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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 June 2021

London Socialist Party young members' day school

Young Socialists discuss in Hyde Park

Young Socialists discuss in Hyde Park   (Click to enlarge)

Young members of the Socialist Party met in Hyde Park, London, on Saturday 14 June to discuss the issues facing young people in the city and the youth campaigns that we can launch over the summer.

The plenary session was an informal discussion on youth perspectives. We talked about the prospects for youth unemployment, the housing crisis facing young people in London, and the need for a fighting political voice for workers and young people.

The political discussion set the scene well for the rest of the meeting, as we split into two groups to discuss theory and practical tasks.

While some of us did a campaign stall by the entrance of the park to sell the Socialist newspaper, another group remained in the park for a discussion on Leon Trotsky's 'Transitional Programme' and its application today. We sold several copies of the Socialist.

The final session focused on youth campaigns, including the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign, and what demands we should raise in our campaigns.

As well as organising more park meetings, we are planning to do more youth stalls and other activities in London's boroughs to meet with young people who want to fight for jobs, education and homes for all.

Berkay Kartav, London Socialist Party organiser

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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In The Socialist 23 June 2021:


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Furlough reduction risks job losses

Building back better? Fight for a socialist recovery

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Are Biden's immigration policies a break with Trump's?


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Gateshead: Bosses sack sparks protesting for safety measures

Oaks Park school strike against bully bosses

Leicestershire engineers' fifth week of strikes against fire and rehire

DVLA dispute: Escalation needed

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'Socialism is the hope of the world'

Fighting Fund target smashed!


Readers' Opinion

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Response to Observer article on China


 

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