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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 January 2020

Socialist Party national committee meeting

The Socialist Party held a very important National Committee on 11-12 January, the first since the general election.

The meeting was against the background of an increasingly unstable world situation and global workers' uprisings.

We discussed the reasons behind the Tory victory in the election, the Labour leadership contest and what is likely to happen under a Johnson government.

We need to be battle-ready for the attacks on the working class coming from the Tories. And so we had a special session on our work in the trade unions.

There was a session on building the Socialist Party. There has been an upturn in people joining the party since Johnson's victory.

And we agreed campaigns to increase the sales and subscriptions of the Socialist, the fighting fund and membership subs too, so we have the resources to put forward a fighting socialist strategy.

Socialist Party branches should arrange now to get a report from national committee members.

We also made a plan for the Socialist Party's national congress on 29 February and 1 March.

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In The Socialist 15 January 2020:


What we think

Labour Party leadership contest: Fight for a mass anti-austerity, workers' party with a socialist programme

Labour leadership race: Reverse Unison's undemocratic nomination of Blairite Starmer


News

Low Pay, Long Hours. Bosses rip us off. Organise the fightback now!

Build for strikes to save NHS

No free ride for the airline bosses - nationalise Flybe now!

Them & Us


Workplace news

Hackney school bus workers win pay increase following strikes

PCS: Time to rebuild the left

Northern Ireland: Thousands of nurses continue to strike for better pay

Westex Carpet strike reaches two month mark

London bus drivers ballot to strike

Union lawyer arrested on security guards' picket line


Campaigns

We need socialists in London's City Hall

Stop gentrification in Newham: "We are here, you have consulted us and we're not going anywhere!"

Massive Scottish independence demo marks new stage in struggle

Young people who voted for Corbyn's manifesto will now ask... How can we win those ideas?

London: Protesters return to oppose Middle East war

Cladding scandal: Government steps up defence of landlords

Nottingham: Youth protest against Barclays 64 million fossil-fuel investments

Socialist Party national committee meeting


International socialist news and analysis

Renewed protests shake Iranian leaders

France: Strike wave over pensions - Macron government in retreat


Readers' opinion

Sustainable food production and the need for socialism

TV Review: Apocalypse Cow

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