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Jolly Red Giant
08-11-2012, 06:50 PM
The 2012 Socialist Party Annual Conference takes place this weekend in Cavan from Saturday to Monday.

This year will see a significant increase in the number of delegates attending reflecting the increase in membership of the Socialist Party over the past year.

The Agenda this year includes discussions on
- the state and perspectives of the European economy
- the potential for a European wide anti-austerity movement
- the current situation in the North and the potential for a strike movement in opposition to ConDem (and SF/DUP) cuts in Britain and in the North
- generating support for socialist ideas among the yout
- current developments in the South, the prospects for the CAHWT and the possibilities of developing a new mass workers party
- building the Socialist Party
- financing the Socialist Party
- elections to the National Committee and other Party committees

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 07:24 PM
Ahh Cavan. That great bastion of the Irish Working Class.

Good to see that all the SP members can afford transport, accomodation, and meals for a weekend in the country.

MediaBite
08-11-2012, 07:27 PM
One event I will not be going near, given the typical aggression of some of its representatives.

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 07:28 PM
One event I will not be going near, given the typical aggression of some of its representatives.

You met JRG? :)

Jolly Red Giant
08-11-2012, 07:31 PM
You met JRG? :)

I see our resident Stalinist internet warrior is trying to be funny again.:rolleyes:

C. Flower
08-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Behave, all of you, please.


- the potential for a European wide anti-austerity movement

What is actually meant by this ? There already is a European anti-austerity movement.

Is some kind of uber-ULA being proposed ?

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 07:51 PM
What is actually meant by this ? There already is a European anti-austerity movement.



I'm not even sure why they are opposing austerity. It doesn't seem to have affected them.

What does three nights plus meals in a hotel down the country run to these days?

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 08:01 PM
- ... the possibilities of developing a new mass workers party


:confused:

As you've been telling us for a year that the possibilities do not exist at the moment that should be a very brief session.

C. Flower
08-11-2012, 08:04 PM
I'm not even sure why they are opposing austerity. It doesn't seem to have affected them.

What does three nights plus meals in a hotel down the country run to these days?

Perhaps they will be sleeping in benders :D

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Perhaps they will be sleeping in benders :D


The Central Committee:

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/boavista1/crusties.jpg

C. Flower
08-11-2012, 08:47 PM
The Central Committee:

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/boavista1/crusties.jpg

I wasn't serious.

Sam Lord
08-11-2012, 09:27 PM
I wasn't serious.

Sorry. I should have known. There was no workshop on lock-ons.

Is this better?

The Central Committee:

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n611/boavista1/untitled-2.png

Jolly Red Giant
08-11-2012, 09:39 PM
Our two resident internet warriors join forces - we have a movement.

C. Flower
08-11-2012, 11:55 PM
Our two resident internet warriors join forces - we have a movement.

Reading that, I would have the impression that you have not been following events in Europe, beyond the Irish household charge, for the last four years.

antiestablishmentarian
09-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Are there any guest speakers? Who's giving the lead off on international perspectives?

C. Flower
09-11-2012, 12:16 AM
Any mention of the ULA, and lessons on building it, so far, on the agenda ?

Jolly Red Giant
09-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Are there any guest speakers? Who's giving the lead off on international perspectives?

Claire Doyle

unspecific
09-11-2012, 05:07 PM
The potential for a formally united anti-austerity movement across Europe is massive. The international of the CWI would be in a good position to gauge how willing the many, many different entities across the continent would be.

Recently the SWP international floated a similar idea under a few key(/no-brainer) demands

http://www.swp.ie/content/swp-statement-eu-strikes

"A broad socio-political movement is urgently needed based around demands such as the non-payment of the debt, taxing the rich, no cuts, raise the minimum wage, retirement at 60 and the nationalisation of the banks under democratic and workers’ control. This must be combined with opposition to racism and fascism and for democratic change. The Occupy movement linked opposition to austerity to calls for the end to parliamentary privilege and changes that go the heart of the fraud of bourgeois democracy."

The final paragraph actually called for the development of independent anticapitalist left across Europe. Funny that the Irish division spend their time cutting across that project(ULA) in Ireland to build a-political campaigns/fronts.