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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 April 2018

May Day! The Socialist needs you! Final deadline 11 April!

May Day Greetings 2017

May Day Greetings 2017   (Click to enlarge)

Ryan Aldred, Socialist Party South West

What have Hinkley nuclear plant construction workers, millions of feminist demonstrators in the Spanish state, and young gun violence protesters in the US all got in common? All of their struggles have recently been supported by the Socialist!

The capitalist media does its best to blot out the real experiences of workers, whether it be small victories gained in individual workplaces or the international events which can involve millions taking collective action.

The Socialist is proud to report on these issues, give a voice to the labour movement, and tie together the local, national and international struggles of workers.

May Day, or International Workers' Day, is an important celebration of solidarity and workers' struggles across the world.

You can help make sure this May Day is celebrated prominently in the pages of the Socialist by getting in May Day greetings for our special issue of the paper.

The tradition of May Day stems from the battles of workers in the US for an eight-hour day without loss of pay in the 19th century.

With the prevalence of zero-hour and low-hour contracts on the one hand, and long hours with unpaid overtime on the other, it's clear these issues haven't gone away.

That's why it's important the Socialist continues to celebrate victories and provide the analysis needed to succeed in the struggle for socialism.

By organising in your workplace, your community groups, in your trade unions and student societies, you can send in a contribution and help keep the Socialist and international solidarity going.

Lend your voice to the international celebration of May Day in the pages of the Socialist. Let's make 2018 our biggest May Day edition yet!

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In The Socialist 4 April 2018:


What we think

Fight the Tory enemy


International socialist news and analysis

Gaza - protest is not terrorism!

Catalonia: new Francoist coup - general strike now!


Local elections

End the housing crisis! We can't wait till 2022!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Retail crunch: even giants not immune as 21,000 jobs disappear

Right-wing Vote Leave campaign may have broken spending laws


Good Friday Agreement

Northern Ireland: peace process on the brink


Workplace news and analysis

UCU strike: reject the deal - keep the action on

BT can afford more - reject pensions offer

Bromley library workers walk out over 'insulting' pay offer

Teachers vote to ballot for strike to win 5% raise

RMT strikes in Newcastle and London


Socialist Party reports & campaigns

May Day! The Socialist needs you! Final deadline 11 April!

Students protest as NUS restricts debate

Leeds NHS delays staff privatisation plan

Bristol and Bath students join detained asylum seekers' protest

Sheffield tree fellings paused as bully Labour council feels pressure

London tenants and workers protest against social housing auction


Opinion

Obituary: Lorraine Dardis (1965-2018)

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