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The Socialist 7 March 2018

UCU strike: bosses on the run

The Socialist issue 985

May's EU speech kicks the can down the road


NHS: public health - not private profit

Snow chaos showed the bosses' coldness - but also workers' grit

Toys R Us, Maplin: worsening retail crisis claims more jobs

Them & Us


Capitalism oppresses women - fight for socialism!

Women's oppression: the struggle goes on

The Socialist inbox: International Women's Day


UCU strike: bosses on the run

National lecturers' pension strike continues

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in Merseyside DOO dispute

PCS: Re-elect the left and fight for decent pay

Hull workers united against bosses

FCC Environment strike solid


Syria: No ceasefire for 'hell on earth' eastern Goutha

Japan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster


Salford nurseries consultation delayed

Donate to the Socialist Party building fund

Hands Off HRI campaign group meets Corbyn and Ashworth

TUSC plans to stand on Waltham Forest anti-monster block platform

Derbyshire says: No fracking way!

Coventry shows solidarity with the Syrian people


Fighting sexual harassment in entertainment

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Coventry shows solidarity with the Syrian people

Demonstration in solidarity with the people of Syria, Coventry, 25.2.18, photo by Coventry Socialist Party

Demonstration in solidarity with the people of Syria, Coventry, 25.2.18, photo by Coventry Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

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A protest was held in Coventry on 25 February to stand in solidarity with the people of Eastern Ghouta, Syria - where 500 have been killed recently by bombing with many more injured.

At short notice around 65 people assembled, many originally from Syria. Speakers spoke passionately about the situation facing people - with millions displaced from their homes, families separated and lives shattered.

It was pointed out by speakers that the so-called international community has abandoned the people of Syria. The various governments, whether that be the UK, US or Russia, are busy vying for influence at the expense of ordinary people in the region.

But there is another kind of international community, which stands in solidarity with workers and the poor in Syria.

As our leaflet said: "We need to build mass movements of ordinary people both here in the UK, and across the Middle East.

"These need to provide solidarity to those affected while at the same time being armed with a socialist programme for revolutionary change that can cut across national, religious and ethnic divides, to build a society that puts an end to the chaos of capitalism and imperialism."


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 1 March 2018 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.


In this issue


What we think

May's EU speech kicks the can down the road


Socialist Party news and analysis

NHS: public health - not private profit

Snow chaos showed the bosses' coldness - but also workers' grit

Toys R Us, Maplin: worsening retail crisis claims more jobs

Them & Us


International Women's Day 2018

Capitalism oppresses women - fight for socialism!

Women's oppression: the struggle goes on

The Socialist inbox: International Women's Day


Socialist Party workplace news

UCU strike: bosses on the run

National lecturers' pension strike continues

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in Merseyside DOO dispute

PCS: Re-elect the left and fight for decent pay

Hull workers united against bosses

FCC Environment strike solid


International socialist news and analysis

Syria: No ceasefire for 'hell on earth' eastern Goutha

Japan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Salford nurseries consultation delayed

Donate to the Socialist Party building fund

Hands Off HRI campaign group meets Corbyn and Ashworth

TUSC plans to stand on Waltham Forest anti-monster block platform

Derbyshire says: No fracking way!

Coventry shows solidarity with the Syrian people


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Fighting sexual harassment in entertainment

The Socialist inbox


 

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