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The Socialist, issue 596: Needed a party for workers, not bosses

Articles from the Socialist, issue 596

7 October 2009


spot Needed a party for workers, not bosses

War and occupation

spotAfghanistan stop the war

International Socialist Resistance on the 15 March 2008 anti-war demo, photo Paul Mattsson

October 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of troops being sent to Afghanistan. It is clearer than ever that the invasion has resulted in a nightmare for the people of Afghanistan and the region and those…


spotAfghanistan – Bring the troops home now

National Demonstration

Afghanistan – Bring the troops home now

Assemble Saturday 24 October 12 noon Hyde Park, London, march to Trafalgar Square

Called by Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI

Join us to put forward a socialist alternative to war.


Youth fight for jobs

spotYouth Fight for Jobs

Newsflash!: On 1 October a number of Future Jobs Fund placements began. These temporary schemes are designed to artificially push down the number of long term unemployed youth (see previous articles). Young people…


spotUniversity accommodation scandal: Students must defend rights

spotUniversity freshers fairs: Students seek out socialism

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotWirral anti-cuts victory: ‘If you fight, you can win’

spotYoung parents need support, not attacks

spotFight for a living wage

spotNot to Darling’s pay freeze

spotFast news

spotCampaign forces health Trust to save Crowlin House

Workplace news and analysis

spotAn autumn of discontent in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Fire Brigades Union FBU demonstration, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

Lecturers in the UCU union have already held one day strikes this term at Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster colleges, for the implementation of the 2004 pay awards and against cuts and job losses, writes Alistair Tice.


spotLeeds council calls for talks with unions

spotFighting against outsourcing, defending working conditions at British Telecom

spotNUT vice president: Elect Martin Powell-Davies

spotCambridge post workers strike

spotNorth Wales shop stewards network

Socialist Party feature

spotSocial care in crisis

Cuts, outsourcing and privatisation mean vulnerable adults and children are ‘falling through the net’. Social care staff are struggling to cope with high caseloads, increasing red tape and worsening pay, terms and conditions at work.

Paul Couchman, a social care worker and branch secretary of Surrey County Unison writing in a personal capacity, analyses what is going on.


International socialist news and analysis

spotIreland: Lisbon Treaty vote is not an endorsement for hated government

Reading the Socialist Party's leaflet during the 2008 referendum in Ireland, photo Paul Mattsson

A SIGNIFICANT two-to-one majority in the Irish republic, on a higher turnout, passed the Lisbon Treaty on 20 October, overturning the decision of the Irish electorate in June 2008, writes Kevin McLoughlin, Dublin.


spotPortugal: Voters turn to the left

spotForeign aid – chaining the world to capitalism

spotFish Tank directed by Andrea Arnold

spotI speak Fula by Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

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