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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 April 2020

The Socialist Party and socialist ideas are growing

Stoke: Labour's no longer for me

I've been reading comments on political sites and been unsure if I should stay in Labour.

Thinking it's not for me now, but then get swayed into thinking will it be better than the Tories and we need to stick together.

However, that live talk - 'the case for socialist planning' with Socialist Party general secretary Hannah Sell - determined that my gut was right and I've joined the Socialist Party.

A new Socialist Party member in Stoke
Socialist Party campaigning to get the Tories out and Corbyn in with socialist policies, photo Socialist Party

Socialist Party campaigning to get the Tories out and Corbyn in with socialist policies in 2019, photo Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

Nottingham: Workers' bulletin

A worker in my local Co-op is putting the Activist bulletin (see left) - written by Socialist Party members in shop workers' union Usdaw - in their staff room. Email usdawactivist@gmail.com for copies.

Clare Wilkins

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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

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.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 15 April 2020:


Coronavirus news

MPs get 10k each for lockdown expenses - where's ours?

Dispatches from the front: NHS staff say give us PPE, not medals!

Johnson's hospitalisation: a tale of two treatments

Big pharma's profiteering holds back drug supply

Lockdown increases domestic violence calls - Tory money a drop in the ocean

NHS nurse: we're not wasting PPE - the Tories don't value us

Rapacious capitalism and the spread of coronavirus


What we think

Exit strategy? PPE and mass testing and workers' control of workplace safety

Fight back against the corona propaganda war


Transport

London Transport workers fighting private companies and TfL to secure health and safety


Workplace news

Unite opposes all cuts to domestic violence services

Passport workers forced back to offices as Home Office shirks its duty of care

Collectively demanding safe warehouse working conditions

Usdaw shop workers' union activists meet via Zoom

Coronavirus workplace news in brief


Labour

Sabotage - the inner workings of Labour's political machine exposed


Campaigns

Plymouth students discuss rent strike

Final push for May Day greetings

Socialist Party coronavirus crisis finance appeal

Join an online Socialist Party meeting during lockdown

The Socialist Party and socialist ideas are growing


Lessons from history

How the catastrophe of WW1 sparked revolution


Readers' opinion

Going viral: Socialist comments on the corona crisis


 

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