In this issue:
The Socialist 20 April 2006, NHS in crisis: Join the fightback now
Socialist Party NHS campaign
NHS in crisis: Join the fightback now
OVER 7,000 NHS jobs slashed. Up to 100,000 jobs at risk. Operations delayed, services cut and hospitals facing possible closure. Socialist Party member Adrian O'Malley successfully moved the following resolution at Wakefield UNISON health branch to go forward to the national UNISON health conference taking place in Gateshead from 24 to 26 April...
New Labour feel the heat on hospital cuts
THE CRISIS in the NHS has become a big issue in next month's local council elections. Earlier this year managers at Lewisham Hospital in south London announced plans to close three wards and sack hospital staff...
Super-profits from illness
Fight to save our council housing!
Socialist Party election campaign
A socialist alternative to privatisation
Local elections 4 May -: THE ASSERTION that the three main parties are 'all Tory parties' has been dramatically confirmed in Southwark, south London, where Socialist Party member Lois Austin is standing in the May elections...
We need a fighting alternative
Workplace news and analysis
Socialists call for "robust" action to oppose Peugeot job losses
Socialists in Coventry today called for "robust" action to oppose more than 2000 job losses flowing from yesterday's announcement by Peugeot that it was ceasing car manufacture at the Ryton plant...
Keep up the pressure on bosses and union leaders
Local government pensions battle: ON 28 MARCH over one million local government workers went on strike to defend their pensions. Now the unions involved have decided to suspend further strikes on the promise of talks with the employers. This is a tactical error...
New strikes against DWP job cuts
THE DEPARTMENT for Work and Pensions (DWP) Group Executive Committee (GEC) of the civil service union PCS has voted unanimously for a further two days of strike action on 2 and 3 May, writes John McInally, PCS DWP Group assistant secretary and national executive committee.
Kick big business out of education!
DELEGATES TO the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference faced up to how to fight the biggest proposed upheaval to the education system for over 60 years, writes Ken Smith.
Stewards prepare to fight for jobs
International socialist news and analysis
Nepal: General strike movement against regime
"BURN THE crown," chanted demonstrators during the two-week long general strike which has brought the mountainous country of Nepal to a halt, deepening the political crisis...
Successful CWI public meeting in Caracas
ON 7 APRIL the CWI section in Venezuela together with the union of the hospital workers of the Algodanal in Caracas held a successful public meeting about the widespread protest action by students and workers in France, writes Celso Calfullan, CWI, Caracas.
Walmart: the High Cost of Low Price
This is a film about Wal-Mart, a very big, very powerful retail corporation. The opening scene is of Lee Scott, chief executive officer (CEO), on stage in front of a packed, cheering crowd. He's smug and arrogant. Reviewd by Manny Thain.