Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/894/22444

From The Socialist newspaper, 23 March 2016

Five years ago: 750,000 march against cuts

Five years ago, on 26 March 2011, the biggest trade union protest in British history took place. The TUC-organised demonstration was the first major show of opposition to the then Con-Dem government.

Thousands bought copies of the Socialist from hundreds of Socialist Party members who took part.

The throng of people felt enormously confident. It was followed later that year by a one-day public sector strike. Unfortunately trade union leaders sold out that strike.

The Tories are even more weak and divided today. The outpouring of support for the junior doctors shows coordinated action against austerity is possible. The Socialist Party is calling on the trade unions to lead next month's anti-austerity demo as the first step to building a general strike to stop the cuts.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • We must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 


In The Socialist 23 March 2016:


What we think

Budget cuts resignation: Tories split - strike now!


Budget 2016

Them & Us - budget special

Budget 2016: fight for socialist policies to reverse cuts!


Socialist Party annual congress

Socialist Party national congress 2016


Socialist Party news and analysis

Brussels attacks: don't let the terrorists and racists divide us

'Living wage' lie: fight for 10 now!


Workplace news and analysis

Junior doctors to escalate strike action

Aramark workers striking for the living wage

Tube drivers shut down Piccadilly Line over bullying

Workplace news in brief


Academies feature

Uniting to defeat John Roan academy plans

Academy failed me and other children with disabilities


Socialist history

BSE crisis - the madness of the profit system

Five years ago: 750,000 march against cuts


Socialist readers' comments

"As a carer, I am expected to pick up the slack"

Letters


 

Home   |   The Socialist 23 March 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Anti-austerity:

triangleDonate now to fuel our election campaigns

triangleHelp fund the Socialist Party's stand as part of TUSC

triangleBattle for a fighting, anti-austerity mayor

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: The TUSC anti-austerity challenge in the Welsh parliament

triangleMay elections: Tories and Labour's Khan both vying to slash public services

Cuts:

triangleReturning to campus: Students need to fight

triangleUniversity bosses push through pension cuts proposal

triangleEnd service cuts and care charges

Socialist:

triangleSouthampton Socialist Party: United struggle against racism and oppression

triangleFighting fund target reached: Help us continue to raise our banner and programme

triangleReclaiming Pride as protest in Nottingham

Strike:

triangleOaks Park school: Redbridge Labour council backs strike-breaking bullies

triangleGoodlord dispute: Labour's leadership weasled out of backing strike action

Socialist Party:

triangleYouth Fight for Jobs launches campaign in Brighton

The Socialist:

triangleWe need a new political party for workers and youth

Trade union:

triangleClick here for a report. Speakers included: Sharon Graham - newly-elected Unite gen sec; Sarah Woolley - BFAWU gen sec; Carmel Gates - Nipsa gen sec (designate); Joe Simpson - POA deputy gen sec; Joe Kirby - RMT NEC & offshore worker

Union:

triangleCarmarthenshire Unison: 'Recognise our union!'

Austerity:

triangleDonate to stop Tories clawing back crumbs

Tories:

triangleDefend the NHS. Fight the Tory pay insult. Prepare strike action!

Trade unions:

triangleFight Freeports to stop bonfire of workers' rights

Unions:

triangleA pivotal moment for the trade union movement

Protest:

triangleEquity protest to save arts centre forces talks from Newham Council

Public sector:

triangleWest London Socialist Party: How the unions can win a decent pay rise for health and other public sector workers

TUC:

triangleClick here for a report. Speakers included: Sharon Graham - newly-elected Unite gen sec; Sarah Woolley - BFAWU gen sec; Carmel Gates - Nipsa gen sec (designate); Joe Simpson - POA deputy gen sec; Joe Kirby - RMT NEC & offshore worker

General strike:

triangleNigeria protests shake regime

Historic events

Historic events

8/9/21

Terror

9/11 and the 'War on Terror' twenty years on

25/8/21

Poplar

Lessons from Poplar 100 years on

11/8/21

Soviet Union

August 1991 - The aborted military coup in the 'Soviet Union'

7/7/21

Terry Fields

Terry Fields MP, Prisoner DV 3695 - The jailing of 'poll tax' rebel and Militant

9/6/21

Clyde

The 1971 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders occupation and work-in

26/5/21

Bob Marley

Get up, stand up - don't give up the fight!

12/5/21

Northern Ireland

British state absolves itself from killings during 'the Troubles'

28/4/21

Ireland

How partition of Ireland derailed a revolutionary struggle for national and social liberation

14/4/21

Capitalism

1920s-30s Britain: A working-class movement fighting unemployment and capitalism

7/4/21

Brixton

1981 Brixton riots: Racism and poverty - the anger explodes

24/3/21

Strike

Lessons of the 2011 pensions strike: when workers showed their power

24/3/21

Commune

150th anniversary of the Paris Commune

10/3/21

Rosa Luxemburg

150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth

3/3/21

Women

A history of International Women's Day

3/3/21

Racism

1981: New Cross Massacre

triangleMore Historic events articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: [email protected]

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 075 4018 9052

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 077 7221 5281

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999