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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 August 2018

Revolt and Rebellion West London walk success

West London Socialist Party 'Revolt and Rebellion' walk 12 August 2018, photo Helen Pattison

West London Socialist Party 'Revolt and Rebellion' walk 12 August 2018, photo Helen Pattison   (Click to enlarge)

18 people met on a slightly rainy Sunday afternoon for a political walk - 'Revolt and Rebellion' - through west London. It started at Turnham Green with a speech on the English civil war, and ended at the venue of the Putney debates.

We went past William Morris' old home. Morris, who spent most of his life in Walthamstow in east London, moved to Hammersmith near the end of his life where he further developed his socialist ideas.

As we passed Fulham's football stadium we were taken back in time to the beginning of World War One and the debate that had taken place around whether the football season should continue during the war or be cancelled. We also heard about the famous football match that took place in no-man's land over Christmas in 1914.

We raised fighting fund and met some new people interested in the Socialist Party. It was a great initiative which we will hopefully repeat in the future.

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Nationalise rail! Tories out!

Bosses' pay up a fifth while workers' pay falls ...

Birmingham Prison crisis: a catastrophe of cuts and privatisation

Johnson's burqa outburst highlights racist Tory hypocrisy

Tories fear housing anger... but offer no solutions


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Strategic discussion needed in civil servants' union after pay ballot

MOJ pay offer: robbing Peter to pay Peter

Victory: NHS workers say no to privatisation

London cleaners' strike: 'Pay us a living wage!'

Liebherr strike for better pay

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Huge anti-government demos in Romania

Morandi Bridge disaster - private profit to blame


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Fight Leicester NHS cuts plan

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The Socialist sales drive - how can you help?

End Runcorn school PFI rip off

Huge but chaotic Brighton Pride needs to be politicised

Building Fund boost

Why I joined the Socialist Party: "I was searching for an alternative to this system"

Revolt and Rebellion West London walk success


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Ahed Tamimi - worldwide symbol of self-esteem in face of oppression

Union bureaucracies, soviets and workers' power

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