Priya of Tamil Solidarity kicked off by detailing not only the plight of and attacks on refugees, but the fightback: "We have only got any rights because we have fought for them."

Medical student ZoŽ Brunswick speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton

Medical student ZoŽ Brunswick speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)

She was followed by Zoe Brunswick, a medical student from Manchester, who has been fighting on two fronts - standing alongside the heroic junior doctors in their battle and fighting against attacks on students. She urged support for both the 19 November student demonstration and the national NHS protest on 4 March 2017.

Housing activist Nancy Taaffe speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton

Housing activist Nancy Taaffe speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)

Nancy Taaffe, a Socialist Party activist speaking about the 'We won't move' housing campaign which campaigned alongside the Butterfields tenants, said their victory was down to organising, mobilising and resisting the threats intended to make them move.

Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton

Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell speaking at the closing rally of Socialism 2016, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell closed the weekend by describing the role the Socialist Party can play as capitalist crisis continues and anger grows: "A century ago workers realised that progressive capitalism doesn't exist and formed the Labour Party. The working class will enter struggle and will draw socialist conclusions."

Hannah described our role in the fight to support Jeremy Corbyn, as the hundreds of thousands of people who have entered struggle to support him is a real opportunity to build a party of the working class.

Socialism 2016 closing rally chair Ian Pattison, photo by Dave Gorton

Socialism 2016 closing rally chair Ian Pattison, photo by Dave Gorton   (Click to enlarge)


Michael Crick debates Militant's history with Peter Taaffe

Channel 4 journalist Michael Crick debates Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe on the history of Militant, photo by Leicester Socialist Party

Channel 4 journalist Michael Crick debates Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe on the history of Militant, photo by Leicester Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

The debate between Michael Crick, well known Channel 4 journalist and the author of the book 'Militant', and Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, generated great interest. 120 attended and 100 were locked out, unable to get in the room.

Peter began by quoting from Michael's comments on the BBC Radio 4 programme. The thing about Militant was that they were "brilliantly organised, brilliant orators. They plan things, know what they're doing and they keep at it. They're committed, they put the hours in, they go to meetings night after night after night and they commit huge amounts of their own personal income and their lives"!

Video of the opening contributions in the conversation

Peter then suggested, tongue in cheek, that in view of the highly complementary remarks on Militant, perhaps Michael would consider joining the Socialist Party! However, Peter showed that the real purpose of Michael's book was to strengthen the hand of Labour's right wing in their attack on Militant in the 1980s. The republication of this book now had the same purpose.

Michael responded by attacking us for allegedly acting in an underhand fashion for not admitting that we were organised. Peter countered that we never denied we were organised but our real crime was that we were better organised than the right. Moreover, Michael admitted that he had acted in an underhand fashion by sending agents into our ranks to secretly record what was said at meetings of Militant.

A very robust debate followed, which Michael said he enjoyed. You can judge the merits of both sides in the above video.


What you thought

Rally for Socialism 2016, photo by Paul Mattsson

Rally for Socialism 2016, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

I can't stop thinking about Socialism 2016. It was the first time I attended and I was so impressed with the passion, strategy, knowledge and awareness of people's situation which was expressed by all the speakers and the response from members. Organising such an event is a tall order and there was nothing that was left out - truly brilliant. I became a member of the Socialist Party straight away.

Marian O'Brien, new member, west London

What a weekend of lively debate and fun. The sessions I attended were informative and interesting and there's never a dull moment at Socialism!

Sally Griffiths, Salford

I was hugely impressed by all of the speakers at the rallies and the enthusiasm and passion shown by the large crowds. It was really uplifting and inspiring to see so many people who are dedicated to driving real social change in one place and these rallies had a real 'rock concert' atmosphere. Roll on Socialism 2017!

James Hinchcliffe, Manchester

The Saturday night rally was best for a long time. It's great to celebrate victories like Butterfields, hear about the work of our comrades in US and their immediate bold response to Trump's election. It was heartening to retie the knot with Spanish comrades and wonderful to see so many talented and dedicated young comrades. Our younger visitors thought the crŤche was great - like being on holiday!

