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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 September 2011

EMA cuts: doors close on our future

Jordan Nichols, Southampton

Without EMA payments I would not be able to go to college. I go to college so I can get a good job and have a better life.

It seems every time a working class teenager follows the government's advice to go on to further education, the government finds more ways to close doors in their faces. EMA was a lifeline to young people who would otherwise be unable to go on to college.

I think what Cameron and Clegg want is for society to go back to the 1930s when education was a privilege of the upper classes.

It's made even worse when they're closing youth services, cutting jobs and destroying our welfare state and NHS.

On Sunday 11 September, many young people and students joined the NSSN lobby of the TUC showing that there are plenty of supporters of working class struggle in the younger generation.

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We need a programme of action to fight back!

Austerity policies strangle growth


Socialist Party youth and students

Pampered politicians plan education massacre... STOP THEM!

Low pay and the housing crisis

Youth must join pensions struggle

EMA cuts: doors close on our future

Cuts hit young people hard in Hastings


Stop attacks on pensions

Hands off our pensions!

NHS pensions - Pay more, work longer and get less!


Socialist Party workplace news

Bombardier

Support Wyndeham workers

No to pay cuts in Carmarthenshire

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

How can the national rights of Palestinians be achieved?


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NSSN calls on TUC to open the floodgates of mass action

Nationalise the banking system!

Childcare costs push parents into hardship

Save our NHS

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Socialist Party review

Power and terror


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Save Surrey libraries!

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Hundreds march against Dale Farm evictions

May Day protest case goes to Strasbourg


 

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