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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 March 2009
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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.
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In The Socialist 4 March 2009:
Bosses get pay-offs, workers get layoffs
RBS pension scandal: Not a penny for these fat cats!
Hands off our post!
Stop Labour's mail sell-off
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
Marx was right all along
Socialist Party feature
Has globalisation gone into reverse?
Our democratic rights under attack by Labour
Anti-fees demo success - despite NUS leaders' obstructions
Cardiff student occupation: University divests from arms trade
Youth fight for jobs
Youth Fight for Jobs
Construction workers plan more action
Message from strike leader
Socialist Party workplace news
Stop bullying at BT
Fight the cuts in Nottingham!
Sogefi workers demand strike
Cover supervisors: Teaching on the cheap
National Shop Stewards Network: Brighton launch meeting
Socialist Party women
International Women's Day 8 March: Don't make women pay for the bosses' crisis
Make all women's issues trade union issues
Solidarity with Constantina Kuneva
International socialist news and analysis
Ireland: Scrap the 'pension levy': Organise a one-day general strike
Kashmir: Health workers win demands
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