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The Socialist issue 706

22 February 2012

For real jobs - not workfare

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The Socialist issue 706

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Socialist Party youth and students

spotFor real jobs – not workfare

As unemployment rises the vultures are circling. Among the biggest is Tesco. But they met huge opposition when they advertised a full-time, permanent position for which you would receive a meagre dole payment plus expenses

For Real Jobs not Workfare - Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon

For Real Jobs not Workfare – Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotMain parties have no solution to youth unemployment

For Real Jobs not Workfare - Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo by Suzanne Beishon

For Real Jobs not Workfare – Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo by Suzanne Beishon


spotDefend education – Join the student walkout

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called on students to walk out of lectures on 14 March as part of a national week of action

Socialist Party feature

spotWhat’s wrong with capitalism?

In response to the growing opposition to this profit-hungry capitalist system many of its proponents have attempted to argue that not all capitalism is bad. Here, Lynn Walsh exposes the myths proposed by prime minister Cameron as he tries to sell us the idea of ‘popular’ capitalism.

Jarrow demonstration: we are the 99% Take the wealth off the 1%, photo Paul Mattsson

Jarrow demonstration: we are the 99% Take the wealth off the 1%, photo Paul Mattsson


International socialist news and analysis

spotRomania: Protest movement topples the government

In the middle of January, several countrywide protests stopped Romanian president Basescu’s draconian healthcare ‘reform’ from being enacted, writes Victor Cosmin, Romania.

spotKazakhstan: Defend workers’ leaders

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPensions: Strike on 28 March

Tell the government… “No Deal!”: The Con-Dems’ shabby deal on public sector pensions is little different to what was on offer on 30 November, when two million workers took strike action, writes Martin Powell-Davies

Pensions: Pay more, work longer, get less

Pensions: Pay more, work longer, get less


spotSparks defeat Balfours – now for total victory over BESNA!

Construction workers protesting in Cardiff, 7.12.11,  photo Mariam Kamish


spotSupport the workers at MMP packaging

spotTyne and Wear Metro cleaners

spotOrganising against the cuts in Greenwich

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spot800 celebrate life of Rob Windsor, a socialist champion of Coventry’s people

“It was an inspiring event,” said Kath O’Donnell about the funeral for her anti-poll tax colleague, Rob Windsor, at Coventry Cathedral

spotSave Charing Cross hospital!

Fighting to defend the NHS: It’s clear that plans are now well advanced which will savagely cut hospital provision in an area of eight local authorities in North West London

spotWales: A tale of two conferences

spot‘Capitalism fails the poor’ agree Oxford University students!

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spotPortsmouth: Anti-cuts activists present an alternative budget

spotGateshead: Children’s healthcare under threat

spotFight homophobic Tory attacks

spotNorth West aggregate meetings

spotThem & Us

Reviews and readers’ comments

spotFans not financiers should run football

Professional football in Britain is stumbling from one crisis to another. After repeatedly failing to deal with racism, attention returns to financial malpractice.

spotShould socialists support the proposed HS2 rail link?

The debate on the HS2 high speed rail in the Socialist 703 continues with arguments for and against the scheme

spotRadio review – My generation

BBC Radio 4 airs a 45-minute play every weekday, giving a first break to many newer writers. My Generation, centred around one family over four decades of the protest movement, is a recent example of excellent radio drama

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