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Posted on 9 May 2018 at 13:27 GMT
Lewisham & Southwark Socialist Party: Reform or Revolution?
- Can social democracy solve the problems of capitalism?
Wednesday 9th May 2018, 7.30pm
For venue details call or text 07983 286 976
Can we change the system from within? Marx and Engels argued that the only way to change the economic system with lasting effect is revolution. However, there have historically been thinkers on the left arguing that gradually reforming the current capitalist system would be a more viable alternative. Using Rosa Luxemburg's seminal text 'Social Reform or Revolution?' as a starting point, we discuss why we, as socialists, believe only revolution can deliver true political change.
Speaker: Paul Callanan
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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