Heather Rawling, Leicester
School students discussing socialist ideas at Socialism 2016, photo by Paula Mitchell

School students discussing socialist ideas at Socialism 2016, photo by Paula Mitchell   (Click to enlarge)

Socialism 2016 was one of the best events I've ever attended. It was very inspiring to hear activists from around Britain and the world! I was particularly moved by the heroic Butterfields housing campaigners who spoke about their victory. And as a disabled member I had the chance to discuss disability issues in times of austerity.

Amalia, Tower Hamlets, east London

As a fairly new member of the Socialist Party this was my first Socialism weekend and I was certainly very impressed. It was excellent to be part of a vibrant celebration of socialist thought and to listen to and interact with a wide range of people and opinion. The highlight for me was Saturday's discussion around TUSC and our relationship with the Labour Party, with Dave Nellist, TUSC national chair, and RMT President Sean Hoyle as speakers.

Greg Price, Manchester

As this was my first Socialism event, I didn't really know what to expect. The discussions taught me a lot and opened my mind to new ideas. The passion and motivation of speakers surrounding their chosen topics was heart-warming and it was amazing to see such meaningful and civilised discussion between comrades. I started the weekend with doubts about joining the Socialist Party but due to the welcoming atmosphere and a sincere desire by all comrades to engage in politics and to genuinely take action in changing the problematic world we live in, I see now that there is no other party that shares the same viewpoints and ideas as me and so have been swayed to join.

Wajiya, west Midlands
Discussing the fight against racism and persecution of refugees at Socialism 2016, photo by Paula Mitchell

Discussing the fight against racism and persecution of refugees at Socialism 2016, photo by Paula Mitchell   (Click to enlarge)

Attending Socialism 2016 has been a truly inspiring experience for me. At a time when capitalism is only capable of offering us cuts, austerity, unemployment and a future of misery for the majority, the programme and ideas of revolutionary Marxism are proving to be tremendously relevant, as a way out of the problems faced by youth and the working class. Socialism 2016 has given me a deeper understanding of the methods and traditions of Militant. See you again at Socialism 2017!

Alberto FernŠndez, Izquierda Revolucionaria and Stoke Socialist Party

We have the ideas, drive and passion to do something significant to the world. I am beyond inspired to help our people and be educated through our daily struggle.

Rebecca Storey, Northumbria University

As a new member it has been a great place to get a better understanding of the party and socialism as a whole. After Donald Trump's election I needed something to lift the gloom and this weekend has done just that. A valuable experience with the added benefit of being thoroughly enjoyable.

Sean Laws, South Tyne and Wear
Refugee Rights campaigners at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

Refugee Rights campaigners at Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 16 November 2016:


It's Socialism or Trumpism

Trump victory: Failure of the Democrat establishment

Lessons for Britain: Trump victory shows the right can't beat the right


Socialism 2016

Socialism 2016: Electrifying and powerful weekend puts socialism on the agenda


Socialist Party workplace news

Mass prison officer walkout over health and safety

Durham teaching assistants strike: 2,000 walk out

London Underground: RMT wins victory

Steel workers' pensions under threat again

Deliveroo couriers get organised

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party news and analysis

Support the campaign to readmit expelled socialists

Secret hospital closures: bosses must come clean

£1.5trn household debt - nationalise the banks!

Court win against bedroom tax not enough

Super-rich investigated


Socialist Party youth and students

Students and workers unite and fight!


Privatisation and the 'race to the bottom'

Privatisation and the 'race to the bottom'


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Southampton Labour must bin Tory cuts!

