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Comrade Steven Colborn is still very active putting the party case with vigour on facebook. The lad is not in good health and like what other forum members have mentioned he has over the years with great passion put the party case. Yes he is a local independent councillor, dealing with local issues in a small ex mining community. I am sure there are greater crimes the spgb can get their knickers in a twist over.
The Pits might have closed many years ago but this is still probably the largest trade union gathering of workers in the country.
Bah Humbug.January 6, 2019 at 10:36 pm in reply to: Another human-nature-ism: serotonin-based social materialism #176097
After a shift in the coal mine, in the Pit baths it was I will wash your Back and you can wash Mine.Bijou Drains wrote:Apparently EU sanctions are going to be applied to american jeans and Harley Davidson motorbikes, so it should only impact on fat middle aged, biker wannabe men, going through a mid life crisis, That's my next two years screwed up!Is that the same, rather large biker riding down westgate road with a message emblazened on his jacket saying.Divint Dunchas Wah geordies ?Bijou Drains wrote:Apparently EU sanctions are going to be applied to american jeans and Harley Davidson motorbikes, so it should only impact on fat middle aged, biker wannabe men, going through a mid life crisis, That's my next two years screwed up!Thats me safe, my Moped is Japanese.northern light wrote:I took some Standards and some pamphlets for Karl's birthday and they were very well received. They had a few recent Standards on display. Is the People's Bookshop on our mailing list ? Just before the speaker stood up, I introduced myself as a member of The Socialist Party of Great Britain and I asked if there were any other members present. There was not. The venue was very atmospheric, with four flights of rickety old stairs to negotiate. The single room was small as libraries go. It seated 20 comfortably, but they managed to squeeze a few extra chairs in and a few stood in the doorway, for a total of 30 people. Most of the questions came from students working on their thesis. I managed to ask a few questions and even challenged the speaker on his insistance on talking about the roll of money in a socialist society. At the end of the meeting, a guy tried to convince me that in a moneyless society, tokens were the answer. Someone did say that 25% of the British public were receptive to Marxism, but where he got that from, I don't know. Never been to the People's Bookshop before, but now that I have found it, I'll be back. It is run by volunteers, good people and just makes enough to pay the rates. Cup of tea and a biscuit when you go in, free.I was looking forward to going, but my chest was playing up. Thats what you get for a lifetime grafting in heavy industry.patreilly wrote:Bijou Drains wrote:Sorry, I thought you self identified as a woman on Saturday mornings, all of this identity politics has got me a bit confused. I like to be a dalek on Thursday evenings.
You said you would not tell anyone. Karl marx meeting at the peoples bookshop Durham may31 6.30pm.Major McPharter wrote:The peoples bookshop durham is holding a meeting on thursday 31st may at 6.30pm. title of meeting karl marxs 200th birthday. Venue saddler street durham DH1 3NP. Durham city is full of students could be a good opportunity for the spgb to put the real marx and nothing but the real marx.Anybody going? The first 10 get a packet of Tudor crisps and a Pint of Vaux Double Maxim. Lets hope i am trampled in the rush.Bijou Drains wrote:alanjjohnstone wrote:Normieshttps://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=NormieCame across this word herehttps://libcom.org/blog/5-big-problems-angela-nagle-kill-all-normies-24052018
i understand the word, but what’s it got to do with Anna Neagle?Divnt dunchas wah geordies. seen it on a car back window on westgate road. Can anybody translate??patreilly wrote:Yes indeed, it might make your eyes water but it would be worth the pain.robbo203 wrote:Interesting you should mention sleeping on the pavement. The Homeless were cleared off the streets so it would not cause offence https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/videos/420594261751350/ %5BI wonder if they put them up in the Lizzys palace for the night, must be plenty of empty rooms now all the kids have left home.Ozymandias wrote:Just a last call to say that I still have a large amount of Standards and some pamphlets left. They will be getting tipped in the bin if they can't be claimed by anyone in the Glasgow area. North/east branch will have any bound volumes comradejondwhite wrote:U75 ask which political party to joinhttps://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/political-groups-if-you-had-to-recommend-one-to-join.358565/Prefer UB40. Never liked those sneaky submarines.ALB wrote:A contact has asked us for articles from the Socialist Standard on Robert Tressell (Robert Noonan) and his book The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists. So that the work of digging this out doesn't have to be done again here's what we sent them:http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/1950s/1955/no-616-december-1955/slight-case-censorshiphttp://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2000s/2003/no-1192-december-2003/robert-tressell-and-ragged-trousered-philanthropVarious editions have been reviewed over the years:http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/about-books-1953.htmlhttp://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/1960s/1965/no-728-april-1965/book-review-ragged-trousered-philanthropistshttp://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/high-on-tressell-1970.htmlhttp://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-philanthropists.html Still a wonderful read. Buy it from amazon,cheap as chips. and pass it around.