In this week's issue:
The Socialist 19 September 2012, issue We can beat Con-Dems' austerity
We can beat Con-Dems' austerity
NSSN march to lobby TUC, Brighton 9.9.12, photo Sarah Mayo
March 20 Oct, then for a 24-hr strike: John McInally, the national vice-president of the PCS union spoke in favour of the resolution calling for general strike action against austerity at the TUC Congress...
All forces to the point of attack against austerity
NHS: Condition critical
Cable launches new attack on workers' rights
Global warming: Capitalists skating on thin ice
Them & Us
Marikana miners remain defiant
After six weeks of defiant strike action in the teeth of violent attacks by police acting on behalf of the mining bosses, when over 40 miners were killed, the Marikana platinum miners have been offered a significant 11-22% pay increase by mine owners, Lonmin
Stop the deportation of London Met students
Students protesting in Nottinham against being treated as chas cows, 5.7.12 , photo by Becci Heagney
Students demonstrated outside London Met University on Friday against the threatened deportation of international students
Interview with NUS vice-president for union development
No to Gove's counter-reforms
Hillsborough disaster: Truth is out, now justice
Militant newspaper 21 April 1989 issue 941, on the Hillsborough disaster
The Hillsborough Independent Panel report has ripped aside the tangled web of lies and cover-up woven by the South Yorkshire Police, the government and the lickspittles in the press who denigrated Liverpool and the victims of the man-made catastrophe in 1989 that was Hillsborough.
writes Tony Mulhearn, former socialist councillor, Liverpool.
Sparks' picket blockades Crossrail site
The epic battle between electricians and the electrical contracting companies has been running on construction sites for the past 18 months
Workers die on tower cranes - Con-Dems cut safety regulations
HMRC seeks to axe workers' childcare
Workplace news in brief
Save Oaklands Pool - "This is what we pay our council tax for!"
Alongside rebel councillors Don Thomas and Keith Morrell, trade unionists, Oaklands Pool campaigners and Socialist Party members gathered to oppose cuts being made by Southampton Labour council
Salford: Uniting to save mental health services
Fight Tameside library cuts!
Save Hampshire residential care homes
Stop the fire service cuts in West Yorkshire
NSSN supporter invited to address RMT
Rape is no joke
Campaigning for comedy without misogyny
Like most young women I was shocked by reports of misogyny and rape jokes at the Edinburgh festival. That famous comedians such as Jimmy Carr continue to laugh about sexual violence towards women and that Russell Brand sexually harasses female staff is utterly disgraceful.
Slutwalk: there's NO excuse for rape
Sexism - a product of capitalism
Review: "From dole queue to corner and back again"
Dylan Thomas was a poet, a writer, a husband, a father, a Welshman, a drinker and a socialist. Born in Swansea in 1914, he died in New York in 1953, overwhelmed by debt and drink