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From The Socialist newspaper, 24 November 2021
What did you think of Socialism 2021?
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An inspiring and optimistic weekend. So great to be with so many Socialist Party members, especially in person. Great to see so many young members there too.
The workshops were great, and the Saturday rally had really good and rousing speakers. The message from Sharon Graham, Unite union general secretary, and the rousing speech from Ian Hodson, Bfawu president, on his bakers' union disaffiliation from Labour, and plans for political engagement in the future, signal an important shift and a way forward for the trade union movement, and for the fight for a new mass workers' party. I feel energised to carry on the work and the fight for socialism.
Clare Wilkins, Nottingham
I lost my Socialism virginity this weekend. Two days of education, friendship and fun. Brilliant venue, great contributions from Socialist Party members in the workshops, and the Wombat hostel accommodation wasn't bad either. Great job by the organisers, cannot wait for next year
Mark Gee, Grimsby
I have just finished another brilliant political Marxist educational weekend at Socialism 2021 on Zoom. I attended the Marxist analysis of modern monetary theory; world economic perspectives; what has happened to the European 'left', and how to use the transitional method and programme. Absolutely brilliant discussions. The Socialist Party - especially the social media tech team - should be congratulated on its organisational acumen in managing this educational event.
Jimmy Haddow, Edinburgh
What a fantastic day, and what an inspiring rally
Mark Pearson, West Cheshire
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In The Socialist 24 November 2021:
Workers' action can defeat weak and divided Tories
Working class strangled by price rises and pay cuts
Poorer pensioners fleeced by social care cap
Tories hammer nail in pensions triple lock coffin
HS2 eastern route cancelled: Fight for a workers' plan for public transport
Cricket's history of racism and elitism
Midwives march against unsafe staffing and for adequate funding
Tories responsible for NHS staff shortages
Violence against women
End sexism and violence against women
Socialism 2021: A steely determination to change society
What did you think of Socialism 2021?
Support uni workers' walk-out on pay and pensions
RMT to strike in London night-tube dispute
Panasonic workers strike against pay freeze
Tesco warehouse workers ballot for strike action
Sage care home workers' pay victory
Historic victory of India's farmers
Sudan: "Hamdok has sold the revolution!"
USA: Right-wing vigilante Rittenhouse acquitted - capitalist courts will not defend the working class!
Working class history
Chartism: The world's first working-class movement
The struggle for accessible workplaces and an inclusive society
Obituary: Ted Austin (1940-2021) - working-class socialist stalwart
Victory! Hackney children's centres saved!
West Sussex: Payouts for council bosses, cuts for us
Newham: Durning Hall - another shameful act of Labour gentrification
Slough: Adult service cuts will leave vulnerable homeless
Northampton: Phoney consultation to mask cuts
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