Tuesday, 9 August 2011

UK Riots: Youth demand a future. What do socialists say?

RCT Socialist Update no. 26

Over the last few days with no sign of ending with have seen riots errupt around London and spreading across other parts of Britain with no end in sight. It is important for us a socialists to discuss these events in order to understand them. Whilst there have been awful instances where working class people have lost their homes it is also clear that the is a mass outburst of anger from working class and young people who can see that their future has been stolen from them and at the same time that the top of society has been shown to be thoroughly corrupt. The government, the banks, the media and the police. The task of socialists is to direct this genuine anger into an organised form which united we can bring this government down together.

We will be discussing this issue at our weekly branch meeting on Wednesday come along and discuss the issues and ask any questions if you have any. You can RSVP to the facebook event. There is a good article about the Tottenham riots on saturday on the Socialist Party website here .http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/12498/08-08-2011/tottenham-riots-fatal-police-shooting-sparks-eruption-of-protest-amp-anger. You can also listen to Socialist Party member Glyn Matthews speaking on Radio Wales about the riots of Radio Wales here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012s1p6/The_Radio_Wales_PhoneIn_08_08_2011/  it starts about 3 minutes in.

We will also be reporting on the fantastic Youth March for jobs from Merthyr to Cardiff which took place last week from Thursday to Saturday. You can a report of that here http://www.socialistpartywales.org.uk/news74.shtml

Come along to the meeting
Wednesday 10th August 7.15pm
Otley Arms, Treforest

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