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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 November 2016

Why I joined the Socialist Party

"I can't stop thinking about Socialism 2016 - it was truly brilliant"

Rally for Socialism 2016, photo Paul Mattsson

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

Marian O'Brien, new member, West London Socialist Party

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 situations 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.

There were speakers from the USA, Spain and many more. They spoke of local successes as well as successes internationally. I was really blown away by their commitment and dynamic oration with a powerful movement for action and change.

The breakdown of capitalism is evident across the world. Polarisation of the rich and poor is at its most extreme as well as obscene.

Rates of pay are being significantly lowered, workers' rights are being attacked including using zero-hour contracts. The whole picture is one of poverty and crisis in a capitalist system which puts profit entirely before working people.

Everyone is suffering, which rightfully makes us angry. Anger turned to action is positive and effective.

The rich cannot hold their power forever in a world which knows how they operate. We can't take any more. We need to fight back.

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In The Socialist 23 November 2016:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Cash for rich and royals, cuts for the 99%

Tories drop 'pay to stay'

Tories plan pain with Brexit Autumn Statement

£3.5bn on temporary housing for councils

'Just about managing': £2,500 worse off by 2020

Job figures mask casualisation

What We Saw


What we think

The Socialist Party and support for the Corbyn movement


Socialist Students

Fight back to save education!

Campaigning Socialist Students groups needed to hold student unions to account


N30 strike: five years on

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike: when workers showed their power


International socialist news and analysis

USA: mass protests break out to #ResistTrump

Ireland: repeal the 8th Amendment - fight for abortion rights

Spain: Students' Union surges forward in historic congress

Hundreds rally to celebrate anniversary of Students' Union and Izquierda Revolucionaria

UN climate change summit: more hot air from Marrakech


Workplace news and analysis

"I don't always feel that I'm a carer anymore" - a day in the life

Southern Rail Strike


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Reselection motion passed at Labour Party branch

Packed-out Socialist Party meetings hear American socialist and Black Lives Matter activist

School talk on the struggle for the vote and its importance today


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

The Socialist inbox

"I can't stop thinking about Socialism 2016 - it was truly brilliant"

Socialism 2016: what you thought


 

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