Monthly Archives: July 2013

Socialist Party meeting – World capitalist crisis and the class struggle – a report from our International Summer School – Thursday 1st August 7.30 pm, at The Exchange, Stroud

Several comrades from the South West region recently attended our annual CWI (Committee for a Workers’ International) Summer School held in Belgium, where they met hundreds of CWI comrades from South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia & the Middle East, the US, Canada and Quebec, Brazil & Venezuela, Australia, China/Hong Kong, Malaysia & Europe. All came together […]

Socialist Party meeting – Russia 1905: When workers gained a glimpse of power – many have heard of the 1917 Russian Revolution…but what about 1905? What historic lessons can we learn from Russia? – Thursday 18th July 7.30 pm, Barton Community Centre, 199 Barton St, Gloucester

The momentous events of 1905 in Russia provided the working class with the understanding that it was a force capable of bringing industry to its knees, a force capable of turning railways, power, gas etc. on and off like a light-switch. Most importantly, it gave the working class a glimpse of itself as a force […]

Socialist Party meeting – Why have the main unions stuck with Labour? Will Falkirk be a TURNING POINT FOR UNITE? – Wednesday 10 July 7.30 pm, at The Exchange, Stroud

Will Len McCluskey’s drive to “change Labour from within” collapse over Falkirk West? With the Labour right and Tories accusing the union of trying to control the party McCluskey wanted to change, will Unite, the country’s biggest union, now change course and break with Labour? And as we face a “hot autumn” of strike action […]

Socialist Party meeting – Leon Trotsky’s Transitional Programme – a method for socialists to use in the struggle to abolish capitalism and replace it with socialism – Wednesday 3 July 7.30 pm, Barton Community Centre, 199 Barton St, Gloucester

This week`s meeting will explore the way in which a socialist society can be built. Leon Trotsky`s Transitional Programme (written in 1938) is more than just a political programme. It is in essence a whole method for socialists to use in the struggle to abolish capitalism and replace it with socialism. How do socialists convince […]