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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 April 2011

Fight cuts - vote socialist

Lenny Shail, Socialist Alternative candidate, Coventry

The twin terminator toffs, Cameron and Clegg, are determined to slash public services, privatise whatever they can and wipe out even more jobs. The message of socialists throughout the election campaign has been clear - cuts can be stopped.

But we can't trust Labour to resist Con-Dem cuts. Since the May 2010 elections, Coventry city's Labour-controlled council has chosen instead to pass on 38 million worth of cuts.

Coventry socialist Dave Nellist, even as one councillor out of 54, has built more opposition to the cuts than the whole Labour group put together. Dave and the Socialist Party put forward a strategy of using reserves to hold off the cuts, while building a mass campaign locally and nationally to defeat cuts.

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election alliance was set up in 2010, backed by leading members of the RMT transport workers' union, the PCS civil servants' union, the National Union of Teachers and the POA prison officers' union.

Over 180 candidates will be standing as part of the TUSC anti-cuts challenge in the 5 May elections.

Join the electoral opposition to cuts:
www.tusc.org.uk

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In The Socialist 20 April 2011:


Anti-cuts campaigning

How can the Con-Dem coalition be most effectively punished?

Kick big business out of health care

Fight cuts - vote socialist

Fighting anti-cuts programme needed in Scottish elections

Coventry: support for socialists increases

Enthusiasm for ten TUSC candidates across Kent

Vote Against Cuts alliance launched in Leicester

"Lambeth council know the cost of everything and the value of nothing"


Socialist Students

NUS conference fails to act


International socialist news and analysis

Sarkozy instigates ban on veil to boost his political ratings

Libya: Is humanitarian aid providing mission creep for western powers?

War - what is it good for? Arms sales!


Socialist Party workplace news

Construction workers lobby BP

"Staggering scale" of London Ambulance service cuts

Workplace news in brief

NUT teachers' conference

Leeds Fed Housing strike

Enthusiastic support for PCS call centres strike


Socialist Party features

Anniversary: Black Friday 15 April 1921

The Alternative Vote referendum - 5 May


Socialist Party news and analysis

News in brief

Lid blown off Met's kettle


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Newcastle: Socialists won't be intimidated by racists

Gay protest and discrimination

Angry protest at death of Smiley Culture


 

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