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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 May 2020

Safe protests against Tory corona chaos continue

Demanding H&S, Newham, May 2020, photo East London SP

Demanding H&S, Newham, May 2020, photo East London SP   (Click to enlarge)

More car cavalcades have taken place to protest against Tory mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis and cuts, with the latest in Southwark and Newham (pictured). The Socialist Party first participated in socially distanced protests on 7 May (see 'Safe social-distancing car-cavalcade protests' at socialistparty.org.uk) followed by more the following week, including in Sheffield and Haringey.

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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.

  • 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.
  • 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 20 May 2020:


What we think

Confidence plummets in Tory strategy for Covid-19


Resist school reopening

Staff and parents fight 'back to school' plans


Make transport safe

Transport workers & passengers mustn't pay the price


Socialist Party news and analysis

Rich get handouts - workers get pay cuts

Contract tracer speaks out: Tories' plan is outsourced chaos

Crisis in council services: Labour must fight or stand aside

Furlough cut-off could force millions back to unsafe workplaces

Safe protests against Tory corona chaos continue

Johnson claims workplaces safe but HSE cancels inspections


Workplace news and analysis

Postal workers' action results in double victory for union

Trade unionists organise to fight for workplace safety in big NSSN meeting

Posties walk out in Peterborough after manager tests positive

Universal Basic Income: not a solution to insecurity and poverty under capitalism


Readers' opinion

The Jungle: capitalism's remorseless attack on workers' safety and conditions

Going viral: letters to the editors

Obituary: Rob Crabb


International socialist news and analysis

Trump, coronavirus, capitalism, and the presidential race


 

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