In this week's issue:
The Socialist 22 August 2012, issue Support South African Miners
Support South African miners
Rob Williams, chair National Shop Stewards Network, speaking at the protest outside the South African embassy, photo Iain Dalton
Stop the exploitation of workers by ruthless multinational: Trade unionists in Britain have been stunned by the scenes of slaughter on TV from the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, writes Rob Williams.
Lobby the TUC on 9 September: Demand a 24-hour strike against austerity
National Shop Stewards Network demonstration to lobby the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Sujeeth
What we think: By most estimates, 80% to 85% of the Con-Dem cuts are still to come. But the so-called 'easier' cuts have been devastating. Since Osborne's original autumn statement in October 2010 - only 20 months...
Zero-hour contracts mean zero rights
Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Downing Street on budget day 2012, photo Suzanne Beishon
I was recently interviewed by BBC Two's Newsnight after writing in the Socialist (issue 719) about zero-hour contracts and feel privileged to have spoken for the unemployed, writes Natalie Owen, Coventry, West Midlands.
Scrounger? The truth about living on the dole
Tottenham: a year since the riots
Fare rises and rail cuts: Kick the fat cats off our railways!
The RMT and POA call on parliament to unshackle the unions, photo Paul Mattsson
Privatised railways don't work. Britain's rail fares - already up to ten times more than those in Italy where the service is state owned - are being increased by between 6% and 11% in January. The First...
NHS: Dewsbury mass meeting opposes PFI
Another News of the World perjury charge
Doors close after A-level results
Justice for Kingsley Burrell!
WikiLeaks and Assange: No extradition to the USA
Shafilia Ahmed murder: A question of women's rights
Tommy Walker - tribute to a working class fighter
Them & Us
And the toilet seat medal goes to... Sheffield City Council!
Because that's what around 100 Sheffield council craftsmen think about councillors and management that have left them earning up to £4,000 a year less than labourers after a re-grading exercise...
Southampton rebels continue fight against council cuts
Victory for One Housing workers
Draconian sentences for Pussy Riot protest will backfire on Putin
End seafarers' poverty wages
Builders plan to stop 'Besna 2' at Crown House
In Brief: POA rejects pensions offer
Food: Scoffing on profits
Food prices soar: "Please sir, may I have some more?" It's not just Dickensian orphans who have to fight for the most basic staple - food...
The Olympics: Sport for all, or just for the elite?