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Jon Bartlett Left wing political parodies (48) RE: Left wing political parodies 13 Nov 08

This was my input. I learned it at a Young Socialist weekend school on the Common Market, c. 1961/2. A Weekend school typically (at least, in our part of the country, the southeast) was located at a country house, with accommodation for c. 30 people. There'd be lectures and workshops and discussions, et6c., all meals, and of course the Saturday night concert or unorganized spontaneous sing. I found the Young Socialists (the youth branch of the Labour Party) through the Aldermaston Marches (anti-bomb marches over the Easter weekend from Aldermaston Weapons Research Base to Trafalgar Square). The first song I ever sang alone in public was learned at this school: "Solidarity Forever".

Reflecting on this: where do people learn their politics today?

Jon Bartlett

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