In this issue:
The Socialist 24 September 2014, We need £10 an hour now!
We need £10 an hour now!
Demonstrating outside Labour's national conference in Manchester to demand a £10 minimum wage, photo Hugh Caffrey
Ed Miliband has pledged that Labour will increase the minimum wage to £8 an hour. But you'll have to wait till 2020!
Labour to continue austerity offensive
Climate change: Summit for nothing
Academies lead to nepotism and profit making
The Socialist (issue 782) previously reported on a campaign to stop Rushey Mead in Leicester becoming an academy
Them & Us
1.6 million vote Yes in revolt against austerity
Scotland Referendum, photo SP Scotland
In the teeth of a ferocious campaign from the British capitalist establishment the independence campaign in Scotland won the support of more than 1.6 million people, overwhelmingly from the working class, securing 45%, writes Philip Stott Secretary, Socialist Party Scotland.
After Scotland revolt: all capitalist parties in crisis
Scotland Poll: Electric mood among YES supporters
Millions on streets for Catalan independence
On 11 September an estimated 1.8 million people took to the streets of Barcelona in the annual demonstration for Catalan independence, writes Rob MacDonald, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI Spain).
Sweden: Conservatives collapse, extreme-right gains
United strike action can win
Hackney council workers striking for better pay on 10 July 2014, photo Paul Mattsson
Support the October pay walkouts: The image of a homeless person rummaging through a bin for food is sadly quite common. But now many low paid workers are also being forced into that situation, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham City Unison rep, personal capacity.
NHS workers vote to strike
College lecturers join 14 October strike
Care UK: 'We'll fight them all the way'
Croydon leisure centre strike for decent wages
West Midlands fire engine cuts
Workplace news in brief
Tenants threatened by 'feudal lord'
Russel Brand is actively supporting the campaign to defend New Era estate tenants, photo Paul Mattsson
Tenants on the New Era estate in Hackney are faced by an unholy alliance of predatory property speculation
Global day of eco action
Round up: Socialist Students at the freshers fairs
Socialist Party comments and reviews
The struggle for decent social care - a personal account
TUSC NHS 'credit card': The Health & Social Care Act Means: NHS Privatisation
Much of the social care system has been sold off to the private sector. Ann Parkes describes her desperate struggle to gain decent care for her husband
Tony Benn: Will and testament
Front row fury