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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 April 2017

Them & Us

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon   (Click to enlarge)

Champagne buttons

Hedge fund managers at a new office complex will have 'press for Champagne' buttons installed at their desks.

The 100 million development in Soho, central London, will also have buttons for caviar and cocktails. A high-end restaurant downstairs will send up celebratory drinks on demand.

The Socialist looks forward to supermarkets installing 'press for tin of beans' buttons at checkouts for staff on poverty pay. Perhaps the foodbank out back could run the service.


Tampon tax

Young women from low-income families have been skipping school because they cannot afford sanitary products.

Police in Leeds have found that periods are often a cause for truancy. The Tories' barbarous tampon tax will only have compounded the problem.

Meanwhile, some of the income from that very same tax has gone to an anti-abortion group. The government has granted 250,000 to the anti-choice 'charity' Life from newly added VAT on feminine hygiene products.

Sanitary protection is not 'non-essential'. Public funds should not go towards undermining a woman's right to choose. Scrap the tampon tax and fight for full abortion rights.

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Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

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Doncaster: Socialist Steve's growing support


International socialist news and analysis

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France: Groundswell of support for left candidates

Ireland: Bury the water charges


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Car workers strike at BMW in defence of pensions

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Livingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism

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Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Excellent Socialist Party trade union meeting

Last quarter's fighting fund target smashed, now make our voice heard in elections

Action against cuts at Solent University

Police officers face misconduct charges over attack on 'freedom ride'

Newham socialists attend 'I, Daniel Blake' film night

KCL housing 'wall of shame'


 

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