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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 July 2021

Rising against a rigged and rotten system

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Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialism 2021 organiser

Everywhere you look there is proof of the inability of capitalism to solve the huge problems faced by humanity. Capitalism condemns us to things getting worse.

Covid showed us we can't trust the big business bosses with our lives or livelihoods. The pre-existing inequalities inherent to capitalism have meant that the poorest and most oppressed have suffered more during the pandemic.

Anger is growing, and all across the world workers and young people are rising against all the symptoms of this rotten capitalist system. The need for mass struggle poses the question of how to organise.

At Socialism 2021, we will look at the political situation facing the working class today - in which Keir Starmer's Labour, and the scale of job losses and attacks, makes the building of a new working-class political voice and fighting trade unions necessary.

Socialism 2021 will include discussion on how a socialist society would be able, through democratic planning of the economy by the working class, to provide decent jobs, homes, services, a future for everyone, and protect the environment.

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The Socialist Party is organising Socialism 2021, because there is more need for discussion on socialist ideas to change the world than ever. We will make it happen in the best way that the situation allows. So until we know more about venue availability and cost, you can buy tickets at the 2020 rates!

If and when we can book venues, we may have to increase the prices. But those who have already bought tickets will not be required to pay more - unless we are able to also offer an overnight event with accommodation, for which we will charge a supplement.

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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.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 7 July 2021:


What we think

Batley & Spen byelection: Another condemnation of Starmer's New Labour


The Struggle for World Socialism

The struggle for world socialism


NHS

Fight is on to save our NHS

NHS workers' protests


News

Fund the measures needed to stop the Covid spread in schools

Manchester death rate caused by deprivation

Bristol: Police to blame for protest violence


Workplace news

Royal London Hospital strike win

Morrisons private equity takeover proposals - Usdaw needs to move to a war footing

Safety campaign in DWP: What has happened to our ballot?

Striking Brush workers continue to protest 'fire and rehire'

Striking Ealing parking attendants rally outside council

Derby academies closed by strikes against brutal cuts and changes

Oaks Park strikers rally


Socialist history

Terry Fields MP, Prisoner DV 3695 - The jailing of 'poll tax' rebel and Militant


International news

COP26: Socialist change to end the climate crisis

Israel: Hospital ancillary workers strike over pay parity and workload


Campaigns news

Rising against a rigged and rotten system

Why did I choose the Socialist Party?

Housing: Join the service charge 'strike'

Stop environmental destruction in Barnsley

"It's great to be back": Come to a Socialist Party in-person meeting

We need funds to fight Tory NHS attacks

Road closures: Hackney residents have not been consulted


Reviews

The story of Joe Clough - Britain's first black bus driver

Exhibition: What next for the statue of slave trader, Edward Colston?

TV - Statue wars: one summer in Bristol


 

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