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23 April 2014

Scotland: Capitalist 'Project Fear' backfiring?

Rallying for a yes vote in Edinburgh, photo Matt Dobson

The socialist case for independence: There is growing fear, horror would not be too strong a word, among the capitalist establishment in Britain at the possibility of a majority Yes vote on 18 September in the Scottish independence referendum

23 April 2014

New figures reveal capitalism in crisis - not recovery

Editorial: Desperate times call for desperate measures. That must have been the line of Chancellor Osborne's thinking when he claimed that new jobs and wages figures proved his austerity measures were yielding a recovery.

23 April 2014

Zero-hour contracts damage your health

A recent report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found that zero-hour contracts or flexible working generally can have a damaging effect on a worker's mental health, causing anxiety and other stress related disorders

23 April 2014

Them & Us

Coffee dregs: Starbucks, notorious in the UK for tax dodging, surprisingly announced it was relocating its European headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain

23 April 2014

Hungry Britain: Fight for jobs and a living wage for all

Mitie cleaning workers striking for decent pay on 21 January 2014, photo Neil Cafferky

One million people are now being fed by food banks. In an effort to cut across the horror and sympathy this figure generated, government sources have denounced the author, Trussell Trust charity

23 April 2014

Why is there a housing crisis?

Housing emergency!

The Daily Telegraph predicted that 2014 will be another profitable year for homeowners, suggesting that "the spring could be a great time to go for that investment-cum-country-house you have had your eye on."

16 April 2014

Tamiflu scandal exposes bloodsucking big pharma

Nineteenth century snake oil sellers travelled the USA, claiming they could cure all manner of illnesses, writes Jon Dale.

16 April 2014

Them & Us

Cash cow: Asylum seeker deportee Jimmy Mubenga died in the custody of G4S security guards; armed forces personnel had to be drafted in to secure the London Olympic Games after G4S failed to provide enough stewards...

16 April 2014

Ending MPs' expenses scandal requires socialist change

House of thieves, photo Peter Symonds

To anyone outside the Westminster bubble it seems incredible that David Cameron believed he could save the career of Tory ex-cabinet minister Maria Miller by offering her 'warm support'

9 April 2014

House of Thieves

photo Peter Symonds

Maria Miller resigns at last: With memories of duck-houses lingering in our minds, we didn't need another expenses scandal to remind us of the rottenness at the top of society, writes Dave Nellist

9 April 2014

Housing emergency

Housing emergency!

Cap rents not benefits - build quality council homes: My local area, the Labour-controlled south London borough of Lewisham, is no longer an affordable place to live, writes Chris Flood, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in Lewisham.

9 April 2014

Break with pro-cuts Labour now

A Labour defeat, said Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, was likely if it went into the 2015 general election promising "a pale shade of austerity"

9 April 2014

System change to save the environment

The recent Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report (see last week's Socialist) has pointed to the devastating impact on food production, and habitat, and the resulting risks of increased famine, water shortages and state conflicts if human induced climate change is not halted, writes Kate Jones, Socialist Party Wales.

9 April 2014

House of Thieves

photo Peter Symonds

With memories of duck-houses lingering in our minds, we didn't need another expenses scandal to remind us of the rottenness at the top of society, writes Dave Nellist, National chair, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

9 April 2014

Hillsborough tragedy - the final chapter?

'Heartbreak, tributes, tears' was the headline in the Liverpool Echo as the next chapter in the Hillsborough tragedy unfolded, writes Tony Mulhearn.

9 April 2014

OECD report: A system in crisis

"Society at a Glance 2014 OECD Social Indicators" doesn't sound like the most exciting document. However, many of the report's conclusions point towards a deep unease about the future direction of capitalism

9 April 2014

Them & Us

House of shame: Culture Secretary Maria Miller's insulting 30-second apology after fiddling thousands of pounds in expenses has reminded the public of the 2009 MPs' expenses scandal

2 April 2014

Climate change: Socialism and global planning essential

IPCC report: Climate change has arrived, and it is not politely knocking on the door. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a 'call to action', hit the headlines

2 April 2014

Unplug the 'Big Six' profiteers

The massive energy price rises at the end of last year have forced 4.5 million households into fuel poverty, families deciding whether to heat their homes or to eat

2 April 2014

Them & Us

New Poll Tax: Lord Warner, the former government NHS minister under Tony Blair and cheerleader for private healthcare, says the NHS is broken and needs fixing


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