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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 May 2004

Socialism 2004

Socialism 2004 is a weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party.

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Initial agenda

Rallies:

Sessions:

Marxism and globalisation:

Jobs exodus - is protectionism the solution?

Workers' struggles in Europe.

Latin America - can left populist regimes survive in isolation?

Resisting Imperialism:

Imperialism - what does it mean?

Haiti's revolutionary tradition - 200 years since independence was declared, what are the lessons for today?

Iran 1979 - why did revolution lead to an Islamic state rather than socialism?

Palestine - can national liberation be secured under capitalism?

Trade union/workplace:

How awkward are the 'awkward squad'? The struggle for fighting union leaderships.

International Socialist Resistance (ISR) - Defending young workers' rights, our role in the trade unions

Local councils - the battle for a better deal:

How can communities fight local cuts in services and tax rises?

Question and answer with local campaigners

Liverpool - how socialists led a mass, city-wide struggle against council cuts

Class struggle and everyday life:

Hijab controversy - why socialists oppose the ban on the headscarf.

Are we being poisoned? Why profits are jeopardising food safety.

Is there a 'new sexism'? Socialism and the struggle for women's liberation.

Introduction to Socialist and Marxist ideas:

(ISR) What is Socialism?

Who were the Bolsheviks? What socialists mean by a revolutionary party.

An introduction to Marxist economics.

Special sessions:

Socialist Students - what is the future of university education under capitalism? Building the socialist alternative.

Asylum and Immigration - combating the media scares.

Can free markets work? Capitalism versus socialism - a debate.

How can we fight the rise of the racist BNP?

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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

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.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 1 May 2004:

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Iraq: Bush's Bloody 'Ambassador'


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Building A Socialist International

2004 May Day Greetings


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ID Cards - Working Class People Will Pay The Price

Anger As Unison Leadership Backs Down


International socialist news and analysis

Shell - Profiting From Misery

South Africa 10 Years On


 

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