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The Socialist 5 July 2007

Brown's government for the rich

Brown's government for the rich

Blair's toadying surpasses all clichés


National Shop Stewards' Network conference: Join the fightback against the bosses' offensive


Campaign for a New Workers' Party: Giving workers a voice

Lively CNWP meeting in Cardiff

Sign up to the CNWP campaign


Unite against war, poverty and terrorism


Postal workers: we're striking to win

Postal workers' strike gets solid support across the country


Under several feet of flood water - after flood defence budget cut

"A new gilded age of inequality"

Stop subsidising private schools

Surplus cash yet cutbacks continue


Why the United Nations fails the test of internationalism

Iran: Riots over petrol rationing

Climate change: socialist international planning needed

George Bush - a get out of jail ticket

Pakistan: Union activist has suspension withdrawn following protests


Tales from the council chamber

'Living in a parallel universe'


UNISON delegates challenge leadership

Victory over bullying management

RMT conference: Fighting a thousand cuts

Not so nice Mr Branson


Socialism 2007


Two plays reviewed by Mark Baker: 'Philistines' and 'The Last Confession'

 
 

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Campaign for a New Workers' Party

Giving workers a voice

BLAIR RECEIVED a standing ovation from all the establishment parties after his leaving speech in parliament. As Jonathan Freedland pointed out in the guardian: "If the Tories had clapped Margaret Thatcher in 1990, which they did not, Labour MPs would have sawn off their own hands rather than join in."

But much has changed since Thatcher left office; New Labour is now an unrepentant party of big business. Blair saw himself as continuing in Thatcher's footsteps and now Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron will argue over who can best continue in Blair's.

On public services, on the NHS, on driving down workers' pay and conditions, you would be pushed to get a cigarette paper between New Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrat policies! More and more workers ask, if the establishment have three different parties representing their interests isn't it time that we have one of our own?

Almost 3,000 people have drawn the conscious political conclusion that a new mass party that represents working peoples' interests is necessary and have signed up to the Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP). This is just the tip of the iceberg of those who will support it if approached.

On 7 July, shop stewards from across the trade union movement will take part in the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) founding conference. Supporters of the CNWP have been building for this important day and will be attending the conference.

The campaign for independent working-class political representation and the struggle to build a national network of militant shop stewards are two key elements of the same basic struggle, to give workers a voice and the confidence to fight.

CNWP supporters are organising a meeting, immediately after the NSSN conference, to discuss how the two struggles can come together and how we can fight for a mass political voice for working-class people to stand up against cuts, closures and privatisation.

If you're at the Shop Stewards Network conference, this is a discussion that you shouldn't miss out on.

Greg Maughan

In this issue

Brown's government for the rich

Blair's toadying surpasses all clichés


National Shop Stewards Network

National Shop Stewards' Network conference: Join the fightback against the bosses' offensive


Campaign for a New Workers Party

Campaign for a New Workers' Party: Giving workers a voice

Lively CNWP meeting in Cardiff

Sign up to the CNWP campaign


What we think

Unite against war, poverty and terrorism


Postal workers strike

Postal workers: we're striking to win

Postal workers' strike gets solid support across the country


Socialist Party news and analysis

Under several feet of flood water - after flood defence budget cut

"A new gilded age of inequality"

Stop subsidising private schools

Surplus cash yet cutbacks continue


International socialist news and analysis

Why the United Nations fails the test of internationalism

Iran: Riots over petrol rationing

Climate change: socialist international planning needed

George Bush - a get out of jail ticket

Pakistan: Union activist has suspension withdrawn following protests


Tales from the council chamber

Tales from the council chamber

'Living in a parallel universe'


Socialist Party workplace news

UNISON delegates challenge leadership

Victory over bullying management

RMT conference: Fighting a thousand cuts

Not so nice Mr Branson


Socialist Party events

Socialism 2007


Socialist Party review

Two plays reviewed by Mark Baker: 'Philistines' and 'The Last Confession'


 

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