In this week's issue:
The Socialist 15 February 2012, issue Fight Austerity
Part of the PCS contingent on the massive 26 March TUC demonstration, photo Senan
Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy... : The misery facing the Greek people is summed up by the human tragedy of hundreds of families giving up their children because they can no longer afford to feed them
Building the battle for pensions
Update: pensions battle - Build for the biggest possible action on 28 March
Students to walk out 14 March
Greece erupts as government and 'Troika' impose new savage cuts
Xekinhma, Greek section of CWI, on massive general strike in Greece on 15 June 2011, photo Stephan Kimmerle
Workers and left parties must organise serious campaign to kick out the government: On Sunday 12 February the Greek parliament voted for the new austerity cuts demanded by the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank - the 'Troika'...
Syria: Anti-regime protesters facing ferocious repression
Kazakhstan: Workers' leaders under threat of abduction or arrest
Another attempt to assassinate the legacy of Leon Trotsky?
Leon Trotsky reading The Militant newspaper in 1931
Condemnation of Leon Trotsky is well-trodden ground for so-called biographer Robert Service. Service was condemned by The American Historical Review (June 2011), which considered his 'biography' of Trotsky
Private hands off our NHS!
On the 'Save the NHS' march, 3 November 2007 , photo Paul Mattsson
Lansley's Bill can be stopped by a mass movement uniting health workers, trade unions and community campaigns, with a national Saturday demonstration to fire the signal that the battle has started, writes Jon Dale
We can save our NHS
Llanelli marches to save hospital
More murky doings in Murdochland
Cameron, the Murdoch empire and the police have been involved in a corrupt attempt to subvert the democratic rights of the British people, photo Paul Mattsson
The fall-out from the Murdochgate scandal has continued following the arrests of ten top editors and journalists who currently work for or have worked for the Sun newspaper, writes Philip Stott.
Them & Us
The battle of Saltley Gates
Forty years ago today, a miners' strike for a fairer pay system saw some of the biggest demonstrations of workers' power since World War Two. Heath's government was trying to enforce a pay restraint policy in the teeth of rising inflation, writes Bill Mullins
Stagecoach South Yorkshire - management getting desperate
It was -15C. Bus drivers started picketing in Rotherham at 4.30am, on their 11th strike day
Workplace news in brief
Should socialists support the Green Party?
In issue 703 of the Socialist, Socialist Party member Alec Price criticised the Green Party's claim to be an anti-cuts alternative to New Labour. Below we carry the correspondence that has followed
Socialist councillor leads fight to restore EMA
Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor. addresses Socialism 2011, photo Senan
Coventry Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist is campaigning against education cuts and tuition fees
Racism in football back in the headlines