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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.
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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
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In The Socialist 27 November 2013:
Socialist Party youth and students
No recovery for Britain's young people
Will angry youth turn to Labour?
NUS NEC votes to support education workers strike
Referendum victory for York housing campaign
Socialist Party news and analysis
We need a real living wage!
Nothing achieved by UN climate talks
Flower power - downfall of a banking boss
UK governments approved secret mass surveillance
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Europe - centre of capitalist crisis
Iran nuclear deal reflects changed world relations
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Councillors: Say no to Tory cuts!
TUSC byelection candidates show cuts aren't necessary
Socialist Party workplace news
End the pay freeze: A united fight in post-16 education
Massive campaign planned against Underground cuts
Hull city council unions force cuts climb-down
Anti-blacklisting campaign will not go away
NUT election: Support for national action call
Criminal justice: More privatisation problems
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Southampton: Labour flies the white flag in face of call to fight back
Brazilian socialist councillor speaks in Britain
Bristol: Art and Revolution
Socialist Party review
TV review: Amazon's exploitation exposed
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