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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 August 2020

80 years since the murder of Leon Trotsky rally

Committee for a Workers' International rally: Can they kill his ideas?

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In The Socialist 5 August 2020:


News

NHS pay: 15% for all now

From first wave to second? Capitalism's Covid failures

Capitalism's 'vaccine war' shows need for socialist cooperation

Tories' obesity plans - blaming individuals not the profit system


What we think

Labour payouts: unions must discuss political representation


Workplace news

Wales: GE Aviation workers march to save jobs

PCS union: Reject longer DWP opening hours

'First you clap us then you slap us': hundreds march for NHS pay rise

Sick pay victory at Homerton hospital!

Unite union branch pledges to support socialist candidates who oppose cuts

Oppose BT site closures - national strike ballot needed

Workplace news in brief


No going back

What would socialist universities look like?


International

Cuba: Covid-19 and the 60-year-old embargo

Anniversary of nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

80 years since the murder of Leon Trotsky rally


Campaigns

A-level results day 2020: Fight for our future!

Fighting to end racism and capitalism

North London: Socialist Party speaks at BLM protest

Young Socialist day of action

Doncaster: Vigil for murdered women

Engage for Change Hull - trade union youth festival goes online

Campaign stalls on jobs, pay, NHS and racism

Why I joined - Covid changed my outlook

Socialist Party meetings: Online and in-person

The Socialist summer schedule


 

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Related links:

Trotsky:

triangleTrotsky online rally - watched across the world

triangleBristol North Socialist Party: Revolutionary leader Trotsky murdered 80 years ago

triangleYorkshire: Celebrating the life and ideas of Leon Trotsky

triangle80th anniversary of Leon Trotsky's assassination

Workers:

triangleFund NHS and pay rise now

triangleTV: The English Game - how the working class made football the people's game

triangleCovid and the campuses

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Socialist:

triangleSouth East Wales Socialist Party: World in Crisis - Can capitalism overcome it?

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: The US presidential election

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: How can we change the system?

Black Lives Matter:

triangleBLM: Socialist alternative to racist capitalism

triangleVideo game developer attacks Black Lives Matter

Black:

triangleBlack Lives Matter: Fighting injustice, fighting for our rights

CWI:

triangleNew book: Leon Trotsky - A Revolutionary Whose Ideas Couldn't Be Killed

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