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Archive for August 2008

12 August 2008

spotStatement on South Ossetia from the CWI

Committee for a Workers International statement

13 August 2008

spotDon't miss the Socialist Party summer camp

Don't miss the Socialist Party summer camp

Friday 22 - Monday 25 August, Essex.

A great opportunity for a weekend break with some political discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.
£40 per waged adult, £25 per unwaged or low waged adult, £12 per child and £95 for a family.
Ring 020 8988 8777 now to book your place. More info

13 August 2008

spotProtectionism looms as Doha round fails

SEVEN YEARS after they began in Doha, Qatar, the latest round of negotiations over a new global trading agreement has collapsed again in Geneva, writes Dave Reid.

13 August 2008

spotThe Socialist diary: details of meetings and events

Details of: * Socialist Students national meeting; * Socialist Party youth meeting; * London socialist women readers' group; * Burston Strike School rally; * Socialist Party black & Asian group meeting; * Socialist Party lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group meeting; * Socialism 2008

13 August 2008

spotProtest at BNP's racist policies

THE PROTEST against the far-right, racist British National Party's "red, white and blue festival" in Derbyshire will go ahead on Saturday 16 August from 9am as planned, writes James Newton, Notts Stop the BNP.

13 August 2008

spotFighting on class policies

Campaigning against the BNP: YOUTH AGAINST Racism, helped by young Socialist Party members from across South Wales, took to Swansea's streets on 2 August to protest at the BNP's vile, racist lies and to put forward a socialist solution to the problems of soaring inflation, wage cuts and cuts in public services faced by workin, writes Joe Fathallah.

13 August 2008

spotFast news

California's Terminator: CALIFORNIA'S REPUBLICAN Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger lived up to his film role as 'the Terminator' by unilaterally sacking 22,000 state workers and cutting a further 200,000 workers' wages to minimum wage levels...

13 August 2008

spotGeorgia - Russia conflict: Disaster for working people

AS THE Olympic Games in China opened, attracting the attention of the world's mass media, the conflict over the recognition of the republic of South Ossetia in Georgia exploded into open military conflict...

13 August 2008

spotSave our Post Offices: Sheffield campaign builds strength

WITHIN 48 hours of Post Office Ltd announcing 16 branch closures in the city, Sheffield Communities Against Post Office Closures (SCAPOC) contacted all the sub-postmasters and held a 30-strong campaign meeting including reps from the National Federation of Subpostmasters, Communication Workers Unio, writes Alistair Tice.

13 August 2008

spotCWI Summer School 2008: Capitalism at a crucial turning point in its history

Tony Saunois, secretary of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), opened the CWI international summer school by firmly underlining the changes being brought in by the new economic crisis of capitalism and the importance of workers' struggles which will emerge, writes Alison Hill.

13 August 2008

spotStrike threat produces Glasgow pay victory

All 900 workers in Glasgow council's homes for older people and children/young people have won wage increases after threatening to take all-out indefinite strike action without emergency cover, writes Brian Smith, secretary, social work services, Glasgow Unison.

13 August 2008

spotOppose the BNP 'Festival of Hate'

Love Music Hate Racism demonstration 2008, ISR contingent, photo by Paul Mattsson

Love Music Hate Racism demonstration 2008, ISR contingent, photo by Paul Mattsson

"WHEN THE cameras weren't there, the mask came off... racist jokes, the fascist salutes... Then, late in the evening in the beer tent, they were playing SS marching songs on a cassette...

13 August 2008

spotNo to food & fuel poverty

Prices rise, wages fall - from CNWP leaflet, www.cnwp.org.uk

Prices rise, wages fall - from CNWP leaflet, www.cnwp.org.uk

Nationalise the top food and fuel companies: Each week the cost of getting to the supermarket, buying the basic groceries for a family and cooking a meal is going up. Shoppers and shop workers talk about soaring prices on the checkout and wonder how we're going to manage and where it will end, writes Vicky Perrin, Huddersfield Socialist Party.

16 August 2008

spotBrazil - appeal for solidarity

* Conlutas - new trade union organisation under attack
* Condemn the brutal attack on the office of Conlutas and the subcontracted workers of Revap
* Build unity in struggle, against criminalisation of the social movements and for higher wages
* Joint Declaration by Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI) and Collectivo Socialismo y Liberdade.

18 August 2008

spotA memorial meeting dedicated to the memory of Terry Fields

Wednesday 27 August 2008 - 7.30pm. Terry Fields sadly passed away in June. Firefighter and leading lay official of the Fire Brigades Union, from 1983 to 1992 Terry was Labour MP for Liverpool Broadgreen...

18 August 2008

spotSub-post office closures in Huddersfield protest meeting

The announcement of plans to close nine sub-post offices across Huddersfield and the Colne Valley area has come as a hammer blow to these communities...

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