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The Socialist 30 November 2016

Time to fight low pay

The Socialist issue 927

Fight for workers' democracy in Cuba


Time to fight low pay

Hands off our NHS!

Hunger strikes, suicides - end detention now

Women bear 85% of benefit cuts

Fight to make letting agent fee ban reality

Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold

Them & Us: Autumn Statement special!

What We Saw


Brexit spin: demand a real workers' exit


The housing crisis - a toxic issue for the Tories

Homelessness - capitalism is destroying people's lives

Fight the cuts - victims of domestic abuse depend on it


London Crossrail workers walk out

Durham teaching assistants determined to win

Strike action across London and South East rail network

Protest to demand pay rise for Sheffield

Young workers in Leeds socialise and mobilise at Unison young workers gig


Support the campaign to readmit expelled trade union militants

Conference to debate TUSC's role now and the 2017 elections

Labour Party branch votes for reselection

Southampton Labour councillors vote through more cuts


Sheffield for sale!

Hands off HRI charts way forward

Reclaim the Night solidarity march

Repeal the 8th protest for abortion rights

Leicester playground protest


Readmit expelled socialists: a proven record of fighting back

The Socialist Inbox


Spain: militant struggle by Students Union succeeds

 
 
 
 
 

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Leicester playground protest

Playground protest in Leicester, 24 November photo Steve Score

Playground protest in Leicester, 24 November photo Steve Score   (Click to enlarge)

Leicester's adventure playgrounds are used by over 10,000 children citywide. They provide children and young people with supervised access to play, sports, and arts facilities, as well as providing educational support.

Around 100 campaigners, including parents and children, lobbied Leicester City Council on 24 November to oppose cuts to the adventure playgrounds across the city. Many, particularly poor, families depend upon these services.

At the lobby, the noisy protestors chanted "save our playgrounds" and carried placards reading "say no to Tory cuts"! However, will Leicester's Labour-led council heed this sensible advice?

Leicester recently saw over a 1,000 people take to the streets in defence of a local heart unit and mass opposition also recently saved a library from the chop.

If the local council was prepared to take a lead in building a campaign against Tory cuts, it would receive widespread support across the city.

Leicester's Labour-led council is currently consulting on whether funding for the adventure playgrounds should be cut by 50% over the next four years. Socialist Party members supported the lobby, and leaflets advertising a public meeting on how Labour councils can resist all Tory cuts were well received.

Tom Barker, Leicester Socialist Party
  • Leicestershire Against the Cuts public meeting: Can Leicester's Labour council oppose Tory cuts? Saturday 3rd December, 2-4pm at St Matthews Community Centre, Malabar Road, Leicester.

In this issue


Castro dies

Fight for workers' democracy in Cuba


Socialist Party news and analysis

Time to fight low pay

Hands off our NHS!

Hunger strikes, suicides - end detention now

Women bear 85% of benefit cuts

Fight to make letting agent fee ban reality

Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold

Them & Us: Autumn Statement special!

What We Saw


What we think

Brexit spin: demand a real workers' exit


Housing crisis

The housing crisis - a toxic issue for the Tories

Homelessness - capitalism is destroying people's lives

Fight the cuts - victims of domestic abuse depend on it


Workplace news and analysis

London Crossrail workers walk out

Durham teaching assistants determined to win

Strike action across London and South East rail network

Protest to demand pay rise for Sheffield

Young workers in Leeds socialise and mobilise at Unison young workers gig


The fight in Labour

Support the campaign to readmit expelled trade union militants

Conference to debate TUSC's role now and the 2017 elections

Labour Party branch votes for reselection

Southampton Labour councillors vote through more cuts


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Sheffield for sale!

Hands off HRI charts way forward

Reclaim the Night solidarity march

Repeal the 8th protest for abortion rights

Leicester playground protest


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Readmit expelled socialists: a proven record of fighting back

The Socialist Inbox


International socialist news and analysis

Spain: militant struggle by Students Union succeeds


 

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