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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 November 2013

Bristol: Art and Revolution

Joe Etherington introduced Bristol North Socialist Party's discussion on Art and Revolution, feeding back from the session at Socialism 2013.

We discussed what art is, how subversive art is neutralised and sold back to us, and the restrictions on creating, accessing and studying art imposed by class society.

The business part of the meeting covered a recent TUSC public meeting and building for the May elections, and plans with the anti-cuts alliance (Badaca) to fight against the 90 million of cuts and 800 job losses that have just been announced.

We finished with plans for activity in the coming week, including a Saturday stall campaigning against energy price rises.

John Yeandle

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