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28 May 2014
Out of sight: Earlier this year the charity Oxfam reported that a mere five billionaire families owned as much wealth as 20% of the population in Britain
28 May 2014
Fight for jobs - fight for a future: The story of Martin Hadfield, who tragically took his own life following months looking for work, is a shocking reminder of the real lives offered so little hope
30 April 2014
I grew up in the 1980s under the Thatcher government. I lived on an estate in Rochdale. My parents were unemployed and we were living on benefits so I know first hand what effect the cuts that the present government is making will have
26 March 2014
In the two years since its introduction, the Universal Jobmatch website has been riddled with problems
22 January 2014
This is the case for socialism: We say there is an alternative to endless misery. Today, more than ever before in human history, enormous wealth, science and technique exists which could, if properly harnessed, easily provide all of humanity
27 November 2013
The supporters of capitalism might be calling the feeble growth in the economy a "recovery" but Britain's young people are still left reeling
30 October 2013
The CBI, the organisation representing Britain's bosses, touts zero-hour contracts as the solution to the youth unemployment crisis
28 August 2013
As a former employee of Sports Soccer which was the predecessor of Sports Direct it came as little surprise to me to learn that this company is one of the worst culprits for using zero-hour contracts, writes an ex-Sports Soccer worker.
14 August 2013
At Sports Direct, Boots, Buckingham Palace, Wetherspoons, even for the government, zero-hour contracts are becoming widely used, writes Helen Pattison, London Socialist Party.
5 June 2013
In Sweden, where youth unemployment is 24%, riots have struck the capital Stockholm. Rage has exploded onto the streets following police repression and racism and decades of neoliberal attacks and privatisation
22 May 2013
Steven Bottrill, whose disabled mum Stephanie killed herself because of the bedroom tax, said: "Hopefully now someone will listen. Someone will realise what has gone on and change things"
15 May 2013
We've been hearing this rubbish for years - British workers are lazy - and now Eton-educated Tory London mayor Boris 'the bankers' friend' Johnson has stepped in, accusing British workers of sloth
17 April 2013
Unemployment: We're told that Thatcher 'saved the country'. But unemployment skyrocketed under her governments - from 1.09 million in May 1979 to 3.13 million in July 1986. And these figures were probably an underestimate...
27 March 2013
Con-Dems have no solutions to unemployment: On budget day, the latest unemployment figures were published and showed yet another increase in the number of people out of work, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry Socialist Party.
20 February 2013
After months of illegal shift patterns and being expected to work without breaks under a bullying management at my workplace (as previously reported in the Socialist), things are looking up, writes Hannah Parker.
1 January 2013
The coming year, like 2012, will be one of intense working class struggles, writes Peter Taaffe
12 December 2012
United Socialists of America: A recent poll by Gallup in the US has shown that 39% of Americans now view socialism positively.
26 September 2012
"Protect us from Provectus!" chanted a 200-strong march in North Derbyshire on Saturday 22 September...
12 September 2012
Since the end of the Youth Fight for Jobs 2011 Jarrow March, youth unemployment figures have continued to rise internationally, currently standing at 13% overall; the highest rate in Europe is Spain at 52%, writes Lizi Gray, 2011 Jarrow marcher.
8 August 2012
In a dazzling display of talent a new generation of Olympians is breaking records. By brutal contrast, 75 million 16 - 24 year olds globally have been thrown on the scrapheap of unemployment
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