Welcome to the Independent Socialists in Wellingborough

We are a "broad church" for all who identify themselves as "socialists" and who want to get actively involved in politics at a local level; whether members of formal political parties or "non-aligned". So long as you broadly agree with the vision and values, as outlined below, you are very welcome to get involved.

Our Vision and Values

The next meeting of Independent Socialists in Wellingborough will be held on Thursday, June 19th 2014 at 8.00pm in the Rising Sun pub, Mill Road/Cannon Street Wellingborough. Our guest speaker this month is Rachel McGrath from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, who will be talking about poverty and the housing crisis + discussion and debate. Should be an interesting meeting! Other items for discussion will also include: Wellingborough Diggers Festival 2015 Visit to Burston School strike festival in September Anti-UKIP activity: where next? General Election 2015: what should the Left do? All Welcome.

We want a society where:

  • the basic needs of all – for food, clothing, a home, love, dignity and respect – are met
  • there is equal opportunities for all to develop their talents and abilities to the full - enriching society and themselves
  • all are free from oppression, injustice, discrimination and exploitation – particularly if based on gender, race, disability, age, sexuality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief
  • positive action is taken to reverse historic inequalities
  • children are nurtured, nourished and respected
  • older people are valued and cared for
  • people of different cultures, religions, ethnicities, "races" or background are valued and respected as human beings. Differences are a source of unity and celebration – not conflict and hatred
  • there is respect for democracy and democratic institutions - opposition to all forms of corruption – the highest standards of behaviour and leadership in public life
  • no one has the right to impose their values or life-style on others in a way that breaches their fundamental human rights
  • our world is developed sustainably and we all take full responsibility – individually and collectively - to ensure we leave the world and its environment secure for future generations
  • we contribute to a new global community of co-operation, interdependence
  • we eliminate poverty, famine, debt, militarism and war