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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 October 2015

Townsend Productions presents two critically acclaimed pieces of socialist theatre

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell's classic account of English workers suffering exploitation and discovering socialism.

"Excellent... working class, socialist theatre"

Dave Nellist, former Militant MP and national chair of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

United We Stand

The true story of the Shrewsbury Pickets, jailed for exercising their democratic right to trade union activity.


Tickets 12 (concessions 10) - Mondays: all tickets 5

CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

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In The Socialist 29 October 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Unite to fight divided Tories

'Momentum' must mobilise for real and lasting change

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

Sugar tax debate misses real causes of poor diet

First new grammar school in 50 years bolsters elitism

Them & Us

What we saw


International socialist news and analysis

Israeli government fans the flames of conflict

CWI news in brief


Socialist Party youth and students

What are the lessons of the 2010 student movement?

South African student solidarity demo

Students march in Leeds for free education


Workplace news and analysis

Steel industry and the battle for jobs

For a fighting and democratic Unison general secretary, vote Roger Bannister

Morrisons workers deserve fair pay and conditions

Hull council in aggressive attack on union convenors

Kill the Bill!

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Film review: Suffragette

Teachers and 'growth mindset'

Townsend Productions presents two critically acclaimed pieces of socialist theatre


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fund the fight for socialism at home and internationally

TUSC councillor calls for local Labour to back Corbyn's anti-cuts stance

Housing crisis on the agenda for Socialist Party in Reading


 

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