Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/25908

Posted on 27 July 2017 at 11:56 GMT

Young Socialists off to a flying start in Cardiff

The Young Socialists' Grenfell benefit gig in Cardiff, 7.7.17, photo by Young Socialists WAles

The Young Socialists' Grenfell benefit gig in Cardiff, 7.7.17, photo by Young Socialists WAles   (Click to enlarge)

We launched Young Socialists in Cardiff at a 'justice for Grenfell' protest and found it had a very positive reception. We made speeches about how the fire could have been avoided and how we can never let it happen again.

George Godden, a young member of the Socialist Party in Cardiff, had an idea to set up a gig to raise money for Grenfell and engage people for a YS meeting. Local bands packed out the venue and Richard Edwards gave a rousing speech about Grenfell and why it is key to organise a movement.

We had sold out the venue in under an hour and had a queue formed down the street, meeting loads of new people in preparation for our first meeting on 10th July. We raised over 1,400.

Our first meeting was another success with 30 young comrades full of ideas discussing the way to take the movement forward. On 24th July we had our second meeting with a discussion on Socialism vs the free market.

Lots of those who came are doing bar work or work in the gig economy. Someone came with their Uber Eats backpack on and told us how they'd been told they should wait outside McDonalds because there was loads of demand, but in three hours didn't get any work. Someone else said they'd got a job three months ago but had only had three shifts in that time!

So we're going to hit the High Street this Saturday and leaflet places like Sports Direct where the pay is low and the work insecure. We want a 10 an hour minimum wage and the scrapping of zero-hours contracts. We've got loads of plans for campaigns and events to keep the momentum up and drive forward to a mass youth movement.

Calum Glanville-Ellis

This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 27 July 2017 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

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






Related links:

Cardiff:

triangleHomeless driven from Windsor streets for royal wedding: abolish the monarchy and end homelessness now!

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Marxism and Identity Politics

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: How capitalism is poisoning our food

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: Universal Basic Income

triangleCardiff Central Socialist Party: Should there be a second EU referendum?

Fire:

triangleMerseyside fire authority forced to postpone night closures

trianglePressure building on councillors to stop fire service cuts

triangleGrenfell disaster: one year on, still no prosecutions, still no adequate housing..

triangleWest Midlands firefighters vote to strike in massive numbers

Economy:

triangleThe renewed relevance of Engels' classic Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

triangleTories' Brexit bust-up - general election now

triangleTrump's tariffs raise international tensions

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

17/10/18

Redundancy

Grimethorpe dinner ladies stage all-out strike against redundancy

17/10/18

PCS

PCS union: nominate Chris Baugh as Left Unity candidate for assistant general secretary

17/10/18

Far-right

Demo against far-right DFLA

17/10/18

Socialist Students

De Montfort freshers stall

17/10/18

Devon

Devon foster carers fight 30% cut in allowances

17/10/18

Capitalism

Socialism - the podcast offering Marxist analysis for the movement against capitalism

17/10/18

Newham

Newham finance staff fight pay and grading insult

17/10/18

Pay

Cable makers' pay strike bites as production falls 33%

17/10/18

Bolton

Bolton hospital workers strike as subsidiary company refuses NHS pay rates

17/10/18

Uber

Uber drivers strike against unfair 'deactivation' and low pay

17/10/18

South Western Railway

South Western rail workers launch five-day safety strike to save guards

17/10/18

Birmingham

Striking Brum home carers reject 'final' pay cut offer

16/10/18

Haringey

'Corbyn-council' faces a choice: Implement or fight the cuts

12/10/18

Film

Peterloo film exposes bloody nature of capitalism

12/10/18

Universal Credit

New anti-poll tax type revolt needed today

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: 0784 114 4890

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


October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999