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Archive for April 2021

6 April 2021

spotRight-wing Labour and Tory commissioners out!

Socialist Party members helped build for a protest called by Liverpool Trades Council.

7 April 2021

spotReport condones vigil police violence - democratic community control a necessity

On 13 March, Socialist Party members were among the thousands who participated in a respectful but determined act of mass defiance following the ban on the vigil for Sarah Everard

7 April 2021

spotLow-paid workers shouldn't pay for Covid crisis

On 1 April the minimum wage was increased from 8.71 to 8.91 an hour for those aged 23 and over. For low-paid workers this was welcome news. However, for myself and fellow furloughed workers this wasn't

7 April 2021

spotPimlico Academy protests: "Run by racists for profit"

Anger has been growing in schools for a long time. Decades of underfunding, increasing class sizes and growing pressure around exam results have created schools which feel more like exam factories then

7 April 2021

spotAcademy schools have become business ventures

The process of selecting a secondary school for your child can be an agonising one for many parents. In 2005 I viewed about a dozen and chose Pimlico. The headteacher seemed a nice guy and the leadership

7 April 2021

spotMarley Tiles workers strike against bullying bosses

"The highest-paid bullies in the world", was the view of a striker at Marley Tiles near Reading taking part in a 24-hour strike on 31 March.

7 April 2021

spotNew British Gas deadline and strike dates

British Gas engineers will continue their strike on 14 April, the new deadline set for signing new contracts being forced on workers using 'fire and rehire'.

7 April 2021

spotBristol Water walkout

GMB members at Bristol Water took strike action on 6 April for fair pay.

7 April 2021

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

7 April 2021

spotChildcare in crisis: A socialist solution

Over the last year, Covid-19 has magnified the vast deep-rooted inequalities in the capitalist system. One problem which has been felt most acutely by working women is that of childcare.

7 April 2021

spotGMB general secretary election: A fighting, socialist leadership needed

The GMB general trade union has begun the election process for a new general secretary. It is a year since the toxic environment around previous general secretary Tim Roach was exposed, and it is no accident

7 April 2021

spotFighting Fund: An amazing 39,948 raised

Congratulations to all Socialist Party members and supporters who helped us smash through the Fighting Fund target for this quarter - reaching a fantastic 39,948, 160% of the target.

7 April 2021

spot1981 Brixton riots: Racism and poverty - the anger explodes

April 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the riots in Brixton, south London, against police racism, unemployment and poverty.

7 April 2021

spotBrazil: Bolsonaro regime plunges into a deeper crisis

Ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil's far-right government has been plunged into a deeper, far-reaching political crisis

7 April 2021

spotFormer Labour parliamentary candidate to stand for TUSC

James Osben, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Newton Abbot in the 2017 and 2019 general elections, has resigned from Labour and is standing as a Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate on 6 May

7 April 2021

spotPay NHS staff 15%


Vote socialist on 6 May
100,000 nurses could quit the NHS. Yet the government offers only an insulting 1% pay deal. The health unions, supported by the wider trade union movement, must call a national demonstration - to prepare for strike action if necessary.

7 April 2021

spotRacism exists! Unite to fight all inequality

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities concluded that claims of institutional racism are "not borne out"

7 April 2021

spotElect a socialist leadership to fight for national action and a united campaign

This year's elections for the executive of the biggest education union, the NEU, come at an important time for educators.

7 April 2021

spotDefiance continues against anti-protest bill

Reports from Newcastle, Sheffield, London, Cheltenham, Northampton and York

7 April 2021

spotSexism in education: It shouldn't be like this!

The posts on the website 'Everyone's Invited' are shocking and heartbreaking.

7 April 2021

spotThe system is broken... youth unite and fight back

Covid-19 has brought a sense of crisis especially for young people.

7 April 2021

spotLondon: #BuhariMustGo protests are back

'Hypocrisy' was probably the most used word on the recent #BuhariMustGo protests in London.

7 April 2021

spotCouncillors have a choice - don't vote for cuts

330 TUSC candidates are standing in the 6 May elections

10 April 2021

spotElection meetings

Socialist Party and TUSC public meetings for the May 2021 elections.

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