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Socialism 2016 - Rally for Socialism
Sat 12 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
The Rally for Socialism will take place on Saturday 12 November as part of the Socialism 2016 weekend of discussion and debate on ideas to change the world.
www.socialism2016.net for weekend info and tickets
Why you should come to Socialism 2016
You should come because you’re angry – angry at a world where inequality and economic crisis mean poverty for the majority and obscene wealth at the top.
Socialism 2016 will bring together over a thousand working class fighters, trade unionists, youth and student activists, anti-cuts campaigners, and people who want to change the world.
You should come because the bosses and the right wing have shown they won’t give up without a fight - we need to prepare to take them on.
You should come because austerity must be fought and that fight means understanding the best lessons of all previous struggles.
Average pay in Britain has fallen by 10.4% since 2007. The housing crisis threatens to swallow us up and spit us out. And the Tories want to carry on destroying public services in the interests of the 1%. How can we kick them out?
Resistance movements are arising to challenge the rule of the bosses and the bankers. What is necessary for them to be successful? How can their victories be made permanent?
In Britain this includes the civil war over the future of the Labour Party - how can we achieve a party of the 99%, that stands unapologetically in our interests?
You should come to Socialism 2016 because it will be an event crammed with discussion and debate on all this and on the most important question in the world – how we can change it.
Keynote speakers during the weekend to include:
PETER TAAFFE, former editor of Militant, expelled from Labour, now Socialist Party general secretary. See Peter defend the legacy and ideas of Marxism and Trotskyism here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLkpd5CSidI
DARLETTA SCRUGGS, Socialist Alternative member in Chicago and the 15 Now campaign for $15/hr minimum wage and student activist who smashed Fox News. See Darletta speak on a Movement for Bernie march earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHJbUaG_Lac and on Fox news (which had 7m+ views) here: http://www.socialistalternative.org/2016/04/18/interview-fox-news-schooled-socialist/
SHEILA COLEMAN, relentless campaigner with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign
HANNAH SELL, former Labour Party NEC member, author of Socialism in the 21st Century and Socialist Party deputy general secretary
MARK SERWOTKA, general secretary of the one of Britain’s most militant unions, the PCS civil service workers’ union
SEAN HOYLE, President of the RMT, standing in the militant traditions of Bob Crow
and other fantastic activists and socialists.
Here's the links to previous rallies: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/21705