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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

June 30, 2016 at 11:01 am

By Michael Thierfelder My decision to become a socialist was made two years ago in Germany, where I grew up. I was opposed to the racism, sexism and patriotism promoted by PEGIDA, a right-wing populist organisation that campaigns against the supposed “Islamification” of Europe. Shortly after this organisation was founded […]

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A reply to former comrades in New Zealand

A reply to former comrades in New Zealand

March 31, 2016 at 8:46 am

On the 23rd February 2016 the Socialist Party received a letter of resignation from 10 former members which accused the party of having covered up the abuse of a comrade. We rejected this accusation and replied in a statement of the 24th February. This reply can be found here: We […]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

March 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

It has been said before that we have a stark choice – between either socialism or barbarism. We either have a society organised and run in the interests of all, for the benefit of all, to fulfil human needs and to end exploitation; or we have a society with an […]

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Statement from Socialist Party National Committee

Statement from Socialist Party National Committee

February 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Socialist Party received a letter of resignation on 23rd February 2016, signed by fourteen people. While all those who signed the letter are known to us, at least four were not formally members of the party as they had either previously let their memberships’ lapse, or they had never […]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

October 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

My decision to join the Socialist Party started in May 2014. I was watching Joe Hockey read out one of the cruellest budgets I could remember in his expensive suit with that horrible smirk across his face telling the nation that Australia’s most vulnerable were all a bunch of ‘leaners’ […]

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

Why I joined the Socialist Party

February 17, 2015 at 9:06 am

Three new members explain why they joined the Socialist Party I have identified as a socialist for a while without really doing anything about my political views. Although being raised to recognise injustice when I was confronted by it, the most politically active people I knew growing up, were those […]

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Come to Socialism 2014!

Come to Socialism 2014!

September 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Socialism 2014, an activist day school organised by the Socialist Party, will be held at the Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne on October 4. By Socialist Party reporters The theme of this year’s event is ‘Beating back big business rule’. The first session will be a discussion about the strategy […]

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New opportunities for socialist ideas

New opportunities for socialist ideas

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

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

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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