The Socialist

The Socialist 11 December 2004

Bring the troops home

Bring the troops home

US plans crumble in Iraq


Schools victory!

Private contractors rip off public services

Saving pensions: united action needed

Britain's Guantanamo

Christmas 2004 Appeal Letter


USA: Poverty in the world's richest country

Concrete steps towards formation of new party

Italy stops in fifth general strike against Berlusconi

Belgium: Fighting the fascists in Gent


Challenge to UNISON'S Labour links by UNISON general secretary candidate

BBC jobs under threat

Fighting the fire service cuts

 
 

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In this issue:

The Socialist 11 December 2004, Bring the troops home

spotBring the troops home

A Christmas Message from George W Bush
ANOTHER 520 million for war in Iraq. That's how much Gordon Brown announced in his pre-budget report on 2 December...


spot US plans crumble in Iraq

Socialist Party campaigns

spotSchools victory!

THE DAY before the picket we'd organised at Debenham's, the news came through. Millionaire Jasper Conran, designer of fashions, homeware, jewellery and fragrances could now no longer add McEntee Secondary School in east London...


spotPrivate contractors rip off public services

GORDON BROWN'S pre-budget speech ignored many important problems, not least about the funding of vital public services such as the NHS...


spotSaving pensions: united action needed

WHEN CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown announced 104,000 civil service job cuts in his last budget, Socialist Party trade unionists called for a one-day public-sector strike in response to New Labour's public-sector onslaught...


spotBritain's Guantanamo

EIGHT MEN, imprisoned on suspicion of being 'linked to' terrorism, are suffering from: "Major depressive anxiety disorder and some are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder"...


spot Christmas 2004 Appeal Letter

International socialist news and analysis

spotUSA: Poverty in the world's richest country

"LIFE, LIBERTY, and the Pursuit of Happiness." This is supposedly what the dream of America offers, but does this hold true for the 35.9 million Americans living in poverty today, according to the 2004 U.S. Census Bureau report?...


spotConcrete steps towards formation of new party

AGAINST THE background of increased attacks on living standards and working conditions, important sections of the working class in Germany have drawn the conclusion that an organisational and political alternative to the neo-liberal policies of Chancellor Gerhard Schroder and Co...


spotItaly stops in fifth general strike against Berlusconi

ON 30 November in Italy there was the fifth general strike against the Berlusconi government. It stopped the country...


spot Belgium: Fighting the fascists in Gent

Socialist Party workplace news

spotChallenge to UNISON'S Labour links by UNISON general secretary candidate

UNISON's forthcoming General Secretary election will see a clear challenge to the union's links with the Labour Party given the announcement that North West NEC member Roger Bannister has secured sufficient branch nominations to contest the election.


spotBBC jobs under threat

NEW BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has announced cuts of 320 million a year, which will result in thousands of job cuts. About 3,000 jobs are expected to go, over 2,000 people will be expected to move to Manchester by 2008...


spotFighting the fire service cuts

FIREFIGHTERS IN Coventry have started to fight back against plans to reduce night time fire cover in the city...