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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 May 2014

Why I joined the Socialist Party

It's not working any more, is it? Inequality; that you can lose your job so the rich owner can shovel up another few pence; that you can work but not afford to live, hounded by debt collectors, unable to afford to even be warm. And our leaders, not liked, not respected and, increasingly, not even voted for.

I am the daughter of a trade unionist so not a stranger to socialism. That familiarity makes it easy to see socialism as, not just a solution, but the only solution. All our problems are because of capitalism. I think it's going to be just a matter of time. People will come to the same conclusion.

What did Einstein say? The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result? People bounce between Labour and Conservative and hate both, and see it's all getting worse and worse.

Ukip is just a symptom in my view. Eventually, equality will be the issue of our time and the need to save the planet. That will be the time for socialism to prove itself. Be ready!

Karen von Cripps

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In The Socialist 14 May 2014:


Vote Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

For the millions not the billionaires

Fight back at the ballot box on 22 May

Building Labour: when workers first formed own party

Southampton: Showing what's possible

Liverpool City Council 1983-87: "We had a choice"

Why we're standing as TUSC candidates

On the campaign trail with TUSC


Socialist Party news and analysis

Ukip - the establishment's 'anti-establishment' party

Housing evictions - main parties to blame

Gove robs education budget to fund 'Free Schools'

Them & Us


Socialist Party feature

What's socialism got to do with fighting austerity?


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Care UK strike: NHS workers v NHS privatisation

PCS: Re-election of a fighting, socialist leadership

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Brighton: Determined to fight college cuts

Transport workers' international meeting

Workplace news in brief

Fight together for pay rise - Come to NSSN conference


Readers' reviews

TV review: In the Flesh


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fight back to scrap junk jobs

Freedom Riders- action brings victory

Building TUSC, building socialism

Donate to the election appeal!

Why I joined the Socialist Party


 

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