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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 December 2006
"Inspired and informed"
On behalf of all of us who travelled up to Socialism 2006 from Devon - we all enjoyed it immensely, being stirred, inspired and informed in equal measures.
We would like to thank everyone involved in making Socialism 2006 the success it was, be they speakers, stewards, paper-sellers, contributors to debates, people on stalls, people involved in the organisational and administrative aspects, luggers of boxes and chairs etc.
Especially we would like to thank our visitors from overseas, particularly Sri Lanka. Along with the Saturday night rally, the Sunday session on Sri Lanka is something I will never forget. The sacrifices made by our Sri Lankan comrades stands as an inspiration to us all as socialists.
I would urge all socialists and trade unionists to contribute funds to the United Socialist Party in Sri Lanka to enable them to continue their vital work (carried out courageously in extremely difficult and dangerous circumstances) fostering unity of the working class and poor masses in a nation afflicted by devastating sectarian conflict.
Jim Lowe, Devon
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In The Socialist 7 December 2006:
NHS campaigns unite
Blair's health service lies
NHS mass protests continue
Building the national day of action
ITC programme fails
Diary of events
War and terrorism
Bush and Blair still in denial
"The greatest strategic disaster in American history"
Strike threat forces victory
300,000 workers in PCS strike Ballot
"Merry Christmas Mr SCCrooge"
Blood service staff prepared to fight job losses
UCU: Left victory in sight
JJB workers fight sackings
"Stop the rent rises!"
Campaign to Defeat Fees is building across London
CDF online petition launched!
Fight Blair's divisive academy programme
Britain's Muslims under siege - which way forward?
"Inspired and informed"
Do you have to be red to be green?
Socialism 2006 - another major step forward
Socialist Party news and analysis
200 march against Lincoln's far right
Trident - a waste of our money
Privatised rail bosses hike up fares
MPs wannabe rich
International socialist news and analysis
Chávez re-election - a set-back for the right
Balance sheet of WASG national conference
Political tensions rage in Bolivia
The Socialist 7 December 2006 |
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