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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 July 2018

Durham Miners' Gala 2018

Part of the Durham Miners' Gala march, 14.7.18, photo by Jane Nellist

Part of the Durham Miners' Gala march, 14.7.18, photo by Jane Nellist   (Click to enlarge)

The Socialist Party took part in the Durham Miners' Gala, the largest trade union gathering in Europe, on 14 July. Tens of thousands attended the 134th 'Big Meeting' which saw the crowds march behind hundreds of trade union banners and other groups like the Liverpool 47 socialist councillors, who fought Thatcher in the 1980s.

Some of Militant-led Liverpool 47 socialist Labour councillors at the Durham Miners Gala, 14.7.18, photo by Dave Nellist

Some of Militant-led Liverpool 47 socialist Labour councillors at the Durham Miners Gala, 14.7.18, photo by Dave Nellist   (Click to enlarge)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke at the rally and pledged a future Labour government would restore trade union rights. Another theme of the gala was opposition to Donald Trump's visit to Britain that weekend.

The Socialist Party stall at the Durham Miners' Gala, 14.7.18, photo by Elaine Brunskill

The Socialist Party stall at the Durham Miners' Gala, 14.7.18, photo by Elaine Brunskill   (Click to enlarge)

The Socialist Party sold 200 copies of the Socialist and met lots of young people interested in joining us.

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In The Socialist 25 July 2018:


What we think

Corbyn and unions must act to bring down government in crisis


News

New health secretary, same privatisation agenda

Fight the racist far right

Universal credit causes £24m rent arrears

Dodgy MP lobbied for genocidal Sri Lankan leader

Them & Us


Workplace

PCS members back fightback on pay - keep building pressure

Blacklisting of Militant supporters by Thatcher government revealed

Victory for Swansea postal workers against management victimisation

Hull recycling workers win right to sick pay

EDF Energy strike victory against vehicle tracker device

Sheffield tram workers strike for 72 hours


Trump protests

250,000-strong human tide sweeps London against visit of bigoted billionaire Donald Trump

School students: why we walked out against Trump

Protesting Trump's visit - action around the country


Nationalisation

The case for socialist nationalisation


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Kentish Road victory: Respite centre saved by determined campaign

Tories' LGBT Action Plan: 'A cynical ploy with no solutions'

Fighting for trans rights at Bristol pride

10,000 at Northern Pride

Durham Miners' Gala 2018

Obituary: Ged Travers 1957-2018


Environment

Plastic waste - capitalism's Frankenstein monster


 

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