In this week's issue:
The Socialist 7 October 2009, issue Needed a party for workers, not bosses
Needed a party for workers, not bosses
The Socialist Party protesting against capitalism - the G20 - in London, photo Paul Mattsson
Tories, LibDems, Labour - competing to slash our jobs and services: Like an impenetrable sea mist, the prospect of a Tory government hung over New Labour's conference in Brighton, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
Afghanistan stop the war
International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson
October 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of troops being sent to Afghanistan. It is clearer than ever that the invasion has resulted in a nightmare for the people of Afghanistan and the region and those...
Afghanistan - Bring the troops home now
Assemble Saturday 24 October 12 noon Hyde Park, London, march to Trafalgar Square
Called by Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI
Join us to put forward a socialist alternative to war.
Youth Fight for Jobs
Newsflash!: On 1 October a number of Future Jobs Fund placements began. These temporary schemes are designed to artificially push down the number of long term unemployed youth (see previous articles). Young people...
University accommodation scandal: Students must defend rights
University freshers fairs: Students seek out socialism
Socialist Party news and analysis
Wirral anti-cuts victory: 'If you fight, you can win'
WIRRAL RESIDENTS and workers are cautiously celebrating the decision by Wirral council's LibDem/Labour ruling coalition to do a u-turn and revoke their decision to close eleven libraries across Wirral, writes Dave Lunn, Wirral Against the Cuts, personal capacity.
Young parents need support, not attacks
Fight for a living wage
Not to Darling's pay freeze
Campaign forces health Trust to save Crowlin House
An autumn of discontent in South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union FBU demonstration, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party
Lecturers in the UCU union have already held one day strikes this term at Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster colleges, for the implementation of the 2004 pay awards and against cuts and job losses, writes Alistair Tice.
Leeds council calls for talks with unions
Fighting against outsourcing, defending working conditions at British Telecom
NUT vice president: Elect Martin Powell-Davies
Cambridge post workers strike
North Wales shop stewards network
Social care in crisis
Cuts, outsourcing and privatisation mean vulnerable adults and children are 'falling through the net'. Social care staff are struggling to cope with high caseloads, increasing red tape and worsening pay, terms and conditions at work.
Paul Couchman, a social care worker and branch secretary of Surrey County Unison writing in a personal capacity, analyses what is going on.
Ireland: Lisbon Treaty vote is not an endorsement for hated government
Reading the Socialist Party's leaflet during the 2008 referendum in Ireland, photo Paul Mattsson
A SIGNIFICANT two-to-one majority in the Irish republic, on a higher turnout, passed the Lisbon Treaty on 20 October, overturning the decision of the Irish electorate in June 2008, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Dublin.
Portugal: Voters turn to the left
Foreign aid - chaining the world to capitalism
Fish Tank directed by Andrea Arnold
I speak Fula by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba