Why I am coming to Socialisme 2021


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Best event to come together to fight for socialism

Julija Rusevica, Socialist Party of South West London

You may have heard a lot about the Socialism 2021 event – November 19-21. We talk about it at every meeting of the Socialist Party.

We’ve had many different flyers and posters for Socialism 2021, and my partner has heard me say “Socialism 2021” so many times it’s slowly becoming a joke from the inside out. However, it is an inspiring event, and I can’t wait to go, learn new things and share my thoughts.

One workshop that speaks to me is “Why does the LGBTQ + phobia still exist?” “. Michael Johnson, chairman of the LGBTQ + Socialist Party members group, will kick off the discussion on this at Socialism 2021.

Every day when I open my Instagram feed, I immediately see news about LGBTQphobia in Britain and around the world, and I wonder why is this still happening? Why does LGBTQphobia exist?

People attempting to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power, vandals torching the monument to the victims of the LGBTQ + Pulse nightclub shooting in the United States, transphobic laws in Britain, laws on the “LGBTQ + propaganda” in Russia, in Hungarian anti-LGBTQ + laws, LGBTQ + free zones in Poland, etc.

These are just stories I can think of by head! LGBTQ + people are tired of feeling threatened; we are tired of not having basic human rights!

Another important topic that will be discussed at Socialism 2021 is “How to take the wealth out of the 1%?” Presented by Helen Pattison, Secretary of the Socialist Party of London.

While we were, and still are, in financial difficulty because of the pandemic, billionaires got richer. They pay minimum tax or no tax, and the law is on their side, while working class people struggle every year.

CEOs of giant corporations are increasing their wealth while abusing their workers around the world. These people have the financial means to end world hunger while remaining rich. But instead of doing that, they play into their sci-fi fantasies by creating overpriced private space projects.

The existence of such a large difference between the incomes of the working class and the richest is not normal. There should be a way to change this situation.

But capitalism will not find a long term solution to any of the problems facing humanity. We must fight for an alternative today to have hope for a future without oppression. And attending Socialism 2021 is a step in bringing people together in this fight for a better future.

  • Find all the details of Socialism 2021 on socialism2021.net