Monday, October 17, 2022

The World Can Be A Better Place


Ever wonder why everything seems so shit, so much of the time? 

Fed up with all of the seemingly endless bad news of rising prices and the cost of living. World conflicts, poor mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, environmental disasters, and so on and so on.

Not sure if you’re part of this group or that group? Don’t know which way to turn? Then look no further than the Glasgow Branch of The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) for some analysis and answers to the root cause of the problems that each and every one of us faces on a daily basis as members of the working class.

Whether you’re just starting out in life as a student or reaching the end of your working life and approaching retirement, you will no doubt be all too aware of the financial challenges facing the overwhelming majority of us as we struggle to get through each and every day trying to make ends meet. While at the same time there exists a tiny minority of people who seem to coast through life without a care in the world.

This is no accident. This is a feature of the class-divided social system called capitalism. One in which those who own the factories, land, and private properties control the way in which we’re forced to live. Our only means of existence is the ability to sell our mental and physical labours, in return for a wage or salary in order to survive.

But there is a better way…

The SPGB, which is part of The World Socialist Movement (WSM) is like no other organisation you will come across in the world of mainstream politics. Founded in 1904 by a group of working-class men and women, our values and principles remain as strong today as they ever have.

Much has changed in the intervening years, including attitudes to the way in which the world functions in terms of production methods, technology and environmental matters. Some good, many not-so-good.

Here in Glasgow, we have a branch that meets online twice monthly, and once in person at The Atholl Arms pub near Buchanan Street Bus Station. In both cases, you will find a committed group of members and friends whose only concern is the making of a better world for all of us to share and participate in equally.

One based on the revolutionary transformation of society, from world capitalism to world socialism. That is, one where all of the essential items of life are produced not in the pursuit of profit, but to meet the essential needs of humanity and all life on earth. A world based on mutual cooperation, rather than one based on frenzied competition.

If you share these ideas and principles, then please do get in touch with Paul on 07484 717893 where he will gladly provide you with the answers to any questions you may have, including details of meetings you might like to attend.

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