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Socialism 2019 - what you thought
The big annual weekend of discussion and debate took place on 2 and 3 November...
Since joining the Socialist Party in spring, I've been told that this was the one thing I must absolutely come to. I don't regret it: I met socialists from all over the world, and heard stories and news about places I knew next to nothing about. It was a great atmosphere, and I absolutely loved it.
So, the weekend was really interesting, all the talks I went to were really engaging, and the opportunity for questions and speakers to talk was really nice to see - though the sheer variety of choice was a touch intimidating at times! The rallies at the end of the days were really energising.
All the members in Wales want to thank Sarah Sachs-Eldridge and the Socialism 2019 team for another brilliant Socialism event which really inspired everyone, young and old. Thanks for all the hard work over many months.
There was evident keenness for the printed words of the Marxist classics, and topical interpretations and lessons, with the sale of over £3,000 worth of books and pamphlets from the Left Books stalls. This included particularly big sales of the new Socialist Books title, In Defence of Trotskyism, covering the recent debate in the Committee for a Workers' International.
Really well done on organising such a successful Socialism event. The Saturday night rally was excellent, we had positive feedback on the workshops, and the three closing rallies idea was genius. Some who came for the first time last year thought this year's was even better.
Leanna especially liked the one on housing and homelessness. It was Jane's first full weekend, and she enjoyed the one on the revolution betrayed. Connie, who was at Socialism for the first time, said her favourites were on spy cops and the rally on climate change.
It was very good and productive. Most of the contributions showed a high level of political understanding. Thank you for inviting Tamil Solidarity to participate in Socialism 2019.
Another amazing weekend of discussion and solidarity! Great to see socialists from all over the world, and the best way to get ready for the fights to come, including the general election and beyond!
A brilliant weekend. I think everyone is going home with renewed confidence.
Everything I was at was sharp politically, good discussion, enthusiastic fighters everywhere!
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