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Sheffield Communist Forum - Defending the state? Welfare cuts and the social wage

Wed 3 Nov 2010, 7pm Upstairs at the Rutland Arms, Brown St. Sheffield

An open, independent forum to discuss class struggle and communist theory in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.Questions: Do we simply defend the "welfare state"? Will the cuts smash or restructure "welfare"? Are the cuts an economic necessity? Can Trade unions defend jobs and services?Reading: Issue 18 of The Commune, Oisin Macgiollamoir: Are the cuts necessary? And see linked debate from the article. Comments by Robert Kirby, Boffy and Bill Jeffries.Other reading suggestions are given, many with links, at www.thecommune.wordpress.com (Page down to the bottom - see welfare capitalism and the cuts – sheffieldSheffield Communist Forum Facebook

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