Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
11 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly election was a dull and uneventful affair. The result has brought little change. Yet there were significant signs that the growing alienation from sectarianism, austerity and backward social policies is beginning to find a positive expression.
20 April 2016
"Let us in!" echoed through the air as 2,000 people turned out to a public meeting proposing the closure of A&E services
2 April 2016
In many town and cities around the country, people greeted the government's new 'living wage' - just £7.20 an hour, only for over-25s - with protests on its 1 April start date.
30 March 2016
Some workers will be excited for a pay rise in April as the National 'Living' Wage comes into force. But is it really a great deal for workers? Or is it fool's gold?
23 March 2016
The victims, once again, are ordinary people. The workers’ movement needs a collective response to resist terrorism, racism, and government attempts to restrict strikes, demonstrations and political opposition.
9 March 2016
Workers entering employment in Britain today could have to wait until their mid-seventies to retire.
2 March 2016
Hundreds of young people attended Young Labour's national conference in Scarborough on 27-28 February.
24 February 2016
Lambeth Momentum's leadership is on a rightward trajectory, but some younger members are still looking for a serious fightback.
17 February 2016
100 students from over 30 institutions were represented
17 February 2016
On 8 February, 800 people gathered in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in opposition to the threatened destruction of manufacturing jobs in the area.
10 February 2016
US elections: The opening US presidential primaries showed support for 'non-establishment' candidates in both the Republican and Democratic Party caucuses
27 January 2016
The editorial of the Socialist: Increasingly the government's 'Prevent' strategy is facing protest. It is just one example of the Tory's government's accelerating racism and attacks on civil liberties.
9 December 2015
A London borough has said youth who question the government or mainstream media may be extremists. A 15-year-old school student replies.
18 November 2015
Report - 'Labour Young Socialists': The raging civil war within Labour formed the backdrop to the 'Labour Young Socialists' rally on 11 November. But the approach of the meeting's organisers failed to offer a way forward.
11 November 2015
Victoria Coren Mitchell calls for a "proper revolution" and Jeremy Corbyn backs Arsenal FC workers' living wage campaign.
4 November 2015
The #blacklivesmatter movement (BLM) has overtaken the traditional 'civil rights' campaigners, seen as too close to corporate interests.
29 October 2015
Five years ago, Britain's streets erupted in mass student protests. Now, as thousands are again preparing to march in defence of education, the shadow of 2010 looms large.
22 October 2015
On Saturday students will take to the streets in Leeds
21 October 2015
More than 800,000 refugees are officially expected to come to Germany this year. The government has announced budget cuts 'because of the refugees' and commentators demand scrapping the minimum wage of €8.50 an hour for refugees.
14 October 2015
Tory treasury minister Matt Hancock (right) said under-25s are not "productive" enough to deserve the minimum wage. The government's new 'national living wage' - which is not actually a living wage - is only for workers over 25.
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