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16 September 2020
The government has shown the potential for a coordinated, fully funded, public effort - but refused to deliver it
19 August 2020
Under the slogan 'build, build, build', the Tories have announced that the old system of urban planning is to be scrapped
13 May 2020
With planning, key products like ventilators and PPE should have been easy to provide
18 March 2020
What kind of society can best meet the challenge of a newly spreading virus?
9 October 2019
After over two years of campaigning, the residents of Woodsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close in Leeds have had plans to demolish their homes voted down unanimously by Leeds City Council's planning committee.
12 July 2019
Land privatisation, the largest neoliberal grab in Britain since Margaret Thatcher came to office in 1979, has scarcely been debated
30 January 2019
Walthamstow: Hands off our public amenities: 'We aren't going away'. That was the mood of the public meeting of around 60 people organised by the Save Our Square campaign on 26 January.
16 November 2018
12 September 2018
On 15 September at a secret London venue top bankers who were part of Lehman Brothers will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their bank's 2008 collapse with "cocktails and canapes".
29 August 2018
A lot has happened on the fracking front in recent months. Notably, fracking companies Cuadrilla and Ineos have been awarded High Court injunctions which, in effect, restrict many forms of legitimate protest.
25 July 2018
Plastic waste is now penetrating every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth.
30 May 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including benefit cuts, Prince Charles, train toilets and developers' charter
7 March 2018
"No fracking way" was the chant by the hundreds of people from groups all over Derbyshire and Yorkshire at the end of a three-mile march between Clowne and Bolsover on 24 February
24 January 2018
Outsourcing, PFI, privatisation, as in Carillion, is 'reverse socialism'. It is nothing other than a highly efficient wealth transfusion system. We need a movement to kick out these profiteers from public services
10 January 2018
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower atrocity, Salford Socialist Party began discussing whether there is a role for tower blocks in a socialist housing policy. There were differing views so we organised a debate.
6 September 2017
Is global warming worsening events such as the monsoon floods in Northern India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico?
5 July 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently released his 'Mayor's Transport Strategy' for public consultation.
8 March 2017
Fight for secure jobs for all: 910,000 workers in Britain are on zero-hour contracts - a six-fold increase since 2008 - according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation think-tank.
8 February 2017
The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.
25 January 2017
Only socialist planning can end profit-driven pollution: There is strong evidence that 2016 was the hottest year on record. Meanwhile, in 2017, part of London breached EU limits on annual hours of toxic air in just five days
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