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15 May 2019
Newham's Labour council had unilaterally withdrawn call-out payments from gas safety managers. But the east London borough backed down on the eve of strike action.
8 May 2019
The council's proposed rota could leave up to 42 weeks a year without a manager having gas knowledge to deal with emergencies
14 November 2018
The engineers who actually showed leadership to the workers while the union tops failed in their responsibilities will be targeted by the company
16 May 2018
On 16 May 1968, 50 years ago, Ronan Point, a high-rise tower block in Newham, east London, collapsed killing four people and injuring 17
10 January 2018
Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.
13 December 2017
Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors
6 December 2017
"We have endured the most astounding catalogue of abuse from authorities, but still we fight for justice"
15 November 2017
Nationalise the energy firms: The market has failed and will go on failing to provide the basics of food, heat and shelter to millions
6 September 2017
Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction against anti-fracking protesters on 31 July
23 August 2017
Fight for safe homes for all: Hundreds of tower block residents have been decanted by Southwark Council in south London over serious safety concerns the Labour administration initially dismissed
29 March 2017
The GMB union has issued a joint statement with the Chamber of Commerce calling on police to crack down on anti-fracking protesters in Fylde, Lancashire, where Cuadrilla is currently drilling for shale gas
15 February 2017
It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017
1 February 2017
Howlers are magical red letters which appear in the children's stories of Harry Potter. When the characters open these letters they get screamed at by the letter in mid-air. If any letter howls at you, "I need to be nationalised!" as you open it, it's the dreaded energy bill which arrives on the doormat at the end of a cold, cruel winter.
1 February 2017
A half-day hartal, or general stoppage, took place in Bangladesh on 26 January. It was part of an ongoing campaign of protests against the Rampal coal-fired power plant project which threatens the livelihoods of 50 million rural poor in this country.
25 January 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Pensioner poverty; troublesome taxes; private profiteering.
18 January 2017
In recent weeks, mass protests have erupted throughout Mexico following a hike in gas and electricity prices - dubbed the "gasolinazo" - decreed by the right-wing Peņa Nieto administration, writes Towards a general strike against the Nieto government!
23 November 2016
Trump's opposition to the already-insufficient Paris Agreement will allow other major polluters like China even more room to ignore it.
12 October 2016
Tory minister Sajid Javid is permitting Caudrilla to drill wells to frack for gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton
21 September 2016
There was nothing for the Libyan people to celebrate in the damning report by a Commons parliamentary committee into the British government's role in the West's contribution to overthrowing the brutal Gaddafi regime in 2011. This was an intervention which helped lead to the almost complete collapse of the country.
1 June 2016
A Yorkshire council has permitted the UK's first fracking operation since 2011. The Socialist Party opposes fracking, and fights for public ownership of energy and mass investment in green technology. Fracking is destructive wherever it happens. Anti-fracking campaigners must call for a ban on it everywhere - not just, as some prominent activists are demanding, in places of scenic beauty.
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