Education minister Michael Gove recently accused ‘left wing academics’ of using Blackadder Goes Forth as propaganda in the teaching of the First World War. On reflection, he may regret his decision to visit the school of a former pupil who played the part of one of the characters, Captain Darling. Current Stroud school students angry […]
2013 was a very eventful year for Socialist Party members in the county and last week we briefly reviewed the campaigns and activities in which we played a part. At THIS WEEK’s MEETING we will be considering the likely political mood & developments this year, ConDem policies for 2014 and the current state of the […]
Some of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society will face the prospect of being forced from their homes, for the ‘crime’ of having a spare room. According to the National Housing Foundation two thirds of those affected are disabled. People simply cannot afford to pay; many will go into debt rather than be […]
How to fight this government – Can privatisation be defeated – Why we need coordinated strike action. These crucial questions will be discussed on picket lines and strike meetings in the coming weeks. Many public sector unions have balloted for strike action or been on strike. Next month, teachers across the South West come out. […]
September 11th this year was the 40th anniversary of the coup in Chile which brought to power the murderous regime of General Pinochet. The coup was planned and executed in the headquarters of the CIA and the White House, in collusion with the ruling elite in Chile and its armed forces. In its aftermath, thousands […]
This week`s meeting coincides with Fresher`s Fair – the venue is behind Cheltenham Central Library, which is in Clarence Street.