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New opportunities for socialist ideas

New opportunities for socialist ideas

Socialist Party News August 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

In late July the Socialist Party held its annual National Conference in Melbourne. The 2014 Conference marked 29 years since the founding of the Socialist Party in Australia. By Socialist Party reporters The Conference opened with a session on the world situation featuring Kevin McLoughlin from the Socialist Party in [...]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Socialist Party News August 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Growing up I never really understood politics. I always had a vague sense of what I thought was ‘right’, and would feel upset when hearing about the oppression of others, but it wasn’t until studying social sciences at uni that it all fell into place. I began to understand the [...]

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Why I Joined the Socialist Party

Why I Joined the Socialist Party

Socialist Party News July 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I joined the Socialist Party after being inspired by the ideals that the party advocates. Under the current Coalition government, the flaws of the capitalist system are even further exaggerated. Increased economic advantages are given to the wealthy whilst all the heavy lifting of the country is done by the [...]

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2014 Socialist Party National Conference

2014 Socialist Party National Conference

Socialist Party News June 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

The Socialist Party will hold its 2014 National Conference in the Melbourne CBD on July 11, 12 & 13. The National Conference is the highest decision making body of the party and the most important meeting we hold all year. The conference is open to all financial members as well [...]

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What being a member of SP involves?

What being a member of SP involves?

Socialist Party News June 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Lots of people ask what being a member of the Socialist Party involves. Here is a short explanation… We encourage our members, where possible, to regularly attend their local branch meeting. This is where we discuss political issues and plan our campaigning work. We also encourage members to help us [...]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Socialist Party News May 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Two new members from Melbourne explain why they joined the party I joined the Socialist Party mainly through a friend of mine who is really big on rights and social justice. I had my own ideals as well that coincided with hers but didn’t think I could do any more [...]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Socialist Party News March 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Two high school students explain why they joined the Socialist Party From a fairly young age, I considered myself to be passionate about environmental and social issues. Like most students, I learned about climate change and extreme international poverty in early secondary school, and it was clear to me that [...]

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Socialism 2013: Inspiring and informative

Socialism 2013: Inspiring and informative

Socialist Party News November 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

In early October the Socialist Party held its annual Socialism event in Melbourne. With guest speakers via video link from across the world, we gained a greater insight into international developments and how our sister organisations across the globe have intervened in local issues to great effect. By Simone Howard, [...]

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Socialism 2013 event in Melbourne this weekend!

Socialism 2013 event in Melbourne this weekend!

Socialist Party News October 2, 2013 at 10:36 am

Socialism 2013: Global crisis, global resistance A weekend of discussion and debate with leaders of struggle from around the world Agenda Friday October 4, 7.00pm: A world in crisis and revolt: From Europe to the US Panel including live video link with Paul Murphy, socialist Member of the European Parliament [...]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Socialist Party News September 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Two new members of the Socialist Party explain why they joined. There are many reasons I could give as to why I believe that socialism is better than capitalism. I was raised in a family that cared about politics. I grew up in a working class area in France with [...]

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