The Socialist

The Socialist 22 February 2017

Support the NHS? Join the march!

The Socialist issue 937

Support the NHS? Join the march!

Health cuts responsible for rise in deaths - reverse all austerity now

Stop victimising NHS whistleblowers


Dublin: #JobstownNotGuilty


Leicester Unison no-cuts budget call

Bristol: Hundreds march against council cuts

Tower Hamlets anti-cuts budget lobby


30% of people on inadequate incomes in UK

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?


Aslef members reject Southern deal - now for coordinated action to fight to win

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


A world to win - give us the resources!

Socialist Party regional conference reports

Obituary: John Pickett - 1954-2017

Wallasey Labour remains suspended despite collapse of allegations


Worried about fake news? Start with Labour councils' budget lies

Organise to reverse 28% rise in violence against retail workers

The Socialist Inbox

Web series review: Cooked - "How capitalism ruined eating"

 
 
 
 
 

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The Socialist 22 February 2017, Support the NHS? Join the march!

spotSupport 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.

spotHealth cuts responsible for rise in deaths - reverse all austerity now

spotStop victimising NHS whistleblowers

spotDublin: #JobstownNotGuilty

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.

spotLeicester 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).

spotBristol: Hundreds march against council cuts

spotTower Hamlets anti-cuts budget lobby

spot30% 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.

spotStop the student loan sell-off - scrap all fees

spotArgos fails to pay staff minimum wage - taxman cuts fine in half!

spotWhat we saw

spotFebruary 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.

spotAslef 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.

spotTata pension deal: 'Gun to the head' offer accepted

spotUnison Women's Conference

spotWorkplace news in brief

spotSocialism 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.

spotA 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.

spotSocialist Party regional conference reports

spotObituary: John Pickett - 1954-2017

spotWallasey Labour remains suspended despite collapse of allegations

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotWorried 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.

spotOrganise to reverse 28% rise in violence against retail workers

spotThe Socialist Inbox

spotWeb series review: Cooked - "How capitalism ruined eating"