Magazine of Socialist Action in Australia

Why I joined the Socialist Party

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After many discussions about current affairs with a friend in the Socialist Party I started attending meetings. I soon found that I believed in many of the ideas that the Socialist Party stands for.

I then started attending campaign stalls on Saturday’s about issues such as climate change and the economic crisis. The Socialist Party is very democratic and I soon found my self contributing to how we present our ideas to the public. Talking to people on the stall helped me grow in confidence arguing for socialism.

I was strongly affected by the Israeli attack on Gaza and found that socialism is not about taking sides between nationalities but forging unity between workers no matter where they are from.

Having been made part time because of the economic crisis I found that socialism is not just a good idea but a necessity to solve the problems of working people. Being a single parent of three teenagers, I find it very hard to make ends meet and I don’t see why I should have to pay for the capitalist crisis.

By Sue Fuller


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