The Socialist

The Socialist 27 April 2006

S.O.S NHS! Stop the cuts and jobs slaughter


S.O.S NHS!

Hewitt 'isolated from real world'


Socialist ideas strike a chord


Good quality schools for all, not just the few


Workers taste power by Peter Taaffe


Is Blair leading Britain to nuclear catastrophe?


Building the campaign


Defend jobs and services

Public services not private profit

Taking the profits and running

Rail unions unite to defend pensions


Fears of revolution force concessions in Nepal

War looms after Colombo bombing in Sri Lanka

No more tears sister

Anti-cuts alternative confirmed in Berlin city elections

High School students threatened with suspension for antiwar activity

 
 

PO Box 24697, London, E11 1YD

020 8988 8777

editors@socialistparty.org.uk

the socialist - paper of the Socialist Party

In this issue:

The Socialist 27 April 2006, S.O.S NHS! Stop the cuts and jobs slaughter

Socialist Party NHS campaign

spotS.O.S NHS!

PATRICIA HEWITT, Blair's health secretary, claims the National Health Service is having its "best year ever." Millions of people think she's talking total rubbish! Labour's attacks on the NHS are making hospital trusts all over the country threaten to sack workers, cut beds and close hospitals or wards.
Andy Bentley, Stoke-on-Trent Socialist Party, writes.


spot Hewitt 'isolated from real world'

Socialist Party election campaign

Where we're standing

London

Lewisham Telegraph Hill: Councillor Ian Page, Councillor Chris Flood, Jes Leech

Walthamstow High St: Claire Buddle

Southwark Cathedral: Lois Austin

North West

Baguley Wythenshawe: Lynn Worthington

Merseyside

Netherton and Orrell Bootle: Pete Glover

Northern

Newcastle Byker: Paul Owens

Southern

Southampton Bevois: Nick Chaffey

West Midlands

Coventry St Michaels: Rob Windsor

Coventry Lower Stoke: Dave Runnells

Coventry Henley: Josie Kenny

Coventry Whoberley: Ross Saunders

Coventry Sherbourne: Jason Toynbee

Nuneato and Bedworth Exhall: Eileen Hunter

Stoke Abbey Green: Councillor Paul Sutton

Yorkshire

Huddersfield Crosland Moor and Netherton: Dr Jackie Grunsell (Save Huddesfield NHS)

Sheffield Graves Park: Calvin Payne

Wakefield East: Mick Griffiths


The Socialist Party is also standing as part of the Socialist Green Unity Coalition, who are fielding up to 50 candidates in the local elections.

 

spotSocialist ideas strike a chord

With local elections getting nearer, more people are buying the socialist and reading how socialist councillors are standing up to the mainstream parties' attacks on local hospitals, comprehensive education and social housing, writes Bob Severn the socialist, national sales organiser.


Education feature

spot Good quality schools for all, not just the few

1926 General Strike

spot Workers taste power by Peter Taaffe

Environment: Nuclear power

spot Is Blair leading Britain to nuclear catastrophe?

Campaign for a New Workers Party

spotBuilding the campaign

Campaign for a New Workers' Party: The officers elected at the Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP) conference had their first meeting on Friday 21 April. On the agenda were the organisational tasks contained in the resolutions passed by those at the conference, writes Fiona Pashazadeh CNWP national treasurer.


Socialist Party workplace news

spot Defend jobs and services

spot Public services not private profit

spotTaking the profits and running

LAST WEEK Peugeot announced the closure of its Ryton factory in Coventry, with the loss of 2,300 jobs. Since the announcement, the Socialist Party has been campaigning hard against this decision and for well-organised trade union...


spot Rail unions unite to defend pensions

International socialist news and analysis

spotFears of revolution force concessions in Nepal

WEEKS OF heroic struggle by the people of Nepal have forced the tyrannical King Gyanendra to make concessions as he desperately tries to cling onto power...


spotWar looms after Colombo bombing in Sri Lanka

ON 25 APRIL a suicide bomber attacked the car in which the top Sri Lankan army commander was travelling. Eight people were killed and the commander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, was seriously injured...


spotNo more tears sister

This is a film about Rajani Thiranagama, a Sri Lankan university lecturer and human rights activist. She was murdered in Jaffna at the height of the Indian Peace Keeping Force's (IPKF) involvement in the war with the Liberation.


spotAnti-cuts alternative confirmed in Berlin city elections

BERLINERS WILL have a clear opportunity to vote for clearly anti-cuts and anti-'neo liberal' candidates in the forthcoming 17 September city elections, writes Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers' International.


spotHigh School students threatened with suspension for antiwar activity

The following appeal was received by our sister party, socialist alternative, in the USA...