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The Socialist 21 February 2018

We can save our NHS

The Socialist issue 983

Chatsworth ward victory shows we can save our NHS

Tories raid 1bn from NHS facilities budget - unions must act

Blairite mayor faces open election after democratic 'irregularities' - fight for a no-cuts mayor

Facebook sides with state repression - reinstate the Tamil Solidarity page

Like rats from a sinking Ukip


Usdaw victory - Socialist Party member Amy Murphy wins presidential election

Bosses divided - university pension strikes can win!

After 80 strike days Mears workers achieve victory

Newham academies strike continues with three schools to strike together


Northern Ireland talks process paralysed


How can students and young people fight the Tories?

Leicester Uni makes Tory fee tripler David Willetts chancellor - sack Willetts!


South Africa: Ramaphosa is a safe pair of hands for capitalism

Russia: Ali Feruz, journalist and human rights activist, freed from jail


Building the campaign against clearances of the working class

Northants council crisis - protesters demand an end to cuts and privatisation

Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

Save Salford nurseries!

Labour councillors push through savage cuts in Kirklees budget

May Day, May Day! Celebrate solidarity!

Bradford protests against kids' service cuts

Successful Socialist Party Wales conference sets tone for the year ahead

Tremendous determination on show at West Midlands conference

Lively discussion at East Midlands Socialist Party conference

Nottingham hospital black alert

Cardiff Refugee Rights gig success

Outrageous sentence for TUSC agent in 'misleading electors' court case


German engineering strike puts shorter week on agenda - but could have won more

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Successful Socialist Party Wales conference sets tone for the year ahead

Socialist Party Wales conference 2018

Socialist Party Wales conference 2018   (Click to enlarge)

Cardiff West Socialist Party members

The recent earthquake in South Wales pales in comparison with the shifts in the political landscape described at the Socialist Party Wales conference on 18 February.

Members from across Wales gathered in Cardiff to discuss the successes and challenges of the past year, while planning for the future.

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, introduced the complex but exciting times ahead.

There has been a seeming pause in the struggle after the excitement of the general election, with layers of the wider labour movement seemingly willing to wait for a Corbyn government. But the working class cannot afford to wait for an 'eventual' election.

The reality is that we do have a Labour government in Wales led by First Minister Carwyn Jones and his fellow Blairites who willingly implement the cuts.

This attitude is synonymous with Labour councils across the country where we are told there is no legal option but to become Tory policy executors.

Further contributions were made by trade unionists about the upcoming disputes and strikes planned by university workers and civil servants.

The importance of the #MeToo movement was also highlighted with a Welsh Socialist Party women's meeting scheduled for 2 March in preparation for International Women's Day.

Wales Socialist Party showed its unwavering commitment by raising a staggering 12,000 for the building fund (to help find a new national premises for the Socialist Party as we're being evicted) with more pledges to come. A further 360 was raised for the fighting fund appeal.

Socialist Party Wales is the largest left force in Cardiff and has been dubbed 'the unofficial opposition' by members of Swansea council.

Socialist Students and Young Socialists have led the youth movement in Wales, organising a show of solidarity with striking lecturers.

The success of this conference mirrors the way Socialist Party Wales acts in its everyday work and has set the tone for a year of solidarity and struggle to come.


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Chatsworth ward victory shows we can save our NHS

Tories raid 1bn from NHS facilities budget - unions must act

Blairite mayor faces open election after democratic 'irregularities' - fight for a no-cuts mayor

Facebook sides with state repression - reinstate the Tamil Solidarity page

Like rats from a sinking Ukip


Workplace news and analysis

Usdaw victory - Socialist Party member Amy Murphy wins presidential election

Bosses divided - university pension strikes can win!

After 80 strike days Mears workers achieve victory

Newham academies strike continues with three schools to strike together


What we think

Northern Ireland talks process paralysed


Socialist Students

How can students and young people fight the Tories?

Leicester Uni makes Tory fee tripler David Willetts chancellor - sack Willetts!


International socialist news and analysis

South Africa: Ramaphosa is a safe pair of hands for capitalism

Russia: Ali Feruz, journalist and human rights activist, freed from jail


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Building the campaign against clearances of the working class

Northants council crisis - protesters demand an end to cuts and privatisation

Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

Save Salford nurseries!

Labour councillors push through savage cuts in Kirklees budget

May Day, May Day! Celebrate solidarity!

Bradford protests against kids' service cuts

Successful Socialist Party Wales conference sets tone for the year ahead

Tremendous determination on show at West Midlands conference

Lively discussion at East Midlands Socialist Party conference

Nottingham hospital black alert

Cardiff Refugee Rights gig success

Outrageous sentence for TUSC agent in 'misleading electors' court case


Opinion

German engineering strike puts shorter week on agenda - but could have won more

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