RCT Socialist Update no. 13
The election campaign as ended and the results are in. As predicted Labour made gains in the Assembly now holding half of all seats in the Welsh Assembly and are now set to pass huge and devastating cuts in Wales on behalf of the Westminster government. Members of the Socialist Party participated in the election campaign for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) but as predicted with little resources and a media blackout no electoral advances were made this time around. You can read more analysis of the election results here http://www.socialistpartywales.org.uk/news54.shtml
What is clear though is that a real and decisive socialist alternative is desperately needed for the future battles to defend all public services from the attacks of the Welsh Assembly. With the council elections only 1 year away and the devastating cuts budget passed by the Labour controlled RCT council the focus turns towards the council elections and TUSC are looking for candidates to stand in every ward next year. All candidates must agree to sign a pledge to vote against all cuts in jobs, pay, and services for ordinary working class people. If you are interested in being a candidate next year then just get in touch with us.
The usual campaigning activity now resumes as normal and this week as well as discussing and planning our post-election campaigning will will be taking a trip to Cardiff for a district meeting of the Socialist Party. We will be discussing the history of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The Russian Revolution was the single greatest event in working class history, that is before the degeneration into Stalinist dictatorship. You can read this speech by Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian Revolution who fought against the Stalinist degeneration and paid for it with his life. http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/russia/r2frame.htm?october.html
Better yet come along to to meeting and if you have any questions you can ask for the answers.
Thursday 12th May, 7pm, Cardiff Bus and Social Club, Tudor Street only 5 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station