Cumbria: Stop axing care home places

TUSC vindicated in censorship protest

Bristol campaigners demand anti-austerity alternative


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

A Street Cat Named Bob: tale of neglect by capitalism

The Socialist Inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 16 November 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Socialism:

triangleCarlisle debate - socialism or social democracy?

triangleCorbyn's left must seize the advantage in Labour's civil war

triangleSouth-East London Socialist Party: USA - Resisting Trump and fighting for socialism

triangleCarlisle debate: The way forward - Socialism or Social Democracy?

triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: Building Socialism in Cardiff East

Peter Taaffe:

triangleObituary: Maureen Mulhearn 1945-2018

triangleMass rally to commemorate 1917 Russian Revolution

triangleOctober 1917 reviews: 'More bright than any heaven'

triangleHow to help the struggle to change the Labour Party

Militant:

triangleThe Socialist Party is being evicted - we need you!

triangleNHS: use the 3 February protests as a launch pad for a mass movement

triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: From Militant to the Socialist Party

Socialist:

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: 100 years since women won the right to vote

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: Organising tenants in the private rented sector

Socialist Party:

triangleLeeds Socialist Party: How long can May cling on for?

The Socialist:

triangleDonate to the Socialist Party

US:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

Union:

triangleUnison national women's conference

Working class:

triangleDarkest Hour: Not the usual flattery of brutal Tory Churchill

Labour:

triangleNo fudge with the right wing

Student:

triangleGCSE grading game stresses out students - even more than before!

Butterfields:

triangleOne in three borrow for rent, Corbyn pledges housing revolution

London:

triangleNorth London Socialist Party: When Liverpool council defied the Tories

Students:

triangleManchester Socialist Students: 200 years of Marxism

PCS:

triangleLocal government workers' reps reject 2% pay offer

Austerity:

triangleWe can win the fight for the NHS

Youth:

triangleTamil youth march for justice

Manchester:

triangleMajority of kids poor in some areas

RMT:

triangleMerseyrail protest

East London:

triangleEast London Socialist Party: How do we defeat academies in Newham?

Capitalism:

triangleCapitalism v cricket

Capitalist:

triangle90 feared dead after migrant boat capsizes

Tax:

triangleTurn Carillion crisis into movement against privatisation and capitalism

TUSC:

triangleTUSC statement on sentencing of Derby TUSC agent

Tenants:

triangle£2m to remove Grenfell-type cladding: residents to get bill

Capitalist system:

triangleCapitalists fear for their system at Davos

Protest:

triangleProtesters denounce oppressive Sri Lankan regime

West London:

triangleWest London Socialist Party: Israel-Palestine - Trump inflames tensions

Workers:

triangleBernie's book shows need for workers' party

Meetings:

triangleYoung socialists share ideas at London meeting

Election:

triangleAmy Murphy for Usdaw president - vote for a fighting and democratic union

Appeal:

triangleStop the war on the Kurds

Labour Party:

triangle100 years since women won the vote

Housing:

triangleHaringey protests HDV - but Labour fails to kill it off completely

Government:

triangleMay's silence is a green light for Chinese repression

Shares:

triangleCapita in crisis: bring all outsourcers back in-house

Solidarity:

triangleOxfam scandal: we need democratic aid and working class solidarity

Socialist Alternative:

triangleUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

Spain:

triangleSpain: Madrid rally celebrates October revolution

Schools:

triangleTeachers strike again as anti-academy pressure mounts

State:

triangleSudan: Mohamed Satti released - global solidarity campaign gets results!

South West:

trianglePlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

Refugees:

triangleFrance: rallies in support of oppressed Kurdish people

Public sector:

triangleUni strike: coordinate public sector fightback

Poll tax:

triangleCardiff Central Socialist Party: Carillion collapse - Watershed moment for public services

Pharmaceutical:

triangleThem and us

Racist:

triangleVictory! Trump's UK visit cancelled by fear of protests

Rail:

triangleRMT strikes against driver-only operation continue

Salford:

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Pay Up Now - Public sector workers need a pay rise!

Stoke:

triangleNo more fire deaths - ensure safety now!

Capitalist crisis:

triangleSheffield North Socialist Party: The causes of capitalist crisis

Transport:

triangleRail: fares up, bosses' pay up - delays and cancellations up

Trial:

triangleTV review: Abortion on Trial - hard-hitting look at impact of 1967 act

Tyne and Wear:

triangleBattle for Wallsend walk-in NHS service

Trade union:

triangleFor workplace trade union organisation against sexual harassment

Tower Hamlets:

triangleEast London & Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: 2017 - From Trump to Paradise Papers; a year in review

Pay:

triangleI'm now a 'manager' and I can barely manage!

