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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 June 2014
Tax dodgers feel the heat
Grimsby Socialist Party members supported UK Uncut protests against Vodafone on 14 June. The local store was forced to shut up shop that afternoon due to the protest's success. We wore tax-dodger Gary Barlow masks to make our point and highlighted Vodafone's tax dodging, estimated at around £6 billion.
Socialist Party member Roy Crampton, founder of Grimsby UK Uncut, said: "Too many corporate companies are allowed to get away with this. We've had enough. Collecting taxes from companies such as Vodafone would go a long way to paying for the cuts this Con-Dem government imposed on the poorest members of society."
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In The Socialist 25 June 2014:
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International socialist news and analysis
Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper attacks socialists
Israel: Nationalist thugs assault CWI members
Socialist Party workplace news
How can Unite lead fight against cuts?
Reinstate Bryan Kennedy!
Unison conference: members call for united action
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Safety Glass strikers demonstrate their strength
National Museum Wales strike
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
People's Assembly demo shows anti-austerity anger
South Yorkshire 'Freedom Riders' attacked by police
Fighting for young people in Blackwall and Cubitt Town
Victory! York socialists win university letting agency
Tottenham: Stop fascist attacks
Winning recruits for socialism
Tax dodgers feel the heat
Supermarket price wars
A day in the life of a supermarket worker
When Thatcher unleashed her attack dogs
Gerry Conlon: Fighter against state injustice
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