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The Socialist 28 January 2015

Austerity elite can be beaten

The Socialist issue 841

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 
 

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Burns' Night a blazing success

The annual "Alternative Burns' Night Supper" organised by the Carlisle Socialist Party was described by a journalist from the local paper as his best ever night out in the city. Mind you, that was at 1.30am, after six hours of music, poetry, singing, eating - and, yeah, OK, a wee bit of drinking - by over 40 people.

Our address to Burns, the "immortal memory", rescued the revolutionary democrat and internationalist from the parochial conservatives who have partly sanitised and partly vilified him since his death. How many guests at the Mayor's much-publicised supper knew Burns supported the American and French revolutions against the Hannoverian monarchy? Who knew he sent cannon to France, and formed a secret branch of the "Friends of the People" in nearby Dumfries?

After some poems and live Scottish and Irish music, we enjoyed haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by more modern music in open mic and karaoke sessions. What an enjoyable way to raise 132 and bust our fighting fund target!

I'm still recovering.

Brent Kennedy, Carlisle Socialist Party

In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Socialist Party workplace news

Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief


 

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