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1 November 2017

spotCoordinated strike action against driver-only operation

The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks

1 November 2017

spotJoin the budget day protests!

Socialist Students has called for Labour to put a free education amendment to the Tory budget

1 November 2017

spotSocialism 2017: ideas to change the world

A weekend of rallies and workshops. Come along to contribute, ask questions, or disagree!

1 November 2017

spotRobber bosses own $6trn

Take the wealth off the 1%! The combined wealth of the world's billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion

1 November 2017

spotTories u-turn on social housing benefit cap and borrowing to build

Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May's backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns

1 November 2017

spotUnions must fight workplace mental health crisis

300,000 a year forced to leave work: Workers with mental health problems are leaving their jobs at a rate of 6% a year

1 November 2017

spotNo to 'Carebnb' privatisation of hospital beds

The villains are not vulnerable people stuck in hospital beds. It's cuts and sell-offs that suck the lifeblood out of the NHS and social care

1 November 2017

spotThem and us

Handouts for sexist charity v cuts to women's refuges. Big pharma sues NHS while doctors plead for medicine.

1 November 2017

spotWhat we saw

This ad for boots in a Hong Kong shopping centre is a little on the nose

1 November 2017

spotPCS pay cap ballot closes soon

The civil servants' union PCS is stepping up its pay campaign by holding a consultative ballot, timed to coincide with the autumn budget

1 November 2017

spotNorth east England blacklisting conference success

Campaigners discussed the fight against bosses and even some union officials who break the law to prevent trade unionists from being hired

1 November 2017

spotTeachers, students and parents demand an end to the schools funding crisis

Over 1,000 teachers, staff, parents and students put the question to MPs on 24 October: "What are you going to do to end the school funding crisis?"

1 November 2017

spotThe "club no-one wants to be part of" - march by families of those killed in police custody

It was heartbreaking to take part in the annual march of Unite Families and Friends Campaign, made up of those affected by deaths in custody

1 November 2017

spotDerby: expenses for councillors, cuts for everyone else

The publication of allowances and expenses of Derby city councillors for 2016-17 should cause more than a few raised eyebrows

1 November 2017

spotHealth campaign groups come together in Barnsley to protest closures and downgrades in the NHS

The decision to demonstrate was taken due to the impending closure of the Mount Vernon hospital by the end of this year

1 November 2017

spotAnger over plan to build housing on Yorkshire flood plain

One resident at a recent meeting in Todmorden shouted out at Tory MP Craig Whittaker: "We know who you are Whittaker - a friend to the builders!"

1 November 2017

spotSkipton show proves draw of socialist art

How did we manage to attract nearly 100 people and local press coverage to a political arts event, the 'Bad Art' Skipton exhibition?

1 November 2017

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. "He's our neighbour"; Gunpowder plot drama.

3 November 2017

spotOrgreave campaigners' Halloween 'Death of Justice' march

Chants of "by Amber Rudd and Theresa May, justice was killed a year to the day!" reverberated around the streets of Sheffield on Halloween night

3 November 2017

spotObituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

Derek Robinson, one of the most famous trade unionists of the 1970s, has died aged 90

7 November 2017

spot'Paradise' for billionaires - austerity for us

Paradise Papers, photo by Steve Leverett/CC

Fight for socialism! The Paradise Papers have reignited working class anger at massive inequality under capitalism

8 November 2017

spotMixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

The heroic Heathrow and Manchester airport mixed-fleet cabin crew have a settlement

8 November 2017

spotPFI privateers dodge tax

Top privatisation companies don't even pay taxes on the profits they leech out of public services

8 November 2017

spotIreland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

Rail workers in the Irish Republic walked out on 7 November for 24 hours, the second stoppage in their demand for a 3.75% pay rise

8 November 2017

spotIreland: dangerous ideas for the ruling class

The Socialist Party in Ireland hosted its second 'Dangerous Ideas' event on 3 and 4 November in Dublin

8 November 2017

spotWalk out against tuition fees on Budget Day!

