Branches

The Southern Region covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey, with local branches meeting in Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Isle of Wight, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton and Staines. See below for details.

For other areas please contact Nick Chaffey on 07833 681910.

Thames Valley District

Oxford

Contact: Ben Ashton (07506 478542)
Branch meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

Get this date in your diary for the biggest celebration of 100th anniversary of the greatest event in human history, the October Russian Revolution. Get your ticket today for Socialism 2017 and save 20% on your ticket price and accommodation for the weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Socialism 2017: weekend of discussion and debate

November 11, 2017, 1:00pm - November 12, 2017, 5:00pm

SOCIALISM 2017 – IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD #1917Socialism2017 #Socialism17 #1917Revolution2017 #socialism1917-2017 Socialism 2017 is a weekend of political discussion and debate on ideas - socialist ideas to build a wall of resistance against Trump and the 1% and change the world. It is proudly hosted by the Socialist Party and open to everyone who wants to see change to this unequal crisis-ridden world. Socialism 2017 will bring together working class fighters, trade unionists and youth and student activists, anti-cuts campaigners, those who are curious about socialism and Marxism, and people who want to change the world. Over the years our fantastic line-ups of keynote speakers have included Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and former editor of Militant; Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary and author of Socialism in the 21st Century; Kshama Sawant, outspoken socialist councillor in Seattle and a leader in the fight for $15/hr min wage and now in the movement against Trump; Juan Ignacio Ramos, general secretary of Izquierda Revolucionaria; Anna Palumbo, leading tenant activist in the successful campaign to stop evictions in Butterfields, east London and many trade union leaders, anti-cuts campaigners and many more. Before his untimely death Bob Crow, former general secretary of the RMT was a frequent speaker. One theme of the weekend will be the question of uniting the workers’ and socialist movement internationally to build a powerful force that is capable of changing the world. International speakers and visitors from the Socialist Party’s sister parties in the Committee for a Workers’ international will attend. The CWI is in the process of unifying with Izquierda Revolucionaria on the basis of Marxist ideas. At Socialism 2017 we will discuss the Russian Revolution 100 years ago. 1917 provides a powerful example of how it is possible for the working class and poor to take their destiny into their own hands and transform the world. We will be discussing the impact of the revolution, including on women’s rights, on art and technology, on people’s lives all across the world and also why the Soviet Union degenerated into dictatorship. But Socialism 2017 will not be a history lesson! It is focused on the burning questions our movements face. How can we kick out the Tories? Can Jeremy Corbyn win? What role can workers and young people play in changing the world? Do we need parties? What about terrorism? How can we defeat racism, sexism, homophobia? Protectionism and free trade; What do socialists say about Brexit? Building solidarity, defending refugees, fighting deportations; The working class, the gig economy and technology; The NHS and the battle against privatisation; Crisis in trade unionism – can they turn left? Environmental crisis in the age of Trump; and more! There will be a special course of bitesize meetings for school students if they wish to attend. If you would like to get a ticket for Socialism 2017, or for more info, you can call our office on 020 8988 9777 or go to our website www.socialism2017.net You can book a ‘Golden’ ticket which includes accommodation at a hostel nearby or free accommodation which may be on a floor/sofa. We offer a free crèche. Get in touch if you have any questions. Online booking is available for 2017 now – there is a 20% discount currently available and special offers for students and school students

View on Facebook

 

Aylesbury

Contact: Steve Bell (07789 915221)
Branch meets 2nd & 4th Mondays.

Reading

Contact: John Gillman (07853 981945)
Branch meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays.

 

Staines

Contact: Paul Couchman (07834 468135)
Branch meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.

 

Bracknell

Contact: Neil Adams (07792 349246)
Branch meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight District

Basingstoke

Contact: Mayola Blagdon (07704 591635)
Branch meets weekly on Thursdays.

Today's campaign stall went very well, sold lots of papers, raised £12.37 which is a lot for us. Had a card filled in by two students for the Bath branch, and a few prospective new members for our #Basingstoke branch.
Thank you Nick for helping us!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

 

Isle of Wight

Contact: Petar Marinov (07940 943376)

 

Portsmouth

Contact: Nick Doyle (07584 356087)
Branch website: https://portsmouth.southernsocialists.co.uk
Branch meets weekly on Mondays.

 

Southampton

Contact: Jane Ward (07786 977143)
Branch meets weekly on Thursdays.

Great support in Shirley today for campaigns against cuts to schools, the closure of Kentish Rd Respite Centre and to the the Tory pay freeze! Enough is enough! #ToriesOut #CorbynIn ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

 

Donations

The Socialist Party does not have wealthy backers. We rely on donations from people like you to continue the work we do.

Socialist Party Southern Region Twitter

New firm hints at de-skilling guards https://t.co/TmSBG02I6D

A great event in #NorthTyneside to save #WhitleyBay Job Centre, led by @pcs_union rank-and-file, and supported by the whole labour movement.

3

#NSSN supporting @MFUnite on their 66th strike day - protesting outside Sheraton Skyline hotel at #Heathrow #BAlowpaynoway @unitetheunion

2

Latest copy of @Socialistpaper on sale now @OctoberBooks. Last edition sold out! #socialism2017 @Socialist_party @SocialistSouth

BREAKING NEWS!! Len McCluskey to speak at #NSSN 'Smash the #PayCap' rally at #TUC Congress Sept10 @unitetheunion https://t.co/MA4T0MXNG3

Load More...