In this issue:
The Socialist 20 August 2014, We can't live on poverty pay!
We can't live on poverty pay!
Low pay - now way! photo Elaine Brunskill
Tory MP claims he can't live on £300k: Tory MP Mark Simmonds recently announced he was leaving parliament. He claims that his MP's wage and expenses don't give him the life he aspires to for himself and his family
Protests, strikes, equality: Women in World War One
Socialist policies needed to answer Project Fear
Scandal of underfunded mental health services
Government's economic mirage as election approaches
Them & Us
The Socialist readers' comments
Welsh councils have a choice
Demonstration against closure of day centre in Llandeilo, Wales: Users of Noddfa Teilo Day Club in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, protest, photo Socialist Party Wales
"You can only spend them once." This was Welsh Local Government Association chief executive Steve Thomas' explanation of why Welsh councils plan to cut £7-800 million after it was revealed that they hold reserves of over £700 million
Why I joined the Socialists
Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war
Part of the massive demo against war in Iraq, 15 February 2003, photo Molly Cooper
Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist 'helpers': Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of 'Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant' (ISIS)
USA: Ferguson erupts over police killing
Jess Spear election success
Capitalism means war: Join the Socialists!
London Gaza demo 19 July 2014, photo Paul Mattsson
Nato, the war-machine of Western capitalism, will descend on Newport in South Wales for its summit at the beginning of September
Join the Fast Food Rights day of action on 28 August
Fight for real jobs: Iain Duncan Smith may claim his changes to the welfare state are making everyone 'better off'. But the 868,000 16 to 24 year olds who are still unemployed tell a different story
Youth services: jobs and centres slashed
Campaign steps up on New Era estate
Re-house Charlie Wort!
Protest camp brings NHS activists together
The People's March for the NHS
Liverpool anger at library closures
Campaigning for genuine equality at Leeds Pride
TUSC byelection reports
Fleetwood: For the second time in eleven months, TUSC has polled a strong third position for Rossall ward of Fleetwood town council in Lancashire, winning 19% of the vote
Care UK workers to strike for three weeks
Striking Care UK workers outside the company's Mansion House in Doncaster, 09.08.14, photo Alistair Tice
"We're Yorkshire folk, we're like a dog with a bone. We won't give up, we'll never surrender."
North West Fire Service call centre cuts catastrophe
BT pay cuts: we need less surveys, more action!
Surrey council workers look to strike on pay
Royal Mail workers stage unofficial walkout
Support London Taxi drivers' fight against deregulation