The Socialist

The Socialist 4 May 2016

Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

The Socialist issue 900

Livingstone suspension: 'Slow coup' against Corbyn.

Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

Doctors and teachers lead buoyant London march

Political censorship used against TUSC candidates

Ex-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

2 in 5 fear rent trap

Aston Villa owners threaten 500 jobs

TTIP tip-off

Them & Us


1926 general strike: when workers tasted power


Hillsborough verdict - a magnificent testimony to courage and fortitude


National Union of Students conference: mood to fight education cuts must be turned into determined action


Solidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

Museum strike solid

Usdaw conference shifts left and demands "backbone" from the union

Civil service: fighting the pay freeze

Library assistants strike against unviable shift patterns

Society of Radiographers conference: "We may be small but we are going to fight back!"

Workplace news in brief


Eyewitness account of France protests: build a general strike movement!

Ireland: Campaigners celebrate suspension of water charges


Letters

 
 
 
 

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In this issue:

The Socialist 4 May 2016, Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

spotLivingstone suspension: 'Slow coup' against Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn addressing a demonstration in support of the junior doctors and teachers

The furore around charges of anti-Semitism engulfing the Labour Party is, in reality, an orchestrated and cynical new stage of the campaign by the right-wing pro-capitalist wing of the Labour Party to try and prepare the ground for ditching Jeremy Corbyn at the earliest possible opportunity.

spotBring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

spotDoctors and teachers lead buoyant London march

spotPolitical censorship used against TUSC candidates

spotEx-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

spot2 in 5 fear rent trap

spotAston Villa owners threaten 500 jobs

spotTTIP tip-off

spotThem & Us

1926 general strike

spot1926 general strike: when workers tasted power

The 1926 general strike - whose 90th anniversary we celebrate this month - was, alongside the movement of the Chartists in the 19th century, the most important event in the history of the British working class.

Hillsborough

spotHillsborough verdict - a magnificent testimony to courage and fortitude

The recent verdict of the inquests into the Hillsborough football stadium disaster of 1989, which killed 96 people vindicates the 27-year campaign for the truth, which battled against establishment lies and slurs on the victims. Tony Mulhearn, who was an anti-cuts, socialist city councillor in Liverpool from 1984 to 1987, responds.

NUS conference

spotNational Union of Students conference: mood to fight education cuts must be turned into determined action

This year's National Union of Students (NUS) conference took place amid a growing mood of anger at austerity in education, and renewed eagerness to fight back. This mood was reflected in the leadership elections and some of the motions passed.

spotSolidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

The BMA's junior doctor committee meets on 7 May to discuss future action following the latest, escalated round of strikes on 26 and 27 April which included a full withdrawal of labour for the first time. The meeting should include a call to the TUC general council to back the junior doctors by calling a national demonstration. This demand was put forward by the civil servants' union PCS and firefighters' union FBU but was scandalously rejected by the TUC on 27 April. The TUC has, at every turn, left the junior doctors' struggle isolated.

spotMuseum strike solid

spotUsdaw conference shifts left and demands "backbone" from the union

spotCivil service: fighting the pay freeze

spotLibrary assistants strike against unviable shift patterns

spotSociety of Radiographers conference: "We may be small but we are going to fight back!"

spotWorkplace news in brief

spotEyewitness account of France protests: build a general strike movement!

Striking workers from the railways, car factories, supermarkets, hospitals, offices and banks joined students and youth in mass demonstrations across France on 28 April. Led by lycée (further education) students, the Paris march was 60,000 strong, according to the CGT union federation.

spotIreland: Campaigners celebrate suspension of water charges

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotLetters

Letters to the Socialist's editors on junior doctors, the EU referendum, Paul Mason and protesters' rights.