In this issue:
The Socialist 1 June 2006, 'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay'
Socialist Party NHS campaign
'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay' Healthworkers say...:
"LOW PAY no way." "They say cutback, we say fightback." Hundreds of porters, cleaners and other hospital staff held a lively lunchtime protest outside Whipps Cross hospital in northeast London on 26 May.
The hospital Trust is considering axing 400 jobs and closing four wards and two theatres. £15 million could be cut from primary care.
"We're seeing the Americanisation of the NHS"
Environment: Nuclear power
Blair goes nuclear
Socialist Party campaigns
Can the Tories win the next election?
FOLLOWING LABOUR'S disastrous local election results this is a question that many people are now asking. After years of un-electability, is it possible that under their new leader, David Cameron, they could return to haunt working-class...
A strategy to take on New Labour
International socialist news and analysis
Iraq - lame duck leaders have no solution
WHILE ACTING Prime Minister John Prescott was amusing himself on the croquet pitch, the real thing was in Washington D.C. for talks with his partner in crime - the senior partner, that is -George Bush, writes Keith Pattenden.
Brazil: Hundreds killed by brutal military police
BRAZIL'S HATED Military Police (PM) had a brutal response to the violence unleashed by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in São Paulo on 12 May (see last week's the socialist), writes Tony Saunois, CWI, Brazil.
Socialist Party Marxist analysis
'Correction' or crash?
World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.
Crisis in the Scottish Socialist Party
Socialist Party workplace news
PCS conference: The record of a campaigning union
PCS conference: The record of a campaigning union: CIVIL SERVICE union PCS conference takes place from 5 June, with the Left Unity-led national executive (NEC) having increased its majority for the fourth year running, writes Mark Baker, PCS NEC, personal capacity.
Drivers strike over tax bills
South West Trains: TWO HUNDRED train drivers, members of ASLEF based at Waterloo station in London, were on strike on 30 May. This was the first of a series of one-day strikes over the removal of tax benefits in kind by their employer South West, writes Chris Newby.
Tesco goes west - with non-union job ads
TESCO HAS given its chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, a pay rise of almost 25%. He took away almost £4 million in salary, bonus and other benefits for the year to 25 February, against £3.2 million the year before. Leahy was also...