In this week's issue:
The Socialist 17 January 2008, issue Fight for a living wage
Fight for a living wage
No to Brown's three-year pay deal: PUBLIC-SECTOR workers will be outraged at Gordon Brown's recent statements... By Onay Kasab, Greenwich council worker
Greenwich council workers lobby the council, photo Paul Mattsson
Burslem: Support victimised postal workers
The national march and rally organised by the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) in Stoke on Saturday 19 January gives postal workers and supporters an opportunity to show their solidarity with victimised Burslem postal work... By Andy Bentley Stoke Socialist Party
National march and rally in support of the striking Burslem workers. Saturday 19 January. Assemble outside Burslem delivery office in Scotia Business Park at 1.30pm. Speakers include Billy Hayes, CWU general secretary.
Editorial: Fight three year low pay tie-ins
Environment and socialism
Stop nuclear power plans NOW!
The government has given the go-ahead for a new generation of nuclear power stations, with no limits on how far the nuclear industry could expand.... By Steve Score
Is the burning of fossil fuels causing climate change?
Hain's sorry saga of sleaze
As Peter Hain's scandal of undeclared campaign donations has unravelled it has revealed the nature of New Labour politics... By Dave Reid and Geoff Jones, Socialist Party Wales
Blair's rewards from big business
Fire cuts threat to our public safety
DEVON AND Somerset's Chief Fire Officer (CFO), Paul Young, was stopped recently from removing dedicated fire crews from aerial platforms (which are needed in larger fires)...By Jim Lowe, Devon Socialist Party
Matt Wrack, FBU General secretary, photo Paul Mattsson
Cardiff schools campaign grows
Nationalise Northern Rock - permanently
THE LABOUR government is still desperate to find a private-sector buyer for Northern Rock, despite having shored up the bank to the tune of £50 billion (over half the NHS budget)...
Growing crisis in housing
Socialist Party news
Save our post offices
THIRTY PEOPLE turned up on a wet Tuesday afternoon to a protest, organised by Leicester Socialist Party, against local post office closures...
Salford says: "Don't close our women's centre"
'Them and Us': news shorts
Feature: Building the shop stewards' movement
One of the themes of the Socialist Party's Socialism2007 weekend last November was the development of the shop stewards' movement... By Alison Hill, industrial editor of the socialist
Socialist Party campaigning
Ideas for campaigning and fundraising
The Cardiff branch of the Socialist Party raised £6,800 in 2007 to help fund the campaigning work of the party...
Selling The Socialist in Waltham Forest, photo Alison Hill
International socialist news and analysis
Sri Lanka: New year starts with atrocities
The new year began in Sri Lanka with atrocity after atrocity. First, on New Year's Day itself, came the killing of opposition parliamentarian, Thiyagarajah... By Senan, Socialist Party
Biggest miners' underground occupation in Polish history
Socialist Party review
Review: More Time for Politics, Diaries 2001-2007, by Tony Benn
In the 1970s and 1980s, Tony Benn earned the scorn and hatred of the rich, the capitalist media and their right-wing friends within the labour movement because he was seen as a champion of socialist ideas...
Socialist Party workplace news
Reinstate Karen Reissman - defend mental health services!
The fight continues to reverse the sacking of community psychiatric nurse Karen Reissmann, and to oppose further cuts in mental health services.... By Hugh Caffrey, Manchester
Manchester mental health workers on strike, photo Christian Bunke
Derby nurses fight management attacks
Liverpool: City of Cuts
Vote Jim Cessford