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Why I joined: raising the ideas of socialism
I first classified myself as a Marxist when I was 13. I didn't fully understand what that meant at the time but I had been learning about different ideas of how and why society functions the way it does in sociology class at school. Marxism really resonated with me as I had been raised in a working class household.
It wasn't until the end of my first year of college when I was 16 that I decided to read the Communist Manifesto. After reading it and researching the history of socialism I wondered how socialist ideas were being upheld and defended in the UK. I found a number of parties and organisations with different left-wing ideologies.
I knew I wanted to join a socialist party but I now had the issue of which one. I eventually chose to join the Socialist Party because it is the party that is currently doing the most work to raise the idea of socialism.
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