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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 April 2017

NHS SOS round-up

Save our NHS demo 4.3.17, photo Mary Finch

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Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight Tories' callous cuts pushing 200,000 more kids into poverty

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Ferrybridge workers protest against 'race to bottom'

Solid Picturehouse picket and protest

Bromley library workers strike against privatisation

Hackney children's inclusion unit forced to strike

Support Len McCluskey and United Left candidates before ballot closes

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Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

Justice for Yemen workers


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