In this issue:
The Socialist 29 June 2006, NHS SOS: Action needed now
Socialist Party NHS campaign
LIKE MANY other hospitals, Whipps Cross in east London is threatened with huge job cuts and closures of wards and theatres.
The government's drive to force hospitals and other healthcare trusts to "balance the books" is putting the very future of the NHS into jeopardy. It's part of their plan to invite big business vultures to pick over its most profitable parts.
UNISON joint branch secretary Len Hockey, spoke to the socialist about the cuts being proposed at the hospital.
Manchester marches to defend the NHS
TWO "TOP doctors" resign, two private hospitals open to compete with the NHS, two hundred on the march... This is Manchester's NHS in 2006, writes Hugh Caffrey Manchester.
Save our baby unit!
THE FIGHT against proposed cuts at Wythenshawe hospital's premature baby unit was given a boost with the launch of the "Save Our Baby Unit" (SOBU) campaign...
Take over the drugs giants
A NEW report shows how global pharmaceutical giants use unscrupulous marketing techniques to influence doctors and persuade consumers that they are ill...
What the Socialist Party says:
Socialist Party youth and students
Young people - fight for your rights!
Socialist Party feature
SWP / Respect conference: Flawed perspectives
International socialist news and analysis
Greek students' protests ignite solidarity action
SEVEN WEEKS after the uprising of the Greek university students began in the first week of May, 415 out of 456 colleges over the whole of Greece are under occupation, writes Andros Payiatsos, Athens.
New regime in Somalia a setback for US imperialism
WARLORDS WHO ruled the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, for 15 years have recently been driven out by a coalition of Muslim groups backing the 'Islamic Courts Union', writes Kevin Parslow.
Socialist Party campaigns
G8 leaders fail to make poverty history
Police and fascists attack Moscow Pride
EuroPride: THE LESBIAN, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be marching in London on 1 July at EuroPride. Many important legal reforms have been made, such as civil partnerships, which have improved the lives of LGBT people...
Fight back against homophobic bullying
Socialist Party workplace news and analysis
Hands off civil servants' pension rights
HEADLINES SUCH as "No. 10 orders shock U-turn on pensions," (Sunday Times, 25 June) infuriated trade unionists in the civil service...
Support striking Asda workers
As we go to press, the unions have confirmed that the planned strike action at Asda has been called off, as a result of negotiations. This report was carried in the socialist before the action was called off...
Anger at leadership's tactics
UNISON'S ANNUAL conference displayed a growing anger and questioning from delegates towards the union's leadership, writes Ken Smith reports from Unison conference.
Not just: " Lie back and Think of England"
IN APRIL, Peugeot announced the closure of its Ryton plant in Coventry with the direct loss of 2,300 jobs, which also threatens another 6,000 jobs in the West Midlands car industry, writes Alistair Tice.
General Motors meets workers' resistance