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The Socialist 4 November 2020

Our lives, our jobs - not safe in Tory hands

The Socialist issue 1108

Our lives, our jobs - not safe in Tory hands

Corbyn suspended - Time to fight for a new mass workers' party

Socialism 2020: Mass workers' voice needed


Why the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary


A lockdown that doesn't include education?

Spycops inquiry finally opens

Testing is failing - it's a privatised mess

Furloughed worker speaks out: Let down by insecure contracts


Transport for London given funding stop gap

Usdaw needs a fighting leadership

Birmingham NHS porters' 48-hour strike against shift changes

Optare strikers escalate their action


Chile: A defeat for the right!

Poland: Mass protests against abortion ban

US presidential election 2020


Save St Andrews mental health ward

Leeds protesters demand "Buhari must go!"

Building Bangor Socialist Students

Maybe now they will listen - Refund the fees!

Donate now to the Socialism 2020 appeal

Corbyn suspended: Join the fightback, join the socialists


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Socialism 2020: Mass workers' voice needed

We are the 99% - Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party, photo Paul Mattsson

We are the 99% - Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Discuss & debate at Socialism 2020 - online forum: 20-23 November

How did your living standards fair between April and July this year? Chances are you didn't see your wealth increase to over ten trillion dollars. But the world's billionaires did.

Meanwhile, roughly 30 million people are unemployed in the US, about a fifth of the workforce. In autumn 2020, almost 30 million Americans reported that they have not had enough to eat at some point in the previous seven days.

In Britain, a 'period of destitution' is threatened by the twin crises of Covid and capitalism. Child hunger rumbles - and grumbles - on.

In every country on the planet, our lives and livelihoods are not safe in the hands of the representatives of the capitalist class. The big business fat cats get rich and our families and communities pay the price.

A new mass workers' party could articulate a socialist programme around which the working class could unite in struggle in our own interests. It is urgently needed. That starts with raising the idea - and fighting for it.

That was the Socialist Party's history in the Labour Party, then called Militant. Peter Taaffe was the former editor of the Militant paper and Hannah Sell was the last Young Socialist representative on the Labour Party NEC. And we continue that tradition today.

The US presidential candidate for the Green Party, Howie Hawkins, is using his campaign to raise the need to build a mass working class political voice there. Howie will speak at the main rally of Socialism 2020 alongside Hannah, Peter and other socialist fighters.

Socialism 2020 Saturday night rally

  • Covid, capitalist crisis, working class political representation, & the fight for socialism
  • 21 November, 6-8pm, broadcast live

Speakers include

  • Hannah Sell Socialist Party general secretary
  • Peter Taaffe Socialist Party political secretary and former editor of the Militant
  • Howie Hawkins Green US presidential candidate
  • Bea Gardner Student activist
  • Hugo Pierre Unison NEC (personal capacity)
  • Isai Priya Socialist Party Black & Asian members' coordinator
  • Chaired by Helen Pattison
  • For agenda, tickets, info: socialism2020.net or 020 8988 8777

In this issue


What we think

Our lives, our jobs - not safe in Tory hands

Corbyn suspended - Time to fight for a new mass workers' party

Socialism 2020: Mass workers' voice needed


Unison

Why the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary


News

A lockdown that doesn't include education?

Spycops inquiry finally opens

Testing is failing - it's a privatised mess

Furloughed worker speaks out: Let down by insecure contracts


Workplace

Transport for London given funding stop gap

Usdaw needs a fighting leadership

Birmingham NHS porters' 48-hour strike against shift changes

Optare strikers escalate their action


International news

Chile: A defeat for the right!

Poland: Mass protests against abortion ban

US presidential election 2020


Campaigns

Save St Andrews mental health ward

Leeds protesters demand "Buhari must go!"

Building Bangor Socialist Students

Maybe now they will listen - Refund the fees!

Donate now to the Socialism 2020 appeal

Corbyn suspended: Join the fightback, join the socialists


Readers' opinion

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