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10 December 2008
Workers at the ex-Visteon plant in Swansea are reeling at the shock announcement that the new owners, Canadian company Linamar, are 'offering' 200 voluntary redundancies to the workforce. Unite convenor Rob Williams spoke to Alec Thraves (in a personal capacity).
9 July 2008
THE voice of workers anger reached the hallowed chambers of the Houses of Parliament on 24 June 1983, when Terry Fields, MP for Liverpool Broadgreen, spoke for the first time in the Commons...
2 July 2008
Terry Fields addressing a demonstration in support of Liverpool City Council in the 1980s, photo Dave Sinclair
28 May 2008
New Labour sunk to a new low in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election last week, writes Jim Cessford, former Crewe socialist activist.
7 May 2008
The death of Ray Apps at the age of 77 is the loss of a great fighter...
16 April 2008
Onay Kasab, photo Paul Mattsson
Greenwich Unison branch secretary Onay Kasab is one of four Unison officers currently facing a disciplinary hearing as part of a witch hunt being carried out by the union bureaucracy, writes Susan Wilson.
6 September 2007
The Socialist issue 366
It has put forward strategies for opposing privatisation of public services such as the health, fire and postal services and the wars and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, among other issues.
12 July 2007
Following previous articles on the 1917 February revolution and the April Days, PETER TAAFFE now moves on to the 'July Days'....
7 June 2007
40 years since the Arab-Israel 1967 war: THE START of a six-day war on 5 June 1967 between Israel and its neighbouring Arab states resulted in an overwhelming military victory for Israel...
4 April 2007
FEELINGS RAN high as Burberry workers marched out of the Treorchy plant for the last time last week...
15 February 2007
THE SOCIALIST was launched ten years ago, in February 1997. Like its predecessor, Militant, launched in 1964, the socialist entered the scene just as a long period of Tory government was about to end with the election of a Labour government.
And, as Ken Smith, the first editor of the socialist explains, like its predecessor, the paper had to cover and respond to massive world-changing events in the immediate years after its launch.
18 December 2006
The sad death of John Hamilton, leader of the Liverpool City Council in its titanic struggle to defend Liverpool from the ravagers of Thatcherism, has produced statements extraordinary in their inaccuracy and sanctimoniousnes...
26 October 2006
This weekend's RMT railworkers' union conference on rebuilding the shop stewards' movement needs to address these burning issues...
27 July 2006
Ted Grant 1913-2006: TED GRANT, one of the founders of Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party, has died at the age of 93 in London, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
13 October 2005
Liverpool council 20 years on: TWENTY YEARS ago, at the 1985 Labour party conference, the then Labour leader Neil Kinnock (now Baron Kinnock) made an infamous attack on Liverpool city council's left-wing leaders...
7 April 2005
The following article by Socialist Party member Tony Mulhearn appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post on 24 March commemorating the struggle 20 years ago of socialists in the leadership of the Liverpool L...
15 January 2005
TONY MULHEARN, member of the group of Liverpool 47 councillors who fought the Thatcher government between 1983 and 1987, reviews David Blunkett by Stephen Pollard...
23 October 2004
IN THE third article in the series marking the 40th anniversary of the Militant newspaper's first appearance, Roger Shrives looks at how we covered events around the collapse of Stalinism...
16 October 2004
IN THE second of our articles celebrating 40 years of the Militant newspaper (now the socialist), Roger Shrives looks at how we reported and commented on the tumultuous events of Salvador Allende's government in Chile from 1970 until the vicious coup by the reactionary general Pinochet in 1973...
9 October 2004
FORTY YEARS ago this month, the first issue of the Militant (now the socialist), was produced...
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