The Socialist

The Socialist 1 December 2005

We won't work till we drop!

Attack on pensions: We won't work till we drop!

Pensions struggles still loom

Don't let the profit system cost us the earth!

'Free market' threatens cold weather crisis

NHS feature: Bring the campaigns together

Campaign for a New Workers' Party

Fight for a political voice for young people!

Hidden - the effects of term-time working

Weakness invites aggression

Workers fight introduction of cheap labour

USA - Lame duck president George Bush waddles on

Exploited workers in Middle East fight back

LSP/MAS mobilises against neo-fascists

 
 

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In this issue:

The Socialist 1 December 2005, We won't work till we drop!

spotAttack on pensions: We won't work till we drop!

Digby Jones of the bosses' organisation the CBI, Chancellor Gordon Brown and other cabinet ministers and Adair Turner chairman of the Pensions Commission all have gilt-edged pensions...


spotPensions struggles still loom

FOR THE best part of two decades, big business has slashed and burned its way through the pension funds and entitlements of working people...


spotDon't let the profit system cost us the earth!

TONY BLAIR recently claimed that tackling climate change is a priority...


spot'Free market' threatens cold weather crisis

ON THE brink of a cold winter, Britain faces a real threat of gas shortages...


spotNHS feature: Bring the campaigns together

EVERY WEEK the socialist receives reports of campaigns to stop the closure or privatisation of NHS facilities, usually threatened because of financial 'deficits'...


spotCampaign for a New Workers' Party

Support grows for an alternative: The support for the Campaign for a New Workers' Party is growing with the number of signatories to the declaration steadily increasing...


spotFight for a political voice for young people!

International Socialist Resistance: Blair has claimed that young people are apathetic towards politics. He claims this in the face of more and more young people participating...


spotHidden - the effects of term-time working

UNIVERSITY VICE-chancellors hid vital research on student debt to avoid criticising the government's higher education policies before this year's general election...


spotWeakness invites aggression

THE TGWU is under threat of its funds being "sequestrated" as a result of the strike by baggage handlers in support of Gate Gourmet workers last August...


spotWorkers fight introduction of cheap labour

A DISPUTE over the replacement of British and Irish crews with cheap Eastern European labour, mostly from Latvia, by Irish Ferries has led to an escalation of action between the unions and the company over t...


spotUSA - Lame duck president George Bush waddles on

BUSH IS no longer the invincible, '9/11 president'. His appeals for "unity" against the enemy and for the US to "stay the course"...


spotExploited workers in Middle East fight back

Qatar: MIGRANT WORKERS in the Middle East, including CWI members, are fighting against their slave-like conditions and the non-payment of their salaries...


spotLSP/MAS mobilises against neo-fascists

LAST SATURDAY in Ghent, Belgium, over 700 people including the LSP/MAS (CWI, Belgium) and the anti-fascist youth organisation Blokbuster, marched to protest against the far-right Valaams Belang (formerly Vla...