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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2021

Why we joined the Socialist Party

Socialist paper is my weekly antidote to press barons

Adam selling the Socialist at UCU picket lines in Reading

Adam selling the Socialist at UCU picket lines in Reading   (Click to enlarge)

I was overwhelmed when my hopes for united workers' action against the Tories failed after the last general election. I was thinking 'there is no future for a workers' party in England'.

I attended Pride with my branch of public sector union Unison. There I found out that Paul Couchman, my Unison branch secretary, was a Socialist Party member.

A brief discussion later, now I am a proud Socialist Party member. I can't wait to read the Socialist paper every week, and hear an alternative to the manipulation of the mass media by press barons like Rupert Murdoch, Richard Desmond, Viscount Rothermere, the Barclay Brothers and others.

The Socialist is a brilliant paper. It doesn't hide the truth of workers' struggles or the reality of Tory government attacks on working-class people. I am also going to get more active in the union and become a workplace rep.

Ioannis Kouratos, Staines Socialist Party

My whole life has been a series of capitalist crises

I joined the Socialist Party after reading our 'what we stand for'. I liked demands such as nationalisation with democratic workers' control and management, and I could see capitalism's inability to solve any crisis, because of its aim of short-term profit.

I realised that we need a new socialist system, where profit is not the main driving factor, and human need comes first. My whole life has been one major crisis after another - 2007-08 financial crisis, the pandemic, climate change.

I see capitalism barely scraping along, and making the working class pay for it all. Joining the Socialist Party sounded logical to me.

Adam Gillman, Reading Socialist Party

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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.

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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:


News

Tory cuts and privatisation leave NHS in crisis

Unions must fight for Covid workplace safety

Councils to make workers pay, again

Assange faces extradition

Global inequality grows


What we think

Split Tories and spineless Starmer


End of the USSR

The legacy of the collapse of Stalinism


LGBTQ+ rights

Stonewall attacked by the establishment


Workplace news

Sharon Graham: 100 days as Unite general secretary - the challenges ahead

Fighting union leadership needed to win NHS pay rise

Support tube workers fighting back

South Wales Stagecoach victory

Yorkshire Stagecoach strikers confidence growing

Welcome support for striking Scunthorpe scaffolders

Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail

London colleges victory

Coventry bin workers strike against Christmas holiday cut

Sheffield couriers escalate and spread action

Uni support staff strike ballot

Tesco strike action latest

Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise

Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds


International news

Sudan: End military rule and poverty


Campaigns

Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council

London solidarity protest: Rio Tinto out of Serbia

Save St Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton

Why we joined the Socialist Party

Selling the Socialist - Waltham Cross and Boscombe

Posters, car boot and socialist guided tour - some ideas to raise funds


Readers' opinion

TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer


Quiz 2021

Christmas quiz of 2021


 

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