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The Socialist issue 711

28 March 2012

Tories stand for the 1%... We need a voice for the 99%!

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The Socialist issue 711

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTories stand for the 1%… We need a voice for the 99%!

We need a voice for the 99%

We need a voice for the 99%


spotBudget for the 1% must be fought

The blatantly pro-rich budget of Chancellor George Osborne was met by a wave of outrage. There was incredulity that the top 1% had been made significantly better off, while pushing on with austerity for everyone else

spotToasting the cuts – councils show no remorse

While public sector employment is down by 350,000, writes Linda Taaffe, 1,200 senior council officials “celebrated” their achievements in the Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Kirklees Sure Start children centres lobby Kirklees council's budget meeting, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party

Kirklees Sure Start children centres lobby Kirklees council’s budget meeting, photo Huddersfield Socialist Party


spotWales: Does Plaid Cymru leadership vote show left turn?

spotBudget 2012: reject regional pay

spotWorld warming even faster than thought

spotThem and Us

As it stands, the NHS – supposedly ‘ringfenced’ from austerity – has to find £50 billion of so-called efficiency savings by the end of the decade…

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotAbortion – defend and extend the right to choose

Shona McCulloch looks at the tactics of right-wing opponents of abortion rights and of choice, and how best to safeguard women’s hard-won gains…

1,000 people joined a lively Abortion Rights Campaign protest opposite Parliament , photo Leah Jones and Anna Engelhardt

1,000 people joined a lively Abortion Rights Campaign protest opposite Parliament , photo Leah Jones and Anna Engelhardt


spotRare sighting of Tories in Scotland

spotBrighton Uni: Socialist Students five votes from victory

Socialist election campaigning

spotProgramme for the May elections – For the millions, not the millionaires

The latest fashion among all the parties in Westminster is to steal the Socialist Party’s slogan and claim they are introducing policies that help ‘the millions not the millionaires’…

N30: millions of public sector workers went on strike on 30 November 2011, photo Senan

N30: millions of public sector workers went on strike on 30 November 2011, photo Senan


spotLondon TUSC: Standing to say “there is an alternative”

Some of the candidates on the TUSC list for the May 2012 London Assembly elections, photo by  Socialist Party


spotFormer Liverpool 47 councillor to give socialist challenge for mayor

Socialist Party workplace news

spotNational action needed to stop the pensions robbery

Last week’s issue of the Socialist carried an explanation of why the PCS civil service union had decided not to call action on 28 March…

NUT london strike and demo 28 March 2012, photo  Socialist Party

NUT london strike and demo 28 March 2012, photo Socialist Party


spotTanker drivers vote to strike

spotSave the Remploy factories – not for sale or closure at any price

The closure of 54 Remploy factories potentially can affect everyone in the UK. Disability can strike anyone in any socio-economic group, at any time.

spotWorkplace In Brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotFrench presidential election – An emerging left challenge

The first round of the French presidential election will be held on 22 April. The UK mass media has concentrated its coverage on the conservative candidate and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy

spotSpain: Workers gear up for general strike

spotMillion Hoodies March against racist murders in the US

Thousands of people have taken part in ‘Million Hoodie Marches’ and vigils in the US, including in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to demand justice for 17 year old African American Trayvon Martin

Socialist Party review

spotReview: We must look – the photographs of Don McCullin

The life’s work of one of the world’s greatest living photographers, Don McCullin is on show until 15 April at London’s Imperial War Museum…

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