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13 September 2017

Readmit the socialists - for a federal Labour Party

The Socialist replies to a letter from a reader in the Labour Party questioning our application to work with Labour as part of an inclusive federation

13 September 2017

Tories 'flouting duty' on poison air, says UN

Public ownership of energy and transport is fundamental if we're to sort this out

13 September 2017

Rate of black imprisonment worse than US

Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes

13 September 2017

"I've been placed in charge of wards without defibrillators"

40,000 unfilled nursing vacancies: Nurses must vote to strike

13 September 2017

TUC congress 2017: time for action on pay

Workers' anger at the seven-year pay cap was reflected at the annual TUC conference - now set out a coordinated strategy to fight back!

12 September 2017

Tories retreat on pay cap

Barts strike demo, July 201, photo Paul Mattsson

It's 'pay-back' time! Coordinate the strikes.
The government has caved in. It has agreed to lift the 1% public sector pay cap from next year, reflecting the pressure the Tories are under.

11 September 2017

NSSN lobby of the TUC 2017: rank-and-file solidarity to smash the pay cap

The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet

6 September 2017

Back the Brum bin strikers!

Birmingham bin strikers, Digbeth

Birmingham's bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council - which has over 100 million in its 'unallocated' useable reserves - reneged on a previously agreed deal

6 September 2017

Extreme weather events and global warming

Is global warming worsening events such as the monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico?

6 September 2017

Schools and teaching: A perfect storm of cuts, underfunding, excessive workloads and low pay

Schools return this week for a new academic year with the usual mix of emotions but with the prospect of budget cuts lingering in the background

6 September 2017

Tories weak: time for the TUC to act

Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes

6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."

6 September 2017

Problem gambling soars by 33%

Tories and Blairites behind 'light touch' industry regulation: The old adage "there's a sucker born every minute" should be updated to every 20 seconds - after Britain's gambling industry was again revealed to be exploiting vulnerable people in order to increase profits

6 September 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including landlords and slums, billionaire profits for rail bosses and fare rises for us and student debt.

31 August 2017

How to help the struggle to change the Labour Party

Rob Sewell's second article in answer to our reply to him on the question of the RMT union's position on affiliation to the Labour Party is simply lamentable, from a Marxist standpoint, writes Peter Taaffe

30 August 2017

Where is Scotland going?

By implementing spending cuts on an unprecedented scale in Scotland, the SNP leadership has begun to be exposed

30 August 2017

Corbyn confirms 1bn for the arts

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed his May pledge to inject 1 billion into the arts

30 August 2017

Landlord licensing under threat - fight back

Newham's private housing sector is notorious for illegal conversions, overcrowding, unsafe wiring, atrocious fire safety, damp, poor heating and infestation

30 August 2017

May's lies about foreign students exposed

One of Theresa May's racist immigration myths has been exposed

29 August 2017

Reject Starmer's Single Market u-turn

"The Labour Party's announcement that it wants the UK to remain within all the EU's structures ... is the best news to come out of British politics in a long time", said a FT editorial.


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