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One of the workshops at the 2014 Yorkshire Socialist Party Cadre School

One of the workshops at the 2014 Yorkshire Socialist Party Cadre School

As someone who has only been a member of the party for just over a year and a half, I always seek opportunities to gain knowledge and experience from fellow comrades.

Ben Dixon, Leeds Socialist Party

The Yorkshire cadre school, which took place on 30 and 31 August in Leeds, was a perfect chance for me to do this. Talks, debates and discussions centred on the subjects of imperialism, socialism and war.

I was able to revise and learn a gargantuan amount surrounding current world issues while discussing how we, as the largest party on the left, should respond to them.

Iain Dalton, in one of the talks, spoke to comrades regarding the CWI. He covered its inception, history, and how vital this international Trotskyist organisation is today.

Following this, as he had recently returned from the USA, Ian Pattison spoke of the fight and subsequent victory for the $15 minimum wage in Seattle, through our sister organisation Socialist Alternative.

I for one am extremely proud of Ian’s handiwork in this, as we strive for a £10 minimum wage here.

Videos from the cadre school will go up in due course on the Leeds Socialist Party youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/LeedsSocialists)

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