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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 October 2011

Join the fightback - come to Socialism 2011

A weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party

Steve Glennon, Socialism 2011 organiser
Socialism 2011

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Whether you have been a socialist for many years or are new to socialist ideas, Socialism 2011 has something for you! The sessions are designed for beginners, those who have been around sometime, and anyone in-between - everyone will get something out of this event.

Following the Youth Fight for Jobs Jarrow March's finishing rally in Trafalgar Square, Socialism 2011 starts on Saturday 5 November. It is the opportunity to find the answer to today's big question: Capitalism has failed - but what do we replace it with?

After the first set of discussion sessions, the rally at Friends Meeting House in the evening will put into context the fight we have in Britain and around the world, in an upbeat and uplifting way. We can also party hard into the night at the Camden Centre, with a bar, live music and food at prices you can afford.

Sunday 6 November sees two more sessions for each of the courses, but it is up to you to choose, you can mix and match any of the topics that appeal to you - see the timetable below. Finally the closing rally will send off everyone with a determination to fight for a real future for younger and older people alike.

Book your ticket today!

Tickets: Weekend £30 (£15 concession), one day £15 (£8 concession), Rally for Socialism £5. Saturday accommodation and full crèche available. 020 8988 8777

Registration starts 2.30pm Saturday and 9am Sunday in Room 101 ULU, and 6pm Saturday at Friends Meeting House. All venues are fully wheelchair accessible and have hearing aid loops.

Socialist books

Socialist Books will have a huge range of titles on sale throughout the Socialism weekend, with many special offers. Don't miss a bargain!

Support struggle across the world

Can you donate to the Socialism 2011 appeal? It is vital that as much money as possible is collected by the Socialist Party to finance work not just in England and Wales but also internationally.

A proportion of the money raised will go to the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI - the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) to assist the often difficult and ground-breaking work that our members are engaged in across the world.

In Greece unemployment has reached 25%. CWI members there, as with the rest of the working class, have been hit very hard by the austerity measures. But they are determinedly intervening with a programme to develop the struggles, bring down the government and end the cuts.

In Kazakhstan CWI members, leading the struggle against a barbaric regime which stoops to any method to crush dissent, are daily risking imprisonment and torture (see page 8).

A recent occupation of the tallest building in Taiwan, the Taipei tower, in protest at rising house prices and multinational companies like Carrefour, involved CWI members who attracted great interest in socialist ideas.

These are just three examples of work which would not be possible without the financial sacrifices of CWI members and supporters.

By making a donation to the Socialism 2011 appeal you can help the work of the CWI.

Can you give £5, £50 or £500? Can you ask other people to donate? Every donation will make a difference and all of it will go to building support for socialist ideas.

Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer

Rallies: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

World in crisis - fight for socialism

Hosted by the Socialist

Saturday 5 November, 6.30-8.30pm

Speakers include: Peter Taaffe Socialist Party general secretary, Clare Daly Socialist Party MP in Irish parliament, Tunisian trade union activist, US occupy Wall Street activist and a Jarrow marcher

Build a movement to bring down the Con-Dems

Sunday 6 November, 3-4.30pm

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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

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.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 26 October 2011:

Fighting back

Capitalism IS crisis - Fight for a socialist alternative

Prepare for N30 - strike and demonstrate!

Hardest Hit demos - thousands march

Events on 5 + 6 November

Join the Jarrow march for jobs & education - 5 November

Join the fightback - come to Socialism 2011

Socialist Party youth and students

Coventry rally - The Jarrow march is on its way!

Wales takes action to defend young people

Socialist Party workplace news

Tax dodging continues while staff face cuts

Reinstate Vik Chechi

Construction protests continue and Unite declares strike ballot (report with video)

Workplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Building the fightback and building solidarity at Occupy LSX

Electric support for London anti-cuts challenge

Socialist Party news and analysis

10,000 public sector jobs lost in Wales and counting

The whole world in its hands

Them & Us

International socialist news and analysis

Where now for Libya after the downfall of Gaddafi's regime?

Euro crisis - urgent need to build a socialist alternative

Solidarity appeal: Stop Kazakh state brutality

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