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13 November 2019

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Socialism 2019 - what you thought

The big annual weekend of discussion and debate took place on 2 and 3 November...
Socialism 2019, London 2-3 November, photo Paul Mattsson

Socialism 2019, London 2-3 November, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Since joining the Socialist Party in spring, I've been told that this was the one thing I must absolutely come to. I don't regret it: I met socialists from all over the world, and heard stories and news about places I knew next to nothing about. It was a great atmosphere, and I absolutely loved it.

Sam Morden

So, the weekend was really interesting, all the talks I went to were really engaging, and the opportunity for questions and speakers to talk was really nice to see - though the sheer variety of choice was a touch intimidating at times! The rallies at the end of the days were really energising.

Ashley Davenport

All the members in Wales want to thank Sarah Sachs-Eldridge and the Socialism 2019 team for another brilliant Socialism event which really inspired everyone, young and old. Thanks for all the hard work over many months.

Alec Thraves

There was evident keenness for the printed words of the Marxist classics, and topical interpretations and lessons, with the sale of over 3,000 worth of books and pamphlets from the Left Books stalls. This included particularly big sales of the new Socialist Books title, In Defence of Trotskyism, covering the recent debate in the Committee for a Workers' International.

Keith Dickinson

Really well done on organising such a successful Socialism event. The Saturday night rally was excellent, we had positive feedback on the workshops, and the three closing rallies idea was genius. Some who came for the first time last year thought this year's was even better.

Alistair Tice

Leanna especially liked the one on housing and homelessness. It was Jane's first full weekend, and she enjoyed the one on the revolution betrayed. Connie, who was at Socialism for the first time, said her favourites were on spy cops and the rally on climate change.

Corinthia Ward

It was very good and productive. Most of the contributions showed a high level of political understanding. Thank you for inviting Tamil Solidarity to participate in Socialism 2019.

Lawanya

Another amazing weekend of discussion and solidarity! Great to see socialists from all over the world, and the best way to get ready for the fights to come, including the general election and beyond!

Dan Gilmore

A brilliant weekend. I think everyone is going home with renewed confidence.

Amnon Baron-Cohen

Everything I was at was sharp politically, good discussion, enthusiastic fighters everywhere!

Nick Chaffey

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In The Socialist 13 November 2019:


What we think

Attacks show elite fear a Corbyn election win


News

Strike, protest, vote - Kick the Tories out

Labour MP targeted by right wing stands as independent

NHS in critical condition

Green Party offers no alternative for young people and climate change chaos


International socialist news and analysis

Bolivia: Right-wing coup ousts Morales

Kshama Sawant reelected in Seattle


Workplace news

'McStrikers' demand 15 an hour

UCU strikes: Union means business in fight against employers

Postal union determined to resist bosses' attacks

PCS union general secretary election: Enthusiastic support for Marion Lloyd

Frimley NHS Trust strikes: Health workers walkout against privatisation

Bradford libraries and museums: Unite members escalate action against cuts

RMT union members at SWR to walk out in December

Transport for London - Justice for cleaners!


Education

Save education - Kick out the Tories


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Leicester campaigns to save our NHS

Fighting for free education, jobs, homes, and a future worth living

Socialism 2019 rally: "Socialist change needed to end climate change"

Trade union conference to force secret police disclosure

Barking: protest brings pledge to remove dangerous decking

Help socialist ideas spread this election: donate!

We saved Chatsworth Ward - two years on

I'm 90 and still a socialist


Readers' opinion

Readers' opinion: Twitter's banning of political ads threatens workers' voice

Theatre: On Bear Ridge - an examination of loss, set in a post-apocalyptic world

Socialism 2019 - what you thought


 

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