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19 September 2014

1.6 million vote Yes in a working class revolt against austerity

Scotland

In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment, the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of over 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly working class

17 September 2014

10 NOW!

Fast Food Rights campaigners in Leeds on 28 August 2014, photo Erika Sykes

Workers' action to raise the minimum wage: Every day we are bombarded by new facts and figures showing that the cost of living has gone up

17 September 2014

Step up fight against Tories

One of the mass protests in the campaign to defeat the bedroom tax in Scotland, photo Socialist Party Scotland

After Scotland vote: The Con-Dem government is teetering. Whatever the vote in Scotland, taking place as we go to press, the government has been damaged, writes Steve Score.

17 September 2014

Keep hospital services in the NHS

People's March for NHS, photo Simon Elliott

The five board members in charge of Interserve, a private company which has taken charge of estates and facilities cleaning at three hospitals in Leicester, take home just under 3 million a year between them

17 September 2014

Them & Us

Back to the future: Government austerity has resulted in spending on public services falling to the lowest share of national income since 1938, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility

17 September 2014

Students: fight to end austerity and capitalism

Students protesting at Sussex university, photo Suzanne Beishon

For many young people, this month represents the start of a new phase in their lives - an exciting and fresh chapter. Universities will welcome tens of thousands of first-year students.

16 September 2014

"Britain will never be the same again"

Whichever side wins, Britain's ruling elite will have suffered a battering which will leave it permanently damaged.

12 September 2014

Scotland: Defeat Project Terror with socialist policies

The possibility of a majority 'Yes' vote for Scottish independence has produced panic and trepidation among the British capitalist establishment and their counterparts internationally

10 September 2014

Students: Fight debt, poverty and capitalism

 University, college and school students protest in central London against higher tuition fees and education cuts , photo Suzanne Beishon

Going to university is supposed to be a stepping stone to a job which you couldn't get without a degree. The reality is that, because of Westminster politicians, the only thing guaranteed for students after completing a degree is debt

10 September 2014

Bedroom Tax edges toward its doom

...but tenants still suffer: If a man dives headlong into a cesspool and then clambers out of it, the first thing he will do is find a way to wash his face and hands, writes Dave Murray.

10 September 2014

Government spending cuts deepen prisons' crisis

Government cuts, leading to massive staff shortages, are deepening the crisis in the prison service as John Hancock of the Prison Officers' Association (POA) national executive committee, explains

10 September 2014

Them & Us

Universal chaos: As anticipated, the government's cost-cutting Universal Credit (UC) system is leading to increased rent arrears among tenants

10 September 2014

Abuse: Cuts have robbed us of the time to talk to these young people

The recent horrific report on the cover up of large scale child sexual abuse in Rotherham was analysed in the last issue of the Socialist (issue 823). The week we have a powerful view written from personal experience.

10 September 2014

British leaders back expansion of Nato war machine

The world does not look like a safer place after the Newport Nato Summit, held on 4-5 September

10 September 2014

Scotland in revolt against austerity

2013 Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax, which has now been defeated in Scotland, photo Jim Halfpenny

'Yes' support hits the Tories: Polls showing big growth in support for a Yes vote have sent dismay and terror coursing through Westminster's capitalist elite

10 September 2014

Scottish referendum: A mass revolt against austerity

The 6 September YouGov survey for the Sunday Times has sent shock waves through the capitalist political establishment in Britain

3 September 2014

Strike to save the NHS

Workers' action can stop NHS cuts and privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson

Health workers balloted to join 14 October public sector action: While NHS bosses hold secret meetings with private health companies looking to get their greasy hands on 1 billion worth of public money, NHS workers have seen their pay fall by 15% in real terms since 2010

3 September 2014

Stop the Con-Dems destroying our NHS!

The People's March for the NHS reaches Bolsover, photo Elaine Evans

Cameron's government is destroying the National Health Service by privatising huge swathes of it. Last year Simon Stephens was appointed chief executive of NHS England. Stephens used to run US firm UnitedHealth's European arm

3 September 2014

Rotherham: Council and police cover up abuse

There has been widespread revulsion and outrage at the findings of the report by Professor Alexis Jay into the horrendous abuse of children and young people in Rotherham, published on 26 August

3 September 2014

Fourfold rise in youth on poverty pay

We need real jobs with a living wage, photo Paul Mattsson

Fight for 10 an hour now! Don't be young. Not if you want a house or enough to live on. A new study out this month details the continuing decay of youth wages and home ownership


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