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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 August 2017
London Charlottesville protest 15 August 2017, photo Helen Pattison (Click to enlarge)
With only a day's notice, around 100 people gathered outside the US embassy in London on 15 August to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville anti-fascist demonstrators - one of who, Heather Heyer, was murdered by a neo-Nazi. Speakers from across the trade union movement contributed. A number of people in the crowd were from the US and were shocked at recent events there. Seeing solidarity being organised around the world was really impressive. Socialist Party members and our placards were prominent on the vigil. One passer-by gave £10 for a copy of the Socialist
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In The Socialist 23 August 2017:
What we think
Coordinate the strikes to defeat the Tories
Socialist Party news and analysis
Glasgow jannies win famous victory against council cutters
Bin workers - fighting back wins!
Hundreds evacuated after Labour council dismisses cracks in tower blocks
Amazon tax halves as revenues soar - nationalise now!
Workplace news and analysis
RMT and the Labour Party affiliation debate
Defiant Barts NHS workers fight to stop Serco sabotage
Three-week Argos distribution strike
BA poverty pay dispute enters new phase of action
McDonald's workers vote to walk out in historic strike
Bin workers say: Sack Suez, stop rubbish cuts!
PCS: strikes to defend jobcentres
Fighting the far right
US: neo-Nazi violence reawakens resistance
Lewisham 1977: When socialists and workers defeated the far-right National Front
Opposing the National Front in Grantham
Socialist Party feature
The Single Market: a neoliberal tool of the bosses
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Come to Socialism 2017
Chatsworth ward campaigners demand answers
Vital women's services under threat
Hull youth festival
West Midlands Young Socialists fight for free education on results day
NHS campaign receives Labour Party backing
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Mutinies and strikes: when Bolshevism threatened British bosses
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