In this week's issue:
The Socialist 18 November 2009, issue Fighting for a future
Fighting for a future
Socialism 2009, photo Rob Emery
Scourge of mass youth unemployment: Youth unemployment is at a record high and what does the government do? It plans to slash funding for youth training schemes. What do the bosses do? They cut jobs, pay and conditions. What do the main...
Youth march for jobs
Saturday 28 November 2009
Assemble 12 noon, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY, nearest tube Euston or Russell Square.
The government has been patting itself on the back, claiming that the latest unemployment figures show that the UK labour market is performing better than most major economies...
More evidence of climate change: Socialist planning needed
Melting ice caps can indirectly lead to flooding: Flooding in Gloucester, photo Chris Moore
Climate change is accelerating. On 4 November the North Sea arctic ice cap fell below the record lows for November set during 2007. Updated daily, the National Snow and Ice Data centre's website shows...
Socialist Party news and analysis
British Airways merger plan poses new threat to workers
FRIDAY 13TH was the date BA and Iberia announced the details of their proposed merger. While the potential pay-off of a successful merger will prove very lucky for the bank balances of bosses at BA and...
Tamil refugees in desperate situation
Labour pushes nuclear plants
Third week of Superdrug strike
Superdrug workers at the company's distribution centre in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, were in defiant mood as their strike entered its third week, writes Steve Faulkner, South Elmsall.
Brighton bin workers score quick victory
Leeds council delays talks to end bin dispute
Sheffield First bus drivers beat back bullying management
Interview with Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary
Mark Serwotka at Socialism 2007, photo Paul Mattsson
Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) is standing for re-election in the next few weeks...
USSR 1989 - the collapse of Stalinism
Clare Doyle - of the Committee for a Workers' International - was an eyewitness to the tumultuous events in 1989, and for five years (1990-95) lived in Russia as the USSR collapsed...
Glasgow North East by-election: Mass abstentions in Labour's 'surprise win'
LABOUR'S VICTORY in the Glasgow North East by-election last week by more than 8,000 votes over the Scottish National Party (SNP) seems, on the face of it, to be a surprise, writes Philip Stott, International Socialists (CWI Scotland).
Far right SDL driven out of Glasgow city centre
Service with a snarl: Robert Service refuses to answer questions
Leon Trotsky reading The Militant newspaper in 1931
HISTORIAN ROBERT Service recently wrote a well-publicised and widely distributed book Trotsky - a biography...
Working life in a car factory
Steve Bell of Aylesbury Socialist Party recently interviewed a car worker at the BMW plant in Oxford, writes What is your working life like at the moment?.
Ericsson closure condemned by Coventry socialist councillor
Save Ashford further education
London trade unionists meet to build workers' solidarity