Socialist Worker

Big rally for socialism in Sheffield brings campaigners together

by Jemma Jones
Issue No. 2505

Some 110 people attended a Socialist Workers Party rally in Sheffield last week. It asked, “Is socialism possible?”

Sally Campbell argued that capitalism is not meeting humanity’s needs and how we need a socialist system with real wealth distribution.

Workers from the Pennine Foods strike spoke—it was inspiring to hear how they turned away 12 supply vans at the picket line.

Irish MP Brid Smith talked about the success of socialist candidates in recent elections and the fight against austerity and privatisation in Ireland.

Julie Sherry argued that strikes are so important because “they give people a sense of their collective power”.

Other speakers included a junior doctor, a Doncaster Women’s Aid anti-cuts campaigner and one of the Rotherham 12 on the struggle against the far right and why we can’t let them divide us.

OTHER RALLIES COMING UP

Greater Manchester And North West

Wed 25 May 6.30pm

Birmingham And West Midlands
Thu 26 May 6.30pm
South London
Wed 8 Jun 6.30pm
North And North East London
Thu 9 Jun 6.30pm

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