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The Socialist 19 October 2016, NHS at breaking point
NHS at breaking Point
National demo and health workers' strike needed! The National Health Service is "now at breaking point." The trade unions must coordinate widespread industrial action. A national demonstration would have mass support. If followed by a 24-hour general strike, the Tories could be brought down.
Teachers working 60 hours need strikes, not studies
Elderly care at crisis point
Health campaigns demonstrate together in 'one fight'
NHS cancer and dementia drugs 'unaffordable'
Them & Us
No backtracks, no compromises: we must fight for real democracy in the Labour Party
Editorial of the Socialist, issue 921: Appeasement and compromise will see Corbyn paralysed and hemmed in on the most important issues, leading to the inevitable undermining of his support. Mandatory reselection is not about 'bullying' or intimidation as those seeking to smear Corbyn and his supporters attempt to claim. It is basic democracy.
TUSC discusses new tasks after Corbyn victory
The first meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee since Jeremy Corbyn's decisive re-election victory agreed to make a new appeal to Labour councillors to join the resistance to the Tories' austerity agenda, writes Clive Heemskerk, Socialist Party executive committee and TUSC national election agent.
Sheffield bin striker slams privatised refuse bosses
It was a proud day to be a bin man in Sheffield on 17 October as a hundred or more of my GMB union colleagues and I protested about the greedy corporate giant Veolia's refusal to agree our request for a 2% pay rise. They say they can't meet our demand while paying thousands to ship in scab labour and accommodate them in hotels.
Newsquest strike: Bosses realise 'contraints' of scab labour
London Underground cleaners protest pay cut
Support the 'Kinsley 3' cleaners in pay fight
Syria: horror deepens in Aleppo
No solution on basis of imperialism and capitalism: Having promoted a bloody sectarian war in their efforts to dislodge the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Assad, the Western powers are hypercritically bemoaning the plight of Syrian civilians caught in the deadly crossfire.
Aberfan: a disaster that should never have happened
Aberfan 50th anniversary: It's a name as resonant with tragedy for working class people in South Wales as Hillsborough is for Liverpool. For many the horror is all the greater because 116 of the 144 who died were young children.
Suez 1956: the decline of British imperialism and rise of the colonial revolution
The radical life of Paul Robeson
Fighting racism and capitalism with solidarity, socialism and song: An actor who starred on Broadway, a talented college American football player, a brilliant singer - and a socialist and civil rights campaigner at a time when Malcom X and Martin Luther King were just children.
Butterfields housing victory: "We showed that if you stick together and fight you can win"
I have never experienced a day like it in my life. The news that Dolphin Living Trust has agreed to buy all Butterfields flats, allowing the tenants to stay, came from an unlikely source. We had worked on an absolutely fantastic and ferocious campaign for nine long months. Now we have won far more than we could have imagined.
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Cheshire and Merseyside: Huge NHS cuts and privatisation planned
Devon: Campaigning against community hospitals closures
Bristol: Millions of pounds of "horrifically unpalatable" cuts
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Moving, funny and inspiring tribute to working class heroism
Theatre - Dare Devil Rides to Jarama: "Adelante!" A moving, funny and inspiring account of the life of Clem 'Dare Devil' Beckett. A great feat considering the cast is just two people, but it portrays with realism dirt track races, mass protests and war.
Film review: Deepwater Horizon
Review: BBC2's Poetry Night
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