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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 January 2009
Fight for your future
Brown and Co want to make young people pay for the economic crisis. That means higher education fees, low pay and unemployment. International Socialist Resistance launched the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign at the end of 2008 so that young people can organise and put forward a strategy that means a decent future. Join ISR! www.anticapitalism.org.uk
ISR campaigns for:
- The right to a decent job for all.
- We won't pay for their crisis!
- No to job losses. Open the account books to let workers see where the profits have gone.
- Bail out workers not bosses. Nationalise big industries threatening closure or large scale job losses.
- For fighting trade unions, involving young workers and the unemployed.
- For training linked to decent jobs.
- No to cheap labour apprenticeships! For all apprenticeships to pay at least the minimum wage, with a job guaranteed at the end.
- No to university fees. Support the Campaign to Defeat Fees.
- No to bullying management. For decent working conditions.
- For a living minimum wage of at least £8 an hour for all. No youth exemptions.
- Share out the work. For a 35 hour working week with no loss of pay.
- For government investment in socially useful jobs.
- For a massive public programme of house building, renovation and infrastructure projects.
- No to these projects being run by private companies who will put profit first.
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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.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
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In The Socialist 14 January 2009:
War and occupation
Stop the Israeli state terror
100,000+ on Gaza protests
Socialist Party editorial
British economy heads deeper into crisis
Vote for Robbie Segal
Stop job cuts
Socialist Party youth and students
Fight for your future
Fight for free education
Building ISR and Socialist Students in 2009
Fight for your future: what ISR campaigns for
Socialist Party campaigns
The 2012 Olympics legacy
Heathrow expansion protest
Defend threatened Saudi Arabian trade unionist
Wirral: Marching to stop the cuts
Socialist Party feature
The NHS today - can it meet everyone's health needs?
Socialist Party workplace news
Conference: 'The crisis in working class political representation'
GlaxoSmithKline: The fightback starts here
Tube cleaners protest against victimisation
Job cuts announced at Nissan
International socialist news and analysis
Jobs meltdown hits Ireland
Debate and meeting in Dublin
Sri Lanka -: Vicious attacks on media and killing of newspaper editor
Bangladesh: Protesters denounce global mining corporation
Socialist Party review
Socialist Party feature
Why Manchester rejected the congestion charge
The Socialist 14 January 2009 |
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