In this week's issue:
The Socialist 6 January 2010, issue RAGE AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT
RAGE AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT
Youth Fight for Jobs, photo Sarah Mayo
The New Year has begun with a stark reminder of the human cost of the bosses' economic crisis: young people are likely to suffer 'permanent psychological scars' as a result of unemployment, according to the newly released Prince's Trust YouGov Youth Index, writes Sean Figg, Youth Fight for Jobs national organiser.
No more fare rises, no more cutbacks!
We Want Our Buses Back campaign in South Yorkshire, photo Yorkshire SP
South Yorkshire says: 'We want our buses back': South Yorkshire public transport users have had a double whammy this new year, with the usual annual rail fare rises coupled with the latest extortionate fare rises by First Group buses - averaging an 8% increase, writes Calvin Payne, convenor, We Want Our Buses Back campaign.
Support needed for socialists in Sri Lanka
Demonstration against the Sri Lankan government's attacks on the Tamils 11 April 2009, photo Paul Mattsson
SRI LANKA'S president Mahinda Rajapakse has called a presidential election for 26 January. At one of the most decisive moments since Sri Lanka's independence 62 years ago, the country's unity, the people's...
Mandelson savages university funding
THE GOVERNMENT'S business secretary, Peter Mandelson, delivered a Christmas 'kick in the teeth' to students and university workers by adding a cuts package of £135 million onto cuts of hundreds of millions already announced, writes Matt Dobson, national organiser, Socialist Students.
British Airways cabin crew dispute
The union Unite is preparing to re-ballot British Airways cabin crew for industrial action following the court decision before Christmas that declared a planned 12-day strike illegal...
Socialist Party news and analysis
Chilcot inquiry: Blair - a willing warmonger
IF ANYONE still believes that Tony Blair had to sanction the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 to protect us from Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), then the ex-prime minister's recent comments to the BBC would have dispelled that myth...
Devon - waste incinerator plan shelved
Academies: 'Hands off Weston Favell' wins!
2010 - Savage social cuts, workers' resistance and growth of socialist ideas
Visteon workers, photo Paul Mattsson
The British capitalists, together with their counterparts worldwide, have unleashed a barrage of propaganda - disguised as "irrefutable facts" - to soften up working class people for an unparalleled assault on their living standards...
Raging against the machine...
Comment: IT WAS great to see the anti-capitalist band Rage Against the Machine make Christmas No.1 against X Factor winner Joe McElderry, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry.
South Wales signal workers on strike
South wales RMT signal workers on strike, photo Socialist Party Wales
RMT signal workers are striking for a second six-day period in South Wales and the Marches in protest at attempts by management to ignore negotiated agreements, writes Ross Saunders.
London Underground: Battle lines are drawn
Metaldyne workers fight bosses' sweeping attacks
Virgin Trains strike
Support striking Devon health workers
Mark Serwotka re-elected