The Socialist

The Socialist 30 May 2018

Stop war, fight trump, walk out Friday 13 July

The Socialist issue 997

Stop war, fight Trump, walk out on 13 July

United working class movements can defeat Trump


Landslide vote to repeal Ireland's abortion laws

Historic victory won by grassroots movement


Sting's shipbuilders showcase class pride and change from below

Aberfan disaster novel reminds us Grenfell was not an anomaly

The Socialist Inbox


Johnson and Rees-Mogg widen Tory Brexit splits

Welsh Labour reprivatises rail lines: reverse Tory sell-offs!

Toxic air hits schools as EU ponders slap on wrist years late

England facing water shortage due to underinvestment

Them & Us


PCS conference 2018: members ready to fight to end pay misery


UCU conference: Members are organising and winning - build the union, build the struggles!

900-strong north west NHS strike

Unison ballots workers at Yorkshire hospitals at risk of privatisation

Wales TUC 2018: Socialist Party members challenge leadership at undemocratic conference

Springfield school strike in Birmingham against job cuts and workload

Broad Left candidate elected as Usdaw deputy general secretary


Socialist nationalisation: what it is and why we need it


Action demanded from new council

Hands off Teignmouth Hospital!

Socialist Party members inspired by revolutionary events

Police shootings in Tamil Nadu condemned

Leicester plans sales boost of 1,000th edition of the Socialist

 
 
 
 
 

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France '68 anniversary meeting

Socialist Party members inspired by revolutionary events

Students and young workers marching during the May events in France, 1968

Students and young workers marching during the May events in France, 1968

Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party secretary

There was a great atmosphere at London Socialist Party's meeting to discuss the world-shaking events of France '68. To the sounds of music from 1968, members and new people looked at the articles and timelines on display, and bought copies of the Socialist Party's book 'Month of Revolution'.

Author Clare Doyle was the opening speaker, giving a lively narrative of the events.

Socialist Students organiser Theo Sharieff said we can learn from the May '68 days to aid the current struggles of young people, especially in calling for school and college student walkouts when Trump visits Britain in July.

Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe was a participant in the debates on the left at the time. When others wrote off the possibility of working class struggle in the west, the Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) predicted that revolutionary events were coming in France.

The massive movement of students inspired workers to take action, and when they did, the biggest general strike in history shook capitalism to its core. But what was missing was a revolutionary party that could offer leadership and take the next steps that were necessary for the working class to take power.

Participants from the floor included socialist activists at the time and young socialists who were inspired to join the Socialist Party when they studied France '68. This upbeat mood was reflected in the bumper fighting fund collection which raised 654.


In this issue


Donald Trump

Stop war, fight Trump, walk out on 13 July

United working class movements can defeat Trump


Irish abortion referendum

Landslide vote to repeal Ireland's abortion laws

Historic victory won by grassroots movement


Opinion

Sting's shipbuilders showcase class pride and change from below

Aberfan disaster novel reminds us Grenfell was not an anomaly

The Socialist Inbox


Socialist Party news and analysis

Johnson and Rees-Mogg widen Tory Brexit splits

Welsh Labour reprivatises rail lines: reverse Tory sell-offs!

Toxic air hits schools as EU ponders slap on wrist years late

England facing water shortage due to underinvestment

Them & Us


PCS conference

PCS conference 2018: members ready to fight to end pay misery


Workplace news and analysis

UCU conference: Members are organising and winning - build the union, build the struggles!

900-strong north west NHS strike

Unison ballots workers at Yorkshire hospitals at risk of privatisation

Wales TUC 2018: Socialist Party members challenge leadership at undemocratic conference

Springfield school strike in Birmingham against job cuts and workload

Broad Left candidate elected as Usdaw deputy general secretary


Nationalisation

Socialist nationalisation: what it is and why we need it


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Action demanded from new council

Hands off Teignmouth Hospital!

Socialist Party members inspired by revolutionary events

Police shootings in Tamil Nadu condemned

Leicester plans sales boost of 1,000th edition of the Socialist


 

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