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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 March 2016

Socialism back on the agenda

Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins outside the Irish Parliament

Ruth Coppinger and Joe Higgins outside the Irish Parliament   (Click to enlarge)

Socialism is bursting open the straitjacket of big business politics across the planet.

In Ireland, the Socialist Party has won three TDs (MPs) for the Anti-Austerity Alliance. Our Irish sister party charged to a commanding lead in the Dublin South-West constituency.

Electors have routed establishment politicians - in particular, the treacherous Irish 'Labour' Party.

In the United States, self-declared socialist and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders fills sports stadiums. Up to 28,000 packed the terraces in Los Angeles, with the same number in Portland, Oregon.

Back in his Vermont home, Sanders holds an astonishing 65-point lead over right-wing Democratic opponent Hilary Clinton. Our co-thinkers in the US, Socialist Alternative, have won and retained a Seattle city council seat with national profile.

And here in Britain, a new YouGov poll shows growing support for socialist ideas. Respondents aged between 18 and 39 were likely to hold favourable views on socialism, and negative views on capitalism.

Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity leadership victory has opened up an exciting new space to discuss and fight for socialist change.

Junior doctors are joining the battle too, striking against attacks on the NHS.

Politics is on course for a change - resurgent working class engagement and militancy. The Socialist welcomes this fight. Socialism is back on the agenda.

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In The Socialist 2 March 2016:


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Socialism back on the agenda

EU referendum: 'In' campaigners crank up Project Fear

Support junior doctors' strikes

Tories propose endless austerity...We say: 'No way!'

Fifa: invest in working class sport, not profits

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International Women's Day 2016: Should women support Hillary Clinton?


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Stop the war on the Kurds!


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Historic further education strike in England

Determined junior doctors fight on

A day in the life of a Women's Aid worker in Wales

Food workers "adamant" in fight against pay cut

Labour council attacks trade unions

May Day greetings with the socialist

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Uprising against A&E closure

Swansea: youth orchestra joins protest against cuts

Labour rush to cut, with Tory support

The Isle of Wight needs socialism!

Workers' fightback sets tone for East Mids conference

Help us seize every opportunity to fight austerity

Housing nightmare the focus of student campaign

Young Labour conference: Left and right lock horns


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