11 Aug 2021
Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1144/32890
From The Socialist newspaper, August 11, 2021
Socialism 2021, photo Socialist Party
In a world facing crisis on all fronts, the discussion of how socialist ideas can change the world is more necessary than ever.
The Institute of Economic Affairs, a pro-capitalist think tank, recently sounded the alarm when it found through a survey that a majority of young people want to live in a socialist society.
How could it be otherwise? Adolescents and twenties have spent their conscious lives in a world where all they have known is climate catastrophe, economic crashes, war – all met with capitalist ineptitude at best.
The openness to an alternative mode of managing society is indicated by the massive support of the young people questioned for the renationalization of various industries such as energy, water and railways (72%). The same number also believe private sector involvement puts the NHS at risk.
An even higher proportion (78%) blame capitalism for Britain’s housing crisis and believe its resolution requires large-scale government intervention, through measures such as rent controls and social housing.
Capitalist climate crisis
Three quarters of those polled agree that climate change is a specifically capitalist problem. And more than seven in ten agree that capitalism fuels racism
The survey also found that “there are no detectable differences between the economic attitudes of people in their late teens and those of people in their early 40s. It is no longer true that people “grow” socialist ideas as they age. ”
Workers and the elderly also face a world dominated by austerity and a struggle against the bosses and their political representatives in the Tories and Blairite Starmer work.
Most of those interviewed believed that a socialist system would promote solidarity, compassion and cooperation.
How to achieve this socialist change? What is the role of the working class in building a new society? Discussing these pressing issues is why we hosted the Socialism 2021 weekend event.
Socialisme 2021 will run from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November. It will begin with an online opening session on Friday evening. Then those traveling to London can attend the workshops in person while those for whom this is not possible can attend the zoom workshops.
The main rally will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday so people can have a chance to return home afterwards if they wish. The rally will be broadcast live. Further workshops will take place on Sunday – again with the option to attend those in person or those held online.
Due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to finalize all the arrangements yet – but we can now confirm that in-person and zoom options will be available.
This opportunity to meet members of the Socialist Party, trade union activists, other socialists, young people, community activists, student organizers and others to share ideas, experiences, to debate a Marxist approach and combative of the challenges we face, and to learn collectively from history and theory will be a major asset for all involved.
Those who have already purchased tickets will not be required to pay more when we confirm details – unless it is an additional charge to cover accommodation. But for those who book later, there may be an increase in the price of tickets to cover the cost of renting the venue.
- Tickets and info: socialism2021.net
In The Socialist from August 11, 2021:
Defend the NHS. Fight the Tory pay the insult. Prepare for the strike!
NHS: kick out privatizers, fight for funding, build for strike
Conservative government nationalizes Sheffield steelworks
Conservatives reduce aggravated crime, Johnson ‘blitz’ won’t help
Fight against rising energy prices
Thank you to the miners – an example of workers’ struggle and solidarity
News in brief
Olympic “success” masks cuts and inequalities in sport
Starmer’s Faithful Guardian
Capitalism = climate catastrophe
Speak out against a rigged and rotten system – Socialisme 2021
London Pride canceled – pandemic shows protest Pride is needed
London: hundreds protest for trans rights
Save Newham Theaters from Labor Council cuts!
Summer school for young members of the Socialist Party
A day in the life of a young hotelier
West Midlands: austerity and capitalism offer no future for young people
Why I joined the Socialist Party
Don’t privatize Dudley Libraries
Socialist Party: only funded by the working class
Critique – The Struggle for World Socialism
Waltham Forest: Fighting for a Home for Nadia and Homes for All
August 1991 – The failed military coup in the “Soviet Union”
Majority of ballots essential to continue DVLA strike
Night strike in subways suspended to allow talks – remove compulsory tariffs!
RMT hits hard on East Midlands rail
You need a union when the time comes to fight
Unions protest against Leicester exploitative Food Attraction
More than 3,000 votes to fight against the socialist program of the CWU
The NSSN will put pressure on the TUC
The devastating explosion in the port of Beirut a year later
Le Socialiste August 11, 2021 |
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