In this week's issue:
The Socialist 17 October 2012, issue Build a 24-hour General Strike
We want a 24-hour general strike!
Build a 24-hour general strike - TUC name the day, photo Socialist Party
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) has spent the last few months helping to build for the TUC demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Belfast, writes Rob Williams, NSSN national chair.
Southampton anti-cuts councillors form new council group
Meetings after 20th October TUC demonstration
Unless we fight back, Greece will be our future: The battle against austerity has begun in earnest. Come to Socialism 2012 to discuss how this fight can be won, and how the struggle for a democratic, socialist society can be built
Academies: march to defend education on 20 October
16 February 2011 teachers at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, Wandsworth, south London, went on strike to show their opposition to the school becoming an academy.
It's rumoured that education minister Michael Gove has 'war charts' on the walls of his office plotting the onward march of academy schools, writes Martin Powell-Davies
Stop the gas price hike - Nationalise the utilities!
Osborne's 'shares' plan threatens rights
Them & Us
Unions must build the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)
Alex Gordon, RMT president, addresses the London Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition launch meeting 2012, photo Paul Mattsson
On Saturday 22 September the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition national supporters' conference discussed the vital task of putting forward socialist candidates to fight the austerity cuts, writes Alex Gordon, RMT transport union President.
Who was Malcolm X?
Malcolm X, 12 March 1964, Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer
"By any means necessary" - Malcolm X's expression of militant civil rights - is known worldwide by young people fighting against racism, writes Hugo Pierre, Tower Hamlets Socialist Party.
Poll tax: When organised mass action defeated the Tories
Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action 13-28 October
The Youth Fight for Jobs Austerity Games held in Hackney Marshes 24 July 2012 highlighted the plight of young people, photo Paul Mattsson
When I finished university and qualified as a social worker I expected to find a post quickly. But like many other young people across the world today I cannot find a job, writes Wyllie Hume
Fight for a socialist and internationalist alternative to the crisis-ridden EU
Striking Greek workers express their opinion of the Troika - the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (EC, ECB and IMF)
'But the EU is at war on us' exclaimed a number of Greek workers when reacting to the European Union (EU) being awarded a Nobel peace prize...
Solidarity with Miners in South Africa
US elections: And the winner is... Wall Street!
Pakistan: Workers die as profit put before safety
Hands off our NHS! - Victory in Gloucestershire
Save our services: Stroud against the cuts fighting against NHS cuts, photo Gloucestershire Socialist Party
The area reserved for members of the public was packed for the Board meeting of NHS Gloucestershire on 15 October, writes Sue Powell.
Stop the far right from 'uniting' on 27 October
Stop health robbery in Sherwood Forest
Chase the sharks out of Toon!
Invest in caring - we're worth it!
Lecturers fight cuts
UCU strikers on a picket line in Swansea on 10 May 2012 public sector workers strike , photo Socialist Party Wales
Gateshead College lecturers took further strike action on 10 October in response to an attack on their pay and working conditions...
Amnesty International staff take strike action
Bus drivers: We need shorter hours!
Hospital staff in Stockton and Hartlepool threatened with worse terms and conditions
Attacks on Bromley workers
Workplace news in brief
The Socialist - Help us build it with the 20-20-20 plan!
A different kind of paper: Newspapers have been getting bad press lately. And largely deservedly so. The Leveson inquiry shone a light on the putrid relationship between the Murdoch press, pro-big business politicians and some police...
Fight back against austerity - support the Socialist Party
Why I joined
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