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The Socialist issue 710

21 March 2012

Tell the Con-Dem government: NO CUTS!

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The Socialist issue 710

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Fighting the cuts

spotTell the Con-Dem government: NO CUTS!

Support 28 March pension strike: War is declared! …or at least, the next phase in the ongoing pensions action has been called – with NUT and UCU members in the ‘post 1992 universities’ going on strike across London on 28 March.

On the 30 June 2011 pensions strike, photo by Paul Mattsson

On the 30 June 2011 pensions strike, photo by Paul Mattsson

spotPrepare for future struggle – build the trade union left

Unending misery – that’s what this government has in store for us. NHS chiefs have been warned they will need to find a further £20 billion in ‘savings’

spotBuild a strategy to win on pensions

Part of the PCS contingent on the massive 26 March TUC demonstration , photo Senan

spotStop the NHS sell-off – National demo now!

spotStroud: Labour lets NHS down again

Stroud Against the Cuts has recently had a campaign and legal success in slowing down the privatisation of the county’s NHS through the transfer of 3,000 NHS staff and community services to a social enterprise or Community Interest Company

Socialist Party features

spotCapitalism isn’t working: Time to fight for socialist change

Unless you are part of the richest 1% then life under austerity is getting increasingly difficult. Peter Taaffe looks at the nature of capitalism

Karl Marx: Profit is 'the unpaid labour of the working class'

Marx: Profit is ‘the unpaid labour of the working class’

spotFight or privatise: A tale of two councils

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotBudget: far from ‘all in it together’

Asked about the Con-Dem budget, Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats pleaded for “a budget for the millions not the millionaires”

Pigs at the trough: Obsorne's budget 2012 a hand out for the rich , photo Alan Hardman

Pigs at the trough: Obsorne’s budget 2012 a hand out for the rich , photo Alan Hardman

spotStudent walkout: Socialist Students show what could have been

spotNo to workfare – fight for a genuine alternative

Cait Reilly, one of the young people forced to work for free under the existing schemes is in the process of a judicial review of the government’s workfare policies, writes Paul Callanan

spotDefend the right to protest!

spotYouth demand future at Dundee sham summit

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party workplace news

spotMMP packaging: workers still locked out

149 workers at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, Merseyside have been locked out of their workplace in a dispute with management over planned redundancies

MMP Packaging workers still locked out, photo by Stillshooter

MMP Packaging workers still locked out, photo by Stillshooter

spotSwindon hospital workers fight bullying

spotConstruction workers demand better pay and conditions

spotWorkplace news in brief

Mick Dooley, a prominent activist in the battle to stop the big building companies imposing a 35% pay cut, has been confirmed as a candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the London Assembly elections.

International socialist news and analysis

spotThe ‘Kony 2012’ phenomena

Charity’s pro-US foreign policy is against interests of Africa’s poor: Seldom before has an idea spread so quickly across the world. Within days tens of millions watched Invisible Children’s ‘KONY 2012’ video as it went viral across the internet and social media

spotSri Lanka’s Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished

Reviews and readers’ comments

spotSmear campaign on Hillsborough?

Football rivalry is common in Liverpool between Liverpool and Everton supporters, writes John Cosgrove.

spotSingle and video: ill Manors by Plan B


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