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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 September 2019

Socialist newspaper sales round-up

Just some of the sales of the Socialist newspaper in the past few days...
photo Robert Charlsworth

photo Robert Charlsworth   (Click to enlarge)

Merthyr Tydfil march

Dave Reid in south Wales reports that independence marchers in Merthyr bought 76 copies of the Socialist on 7 September. There was a warm response to the Socialist Party's main demand to nationalise the Bridgend Ford engine factory to save the jobs.

DVSA strike

Clare Wilkins reports nine striking PCS union members at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency bought the Socialist at the picket line and strike social.

Brighton

Martin Reynolds reports that 20 people in Brighton bought the Socialist on a campaign stall before TUC conference on Saturday 7 September, and ten people signed up to find out about joining the Socialist Party. People were searching for answers to the political crisis in Westminster.

North West

Roger Bannister reports that Socialist Party members in the North West sold 17 copies of the Socialist in Liverpool and Wigan.

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In The Socialist 11 September 2019:


International socialist news and analysis

Far right makes gains in Germany

South Africa: Xenophobic violence - a product of failed capitalist policies

West Papuans demand self-determination in London


What we think

Tories in tatters: Corbyn must seize the time


Opinion

Capitalist 'democracy' v socialist democracy


Workplace news

TUC: Lost opportunity to organise a united struggle

NSSN lobby of TUC: Upbeat meeting calls for trade union lead to boot out Tories

Fighting PCS general secretary needed - Marion Lloyd: Why I am standing

End austerity in the civil service: General election now

PCS strike at BEIS: "The life we live is not liveable"

Unions must fight to make bus drivers and passengers safe

Asda workers protest against worse contract

UCU ballots - yes to strike action on pensions, pay, workloads and equality

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Students and workers unite against fees, low pay climate change

Tory meltdown - Organise to finish them off

Another London block of flats destroyed by fire - remove unsafe cladding now!

Leeds pensioners occupy BBC to save free TV licenses

Frimley hospital staff fight back-door privatisation

Leicester Kashmir protest rejects religious smokescreen

Salisbury welcomes Socialist campaigners

Socialist newspaper sales round-up

Coventry: 100 pack meeting against congestion charge

Climate strikes: trade union round-up


Scotland

Scotland and Brexit: Developing threat to the capitalist union


 

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