Xmas greetings from Coventry Socialist Party
Coventry Socialist Party would like to send Xmas greetings to all members and supporters in what has been a busy 2016. We would like to thank all those who have helped us during the year, whether you were one of the 3108 people who voted for us in the Local elections in May, donated to our fighting fund, supported one of our many campaigns or who helped in any other way.
Working class people are continuing to pay the price for the capitalist crisis. The ongoing carnage in the Middle East shows that capitalism is failing people not just in this country, but across the world.
However 2016 has seen alternatives to austerity and the idea of fighting back become more prominent. The re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader and the rise of Bernie Sanders in the US shows there is an appetite for anti-corporate policies and anti-establishment movements – as does the rejection of the establishment in the EU referendum.
2017 in Coventry will see continued and deeper threats to our jobs and services. The Socialist Party will be part of the campaigns to defend our services and communities, whilst putting forward the need for a socialist alternative to end the nightmare of capitalism. A key date will be the national demonstration to defend the NHS on 4th March, make sure you are there!
Next year we will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which saw working class people come to power and spark a revolutionary wave across Europe. We will be publishing articles on coventrysocialists.com as well as holding meetings and rallies to celebrate this earth shattering historical event and to learn the lessons for the struggles of today.
So we hope all our members and supporters can take a well earned rest over Christmas and we urge those of you not yet involved with the Socialist Party to make 2017 the year that you take the step to get active!