Saturday, 3 September 2011

Libya: What do socialists say?

RCT Socialist Update no. 30

The fall of the Gaddafi regime has been all of the news, as the National Transitional Council (NTC) is set to take power, backed to the hilt by the major western powers the question for socialists is what will this mean for the Libyan masses, unfortunately the answer to that question is that in the hands of the NTC and that will be on offer is much more of the same.

This week at our weekly branch meeting we will be discussing the recent events in Libya in contrast to those marvelous events in Egypt and ask the question, how can the Libyan masses take power for themselves and brake with the destructive capitalist system and how can the revolution which took place in Egypt be taken forward rather than backwards towards liberation. We will be discussing all of these issues and offering a socialist alternative. You can read some background information on the recent events in Libya here

We will also here a report from some of our members who attended an anti-racist demonstration to counter a demonstration planned by the racist English Defence League and discuss our final plans for the NSSN organised lobby of the TUC on September 11th.

Come along to the meeting.

Wednesday 7th September, 7.15pm
Otley Arms, Treforest

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