In this issue:
The Socialist 19 July 2007, Build a new workers' party
Build a new workers' party
Trade unions - break with New Labour:
PCS workers on strike 1 May 2007. Workers need a party that will defend their interests. Photo Paul Mattsson
Rail workers' union (RMT) general secretary Bob Crow broadened the debate about the need for a new workers' party when he addressed the National Shop Stewards Network recently...
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Fight cuts threat to London hospitals
Health workers demonstrate at Whipps Cross hospital in East London, photo Paul Mattsson
ANYONE HOPING that Gordon Brown becoming prime minister might mean fewer attacks on the NHS and less privatisation, will be shocked by the latest proposals for massive cuts to London's hospitals...
War and terrorism
'Strategic failure' in Iraq and Afghanistan
Editorial: Bush still claims that Iraq under US and British military occupation is making progress towards a stable, democratic society...
Socialist Party news and analysis
Can flood relief get Hull back on its feet?
Flooded with Debt, cartoon by Suz at www.squashdonkey.co.uk
"IT'S A drop in the ocean," was how one woman responded to the announcement that Hull would receive £2.1 million in immediate flood relief from the government...
Bolivian oil workers request solidarity
Visteon workers walk out
Metronet - bankrupt firm, bankrupt PPP
Postal workers' strike
Postal workers - fighting low pay, against privatisation and job cuts
Postal workers on strike, photo Socialist Party
Royal Mail postal workers held a second successful 24-hour strike, that started at 7pm on Thursday 12 July. Delivery and sorting offices throughout the country were brought to a halt, as the workers' anger against low pay, job losses and other cuts made itself felt.
Council cuts threaten schools
Lewisham schools: defending 'outdated' equality
Council cuts threaten schools: VOTERS IN Lewisham, south London thought they were electing their council to run local schools and services...
Building resistance to schools closures in Cardiff
Socialist Party youth and students
Education - not safe in Brown's hands
MANY UNIVERSITIES are in financial crisis, student debt has risen to over £3 billion and there is massive pressure on students and their families...
Boost our pay: Organising for our rights at work
International socialist news and analysis
USA: The case for socialised medicine
THE FOLLOWING articles appear in Justice, the newspaper of Socialist Alternative -the Socialist Party's counterpart in the USA...
Living in the GDR: Balancing between two different worlds
'War crimes' accusations by mine workers
Socialist Party workplace news
Glasgow social workers vote for indefinite strike
Six hundred social care workers (SCW), employees of social work services in Glasgow city council and members of UNISON, are due to begin all-out indefinite strike action from Tuesday 24 July...
Defend democracy - stop the witch-hunt in UNISON
School dinners saved... for now
Socialist Party events
Socialism 2007 is a weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party, taking place on 17-18 November 2007....
Come to Socialist Party summer camp