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The Socialist issue 709

15 March 2012

Resist Cameron's cold cruelty

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The Socialist issue 709

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotResist Cameron’s cold cruelty

Unemployment is rising. Benefits are being slashed. Among the latest to face the Con-Dems’ axe are 1,700 disabled workers in skilled, productive jobs as 36 Remploy factories face closure.

Remploy workers rally against closure threat, photo Bob Severn

Remploy workers rally against closure threat, photo Bob Severn


spotFight the cuts – for a workers’ alternative

Interview with RMT candidate: London regional organiser for the RMT transport union, Steve Hedley, spoke to the Socialist about present issues facing London Underground workers, and why he is standing for TUSC in the May elections

Steve Hedley, London Regional Organiser, RMT , photo Socialist Party

Steve Hedley, London Regional Organiser, RMT , photo Socialist Party


spotFight back against attacks on pensions

N30 - Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

N30 – Millions strike back at Con-Dem government on 30 November 2011, photo Paul Mattsson


spotThose fracking Tories

There have been protest meetings across West Sussex against the danger of Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”). The practice has been banned in France and Bulgaria after mass protests

spotThem & Us

A4e’s champagne lifestyle: Conferences in Monaco, £200-a-head nights out, £800 meals – that’s the lifestyle afforded by top executives at disgraced workfare company A4e…

Socialist Party workplace news

spotConstruction workers fight on

National Shop Stewards Network: Over 40 construction workers protested on 14 March outside the Shard site at London Bridge. These workers were fresh from the victory over the ‘Dirty Seven’ construction companies

'All power to the Sparks' - Electrician construction workers: protest at Cannon Street, London , photo Paul Mattsson

‘All power to the Sparks’ – Electrician construction workers: protest at Cannon Street, London , photo Paul Mattsson


spotWorkplace news in brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotWidespread fraud alleged as Putin wins presidential poll

‘Communist’ Party and neoliberal opposition fail to win mass appeal: The election of Vladimir Putin to the office of president of Russia, is surrounded by allegations of widespread voter fraud, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.

spotKazakhstan: Oilworkers’ lawyer freed from prison

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotNational demo needed to save our NHS

The coalition government with little opposition from Labour are closer than ever to transferring our National Health Service to the money grabbing private sector who will enrich themselves still further

Con-Demolition of the NHS, photo by  Socialist Party

Con-Demolition of the NHS, photo by Socialist Party


spotLiberals’ ‘democratic’ conference

While the Socialist Party held its national congress in Clacton-on-Sea and committed itself to the fight to save the NHS, the Lib Dems had their conference in Gateshead

spotFighting Con-Dem attacks on education

spot14 March – Socialist Students get a response

Student walk-out and demonstration 14 March 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson

Student walk-out and demonstration 14 March 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotHousing crisis in London

spotLibrary cash goes to supermarket bosses

Following an extensive campaign and judicial review that was unfavourable to them, Gloucestershire county council (GCC) has been forced to redress its cuts programme through public consultations

spotCoventry: Fight for a socialist alternative

The Coventry Observer reports that: “Coventry City Council is in line to win an award for the way it has delivered budget cuts”

spotMay Day greetings

Socialist Party congress

spotSocialist Party Congress 10-12 March 2012

In Clacton-on-Sea at the weekend, 295 delegates and visitors took part in a very successful Socialist Party annual congress

Socialist Party congress 2012, photo Senan

Socialist Party congress 2012, photo Senan


spotWorld developments show – capitalism is crisis

“When the present devastating world crisis of capitalism broke, the Socialist Party and the CWI drew bold far-reaching conclusions: that this time there would be no quick or easy way out for capitalism and that arising from this we would see a period of revolution and counter-revolution”

spotTrade unions and workplaces

spotBritain: working class begins to ‘rise like lions’

spotBuilding the Socialist Party: ‘year of the branch’

spotYoung, socialist and proud to be!

Reviews & readers’ comments

spot‘Westenders’ – omnibus edition

We are being badgered to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth on the throne by a never-ending propaganda offensive, writes Rob Bishop, Gloucestershire Socialist Party and Cheltenham Against the Cuts.

spotThe best of ‘literary fiction’

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