In this week's issue:
The Socialist 13 July 2011, issue Take over Murdoch's press
Take over Murdoch's press!
What we think:
* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
The media 'lie factory' exposed
Nothing New in the World at Wapping
Hidden by hacking scandal, Cameron seeks wholesale privatisation of services
Better to break the law than break the poor: National Shop Stewards Network placard, photo Senan
A major attempted theft has been obscured from public view by the phone hacking scandal. On Monday 11 July prime minister David Cameron launched a White Paper, 'Open Public Services', writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
Jobs not Cuts
Socialist Party feature - disability rights
Con-Dem 'reforms' promise misery for disabled people and must be fought!
Hardest Hit Protest, photo Paul Mattsson
Dignity denied: The Con-Dems' vicious cuts are hitting us all. This millionaire government is determined to make the working class and the most vulnerable in society pay for the bankers' crisis
Southampton: Anger grows as workers face the sack
On 11 July, Southampton council workers faced the sack unless they signed new contracts cutting pay and enhancements. But at least 400 workers were yet to sign the contract...
Stop the jobs slaughter at Bombardier, Derby
'Fire and rehire': Shropshire council sacks 6,500 workers
Unison - name the day for action
Workplace news in brief
Needed - a workers' alternative in London 2012 elections
30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions, photo Paul Mattsson
Many trade unionists recognise that as well as using their industrial might to fight the cuts, and joining up with community campaigners in local anti-cuts alliances, there is also a political dimension to the anti-cuts movement, writes Paula Mitchell.
Support for Jarrow March at the Durham Miners' Gala
Merseyside Socialist Party - going forward with confidence
Opposing the racist and hooligan EDL
Tamil Solidarity Old Trafford protest
Greece's debt crisis: No way out for workers under capitalism
Xekinhma, Greek section of CWI, on massive general strike in Greece on 15 June 2011, photo Stephan Kimmerle
As the sovereign debt crisis in Greece deepens, Andros Payiatos, general secretary of Xekinima (CWI in Greece), spoke to the Socialist about its effects and what the way out is for workers and the majority in society
From a Spark to a Flame
Theatre review: The Tolpuddle Martyrs story is one of enduring importance, especially in times like these. From a Spark to a Flame is a production dealing with the six farm labourers who, in 1832, dared to organise