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14 March 2018

Spain: millions on streets against sexism and capitalist oppression

The 8 March feminist strike in the Spanish state was unprecedented. Never has there been such a deep and massive mobilisation against the oppression of working class women

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31 January 2018

Capitalists fear for their system at Davos

Representatives of the world's ruling class again gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at the Davos mountain resort in Switzerland.

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10 January 2018

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

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3 January 2018

Widening wealth gap, increase in poverty...make the fat cats pay

Don't put the party poppers away just yet. There's one last thing to celebrate. Fat Cat Thursday! Well, it's not exactly a celebration if you're working class. In fact its only the super-rich who actually enjoy the event.

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15 November 2017

Why I joined the Socialist Party: "I started to question whether there was a better way"

As far back as I can remember I have struggled to come to terms with the staggering and blatant inequality in the world, writes Adam Lines, Exeter Socialist Party.

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8 November 2017

Welsh update of Chekhov an engrossing tale of 1980s class conflict

Theatre - The Cherry Orchard: Part of 'R17', a series of arts events in Wales to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, this adaptation is worthy of the connection

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Paradise Papers, photo by Steve Leverett/CC

7 November 2017

'Paradise' for billionaires - austerity for us

Fight for socialism! The Paradise Papers have reignited working class anger at massive inequality under capitalism

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1 November 2017

Robber bosses own $6trn

Take the wealth off the 1%! The combined wealth of the world's billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion

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18 October 2017

Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

At any given time nearly a billion people on the planet are hungry, and a third are malnourished. And yet a new report says the growing obesity crisis is set to cost $1.2 trillion a year worldwide from 2025.

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11 October 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including Lords' expenses and young workers' debt.

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11 October 2017

IMF helps cause inequality it slams

The International Monetary Fund's warnings about inequality have had no effect on its efforts to worsen inequality

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4 October 2017

Capitalism and human progress

How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights

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20 September 2017

Fight for an alternative to the misery of capitalism

Join the Socialist Party: The Socialist Party brings together people who want to fight back against this unequal system: a socialist society is possible

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13 September 2017

Rate of black imprisonment worse than US

Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes

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21 June 2017

Inflation: Workers lose out - time for action

If more confirmation was needed about how working class people are being left behind, then look no further than the latest evidence of falling living standards from the Office for National Statistics

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10 May 2017

Corbyn pledges council powers to take over academies

May's grammar school inequality exposed: Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to give powers to councils to take over academies. This is a very good start, but he will also need to pledge full public ownership and mass investment in schools

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26 April 2017

Cuts, profit and bureaucracy lead to 50% rise in mental health deaths

Cuts are putting at least 11,000 mental health patients each year at greater risk of suicide because they are not promptly followed up after leaving in-patient care.

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12 April 2017

Cuts leave schools unable to meet basic needs

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has proposed to fund free school meals for all primary school children by adding VAT tax on private education fees.

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8 March 2017

Why I joined: "I hope that more and more people are going to join the Socialist Party and the fight to end inequality"

I think the simplest answer to why I joined the Socialist Party is that I saw inequality and wanted to help. I admit though that it was not simple to recognise this inequality, and for a long time I refused to acknowledge it even existed.

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8 February 2017

Universal basic income - what do socialists say?

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.

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