The Socialist

The Socialist 16 March 2006

Iraq: Immediate withdrawal of troops: workers' unity to fight sectarianism

Iraq: for the immediate withdrawal of all troops

Will the US bomb Iran?

Is there a way out of the Iraq quagmire?

Mass protests sweep France

The case for a new workers' party

Campaign for a New Workers' Party - come to conference!

Socialist Party discusses with Respect

'We reject New Labour's policies and philosophy'

Sticking to socialist principles, looking after the community

Success in Kendal

Jean Charles de Menezes: No more cover-ups!

Action to defend our pensions!

Still fighting for equal pay

PCS overtime ban - the issues

Parents back striking teachers

NUT executive - vote for Linda Taaffe

 
 

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The Socialist 16 March 2006, Iraq: Immediate withdrawal of troops: workers' unity to fight sectarianism

spotIraq: for the immediate withdrawal of all troops

Iraq

for the immediate withdrawal of all troops

workers' unity to fight sectarianism


spotWill the US bomb Iran?

DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND the world on 18 March will be demanding that imperialist forces get out of Iraq. But opposition to any US attack on Iran will be an urgent theme in this year's third-anniversary protests. LYNN WALSH looks...


spotIs there a way out of the Iraq quagmire?

THE STATEMENT by the US ambassador to Baghdad, Zalmay Khalilzad that the Iraq invasion had opened up a 'Pandora's Box of sectarian conflict', has focused attention on the prospect of a slide towards open civil war in Iraq...


spotMass protests sweep France

HUNDREDS OF thousands of students, workers, the unemployed and young people have taken to the streets all over France. They are protesting against a law (CPE) which will allow bosses to sack young people under the age of 26...


spotThe case for a new workers' party

THREE YEARS on from the start of the war in Iraq, thousands are once again taking to the streets to oppose the occupation. Today opposition is at its highest ever level. But the 18 March demonstration, important as it is, will...


spotCampaign for a New Workers' Party - come to conference!

OVER 400 trade union unionists, youth student activists and community campaigners are expected to attend the Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference in London...


spotSocialist Party discusses with Respect

LAST YEAR the Socialist Party wrote to Respect, asking for a meeting to discuss how our two organisations could best collaborate in the task of overcoming the lack of political representation for the working class...


spot'We reject New Labour's policies and philosophy'

Brian Canton, Prison Officers Association General Secretary
Socialist Party trade union organiser, Bill Mullins, recently spoke to BRIAN CATON, general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association...


spotSticking to socialist principles, looking after the community

LOCAL STOKE-on-Trent councillors, Paul and Dave Sutton have opted out of the Labour Party and taken a socialist stance...


spotSuccess in Kendal

Save our health service!: THE NHS SOS campaign in Kendal, led by local Socialist Party members Andrew Billson-Page and Colin Henderson, has achieved tremendous success in saving some vital local services...


spotJean Charles de Menezes: No more cover-ups!

METROPOLITAN POLICE chief Ian Blair still needs to answer questions on the police cover-up of the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes last July, writes Rob MacDonald.


spotAction to defend our pensions!

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of the result of the strike ballots amongst members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has been postponed for last-minute negotiations to take place...


spotStill fighting for equal pay

THE OVERWHELMING feeling coming out of the TUC Women's Conference was that women trade unionists are fed up with the lack of progress being made on women's rights and equality, writes Katrine Williams, PCS.


spotPCS overtime ban - the issues

CIVIL SERVICE union PCS members have been fighting the government's plans to make massive staff cuts, particularly in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)...


spotParents back striking teachers

Mayville school: AROUND 90 people, including about 35 parents and 40 kids from Mayville school in east London, crowded into a local community hall for a lively meeting convened by the National Union of Teachers on 8 March, writes Linda Taaffe, Waltham Forest NUT.


spotNUT executive - vote for Linda Taaffe

SOCIALIST PARTY member Linda Taaffe is standing for re-election to the national executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT)...