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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 August 2012
Why I joined the Socialist Party
I am 22 years old and a new member of the Socialist Party. I'm sure there are many others who could join with us in our struggle for a fairer world. This is why I joined the Socialist Party:
Socialism offers something different, and is a change from the capitalist system that fails us all time and time again
Organised opposition is what we need, and we know it has potential...
Capitalism quite frankly just doesn't work, we need an alternative which caters for everybody; young, old, disadvantaged; not the privileged few!
In the future the destruction a capitalist society brings will only get worse, which is why we need the youth of today to rise up now before it is too late
Abandonment of our generation; it happened in the 80s and it is happening now. Why should we settle for exploitation and a life of no aspirations and poverty?
Labour do not represent the ordinary working class, we need a proper opposition to the neoliberal bloodsuckers at the top!
If we don't protect our rights and values now, how can we complain when they are stripped from us?
Showing apathy will never change things, politics is fundamental in how we live our lives, down to the very last detail. Do we want to live in a fair and free society or not? Then we have to fight for it and get involved! Make a change, because we all collectively have the power to transform society for the better!
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In The Socialist 29 August 2012:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Paralympics, Atos scandal, Remploy closures... Con-Dems win gold for hypocrisy!
Build for a 24-hour general strike!
The Julian Assange case
Galloway's ignorant comments
Gove stole our exam grades!
Crisis services handed over to charity food banks
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
Building workers fight pay cut threat
Sparks protest at London Crown House site
Local government pension scheme
Sheffield recycling workers to resume strike action
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Lobby the TUC for a 24-hour general strike
Jobs and homes, not racism
East Midlands: Save our ambulance service
NHS: Unions must defend national pay bargaining
TUSC councillor rejects Walsall cuts 'consultation'
Prison work - £3 a day is exploitation for profit
Women's prisons - Con-Dems' 'reforms' mean cuts and privatisation
International socialist news and analysis
Norway: Mass murderer Anders Breivik gets life sentence
Kazakhstan: Human rights campaigner Vadim Kuramshin freed
Reviews and comments
Leon Trotsky: A revolutionary's life
Fight council tax benefit cuts
The 'madness' of building homes
Socialist Party news
Notting Hill carnival-goers support Lonmin miners
Socialist Party summer camp
Why I joined the Socialist Party
Save our computer server!
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