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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 June 2012
Greece comes to Southampton
Pete, Southampton Socialist Party
Southampton University saw 30-plus people cram into the Nuffield Theatre on Thursday 7 June. Students, trade unionists and unemployed people came to hear speeches from Nick Sakellaropoulos, fresh from the struggles in Greece, and Josh Asker from Socialist Students.
The speeches were interspersed with videos from the Irish Socialist Party of their campaign for a 'no' vote in EU treaty referendum, making the meeting a truly international event!
Contributions from others in the room varied from raising points about the trade union movement in Britain to asking what the collapse of the euro would mean.
There was also a first hand account of how hard life has become in Greece, including how young people will salvage what they can from rubbish bins for food before burning the rest to keep warm.
Socialist Party members emphasised the need for solidarity with the Greek working class and to build an international mass movement. Nearly £50 was donated by attendees.
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In The Socialist 13 June 2012:
Socialist Party news and analysis
No to austerity! - Turn anger into action
NSSN conference agrees call for one-day general strike against austerity
Leveson: contradictions and a crisis of credibility
No to local government pensions deal
The class divide in elderly care
Them & Us
Socialist Party youth and students
Youth Fight for Jobs national meeting
My workfare nightmare
From pillar to post: reassessment for ESA
Super-rich Beecroft targets workers' rights
International socialist news and analysis
Spain: bank bailout can't stop Euro death-spiral
Wisconsin Recall: Democrats paved the way for Walker's victory
Kazakhstan: Oil workers jailed by rotten regime
International day of support for political prisoners in Iran
Threat from far-right in Greece: Time to build defence committees
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Tamil protest scores victory as Rajapaksa cancels speaking engagement
Bolton Uni: Reinstate Shana Begum!
Greece comes to Southampton
Olympic's sponsor exploits workers
West Lancs Against Cuts
Socialist Party workplace news
Sheffield recycling centre strikers supported by 90% of public
Council admin workers in Kirklees strike against cuts
Olympics - a fair deal for transport workers
Coryton refinery closure protests
Striking against academies
Workplace news in brief
The Socialist 13 June 2012 |
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