In this issue:
The Socialist 1 February 2017, No ban, no wall: Socialism or Trumpism
No Ban, No Wall: Socialism not Trumpism
Donald Trump's outrageous travel ban on people from seven Muslim countries and halting the US's refugee programme, has unleashed a huge wave of protest both in the US and internationally
Tide of opposition to Trump surges
Fight for our health service!
Super-rich shareholders cause of pension deficits
Babies in poverty are twice as likely to die
Energy bill hikes con: nationalise them now!
Blairite stitch-up in Stoke Central byelection
Manchester metro mayor: How will you fight cuts?
Establishment papers over Brexit chasms
Article 50 bill heading to parliament: Six months on from the referendum and Brexit remains a nightmare for the capitalist establishment in Britain, from which they can find no escape
Government attack on DWP job centres and offices
As part of the Tory offensive against the public sector, the chancellor has announced a 20% reduction in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices, and more jobcentres to share sites in local authority premises, to deliver 30% savings on estates costs. This fits in with the approaching end of the contract with the company which owns the DWP estate.
Vote for Left Unity in the PCS elections
Trade Union Act: Strategy needed to defeat anti-union laws and lead the fightback
Victory: removed Royal Mail workers reinstated
Strike at ABMU Health Board
Workplace news in brief
TUSC: To stand or not to stand?
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition debates election plans: The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) met in conference on 28 January to discuss how it should operate in a political context shaped by Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party
Support your newspaper - help us get May Day greetings!
Help the Socialist get May Day greetings this year. Because to puncture Trump, and end the billionaires' world austerity barrage, workers and young people need solidarity and socialist ideas.
Why I joined: "Things have to change"
Newham council challenged over £1.8 million cut workers' pay
Leicester: libraries fightback
Bristol: Angry meeting discusses tasering of race relations man
Cumbria care home beds under threat
Wallasey Labour 'dispute' escalates
Socialist Students: conference Saturday and Sunday, 11-12 February 2017
End poverty pay now... Get organised!
Over Christmas I worked gruelling hours in the retail sector, sometimes up to seven hours without any breaks. I did not dare refuse or complain as I was on a four-hour contract and I knew that I'd be put at the bottom of the list if a shift came up at short notice.
UK textile workers on £3 an hour!
Slave labour at Sports Direct
Build 100 days of resistance to Trump's agenda!
One of the most reactionary, bigoted and predatory administrations in modern history has taken office. The Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in an unfolding nightmare.
Tamil Nadu mass protests against state repression
Bangladesh: 'Hartal' protest against destructive power plant