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Socialism 2008

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From: Article posted to home page Home, 13 November 2008: Socialist Party news and analysis

Search site for keywords: Socialism 2008 - Socialism - Unison - Xekinima - Usdaw - Lewisham - Tony Mulhearn - Peter Taaffe - Greece - Greenwich - Onay Kasab - Robbie Segal

Videos of Socialism 2008 Rally

Robbie Segal

Robbie Segal

Robbie Segal, who recently gained 40.6% of the vote in an election for the general secretary of shopworkers' union Usdaw, was the opening speaker

>>View video of Robbie's speech (8:24 mins)

Janice Godrich, president of the Public and Commercial Services union

>>View video of Janice Godrich's speech (11:14 mins)

Tony Mulhearn, the president of Liverpool Labour Party during its battle with the Thatcher government in the 1980s
Tony Mulhearn, speaking at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Tony Mulhearn, speaking at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

>>View video of Tony Mulhearn's speech (14:46 mins)

Natalie Powell-Davies, 14, elected deputy youth mayor of Lewisham in London

>>View video of Natalie's speech (3:19 mins)

Onay Kasab at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Onay Kasab at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Onay Kasab, secretary of Greenwich Unison and one of the four Unison members being witch-hunted by their own union

>>View video of Onay Kasab's speech (10:05 mins)

Nicos Anastasiadis, from Xekinima in Greece

>>View video of Nicos Anastasiadis' speech (14:12 mins)

Peter Taaffe at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Peter Taaffe at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party

>>View video of Peter Taaffe's speech (33:38 mins)

David Redelberger, a German school student and member of SAV, the sister party of the Socialist Party in Germany, described the German school strikes sweeping the country.

>>View video of David Redelberger's speech (9:52 mins)

Christel Dicembre from the group 'Lotta' in Italy also spoke of a huge movement against education cuts.

>>View video of Christel Dicembre's speech (5:13 mins)

Videos of Socialism 2008 Sunday discussion forum

Go to videos of Dave Nellist, Mark Steel, Kevin Ovenden, Hannah Sell, address the question of the need for a new workers 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.

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.

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