In this issue:
The Socialist 4 May 2006, NHS workers demand action
Socialist Party NHS campaign
NHS workers demand action
Magnificent NHS demonstration through Stoke-on-Trent on 29 April 2006
THE CAMPAIGN to defend the NHS from government attacks is growing. It has recently been boosted by the decision at UNISON health conference to back industrial action and the magnificent demonstration through Stoke-on-Trent on 29...
Swansea ballot shows depth of support for NHS
Liberals withdraw Cardiff schools closure plans...
Socialist Party membersí election successes
Socialist Party workplace news
Defending jobs and services
Solidarity on the PCS picket line: ON 2-3 May, Jobcentres, benefit offices, pension centres and the Child Support Agency (CSA) were hit by strike action as 80,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) held a two-day stoppage over worsening service levels and job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)...
LSC staff say "enough is enough"
1926 General Strike
Nine days that shook Britain
International socialist news and analysis
USA - immigrant workers strike to demand equal rights
USA, MONDAY 1 May: Shops, farms, restaurants, meat processing companies and factories closed; parts of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and other cities are brought to a standstill; workers, school students, perhaps half-a-million in Chicago alone, join in demonstrations and protest rallies across the country.....
US students say 'education not war'
THOUSANDS OF students across the US 'Twin Cities' [Minneapolis and St Paul] walked out of class on 28 April to protest against the occupation of Iraq and military recruitment in schools, and demanding money for education and social needs, not war, writes By Socialist Alternative members.
Germany: WASG national congress - shift to the right
AMID THREATS by part of the national leadership to split away, last weekend's national congress of the WASG* (Election Alternative for Work and Social Justice) agreed to unify with the Linkspartei.PDS (L.PDS, Left Party/PDS - the former East German 'Communists') and to take measures against the Berlin WASG if it went, writes Robert Bechert, CWI, Berlin.
End of Berlusconi era - clean break needed with neo-liberal policies
Italy: SILVIO BERLUSCONI, the tycoon prime minister of Italy for five years, has finally resigned. The general election of 9-10 April gave the centre-left Unione alliance a paper thin majority in both houses of parliament (See article...