In this issue:
The Socialist 21 January 2015, Take the wealth off the super-rich
Take the wealth off the super-rich!
80 billionaires own half the world: The charity Oxfam has produced a report showing that the richest 1% of people on this planet are on course to own more than 50% of the world's wealth by 2016 - a testament to the inherent greed and inequality of the capitalist system
Labour Party won't protect our NHS
Youth unemployment: anxiety and anger
Oil price crashes as world economy slows
Care home scandal: When profit comes first...
Them & Us
Greece: Syriza victory would raise workers' hopes
Andros Payiatsos, photo Xekinima
On 19 January, 6 days before the Greek general election, the Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece
Opposing establishment parties is not 'wasted vote'
TUSC campaigners calling for rent caps instead of benefit caps, photo Paul Mattsson
On 24 January, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is meeting to discuss the 2015 elections. Clive Heemskerk, TUSC national election agent, puts the case for the biggest possible challenge in both the general election and local council contests on 7 May
Don't just boo - help fund the fightback!
Striking NHS workers say: 'Give us pay we can live on'
At the St Leonard's hospital picket line in Hackney, north London, November 2014, photo Paul Mattsson
Angry NHS workers are due to take a further 12 hours strike action on 29 January and go out again for a full 24 hours in February, writes a London mental health worker.
Safeguarding PCS against vicious Tory attacks
Unison activists discuss reclaiming the union
UCU: Clear strategy needed to reignite pensions action
Barbour workers accept improved offer
Essex FBU fight lockout
Cardiff happy to get the blues
Cardiff City fans are celebrating their club's return to blue. Billionaire owner Vincent Tan, who changed the strip to red in June 2012, was forced to back down by a mass campaign of supporters
Hackney women give TUSC their blessing
5,000 residents force council debate on pool closure
Tesco: every little cut helps
In a small store such as ours, managers often end up working side by side with ordinary staff, all doing the same job. It's called "rumble", and can be a fun activity, joking and chatting, writes a Tesco worker.
Halt the cutbacks in hearing aid provision
Privatisation worsens NHS crisis
TTIP it into the Atlantic
Why I joined the Socialist Party