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18 October 2017

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

Skipton is a quiet market town better known as the 'Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales' than it is for revolution. But on 6 October, socialist artists and activists, as well as the general public, from Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire gathered to view a dazzling selection of work by artists loosely grouped around the 'Bad Art' project.

18 October 2017

Conference on state spies and sabotage: who's watching who?

It is clear undercover surveillance of trade unionists and left activists has taken place - contrary to the myth that it couldn't happen in Britain.

18 October 2017

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

Two months have passed since Sheffield's Labour council won a High Court injunction against peaceful protesters fighting the felling of thousands of street trees in the city.

18 October 2017

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

Haverfordwest is a small market town in south west Wales and in the marginal Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency of Tory MP and former secretary of state for Wales Stephen Crabb. On 14 October, the town centre was packed with around 300 people attending an anti-austerity rally

18 October 2017

Uprising to save the NHS!

An NHS 'uprising' took place in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on Saturday 14 October! A determined 800-strong demonstration wound its way through the town. People are fighting against the night time closure of Grantham A&E and the systematic downgrading of services in their local hospital.

18 October 2017

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

We are calling on all members and supporters of the Socialist Party to donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal. We have set an ambitious target to raise 30,000 at the Saturday night rally on 11 November because that is what we need to ensure that we can go into 2018 with our finances strengthened.

18 October 2017

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

People queued up outside Ilford town hall to sign the Socialist Party's petition to save King George A&E in east London on 14 October as campaigners marched to voice opposition to its closure.

18 October 2017

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

Porters and domestics - members of the GMB union - at the North Middlesex hospital, facing the threat of redundancies and pay cuts, organised a spirited protest with a barbecue outside the hospital on 12 October.

18 October 2017

Striking back against the sackers' charter at Leeds University

Across 16 separate picket lines with over 100 strikers and supporters attending a rally, University and College Union members gave their response to management's provocative attempts to amend Leeds University's charter to remove protections from dismissal.

18 October 2017

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

Arms manufacturer BAE Systems has announced that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut in locations across the UK. These job cuts will have a devastating effect on the lives of workers losing their livelihood but will also have a wider impact on the local economy.

18 October 2017

Workers' anger increases after Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

It was the first national ballot for strike action since the act's introduction. 72,877 Communication Workers Union (CWU) members voted to fight back against Royal Mail's attack on their pension rights and refusal to engage seriously over pay, working hours, future job security and the need to improve the service.

18 October 2017

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

'Southampton Fair Funding for All Schools' brought teachers, students, TAs, heads and parents onto the streets on 14 October to protest against the growing crisis in Southampton schools. The action took place ahead of the national lobby of MPs at Westminster on 24 October, which the campaign has built for.

18 October 2017

PCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

The civil servants' union PCS is stepping up its pay campaign by holding a consultative ballot, timed to coincide with the autumn budget

18 October 2017

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

Socialist Students from across south Wales gathered in Swansea to protest the visit of former American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

18 October 2017

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

A Unite national meeting for delegates representing workers in local government unanimously voted for a motion proposed by Socialist Party member Danny Hoggan from Greenwich calling on the union to ballot all members in local government on taking industrial action to achieve a 5% pay claim

12 October 2017

Justice for Tube cleaners demo

Joseph Mambuliya, London underground cleaner, Socialist Party member and chair of the RMT London Underground cleaners grade committee, explains why the cleaners are demonstrating today, writes The demands are:.

11 October 2017

CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

Royal Mail has desperately tried to stop the strike planned for 19 October.

11 October 2017

Carlisle NHS campaigners hand in petition to MP

Since the early part of the year, members of Carlisle Socialist Party and the Cumbria branch of Unite Community union have been active in the campaign to 'Save our NHS', organising support firstly for the national demonstration in London on 4 March, and subsequently for the two rallies in Carlisle on 8 April and 4 June.

11 October 2017

Don't wreck our rec! Campaigning to save green space in Standish

On the morning of 10 October the Tory government announced it was launching a website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain. To many this will seem like a sick Black History Month joke.

11 October 2017

No more fire deaths - ensure safety now!

In the early hours of Sunday 1 October a fire broke out on the ground floor of a three storey block of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley. A mother and two daughters were rescued from their flat above and rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation


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