Monthly Archives: August 2013

Socialist Party meeting – Why the pharmaceutical industry should be nationalised – The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud Thursday 29th August 7.30 p.m.

This week`s meeting will explore the corruption and tragedy that results from putting profit before people in an industry which purports to be dedicated to improving people`s health. The behaviour of the pharmaceutical industry shows the desperate need for socialised medicine, with health systems nationalised under democratic workers’ control. Under capitalism, medication is privately produced […]

Socialist Party meeting – Regional organiser Robin Clapp speaking on International Perspectives – Thursday 22nd August 7.30 pm, Barton Community Centre, 199 Barton St, Gloucester

Socialist Party meeting – The State – Is the state and its legal system neutral or is there a clear class bias? – The Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud Thursday 15th August 7.30 p.m.

What kind of state do we live in? Among other things Wikileaks revealed a secretive US electronic data gathering system called ‘Prism’ – operated by the Obama government’s National Security Agency (NSA) – which shared data with the GCHQ spy centre in Cheltenham. The UK has some of the most stringent anti trade union laws […]

Socialist Party meeting – Is Egypt facing a future of “bread, liberty & social justice” or one of civil war & military repression? – Thursday 8th August 7.30 pm, Barton Community Centre, 199 Barton St, Gloucester

The mass uprising in Egypt this June was a continuation of the January 2011 revolution for “bread, liberty and social justice”. Within three days, 20-25 million people had moved on to the streets, ‘Revolutionary Popular Committees’ were re-launched, and three industrial cities declared civil disobedience, with hundreds of independent unions calling for a general strike. There […]