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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 December 2018

Socialist Students LJMU victory

Students demonstrating for free education, photo Isai Priya

Students demonstrating for free education, photo Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

Socialist Students at Liverpool John Moores University has been successful in getting David Hitchmough reelected as a delegate to NUS conference where he will provide a socialist voice.

This coming year Socialist Students will be at the forefront of fighting rip-off tuition fees.

Also, we will be campaigning for free sanitary products for female students, as the university does not provide them.

Recently, Liverpool Football Club has provided these products free to all female season ticket holders, so why can't the university?

Alex Ryan, LJMU Socialist Students and Liverpool Socialist Party

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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.

Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
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In The Socialist 12 December 2018:


What we think

Tory chaos reaches fever pitch


News

National Union of Students faces bankruptcy

Tories' NHS cash insult - mass action can save our NHS

Cuts and NHS crisis result in 'excess' elderly deaths

Corbyn supporter wins Welsh Labour leadership

Worldwide threat to journalists at worst for ten years

Interserve debts

Universal Credit Christmas misery


Workplace news

Tommy Robinson's rich backers

Strike action saves jobs at Cammell Laird shipyard

Select Chris Baugh as Left Unity AGS candidate

Spontaneous hull walkouts stick two fingers up at Tory anti-trade union laws

Hull council workers fight to protect sick pay

Veolia waste workers vote for action in Cheshire

Workplace news in brief


France

France in revolt


John Maclean

John Maclean - revolutionary fighter of the working class


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Women's Lives Matter national meeting - a determination to fight cuts to domestic violence services

'Stansted 15' - outrageous guilty verdict

Socialist Students LJMU victory

Jobs and homes not racism - kick the Tories out!

Give us a bumper Christmas cash boost!


TUSC

New twist in Derby TUSC election agent case


Obituary

Obituary - Beth Roper (1990-2018) - comrade, friend and fighter


Christmas Quiz

The Socialist quiz of 2018


 

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