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29 October 2008
Showing no concern for the welfare of students, the Newcastle University chancellor Lord Patten described tuition fees of £3,145 a year as "intolerably low" at the headmasters' and headmistresses' conference last month! Ian Pattison, Newcastle Socialist Students, writes.
8 October 2008
The Keep the Metro Public campaign, including trade union activists and members of the Socialist Party have handed out thousands of leaflets opposing the privatisation of the Newcastle Metro, writes Paul Phillips and Ian Patterson, Newcastle Socialist Party.
17 September 2008
To chants of 'Robbing Fat Cats' a hundred privateers were met by around 50 trade unionists and community activists who oppose privatisation plans for the Newcastle Metro, writes Elaine Brunskill.
25 March 2008
Northern Rock's announcement of 2,000 job cuts - around one-third of its workforce - has numbed workers, writes Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party.
19 March 2008
DWP members strike on 17 - 18 march 2008
12 March 2008
Iraq war - five years ago: On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq we look back at the inspiring actions of school and college students that took place in opposition to the war...
6 February 2008
Prison officers prepare, Fighting unsafe staff cuts, National Shop Stewards Network Meetings Prison Officers Association (POA) members are gearing up to counter major attacks expected in the next few weeks. ... By Keith Dickinson
20 September 2007
NORTHERN ROCK'S headquarters are in Gosforth, near Newcastle, and they employ around 4,700 people in North-Eastern England... By Elaine Brunskill
6 September 2007
Fight Tesco's plans: IN NEWCASTLE, proposals have been put forward to close the General Hospital (NGH) and build a Tesco store on the site.
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.
28 March 2003
Waltham Forest: DAY X - the day war in Iraq began - was a day that youth walked out of schools, colleges and universities in their tens of thousands...
20 July 2001
Hackney, Newcastle, Waltham Forest...: LOCAL DEMOCRACY is under attack. Last week the New Labour government threatened to send in commissioners to run Hackney council in east London...
23 June 2000
AT PRESENT, 780 asylum seekers are known to Newcastle city council. Since April, 153 have been dispersed to the city under the new legislation. There are 3,000 asylum seekers in a Tyne and Wearside region...
16 June 2000
Hands Off Housing: Across the country residents are being forced to fight back against attempts to privatise and yuppify council housing...
10 March 2000
Across the country, local authorities are drawing up their budgets for the next financial year. For many council workers this will mean job cuts and further attacks on wages and conditions. Showing how...
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