In this issue:
The Socialist 22 February 2017, Support the NHS? Join the march!
Support the NHS? Join the march!
Angry about cuts? Worried about privatisation?: The NHS was founded to provide healthcare for everyone. Yet increasingly, cuts mean NHS services are becoming 'no longer viable' or harder to access. The BBC reckons two-thirds of hospital services in England are about to be scaled back.
Health cuts responsible for rise in deaths - reverse all austerity now
Stop victimising NHS whistleblowers
Defend the right to protest: "We are more akin to a banana republic, and the rotten nature of the Irish state has been exposed." These were the words of TD (MP) and Socialist Party member Ruth Coppinger in the Irish Parliament on 15 February as she rose to question Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny.
Leicester Unison no-cuts budget call
Leicester is a city dominated by Labour, with a Lib-Dem/Tory opposition group composed of just two councillors. However, like all other Labour councils up and down the country, they have been busy passing on Tory cuts with gusto (and crocodile tears).
Bristol: Hundreds march against council cuts
Tower Hamlets anti-cuts budget lobby
30% of people on inadequate incomes in UK
19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Stop the student loan sell-off - scrap all fees
Argos fails to pay staff minimum wage - taxman cuts fine in half!
What we saw
February revolution 1917 - what lessons for today?
23 February 1917 (8 March in today's calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world.
Aslef members reject Southern deal - now for coordinated action to fight to win
Train drivers in the trade union Aslef have delivered a tremendous answer of working-class solidarity that will astound Southern Rail management and the Tory government but also their own union leadership and that of the TUC. Despite the recommendation by Aslef leaders to accept the deal to end their dispute, drivers have rejected it by 54%-46% after a 72% turnout.
Tata pension deal: 'Gun to the head' offer accepted
Unison Women's Conference
Workplace news in brief
Socialism not Trumpism: Thousands more protest and plan to walkout
Reports of further nation-wide protests against Donald Trump on 20 February, the day Parliament debated his visit and Day X walkout plans.
A world to win - give us the resources!
Members of the Socialist Party throughout England and Wales will be attending our upcoming congress to discuss political developments both in Britain and across the world.
Socialist Party regional conference reports
Obituary: John Pickett - 1954-2017
Wallasey Labour remains suspended despite collapse of allegations
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Worried about fake news? Start with Labour councils' budget lies
'Fake news' is in the headlines - and while Trump is the most obvious purveyor of what used to simply be called 'lies', the method is alive and well among Bristol's Labour councillors and mayor.
Organise to reverse 28% rise in violence against retail workers
The Socialist Inbox
Web series review: Cooked - "How capitalism ruined eating"