Socialist Students is preparing for walkouts

8 November 2017

spotPay cap decisively rejected by PCS union members

Members of civil servants' union PCS have delivered a stinging rejection of Tory pay restraint, and shown they are willing to take action against it

8 November 2017

spotUS: Minneapolis Socialist chimes with voters

Ginger's slogan of "not for sale" has drawn in many volunteers and donors from Minneapolis

8 November 2017

spotWestminster sexual harassment scandal

Rotten establishment must go: Revelations could still trigger the collapse of this weak Tory government - and as we predicted, they affect all the major parties

8 November 2017

spotBosses say 217 years to close pay gap - workers' struggle can close it now!

This is the first time figures have shown the situation is going backwards

8 November 2017

spotWe can win the vote at 16!

16 and 17-year-olds will remember the Tories blocked their democratic rights

8 November 2017

spotChild poverty set to hit 5.2m - unions and Corbyn must act now

Welfare cuts are set to make child poverty soar over the next five years to 5.2 million kids

8 November 2017

spotWhat we saw

Jo Brand silences Ian Hislop's sniggering sexism; Trump's Twitter shutdown; Trump Jr's 'socialist' Halloween

8 November 2017

spotUnite union sector conferences: coordinate action over pay

Unite should join the PCS union in calling for the Trade Union Congress to coordinate strike ballots

8 November 2017

spotPicturehouse strike: "evil corporations are evil"

The dispute has now lasted over a year

8 November 2017

spotArriva bus strike still solid

Arriva bus drivers and engineers in Runcorn were out in force for their fourth one-day strike

8 November 2017

spotSpain: Madrid rally celebrates October revolution

250 workers and youth attended a vibrant rally to celebrate the centenary of the October Russian revolution in Madrid

8 November 2017

spotSweden: 'Revolution2017' success

Revolution2017 took place in Stockholm on 4 November and was a great celebration of the Russian revolution linking up to today's class struggles

8 November 2017

spotHealth campaign discusses strategy to save NHS

Over 400 health campaigners and trade unionists attended Health Campaigns Together's conference on 4 November - more than double its last conference

8 November 2017

spotChatsworth neuro-rehab ward still open - unions join the campaign

In July, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust announced this Mansfield Community Hospital ward would close in early November. It didn't!

8 November 2017

spotHousing campaigners ask Corbyn to instruct Labour council regeneration ballots

Losing your home or child's play space is something that can't wait until an election - more importantly, it is within Labour councils' power to stop

8 November 2017

spotThousands march in London for Palestine

This year marks a century since imperialism's 'Balfour Declaration', 50 years since Israel's 1967 war on Palestine, and the tenth year of the blockade of Gaza

8 November 2017

spotOpposition to new academy school being built on Leeds playing fields

Leeds council should not just accept the diktats of the Tory government

8 November 2017

spotSheffield trees campaigner sentenced to prison

Sheffield trees campaigner Calvin Payne was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for one year, for peaceful protest

8 November 2017

spotBrum meeting celebrates centenary of 1917

50 attended the Birmingham Socialist Party public meeting to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution

8 November 2017

spotWelsh update of Chekhov an engrossing tale of 1980s class conflict

Theatre - The Cherry Orchard: Part of 'R17', a series of arts events in Wales to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, this adaptation is worthy of the connection

8 November 2017

spotObituary: Paul Randall, 1959-2017

Paul Randall was a former sheet metal worker and founding member of our Huddersfield branch in the 1980s

8 November 2017

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Even if you oppose the ideas defended by Militant, surely trying to erase it from history is not quality journalism

9 November 2017

spotFight to keep guards on trains continues despite setback Aslef deal

Drivers at GTR Southern have finally voted to accept a deal which was recommended by the Aslef union leadership, which allows trains to run without a guard

9 November 2017

spotSerco - not fit for purpose

So Serco - the private company making big profits from low pay of cleaners and porters in Barts NHS Trust - is exposed in the Paradise Papers

