In this week's issue:
The Socialist 17 September 2008, issue It's time to fight back
It's time to fight back!
Recession, Banking Crisis, Inflation, Pay Freeze, Wars... Shockwaves spread globally as two of the biggest multinational banks collapsed - Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch - and a third could follow, writes Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor, Coventry.
Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo Paul Mattsson
Socialist Party editorial
Capitalist crisis - Karl Marx was right
"It is a moment Karl Marx would have relished. From every angle financial capitalism is taking a battering." (The Guardian) The economic witch-doctors and soothsayers of capitalism were wrong and the socialists and Marxists were right...
No to racism: Yes to decent jobs, homes & services!
In 2008 more than 25 people have been fatally stabbed and another 14,000 have received hospital treatment for knife wounds, writes Andy Bentley, Stoke Socialist Party.
Love Music Hate Racism demonstration 2008, International Socialist Resistance and Youth Against Racism contingent , photo Paul Mattsson
Socialist Party campaigns
Socialist candidate gains 40% of vote, stuns Usdaw leaders
SOCIALIST PARTY member Robbie Segal shook the entire shopworkers' union Usdaw by gaining 40% of the vote for general secretary, in the ballot result announced on 15 September, writes Alex Gounelas.
Conflict in Georgia - independent position needed
Brown's feeble fuel package
Labour Party conference protest
Protest at war and occupation
SEVEN YEARS of war and occupation in Afghanistan, and five and a half years in Iraq, have produced hundreds of thousands of casualties and fatalities in those countries, writes Dave Nellist.
International Socialist Resistance demonstrate against war
Welcome to the real Manchester
Fighting city needs a fighting party
Panicky MPs turn on Labour
Privatisation and closure
No to post office closures
PLANS TO close nine sub-post offices, vital local services, across the Huddersfield/ Colne Valley area are a hammer blow to these communities, Huddersfield Socialist Party members write.
Protesters tackle Metro privatisation
Socialist Party feature
Middle East: End imperialist aggression!
The brutal occupations and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories continue, causing great suffering to millions of people. This week Peter Taaffe, the general secretary of the Socialist Party, answers questions posed by The Socialist.
Socialist Party workplace news
London bus strike: "Showing them our power"
The first round of London bus strikes on 29 August was confined to First bus company and mainly affected north London routes, but the strike soon spread to Metro bus routes all the way south to Croydon, writes Neil Cafferky.
London bus strike, photo Paul Mattsson
Pickets cheer in West London
Ford workers meet to defend jobs
Journalists win union recognition victory
2008 Trades Union Congress: Pressure from below begins to show
Swansea rail workers fighting for a living wage
International socialist news and analysis
Interview with Cindy Sheehan: "Some kind of populist uprising needs to happen"
WHEN CINDY Sheehan's son, Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in 2004, she quickly became one of the country's most high-profile anti-war activists...
Scotland: Tactical questions for local government pay battle
Socialist Party review
'Bob Marley' reviewed by Jason Toynbee
Over the past 50 years of music history only a few artists have a legacy which lives on and whose influence is easily seen in successive generations. Review by Dave Gorton.