In this week's issue:
The Socialist 24 October 2012, issue Defend the NHS
TUC march supports general strike
20 October 2012 TUC demo, photo Senan
"The TUC has agreed to consult on the practicalities of a general strike. Let's start right here - if you are in favour of a general strike raise your hands" shouted Len McCluskey
'Priced out of renting a home, let alone owning one'
Them ... & Us
Workers confront brutal South African capitalism
The Democratic Socialist Movement is playing a decisive role in the mineworkers' dispute, assisting and leading the strike committees and posing a socialist alternative to the corruption and betrayal of the ANC and NUM leaders, writes Alec Thraves, just back from South Africa
Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline?
Walthamstow - Racists off our streets!
Anti-EDL demonstration in Walthamstow 1 September 2012 , photo Mina Boromand
Over 50 'supporters' of the far-right EDL, including many of their leaders, were arrested while on their way to a 'surprise' demonstration at a mosque in east London
Far right attempts to build support in Leicester
Scottish March for Jobs and Public Services inspires thousands
From 17 to 20 October, young people marched through the cold and rain from Stirling to Glasgow, demanding real job creation, an end to attacks on benefits, pensions and wages, free education, public works and affordable housing
Defend the NHS - Stop cuts at Dewsbury hospital
Hull council workers demand that Labour councillors oppose cuts
Birmingham: cuts put children at risk
Axe the Con-Dems' ban on building new LEA schools
Privatisation opponents push out Cornwall council leader
Standing for the 99%! Bring back EMA
Construction blacklisting - the tip of the iceberg
Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon
The big construction companies could be facing thousands of financial claims as a legal battle has been launched by blacklisted workers, writes Rob Williams.
Workplace news in brief
Help build the voice for the Socialist alternative
On Tuesday 23 October the Guardian printed three letters complaining that the paper and its sister publication, the Observer, had failed to adequately report on the huge 20 October TUC demo against austerity, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Editor, the Socialist.
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