In this week's issue:
The Socialist 18 July 2012, issue March and strike against austerity
March and strike against austerity
Half-million strong TUC demo, central London, 26 March 2011, against the government's cuts, photo Paul Mattsson
Lobby the TUC to call a general strike: The cracks in the Coalition are becoming open splits. This is a weak government that can be defeated. However, left to its own devices, it will stagger on, unleashing the remaining 85% of the biggest austerity programme for 90 years.
Miliband and Labour - no real alternative to Con-Dems
Tories stick the boot in on care funding
Oppose the closure of the Independent Living Fund
Witch-hunting Unison leadership "shabby" declares judge
Wales NHS - Reject the Case for Cuts report
Them... & Us
Support striking Remploy workers!
Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield 20 April 2012, photo Sheffield Socialist Party
For months the Con-Dem government have stated their intention to close 36 out of 54 Remploy factories across the UK, writes Rob Williams.
RMT cleaners Trans-Pennine Express strike
Fighting against exploitation of seafarers and port workers
Olympics: The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth
TUSC campaigning at the Olympic Park during the London Assembly elections 2012, photo London Socialist Party
World records will not be the only things broken at this year's Olympic and Paralympic games. Promises for a lasting legacy - affordable housing, decent jobs, increased sports participation, and the rest - are being broken, too.
Olympics G4S scandal shows failure of privatisation
Bosses bank in on corporate olympics - we get austerity!
Teachers fight school privatisation
Over 100 new 'free schools', to open in September, were announced on 13 July, which will more than double the total number of free schools in England...
Top-up fees: £50,000 debt leads to to 50,000 less students
Southampton: two Labour councillors vote against Labour council cuts
In the 3 May elections, the Tory council in Southampton suffered a heavy defeat. This followed months of strikes and mass demonstrations by council workers with the backing of the local community.
Bristol protests counter racist EDL
Tolpuddle festival shows fightback needed today
Obituary: Reg Fitch
Brazil: 'Miracle' economy slows
Brazil, as part of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), has in recent years been seen as a 'hope' for the global economy, writes Marcus Kollbrunner, Liberdade Socialismo e Revolução (CWI, Brazil).
Spain: Class struggle erupts
Solidarity picket of Turkish Airlines
Review: BBC TV documentary "When I get older"
BBC Documentary: When I Get Older: My time with Ivy, photo: screenshot from BBC
Acute poverty and loneliness face many pensioners in Britain. This programme asked four pensionable age 'celebrities' to stay with four `ordinary` pensioners in their homes
Bankers are "useless mouths"
Music review: Long live the struggle by The King Blues