In this issue:
The Socialist 22 October 2014, Priced out? Strike Back!
Priced out? Strike back!
100,000 marched for a pay rise and against austerity on 18 October 2014, photo Pete Mason
Anger on the march against low pay: Workers need a pay rise. Even Alan Milburn apparently agrees. Britain is becoming 'permanently divided' into haves and have-nots, he warns
100,000 march against cuts and for a wage rise
The unions' pay battle must continue
50 years of socialist ideas and workers' struggle
Campaigning for a general strike on the 20 October 2012 TUC demo, photo Senan
Anniversary of the first issue of Militant: When we started publishing Militant, the Socialist's predecessor, in October 1964, few of our political opponents expected that we would not only continue publication for 50 years, but become an important factor in subsequent battles of the labour movement
Where's our recovery?
Socialist change to halt climate change
A Freudian slip?
Undercover cops report - a whitewash
Them & Us
Ebola outbreak: one face of austerity
Health workers in Liberia have been on strike demanding better protection from Ebola virus and improved pay
The World Health Organisation axed 300 of its 2,400 jobs in 2011. Cuts in governments' contributions slashed its budget by 20%. Its director-general, Margaret Chan, described "a new and enduring era of economic austerity"
International day of action for abortion rights in Ireland
PCS members again show anti-austerity determination
A PCS picket in Manchester, 15.10.14, photo Alex Davidson
Civil servants in the PCS union were out on strike in force, part of the rolling programme of strikes planned for this week
"No Raise - No Rays!" - say radiographers
POA hospital workers join public sector strike wave
St Mungo's Broadway strikers stage 19 pickets
Care UK strikers lobby Miliband for public support
Sheffield green workers' unofficial walkout
WEA tutors' victory
Leicester council hits homeless hostel
Protest against the council cuts budget, Leicester, February 2014, photo S Score
Wordsworth House, a Leicester homeless hostel which I was a resident of for just over a year, has lost its council funding and the right to house council homeless clients, writes Mark Gawthorpe, Leicester Socialist Party.
Reckless Ukip circus
Save Bitterne walk-in centre!
Socialist Party "part of political landscape"
Local services suffer under Welsh Labour
A Cardiff Against the Cuts protest, photo Becky Davis
In an article that would be attacked by our opponents as scaremongering if written by a Socialist Party Wales member, chief reporter for Wales Online, Martin Shipton, writes: "The local government settlement announced by the Welsh Government will mark the beginning of the end of council services"
Hedge fund owners will never blush
Private companies hold NHS to ransom