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The Socialist issue 419: Save our NHS!

The Socialist issue 419

8 December 2005


spotSave our NHS!

THIS GOVERNMENT’S health policies are threatening hospital and ward closures and privatisations of NHS services around Britain…


spotStrike back at Labour’s attacks

Local government workers’ pensions: LAST WEEK the government announced more attacks on the local government pensions scheme…


spotIs there a pensions crisis?

THE GOVERNMENT have launched an all-out attack on pensions. Whilst they sit on one of the best public-sector pensions schemes available,…


spotSign up to the campaign

Campaign for a new workers’ party: THIS WEEK, eight members of the National Executive Committee of NATFHE (the further and higher education union) have signed up to the declaration in support of the Campaign for a New Workers’ Party…


spotBrown’s low growth, low wage budget

IN THIS week’s pre-Budget statement, Chancellor Gordon Brown was forced to admit that economic growth would be far lower than he predicted in his April Budget…


spotDomestic violence: Change in sentencing guidelines a step forward

The government has finally issued new guidelines to judges and courts on sentencing for manslaughter…


spotGeorge Best

GEORGE BEST’s funeral took place on 3 December in Belfast. Tens of thousands lined the streets to show their appreciation of his talent,…


spotTories elect ‘Blair-lite’ leader

NEW LABOUR has been stealing Tory policies for well over a decade but for the last few months the Tories have been cloning copies of Tony Blair to choose yet another new leader…


spotNow working class and poor must build real socialism

HUGO CHÁVEZ has won his eleventh election victory since becoming president of Venezuela in 1998…


spotBrazil: Growing crisis over Lula government’s corruption scandal

André Ferrari of Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI, Brazil) and a leading activist on the Executive Committee of P-SOL – the country’s new left-wing party – recently spoke to Sociali…


spotSolidarity with Irish Ferries workers

AROUND SIXTY Welsh trade unionists showed their support and solidarity with Irish Ferries workers at a rally in Pembroke Dock, called by the Wales TUC and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)…


spotVictory for Andy Beadle as he wins his job back

BUS DRIVER Andy Beadle won his job back, with full back pay, at his appeal last week…


spotSixth week of caretakers’ strike

THE STRIKE over pay by caretakers at Huddersfield College is now entering its sixth week…


spotPCS Left Unity conference backs union leadership on pensions

NORMALLY A meeting of a union broad left would be of interest mainly to left activists in that particular union but last Saturday’s 150-strong national conference of the PCS broad left (Left Unity) was…


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