Monday, 28 March 2011

The Lessons of a general strike

RCT Socialist Update no. 8


After this Saturday's fantastic demonstration where over 500,000 thousand people marched through Central London against the cuts of the government, including many people on their first ever demonstration. We will be discussing the way forward at this weeks meeting, along with a report from the demonstration itself where Socialist Party members gave out tens of thousands of leaflets calling for a public sector general strike, we will be discussing the lessons from the last general strike in Britain (1926) and drawing the very important lessons for today and how we can play a part in moving things forward. There is a great video from the demonstration which you can see here



You can also read about the 1926 general strike here  http://www.socialistworld.net/doc/2283

As well as this we will also be discussing and arranging our local campaigning activity including the upcoming Welsh Assembly election campaign where we will be particiating in the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition which will be standing in South Wales Central.

Finally we will be arranging the topics for discussion at the weekly branch meetings for the month of April, so if there is anything in particular you would like to hear a discussion on, then just let us know.

Come along to the meeting Wednesday 7.15pm Otley Arms, Treforest

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