As Russell Brand prepares to take on Farage…time to build the fight for socialist revolution

As Russell Brand prepares to take on Farage…time to build the fight for socialist revolution!

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Brand

Many people across the UK are waiting in eager anticipation for the battle between Russell Brand and Nigel Farage on Thursday night’s BBC Question Time programme (11 December).

Over the recent period Russell Brand has been an outspoken critic of austerity and the political establishment where all three parties, Tory, Labour and Lib Dem, believe ordinary people should pay for the crisis. The 99% suffer at the hands of global capitalism and the 1% at the top continue to prosper. Brand’s series of shows, ‘The Trews’, have become popular as an expression of anger against the system, while his book, simply titled ‘Revolution’, captures the growing mood for change in society.

Meanwhile Farage has falsely painted himself as an opponent of the same political establishment, which is rich considering he is of true right-wing banking stock and would carry out even worse austerity given half the chance. UKIP, despite how it portrays itself, is very much part of the capitalist system, and part of the problem. For example, its two new MPs were recruited from the Conservative Party!

Fire minister Penny Mordaunt is also on the Question Time panel; three days after the latest firefighters’ strike in defence of pensions see the following footage of the demonstration in Buckinghamshire to defend sacked firefighter Ricky Matthews.

However the debate pans out on Thursday night, the Socialist Party is dedicated to fighting for revolutionary change and putting working people in control. There are sufficient resources in Britain and worldwide for us all to lead much better and fulfilled lives but under the status quo it is in fact the outmoded capitalist system which is holding us back.

If you agree with Russell’s call for a revolution and want to fight for socialism we need to make sure it is not just a pipe dream but that collectively we make it a reality.

The time to act is now – The Revolution needs you! Join us in the Socialist Party and our sister parties worldwide in 45 countries as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International, and let us make it happen!

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Letter in Coventry Telegraph supporting Brand’s call for revolution

Letter in Coventry Telegraph supporting Brand’s call for revolution

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The following short letter appeared in the Coventry Telegraph newspaper today (Weds 30th October) from Socialist Party member Dan Crowter. We urge you to join the fight for socialism. Please fill in the details in the box below. 

It’s not often you turn on the TV and see a comedian calling for revolution, but that’s exactly what Russell Brand said on Newsnight last week! His passionate call for equality struck a chord with millions of people.

Our society is run by the super-rich. They control the economy, the media and our political parties. They caused the banking crisis, but we’re the ones paying for it! Russell Brand might not be right about everything, but he’s right that things need to change. We need a socialist system that helps the millions, not the millionaires.

Dan Crowter

Coventry Socialists welcome Russell Brand’s call for revolution

Coventry Socialists welcome Russell Brand’s call for revolution

Russell Brand v Paxman (photo from Huffington Post)

Russell Brand v Paxman (photo from Huffington Post)

Russell Brand has hit the headlines but not for the reasons you may come to expect from the comedian and actor. In an interview with Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight (click here for Youtube footage) Brand lays in to the present political and economic system and makes bold calls for revolution and a socialist egalitarian system. He eloquently expresses the disillusionment with mainstream political parties, addressing why many people do not currently vote and expresses support for the Occupy movement for putting on the agenda the idea of the 1 per cent against the 99 per cent.

Brand states correctly that the system is destroying the planet and makes many excellent points about the huge disparities in wealth. His ideas are not fully worked out and the Socialist Party would not agree with every single point – however we wholeheartedly welcome Brand’s comments which will no doubt express the anger that many millions of people in Britain and across the world feel towards the political elite and the capitalist system where a tiny minority own and control the wealth, leaving the rest of us struggling to get by.

To many his interview will be seen as a breath of fresh air compared to the stale, turgid ‘same old same old’ put forward by the Tories, Lib Dems and Labour.

His comments should be seen as a contribution to the debate about the need to change society, how we go about it and the need for a socialist society.

We urge people who are interested in changing society to consider joining the Socialist Party, which is part of a worldwide movement for socialist change. Nothing will change unless we make it. Click here for more information and to join