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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 April 2017
Refugees risk their lives at sea, but the EU just turns them back, photo Wikimedia (Creative Commons) (Click to enlarge)
Over 1,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the United Nations.
The barbaric, racist policies of the EU have allowed these people - fleeing war, terror and destitution - to die. Both the Tories and the EU have to go.
Only public ownership and socialist planning can guarantee jobs, homes and services for all. Corbyn must fight for a Brexit based on defending all workers, not accepting the bosses' single market and brutal foreign policy.
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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 government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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In The Socialist 26 April 2017:
What we think
A bold socialist campaign could get rid of the Tories
Socialist Party news and analysis
40% of GPs plan to quit - reverse all NHS cuts and sell-offs!
Cuts, profit and bureaucracy lead to 50% rise in mental health deaths
200,000 empty homes - 250,000 homeless - end property speculation
What we saw
The real origins of May Day
International socialist news and analysis
Mélenchon result shows potential for building a mass left force
Socialist Party workplace news
Strikes can end nurses' poverty pay
Len McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right
Usdaw ADM 2017: Left challenge needed to end assault on retail jobs and conditions
PCS Left Unity says get rid of the Tories!
BMW strikers determined to win pensions dispute
Forest Hill School demonstration
Workplace news in brief
20 years since Blair's election
How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Jobstown trial begins - call on Corbyn to support the defendants!
Health Campaigns Together meets to chart the way forward
Protests in solidarity with LGBT+ people facing persecution in Chechnya
Doncaster TUSC: TUSC's programme for local jobs and Services
Peter Taaffe speaks in Birkenhead
East London tenants fight 40% rent hike
Socialist Party comments and reviews
The Socialist inbox
May Day greetings
Solidarity greetings in the Socialist for International Workers' Day 2017
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