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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 July 2006
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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.
- 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 20 July 2006:
War and occupation
Stop the carnage
Lebanon: Israel's air war threatens regional war
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Fighting for the future of the NHS
Hundreds march to stop Labour's 'leeches'
West Mids march builds links
No to cuts, no to privatisation
Activists organise for action
What the Socialist Party says
Socialist Party campaigns
Low pay, no way!
Police not to face charges
Arrested on suspicion
Bury campaign SOCs it to the council
International socialist news and analysis
Anger in St Petersburg as the 'Big Eight' arrive
Kazakhstan: Shanyrak shanty town in revolt
Scottish Socialist Party
Serious crisis for Scottish Socialist Party
Campaign for a New Workers Party
Sea of sleaze rises around Blair
RMT rejects move back to New Labour...
Can the Left reclaim Labour?
Gordon Brown steps up attacks on the public sector
New Labour's attack on the sick and disabled
The Socialist 20 July 2006 |
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