In this week's issue:
The Socialist 30 June 2010, issue Only one choice... Fight Back!
Only one choice... Fight back!
Government's swingeing cuts: Millionaire Tory leaders George Osborne and David Cameron are going to write to every public sector worker in the country to ask where the billions of pounds of public spending cuts should be made, writes Nancy Taaffe, Library worker.
Western strategy on Afghanistan in tatters
Youth Fight for jobs demonstrate against war, terror and racism
ANOTHER GRISLY milestone has been reached in Afghanistan: over 300 British soldiers have now died, since the war began in 2001. The average age of those killed is 22, writes Niall Mulholland.
From stimulus to austerity at dizzying speed
What we think: The G20 meeting in Toronto of the leaders of the main capitalist governments of the world demonstrated a complete incapacity to solve the huge problems that confront us, particularly those hardest-hit - the poor and the working class - by the economic crisis...
Academies: Fight the Tories' offensive on state education
GOVERNMENT EDUCATION minister Michael Gove is determined to push through the Tory agenda of putting 'rocket-boosters' under the academies programme, writes Martin Powell-Davies, NUT national executive.
Opposing the slash and burn budget
Spending cuts increase deaths
'Get on your bike'
Unison general secretary election: Prentis vote falls despite Con-Dem attacks
As reported in last week's Socialist, Unison general secretary Dave Prentis was re-elected to his position in the recent ballot, but with fewer votes than when he last stood in 2005, a Unison member writes.
Tube workers ballot for action
Thousands of jobcentre workers threatened with dole
Workplace news in brief
United for Education day of action 21 June
Protesting UCU staff at Manchester university, photo Dave Beale
On 21 June, United for Education, a joint campaign of various education workers' unions, held a day of action, writes Iain Dalton.
Students say no to rip-off graduation ceremony
No to cuts in EMA!
National Shop Stewards Network conference: An urgent call for united working class action
National Shop Stewards Network national conference 2010, Steve Hedley, London Regional Secretary, RMT, photo Socialist Party
The enormous onslaught of this Con-Dem government necessitates an urgent response from the organisations of the working class - in particular the trade unions, writes Judy Beishon.
France, Italy: Workers struggle against savage austerity cuts
Build for a Europe-wide 24-hour general strike on 29 September: WHILE THE Greek working class has engaged in its sixth general strike this year, the French and Italian labour movements have now also stepped into the battle against capitalist cuts in a decisive way, as Cédric Gérôme reports...
Australia: Gillard replaces Rudd but Labour's right wing policies remain
Trotsky admirer copies his idol
"ONE, TWO, three, four, five, we deserve to unionise!' sing the red pom-pommed cheerleaders outside the warehouse...
Challenging the global warming sceptics
"The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans", the Guardian reported on 22 June, writes Pete Mason.