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28 September 2016

What We Saw

Socialist Liverpool FC supporters' group Spirit of Shankly recently unveiled its new banner. As well as combining Liverpool and Everton colours, the banner prominently features Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. It also backs foodbanks and carries union endorsements.

28 September 2016

Theresa May attacks migrants and refugees

Theresa May's speech at the United Nations, trying to blame destitute migrants for eroding support for refugees, is part of a cynical attack on the right to asylum.

28 September 2016

Students late and hungry due to privatised trains

Just weeks after Jeremy Corbyn was taken to task by the media for highlighting overcrowding on trains under privatisation, more evidence has emerged of its effects.

28 September 2016

46m spent on suspending public sector workers

Bosses in the public sector have spent 46 million suspending workers over the past three years.

28 September 2016

One million victims of 'rogue' landlords

A million renters are suffering at the hands of 'rogue landlords', finds a report for housing charity Shelter.

28 September 2016

Consolidate the Corbyn victory

Jeremy Corbyn

Many Corbyn supporters hope Labour can unify around an anti-austerity programme to defeat the Tories. It was soon clear, however, that the right won't accept the democratic will of Labour Party members.

28 September 2016

#CorbynWins: New tasks for TUSC

With Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour leader, what role should the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition play in the next period?

28 September 2016

"Suspended adulthood" the norm for young people

A damning study by the Young Women's Trust has found that 18 to 30 year olds are living in a "suspended adulthood" due to a combination of lack of work and low pay.

27 September 2016

Leon Trotsky's living legacy

Review by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe of "The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky", published in the latest issue of Socialism Today.

24 September 2016

The Corbynomics challenge

The IMF now calls for state intervention to stimulate the ailing global economy. And many on the left also propose Keynesian-style policies. So, would the IMF welcome a Corbyn-led government in Britain?

24 September 2016

Corbyn victory another step to transforming Labour

Jeremy has been re-elected by a huge margin, 61.8% of the vote, even wider than in his initial victory. Turnout was high - more than half a million people voted, and Jeremy won clear majorities in every category

21 September 2016

Battle lines drawn: build a real mass party of the 99%


Polls are closing in the Labour leadership election. It is no exaggeration to say that this is a pivotal moment for the Labour, trade union and anti-austerity movements.

19 September 2016

After TUC congress 2016: Mobilise the anger!

This year's TUC Congress came only months after the forced resignation of Cameron after the Brexit vote, the introduction of new oppressive anti-trade union laws and the continuation of austerity.

14 September 2016

Labour party needs democratic structures and socialist policies

Jeremy Corbyn has regularly said that he wants to see democratisation of Labour's policy-making process. For the right wing it's another story

14 September 2016

NSSN lobby of the TUC: an urgent time for our movement

"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally

7 September 2016

Break with Blairites essential to defeat split Tories

The outcome of the civil war over the future of the Labour Party is a major factor in determining the Tories' fortunes. A victory for Owen Smith would represent the re-taking of Labour by capitalism as its 'second eleven'. But this is not the most likely outcome.

7 September 2016

Organise mass working class resistance to austerity

TUC congress 2016 is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. The potential exists to bring all the struggles together.

5 September 2016

Corbyn's Brexit opportunity

Socialism Today issue 201

The EU referendum Leave vote was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a programme for a socialist and internationalist break with the EU bosses' club

31 August 2016

Right's purges and exclusions show we must fight for a party for the 99%

Rally supporting Jeremy Corbyn, Hull

Many will have sighed in disappointment and exasperation to see #LabourPurge2 trending on Twitter as ballot papers were sent out for the Labour leadership election.

31 August 2016

Education: fightback needed

Teaching unions must call coordinated national action: Education policy stands at something of a crossroads and the new academic year will be a significant one.


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