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9 March 2011
Over 1,000 marched through Manchester on Saturday 5 March as banners from local campaigns mingled with trade union and campaign banners from nearby towns including Salford and Bury, writes Paul Gerrard. Also reports from Liverpool, Salford, Gateshead and Newcastle
7 March 2011
On Wednesday 2 March, Liverpool City Council met to vote on their disgraceful cuts agenda. 250 angry protesters were there from the start with about 200 more joining them as the protest continued
15 February 2011
Over 300 people packed into a public meeting organised by Liverpool Trades Council on Thursday 10 February, to debate the way forward against the cuts. An edited version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Socialist.
The campaign built by Liverpool city council in 1983-87 to win extra funding inspired thousands of workers, photo Militant
2 February 2011
To the present generation of workers and young people, the phrase 'means test' probably means little, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
28 April 2010
A chance to put your questions to your local Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates. Listing of meetings around the country.
26 August 2009
Stockport and Merseyside: Postal workers, members of the Communication Workers Union, have been on strike this month in most parts of the country, writes Hugh Caffrey.
5 February 2009
ON 31 January 300 people marched through Liverpool against the far right, racist British National Party (BNP)...
21 January 2009
JUST BEFORE Christmas Wirral's ruling Lib-Lab coalition council announced plans to butcher cultural and leisure services, writes Merseyside Socialist Party members.
23 November 2008
Thurs Nov 27, Casa Club, Hope St. Liverpool, 7.30pm
24 September 2008
The following resolution on the world economic crisis was unanimously carried at a meeting of the Merseyside Campaign for a New Workers Party on 18 September...
10 September 2008
Issue 546 of The Socialist reported that Socialist Party member Tony Aitman was arrested for so-called "wilful obstruction", ie selling the paper and collecting petition signatures in Liverpool's Church Street, Merseyside Socialist Party members write.
9 July 2008
THE voice of workers anger reached the hallowed chambers of the Houses of Parliament on 24 June 1983, when Terry Fields, MP for Liverpool Broadgreen, spoke for the first time in the Commons...
21 May 2008
London, Wales, Sheffield, Merseyside reports: IN AN inspiring rally, 120 people from across London were treated to a first hand account of the political movement in France in 1968 from Marie-Josť Douet.
7 May 2008
Merseyside Campaign for a New Workers' Party meeting: For more info:, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07910 097 607...
26 March 2008
AT LEAST 120 people attended the successful first film-debate organised by Merseyside Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP) on 19 March, writes Clara Paillard, event organiser, Merseyside CNWP.
13 December 2007
JUST OVER two years ago, New Labour's rulers in Sefton on Merseyside victimised six Unison activists for protesting against privatising the borough's housing stock... By Merseyside Socialist Party
21 September 2006
ONE THOUSAND firefighters and their supporters marched through Liverpool on 15 September to a rally in the city centre. This was in response to a national call for solidarity with striking Merseyside firefighters, writes Roy Farrar.
27 April 2006
Where we're standing
Lewisham Telegraph Hill: Councillor Ian Page, Councillor Chris Flood, Jes Leech
Walthamstow High St: Claire Buddle
Southwark Cathedral: Lois Austin
Baguley Wythenshawe: Lynn Worthington
Netherton and Orrell Bootle: Pete Glover
Newcastle Byker: Paul Owens
Southampton Bevois: Nick Chaffey
Coventry St Michaels: Rob Windsor
Coventry Lower Stoke: Dave Runnells
Coventry Henley: Josie Kenny
Coventry Whoberley: Ross Saunders
Coventry Sherbourne: Jason Toynbee
Nuneato and Bedworth Exhall: Eileen Hunter
Stoke Abbey Green: Councillor Paul Sutton
Huddersfield Crosland Moor and Netherton: Dr Jackie Grunsell (Save Huddesfield NHS)
Sheffield Graves Park: Calvin Payne
Wakefield East: Mick Griffiths
The Socialist Party is also standing as part of the Socialist Green Unity Coalition, who are fielding up to 50 candidates in the local elections.
20 July 2001
THERE WAS a cast-iron show of solidarity on 13 July from firefighters across the country in support of the Merseyside firefighters' strike, writes Michael Brierley, Merseyside Socialist Party.
13 July 2001
MERSEYSIDE FIREFIGHTERS have voted by a 82.7% majority for strike action. Chief fire officer, Malcolm Saunders and the Merseyside Fire Authority want to recruit non-uniformed staff directly into uniformed...
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