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11 July 2012
"We Are Waltham Forest" campaigning group has been meeting regularly since it was discovered that the English Defence League is planning a march in Walthamstow on Saturday 18 August
14 December 2011
For years, many builders suspected that contractors operated a 'blacklist' of troublemakers to ensure they did not end up with any union activists on their sites, writes Dan Gillman.
17 June 2011
Members of the NSSN and the Socialist Party argue for the maximum possible pressure to be put on the leaders of those public sector unions yet to commit to coordinated strike action, to build for the June 30 rallies and to initiate their own strike ballots
18 May 2011
63) This is one indication of the social war that is in its first stages in Britain. The first large front in this war will be on the issue of the cuts...
15 April 2011
In January, the SWP opposed the setting up of an anti-cuts campaign by the National Shop Stewards Network partly on the grounds that they had set up the Right to Work (RtW) campaign. A recent letter by RtW secretary Chris Bambery, in which he resigns from the SWP, vindicates the decision that the NSSN took
2 March 2011
All over the country council chambers are under siege. Budget-setting meetings are being barraged by angry workers and service users
26 January 2011
Nearly 600 people, mostly workers with elected positions in trade union branches, trades councils, workplaces and anti-cuts alliances, filled a hall in Camden on Saturday 22 January for the special anti-cuts conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN).
12 January 2011
ONE ISSUE dominates all others for the workers' movement now and for the foreseeable future - how to defeat the avalanche of cuts and tax rises that is engulfing us, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary.
17 December 2010
One of the key questions facing the education movement is how it relates to workers, trade unions and the wider anti-cuts movement as a whole, writes Ben Robinson, Chair, Youth Fight for Jobs.
15 December 2010
Majority reply to an attack:
Following a critical email circulated by NSSN officer Dave Chapple, this reply has been sent to NSSN supporters and those outside of the NSSN who have had Dave's email, to respond and give our side of the story...
1 December 2010
Editorial On 27 November 100,000 workers took to the streets in Ireland in a gigantic show of opposition to the cuts raining down on them.
At this stage it is young people who have taken the lead with the magnificent students' strikes, but there is also growing determination among trade unionists to wage an intransigent struggle to defeat the government.
6 October 2010
As the day nears - 20 October - when the details of the Con-Dem government's next attacks on the working class are revealed, so also does discussion within the labour movement intensify on how best to resist them...
26 May 2010
On Monday 24 May strikers' red flags could be seen flying around Heathrow, but the same could not be said for a lot of BA planes as cabin crew began their latest strike action...
22 May 2010
The decision by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) members, at the end of the Right to Work conference, to occupy the talks between British Airways management and Unite was completely mistaken...
10 March 2010
The steering committee of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) met recently and discussed a number of important issues, including preparing for the national conference on 26 June, writes Bill Mullins.
13 November 2009
ON 24 October, Newport Communities Against Racism (NCAR) organised a rally of 600 local people against the far-right English/Welsh Defence League (E/WDL) that shut the League out of Newport...
24 June 2009
A reply to 'An open letter to the left from the Socialist Workers Party'.
15 April 2009
The strike by the Lindsey oil refinery construction workers at the end of January and beginning of February was an inspirational struggle against the 'race to the bottom'...
21 January 2009
Mark Steel at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson
10 December 2008
Socialism and Left Unity
This desire for unity is understandable and very important because of the need to build a strong left-wing alternative, and a new mass workers' party in particular, especially now that the economic crisis is exposing the failings of capitalism to many more people.
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