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The Socialist 16 March 2011, Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March
Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March
Labour councillors' conference lobbied by hundreds of angry trade unionists, photo Suzanne Beishon
The protests and occupations of council budget-setting meetings across the country are a sign of the opposition to the Con-Dem cuts, writes Nick Chaffey, Secretary, Southern region Socialist Party.
Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March
Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation
Save our NHS!
Socialist Party news and analysis
Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!
Rawmarsh Community School NUT teachers in Rotherham took nine days of strike action against cuts and redundancies, winning a repreive, photo Chris Borman
Martin Powell-Davies explains what Hutton's proposals on pensions will mean for teachers and why they, and millions of other public sector workers, need to urgently ballot for strike action against this major attack. A slightly edited version of this article apeared in the Socialist.
Vote for a socialist alternative
Huge protests against job insecurity
The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion
March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs
No to cuts! Youth Fight for Jobs demonstration, photo Suzanne Beishon
As youth unemployment soars... The announcement of the latest youth unemployment figures comes as a chilling reminder of the worsening situation facing workers and young people, writes Danny Byrne.
Save our youth services
For real jobs not exploitation
Review: Classroom Warriors
Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections
Northern Ireland's largest trade union, NIPSA, has completed elections for its executive body, the general council, writes Padraig Mulholland, NIPSA Public Officers' Executive and Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) member, Belfast.
Privatisation threat to the blood service?
Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College
Action called off by Birmingham bin workers
Left victory in building workers' union
Support the UCU strike
Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions
Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo from Wikipedia
As we go to press the horrendous tsunami and earthquakes have claimed an estimated 3,000 lives in Japan. The final toll could be tens of thousands...
Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami
Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"
Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'
Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters
Thousands protest against Lib Dems in Sheffield
5000 people protested in Sheffield outside the Liberal Democrats' spring conference, photo Robbie Faulds
About 500 people protested on Friday evening (11 March) and ten times that number on Saturday's demonstration (12 March) in Sheffield outside the Lib Dem spring conference. An edited version of this report was carried in The Socialist.
Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate
Students want to protest too
Thatcher was no heroine
Lively discussion at LGBT meeting
Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day
Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting