In this week's issue:
The Socialist 15 September 2010, issue Join the fight against cuts
National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) lobby of TUC conference 2010 , photo Paul Mattsson
Join the fight against cuts
Battle lines are drawn: Anyone opposing cuts must think they've fallen through the rabbit hole to 'Wonderland' if they've been watching the television this week, writes Sean Figg.
Decisive action can defeat this government
National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) lobby of TUC conference in Manchester 2010, photo Suleyman Civi
Editorial: The very successful lobby of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Manchester, organised by the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), points the way forward for the trade union movement in the looming conflict between the organised working class and the brutal Con-Dem government...
TUC backs youth jobs demo
youth Fight for Jobs on the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) lobby of TUC conference in Manchester 2010, photo Suleyman Civi
The TUC has committed itself to a national demonstration against youth unemployment by the end of the year...
TUC told to name the day
TUC: Build for action against cuts
Stop the 'slippery slope' to two-tier education
Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside the department for Business, Innovation and Skills, photo Paul Mattsson
Universities UK (UUK), the vice-chancellor's organisation, has issued a warning that the Con-Dem 'reforms' to higher education will lead to a two-tier education system, writes Paul Callanan.
How will the Browne Review into university funding affect you?
Student strikes can win results
Women and the struggle against oppression
Women and the Struggle for Socialism
Christine Thomas, author of the new book 'It doesn't have to be like this - Women and the Struggle for Socialism' spoke to Sarah Wrack about why such a book was necessary.
Christine was the Socialist Party's national women's organiser from 1994 to 2006. She has written extensively on the question of women's oppression for the Socialist newspaper and the Socialist Party's theoretical magazine Socialism Today.
Socialist Party news and analysis
Royal Mail: Con-Demned to history?
Communication Workers Union, CWU, lobby of parliament over the privatisation of Royal Mail postal services Feb 09, photo Paul Mattsson
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by business secretary Vince Cable last week that the Con-Dem coalition intends to sell off Royal Mail (RM) came as no surprise to anyone in my office, a Coventry postal worker writes.
Privatisation's giant wrecking ball
Fight the jobs cuts massacre
Middlesborough local union-led public services alliance set up
General strike in France
Osborne targets the needy
Labour councillors challenged in Hastings
Shropshire: showing socialist alternative gets results
London Underground: Action biting against job cuts
Seven Sisters London Underground RMT and TSSA members strike, photo Paul Mattsson
The overtime ban on London Underground is beginning to bite. In the last few days some stations have closed, including Charing Cross which had to be closed for 20 minutes over the weekend, writes Reg Johnstone.
UCU executive pulls out of strike ballot
Fight for jobs at GSK
Workplace news in brief
Mood of defiance in Huddersfield
Kirklees Save Our services trade union protest against cuts , photo Huddersfield Socialist Party
OVER 300 angry, defiant marchers took to the streets of Huddersfield in a joint trade union demo against cuts and job losses on 11 September, writes Mike Forster.
Hull park rangers protest
How do we vote to stop the cuts?
Nottinghamshire: Campaign saves vital service
Lobbies warn councils of workers' action
Socialism 2010: How can we save the environment?
Most scientific and political commentators now accept that the human race has to take action to avert catastrophic damage to our planet and to our societies which depend on its resources, writes Stephen Turnbull, Walthamstow Socialist Party.
All-India general strike: Eyewitness report from Chennai
THE ALL-India general strike on 7 September showed the enormous potential for workers' struggle in India, but also exposed a number of complicating factors, CWI reporters in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, write.
Fighting oppression in Kazakhstan
The Third Man
Review: New Labour politician Peter Mandelson's tome has now been overshadowed by the deluge of publicity received by his soul mate Tony Blair, writes Tony Mulhearn, Former 'Liverpool 47' Labour councillor.