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18 October 2017

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

We are calling on all members and supporters of the Socialist Party to donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal. We have set an ambitious target to raise 30,000 at the Saturday night rally on 11 November because that is what we need to ensure that we can go into 2018 with our finances strengthened.

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5 July 2017

South London tower block residents plan safety campaign

Tower block residents from the Ashmole estate in south London joined Lambeth Socialist Party members to discuss building a safety campaign on 29 June

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26 April 2017

How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

2nd May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election - the one in 1997 which brought Tony Blair and New Labour to power.

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15 March 2017

Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports

The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests

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22 February 2017

Obituary: John Pickett - 1954-2017

John Pickett, Socialist Party comrade and postal worker, has died very suddenly at the age of 63. I first met John in the early 1980s, just after he returned to Portsmouth after being at college in Stoke.

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30 November 2016

Readmit expelled socialists: a proven record of fighting back

I've been asked why socialists like me should be readmitted to the Labour Party. This is not the time for compromise and 'partnership', but for bold, clearly defined socialist policies, carried out by determined representatives of our class.

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16 November 2016

Socialism 2016: Putting socialism on the agenda

Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016

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9 November 2016

Read the Socialist

Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.

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Dave Nellist and Jeremy Corbyn at the Burston school rally, 4.9.16, photo by Teresa Mackay

Dave Nellist and Jeremy Corbyn

26 October 2016

Readmit expelled socialists

More than 60 socialists with over 800 years of Labour Party membership between them, have signed a letter calling for their re-admittance to the Labour Party

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12 October 2016

Momentum should show Blairites the door, not Socialist Party members!

The Socialist Party sold the Socialist and leafleted outside a Momentum (or Welsh Labour Grassroots as they're known in Wales) meeting in Swansea Council chambers on 8 October.

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29 August 2016

Discussing Trotskyism, Corbyn and socialist change

It was "standing room only" at a Coventry Socialist Party public meeting

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Militant supporters march against the poll tax, photo by Steve Gardner

17 August 2016

Lessons of Militant - vital for struggles today

Michael Crick's book 'Militant' was first published in 1984. Why has it now been re-issued 32 years later? For the very same reason that it was published in the first place: to provide ammunition for attacking the emerging left, writes Peter Taaffe.

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29 June 2016

'We Won't Move' meeting organises opposition to Housing Act attacks

This Housing Act could be unleashed by housing associations in some places quite quickly. We have to prepare in the next nine months for every eventuality and we have to get organised now.

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25 May 2016

We won't move! Mass resistance can defeat the Tories' housing act

The Tories' Housing and Planning Bill is now an Act, to be implemented in April 2017. The Kill the Housing Bill campaign set up last autumn is now renamed Axe the Housing Act. Another national demo has been called for 18 June.

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11 May 2016

Council estate exhibition shows the full picture

Photographic review: 'Estate' Photographer Robert Clayton's exhibition 'Estate' is a valuable reminder of what it meant to live in a council estate, and how Thatcherism continues to ravage this.

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10 March 2016

Obituary: Max Neill, 1966-2016

Socialist Party members in the North West and beyond were saddened to hear of the loss of longstanding comrade, Max Neill, on 29 February.

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13 January 2016

Letters

Letters to the Socialist's editors. Letwin's poll tax guinea pigs; poll tax agents provocateurs.

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2 December 2015

How the Iron Lady was reduced to iron filings

Margaret Thatcher resigned as Tory prime minister 25 years ago. After 11 years in power she was forced out before her third term was over.

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7 October 2015

Kick out the Tory entryists

Jeremy must give genuine socialists in the Labour Party the mechanisms to kick the Tory entryists out once and for all!

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23 September 2015

TV review: This is England '90

Rudi Abdallah, Waltham Forest Socialist Party, reviews the first episode of This is England '90.

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