Tories:

triangleTory infighting escalates - workers' action can oust them

Unemployment:

triangleCapitalism and human progress

United States:

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Trump and the resistance

Tamil Solidarity:

triangleSweden: School strike against deportations

Tamil:

triangleTamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting

Water:

triangleCape Town drought

West Midlands:

triangleWest Midlands Young Socialists fight for free education on results day

Universities:

triangleFat cat vice chancellors schooled by Brum students

University:

triangleUniversity workers' walkout for decent pensions

TUC:

trianglePCS executive agrees next steps in pay campaign

Education:

triangleFailing academy chain strips school assets - end academisation!

Demonstration:

triangleNHS we're ready to fight

Dave Nellist:

triangleWho's watching who?: The fight for justice, trade union and democratic rights

Cuts:

triangleBradford Socialist Party: A strategy to defeat the cuts

Disability:

triangleTory prescription for mental illness: stress and bureaucracy

Dublin:

triangleIreland: dangerous ideas for the ruling class

Doctors:

trianglePrivate profit out of our NHS

Crime:

triangleProfiteering NHS counter-fraud firm in alleged case of... fraud

Council:

triangleIn Windsor none of us want to see homeless people on the street

Big business:

triangleMay's "war on plastic" still puts profits before the planet

BBC:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

Britain:

triangleYork Socialist Party: Britain in 2018

Bullying:

triangleKirklees bin workers ballot for strike over schedule and bullying

Chris Baugh:

triangleComment: Socialism and truth about Zane

Children:

triangleTragic death exposes criminal understaffing of NHS

Energy:

triangleMovement growing against fracking giant Ineos

Family:

trianglePunishment of Tamimi family awakens wave of international solidarity

Media:

triangleFighting sexism: Positive discrimination - yea or neigh?

Marxism:

triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: Catalonia, Scotland and Wales

Mansfield:

triangleStop press: victory - campaign saves NHS rehab ward

Medical:

triangleWelsh NHS crisis - we cannot go on like this

Midlands:

triangleHeart unit rescued by campaigning saves baby with pioneering surgery

Northumbria:

triangleTyneside to protest against A&E and walk-in cuts

NHS:

triangleNorth London Socialist Party: Save our NHS - the lessons of the Barts strike

Leicester:

triangleLeicester NHS protest

Lambeth:

triangleLambeth Socialist Party: The situation in Catalonia

HM Revenue and Customs:

triangleArgos fails to pay staff minimum wage - taxman cuts fine in half!

Fighting Fund:

triangleConfident London Socialist Party conference discusses key issues

Hannah Sell:

triangleRussia, October 1917: When workers took power

Homes:

triangleRent doubles in a decade: cap rents, build council homes!

Jeremy Corbyn:

triangleHaringey: now's our chance for a no-cuts council

Ireland:

triangleBrexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

Paul Murphy:

triangleBuilding workers' struggle and the forces of international socialism

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/2/18

Haringey

No fudge with the right wing

15/2/18

TUSC

TUSC statement on sentencing of Derby TUSC agent

14/2/18

Haringey

Haringey protests HDV - but Labour fails to kill it off completely

14/2/18

UCU

Uni strike: coordinate public sector fightback

14/2/18

Cardiff

Enjoyable and successful Cardiff Refugee Rights gig

14/2/18

Carlisle

Carlisle debate - socialism or social democracy?

14/2/18

Firefighters

Staines fire services saved

14/2/18

Surrey

Threat of action defeats pay cut at Surrey council

14/2/18

Woolwich

Woolwich Crossrail walkouts to demand promised bonuses

14/2/18

London

Sadiq Khan's bus drivers' London licence doesn't go far enough

14/2/18

Mansfield

Stop press: victory - campaign saves NHS rehab ward

8/2/18

Newham

Teachers strike again as anti-academy pressure mounts

7/2/18

Unison

Unison national women's conference

7/2/18

Royal Mail

Royal Mail forced back under threat of action

7/2/18

Walthamstow

'Occupy to save the town square'

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999