In this issue:
The Socialist 7 December 2016, NHS: Stop the Tory vandals
No more concessions to Labour right!
Fight for an anti-austerity, socialist party - readmit expelled socialists: In recent weeks the strategy of the pro-capitalist Blairites - to surround Jeremy Corbyn and gradually strangle him - has clearly been stepped up
Fight for a socialist Brexit
"A tsunami of opposition to the establishment has travelled the world." This description was used by a BBC presenter after the referendum result in Italy on 4 December that forced out their prime minister, Renzi.
Conservatives humiliated in Richmond
Newham council to sack up to 1,300
Slump in unfair dismissal cases - scrap tribunal fees!
Workers can fight Uber-style care
Them & Us
Food banks and the real Daniel Blakes
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
NHS: Stop the Tory vandals
The Tory plan to privatise the NHS via the back door has given way to smashing in via the main entrance.
Hundreds protest the decimation of Devon NHS
Massive support in Stoke for action to save the NHS
Health campaigners in Yorkshire protest "slash and trash plans"
Victory at Standing Rock: US authorities agree to re-route oil pipeline
US authorities (subject to possible appeal) have agreed to abandon the planned oil pipeline through Standing Rock, North Dakota, after a months-long standoff between protesters and armed police.
Spain: Government forced back by Student Union mobilisations
Italy: Establishment routed - workers alternative needed
Portugal: No to witch-hunts - fight the capitalists not socialists
Austria: Far right temporarily halted
Sudan: General strike in defiance of regime
Durham TAs force Labour to suspend pay cuts
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have won a significant battle in their campaign to prevent Labour-controlled Durham council from cutting their pay by up to 23%.
Protest against Glasgow Labour's scab workforce plan to defeat Unison strike
Crossrail action in defence of victimised union rep
Unison members barely earning the living wage in some universities
Sacked bakers' union rep Kumaran Bose calls for living wage 'protection'
Workplace news in brief
Bolton council gives £300k to solicitors while making swingeing cuts
Bolton Socialist Party is backing mounting calls for the leader of the Labour council, Cliff Morris, to resign over the use of emergency powers to hand over £300,000 to an ambulance chasing solicitor, Asons.
Reading TUSC writes to Labour councillors to demand cuts fight
Obituary: John Sharpe: 1953-2016
John Sharpe has died of heart disease very suddenly, at a ridiculously early age.