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The Socialist, issue 563: No more bailouts for bosses!

Articles from the Socialist, issue 563

21 January 2009


spotNo more bailouts for bosses!

Oliver Twist banks - Please sir, can I have some more?, photo www.squashdonkey.co.uk

Oliver Twist banks – Please sir, can I have some more?, photo www.squashdonkey.co.uk

Nationalise the banks under full public control
BANK BOSSES, whose reckless greed for profit has helped push Britain and the world into the deepest financial and economic crisis since the second world war, are to receive another bailout from Gordon Brown’s government, writes Roger Shrives.


spotFast news: My Lords, Ladies and cash dispenser

War and occupation

spotGaza war paves way for further conflict

Demonstration against war on Gaza, London, 10 Jan 2009, photo Sarah Mayo

Demonstration against war on Gaza, London, 10 Jan 2009, photo Sarah Mayo

Editorial statement `One thousand two hundred and fifty confirmed dead, with the numbers still rising as bodies are dug out of the rubble…’ This is what the Israeli government calls ‘achieving its aims’.


spotProtesting against Gaza attacks

spotEgypt: Gaza conflict fuels anti-Mubarak opposition

spotReaders’ comment: media reporting on Gaza

Socialist Party campaigns

spotHands off Royal Mail

Postal workers on strike, photo Socialist Party

Postal workers on strike, photo Socialist Party

Postal workers across the country reacted with dismay and anger when the Hooper review of Royal Mail was published in December 2008, writes Gary Clark, Sub Area rep Scotland No.2 branch CWU.


spotWirral anti-cuts campaign

spotSave jobs – nationalise JCB

spotFighting the cuts in Greenwich

spotShop workers need a fighting trade union leadership

spotCampaigning in Exeter

spotHoover workers march in protest at job losses

spotAmicus election

spotGlasgow Unison

Socialist Party feature

spotObama takes power: What change will the Democrats bring?

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

OBAMA’S VICTORY in the 2008 election was historic. It signified a clear rejection of the Bush administration and its war on Iraq and ultra-free market policies. Voters also made history by electing the first black president in a country that was built on slavery and racism, writes Ramy Khalil, Socialist Alternative, USA


International socialist news and analysis

spotRefugees and repression in war ravaged Sri Lanka

Protest outside the Sri Lankan embassy in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Protest outside the Sri Lankan embassy in London, photo Paul Mattsson

THE HUMANITARIAN crisis in Sri Lanka has worsened since the government forces captured Kilinochi on 2 January, writes Danny Byrne and Senan, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI).


spotExiled Zimbabweans demand Brown acts

spotCapitalism kills, concludes study of privatisation era

spotLawyer assassinated

Environment and socialism

spotOpposing the expansion of Heathrow

The government’s decision to give the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow has dominated headlines in London, writes Neil Cafferky.


spotWaltham Forest anti-incinerator campaign: Residents get results

spotCampaigners fight attacks on education and the environment

Socialist Students

spotStudents fight academy status

Weston Favell School (WFS) in Northampton is threatened with academy status starting from September 2009, with the United Learning Trust (ULT) as sponsor…


Socialist Party review

spotWhat’s going on? The meanderings of a comic mind in confusion, by Mark Steel

Mark Steel at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Mark Steel at Socialism 2008, photo Paul Mattsson

Mark Steel was one of the new wave of political (‘alternative’) comedians who emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, writes Ken Douglas.


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