Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
21 February 2018
Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close the leisure centre
31 January 2018
For a series that cricket fans look forward to for months, this year's Ashes was something of a disappointment - on the English side, at least. We lost 4-0, and were only saved from a 5-0 whitewash by a lifeless pitch ensuring a draw.
10 January 2018
'We don't want luxury tower blocks built in Hoxton' was the verdict of every contributor in a public meeting called by the 'Save Britannia Leisure Centre' campaign in east London.
22 November 2017
Football ticket prices still remain prohibitive, especially for young fans, according to the BBC's annual Price of Football report
25 October 2017
An angry meeting in Hoxton, east London, organised against the threatened closure of the area's leisure centre
27 September 2017
At the start of the summer women's football was riding high. In the build up to the European Championships, England, for the first time in a very long time (in men's or women's football), were one of the favourites.
3 July 2017
More than 28 years after the Hillsborough disaster, charges are being brought against the policeman in charge and five others
24 May 2017
About 6,000 people descended on West Kirby, on the Wirral, to hear Jeremy Corbyn on 20 May - then 20,000 chanted his name after he spoke ahead of The Libertines at a music festival
10 May 2017
On 15 March, a group of women in the US announced a strike that became headline news across the country
10 May 2017
With only a few hours notice hundreds turned up outside Morley leisure centre to hear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speak.
26 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the general election, Militant in Liverpool, the Holocaust and football.
19 April 2017
Once again, self-styled 'man of the people' Kelvin MacKenzie is making the news with more anti-working class smears against the people of Liverpool
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
22 February 2017
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18 January 2017
Millwall's ground, the Den, could be forced from Lewisham, south London, to Kent. A major new development around the ground is being built by Renewal - a company registered in a tax haven, run by a former council officer, and which used to count the former mayor of Lewisham as a director.
11 January 2017
Former football player Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity on 16 November. His story of being sexually abused as a youth player by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell at Crewe Alexandra FC came out in the Guardian.
14 December 2016
According to this year's 'veracity' survey from polling agency Ipsos Mori, faith in British politicians to tell the truth is lower than ever before.
2 November 2016
The Guardian, house newsletter of the Labour right and hypocritical zero-hour-contract employer, has been trying to attract 'members' again
26 October 2016
Non-fiction: Pitch Black: Raph Parkinson's letter in the Socialist issue 920 on racism in football highlights an issue which has sadly been long present in the game. A recent book by Emy Onuora - 'Pitch Black: the story of black British footballers' - looks at the history of racism in football, and the effect this has had on the footballers themselves.
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