10 November 2017

spotHighest ever ticket sales for Socialism event

This will be the biggest Socialism event yet

10 November 2017

spotHuge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

10 November 2017

spotStrikers picket the South Western Railway network

Pickets stretched from London to Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight

10 November 2017

spotEurope in crisis, revolutionary winds in Catalonia

An underlying social and political crisis grips many European countries

10 November 2017

spotUS: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

On 7 November, the election campaign of Socialist Alternative member Ginger Jentzen for Minneapolis City Council achieved a historic vote

13 November 2017

spotStrike wave continues with 49 walkout days by housing workers

Mears workers have begun more action, joining others fighting back

14 November 2017

spotSocialism 2017: Organising to fight back

Socialism 2017

Over 1,000 workers, young people, campaigners, activists, trade unionists, students and international guests gathered in London on 11 & 12 November

15 November 2017

spotWhy I joined the Socialist Party: "I started to question whether there was a better way"

As far back as I can remember I have struggled to come to terms with the staggering and blatant inequality in the world, writes Adam Lines, Exeter Socialist Party.

15 November 2017

spotComprehensive account of bloody conflict

TV review: The Vietnam War: The US's role in endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Rising tensions between the US, Russia and China. Watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's monumental ten-part documentary on the Vietnam

15 November 2017

spotUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

Calvin Priest and Bryan Koulouris from Socialist Alternative (Socialist Party co-thinkers in the USA) report on the second place finish for socialist Ginger Jentzen in the Minneapolis election

15 November 2017

spotTories on the brink - kick them out!

Division, scandal and crisis: these are the most striking features of Theresa May's government today

15 November 2017

spotWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

Nationalise the energy firms: The market has failed and will go on failing to provide the basics of food, heat and shelter to millions

15 November 2017

spotWhat we saw

Train drivers' pay and tantrum-throwing bosses.

15 November 2017

spotNo more excuses: fit sprinklers now!

Bill the government, not the residents: Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right to demand that the Tories allocate 1 billion to fit sprinklers

15 November 2017

spotIs cuts-making Preston 'beating Tory austerity'?

Fight for no-cuts budgets: Labour-controlled Preston Council has received press coverage as "beating Tory austerity" (Mirror), "where workers are in control of wealth" (Guardian) and "Jeremy Corbyn's model town" (Economist)

15 November 2017

spot4,800 young people hurt after officers 'restrain' them

End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being 'restrained' by officers in secure facilities

15 November 2017

spotCorbyn must challenge pro-gentrification council leader or others will

Claire Kober, the Labour leader of Haringey council, has been reselected to stand as a councillor in the May 2018 elections

15 November 2017

spotCarlisle socialists campaign against Universal Credit

Universal Credit benefit changes will cause untold misery for thousands in Carlisle when they are fully rolled out in April next year

15 November 2017

spotVirgin train workers ballot for strike action

Train managers, caterers, customer service and the other non-driving grades represented by the RMT union at Virgin West Coast are in dispute with bosses over a divisive pay offer

15 November 2017

spotPlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies

15 November 2017

spotTV review: Abortion on Trial - hard-hitting look at impact of 1967 act

Abortion on Trial is a hard-hitting, personal and political look at the 1967 Abortion Act. Eight women, who had all had abortions, and one man were invited to discuss their experiences

15 November 2017

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including cancer treatment privatisation, The Death of Stalin, mental health cuts and Arriva profits.

15 November 2017

spotMarch for free education! We demand a future!

Millions of young people face a future of only insecure work and a lifetime of debt.

16 November 2017

spotVirgin train workers vote for strike action over pay

RMT members at Virgin Trains West Coast have voted by 91% for strike action in response to a divisive pay offer

16 November 2017

spotSheffield Eastern Ave Job Centre strike ends

Applauded by supporters, PCS members marched back to work this morning at Sheffield's Eastern Avenue Job Centre, writes Alistair Tice.

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