In this week's issue:
The Socialist 10 October 2012, issue Tories promise more pain ... Kick out the 'nasty party'!
Tories promise more pain... Kick out the 'nasty party'!
Strikers marching through London on 30 November 2011, photo Senan
There's a whiff in the Birmingham air. The Tories met here in a state of panic. It's all going wrong! The Con-Dem government faces humiliating failure
Labour Party conference - not fighting austerity
Arguing the case for a 24-hour general strike
Birmingham Tory conference demo
'Millions crying out for leadership and for an alternative'
Anti-austerity candidates selected for November contests
No welfare cuts
Health workers must fight attacks on jobs and pay
Politicians line up to attack abortion rights
The hidden homeless - "Sofa surfing is my lot"
Them & Us
Send the transport privatisers packing
RMT protest July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson
Renationalise the railways: Take the whole rail system back into public ownership! That is the only logical conclusion from the fiasco over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line railway from London to Glasgow...
Venezuela presidential election
Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, salutes the US-backed opposition, on a visit to Britain, photo Paul Mattsson
Chavez comfortably secures victory over neoliberal right: Thousands flocked to Miraflores, the Presidential Palace in Caracas, to celebrate the victory of Hugo Chávez in Sunday's (7 October) Presidential election, writes Tony Saunois in Caracas.
Greece: escalating the action against austerity
South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?'
Why we're marching on 20 October
NSSN march to lobby of TUC, Brighton, 9.9.12, photo Sarah Mayo
The plebs are revolting on 20 October - that is how the millionaire government will see it. You could write their press releases in advance: 'the protest is pointless, we will not change our policy' writes Derek McMillan, Brighton Socialist Party
More success for Socialist Students
Save East Midlands ambulances
Campaign Kazakhstan: A musical and political evening
Youth Fight for Jobs and Education fortnight of action 13-27 October
Dewsbury fights health service cuts
Waltham Forest: Parents and staff unite against school sell-off
Sunderland anti-fascists stand up against divisive EDL
South Wales bus workers receive strong support for strike
Bus workers protest in July 2008, photo Paul Mattsson
Monday 1st October saw bus drivers and engineers in South Wales take strike action over pay despite their union recommending they refrain from doing so
Fighting the construction industry blacklist
Workplace nurseries saved in HMRC
Leeds solidarity with Crossrail battle
Mid Yorkshire Health admin staff ballot for strike
Bin workers' strike threat
Workplace news in brief
TV review : Masters of Money - Karl Marx
BBC Two: Masters of Money: BBC Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders examines one of the most revolutionary and controversial thinkers of all: Karl Marx
Stephanie Flanders concluded her BBC TV series Masters of Money by looking at Karl Marx, "capitalism's severest critic". Often "refuted", his ideas just won't go away!
Marx was right!