One effect of the economic crisis is that many people are becoming interested in alternatives to capitalism—and are engaging with socialist ideas about how to transform the system.
Across the country people are coming to meetings to discuss what a socialist society would look like, why crisis is built into the capitalist system and how we can achieve socialism.
It’s not just economic topics that are attracting large numbers.
Jonathan Neale, author of the new book Stop Global Warming—Change The World has been attracting big audiences on his speaking tour, including a meeting of 70 people in Plymouth.
New Socialist Worker Student Society (SWSS) groups are springing up in universities, and established ones are growing.
In Aberdeen and Edinburgh SWSS groups have helped to build successful Stop the War groups on campus. They are now busy mobilising for demonstrations against the banks