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Socialism 2014

About Socialism 2014

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Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November


Includes: How can the Palestinians win liberation? Saturday 8 November 3pm

Discussion and debate, including live link up with socialists from Israel-Palestine

For the leaflet from the 9 August Gaza demo in London click here: www.socialistparty.org.uk/txt/332.pdf

Registration from 2pm Saturday and 9am Sunday at SOAS, Malet St, WC1H 0XG

Rallies 6.30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at Camden Centre, Judd St, WC1H 9JE.

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Hostel accommodation at Clink 78, 78 King's Cross Rd, WC1X 9QG

Capitalism has created a world in which just 85 people have as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity.

While the rich get richer we are made to pay for a crisis of their system. The bosses and their politicians heap austerity upon our heads.

For them the lives of the vast majority are so much small change in their pursuit of ever greater profits.

This has not gone unchallenged. From Britain to Brazil, Seattle to South Africa, working-class people are fighting back to raise their living standards.

If you want to hear from those at the sharp end of these struggles then Socialism 2014 is the place to be.

This weekend of discussion and debate will involve socialists, trade unionists and anti-cuts activists from Britain and across the world.

This is your chance to discuss how to take the fightback forward and build the socialist alternative to cuts, crises and capitalism.


Kshama Sawant

Kshama Sawant, photo by Josh Kelety

Kshama Sawant, photo by Josh Kelety   (Click to enlarge)

One of the most anticipated speakers will be Seattle Socialist councillor, Kshama Sawant. Kshama is a member of Socialist Alternative, co-thinkers of the Socialist Party in the USA.

Her election with nearly 100,000 votes has sent shock waves across the world. Writing in the British press Will Hutton said simply "This does not happen in the US." But things are changing.

Kshama's election victory has fed into a successful movement for a $15/hr minimum wage and inspired working people the world over.

Workers here have taken this lead and ran with it, beginning to campaign for 10/hr. This is the first time Kshama has spoken in Britain since being elected so don't miss your chance to see her.

We are also pleased to announce other speakers will include:

Mark Serwotka at the NSSN lobby of the TUC 2012, photo Serena

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union who have repeatedly struck against austerity and campaigned for the biggest possible coordinated action by workers.

Bakers union (BFAWU) president Ian Hodson, NSSN 8th annual conference, 5.7.14, photo Senan

Ian Hodson, president of the bakers' union BFAWU which has been central to the growing Fast Food Rights campaign and recently came out in favour of a 10/hr minimum wage.

Ruth Coppinger TD, photo Maura Coppinger

Ruth Coppinger, the Socialist Party's second TD (member of parliament) in Ireland, recently elected in a by-election. Ruth has been to the forefront of campaigns against the Irish government's austerity policies including the Water Tax.

Peter Taaffe

Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party and first editor of the Militant newspaper which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.


In addition to the main rallies, sessions (to be announced shortly) will discuss a wide range of issues.

Click here for tickets and prices or call 020 8988 8777. A 20% discount is in effect so book yours now.

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Video of Kshama Sawant speaking on the victory of the $15/hour minimum wage campaign in Seattle, USA.

Video of Ian Hodson calling for a general strike and 10/hr minimum wage at BFAWU conference (video: Irwin Video)

Ruth Coppinger speaking on an anti-austerity protest in Ireland (video: USi Ireland)

Video of Socialism 2013 rally, including Mark Serwotka (from 14m30s) and Peter Taaffe (from 49m30s)

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