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The Socialist issue 712

4 April 2012

Kick out the cuts coalition

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The Socialist issue 712

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Election Challenges

spotKick out the cuts coalition

On 3 May – Vote Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: It is two years since this vicious Con-Dem government was elected. At that time, many working class people voted for Labour councillors, hoping that would help protect them from Tory cuts

Vote Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition


spotGeorge Galloway’s stunning Bradford West victory

George Galloway speaking at an anti-war rally on 15.3.08, photo Paul Mattsson


spotGreater London Assembly election

spotTony Mulhearn in Liverpool Mayor election challenge

Tony4Mayor has shaken up Liverpool’s mayoral race after only a few days! The campaign is making headway in the media, gaining great support in the trade unions and from individuals, writes Hugh Caffrey.

Tony Mulhearn, challenges for Liverpool Mayor, photo by  Socialist Party

Tony Mulhearn, challenges for Liverpool Mayor, photo by Socialist Party


spotYoung people stand for TUSC

In October 2011 Youth Fight for Jobs re-created the Jarrow March for Jobs to highlight the massive rise in youth unemployment and to bring to the attention of the country the increasing hardships that young people are facing, writes Ryan Preston, Leeds.

spotWales: Challenging the establishment parties

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in Swansea for the 3 May council elections on a platform of opposing all cuts, no matter which party is carrying them through

spotSouthampton TUSC: Labour resigned to austerity

Last week Southampton TUSC was asked by the Labour Party to discuss the campaign against the Tory council cuts in the city and the forthcoming local elections. The request was accepted

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSave the NHS now!

Campaign for a national demo: The NHS is already being crippled by £20 billion “efficiency savings” leading to cuts in services and reductions in staffing levels, impacting on patient care, writes Jacqui Berry, Medway Against the Cuts.

March to save the NHS, 17 May 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

March to save the NHS, 17 May 2011, photo Paul Mattsson


spotPensions: National action needed

“2, 4, 6, 8 – we won’t work to 68!” While giving even more away to the wealthy top 1%, Osborne announced in the Budget that pension ages will be rising even faster, writes Martin Powell-Davies

30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions, photo Paul Mattsson

30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions, photo Paul Mattsson


spotTanker drivers’ and Tory scaremongering

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotUnison members fighting back

Challenging privatisation: Public sector workers are facing attacks from the Con-Dem government and from local councils, often Labour-controlled, who meekly carry out the government’s plans…

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


spotNotts teachers fight five-term year

spotUS embassy protest remembers Trayvon Martin

spotTamil Solidarity 20 April Day of Action

spotPro-choice London protest

spotWorkplace In brief

Socialist Party feature

spotAfter the Riots

Britain in 2012 is a ruthless ‘them and us’ society. Millionaire ministers dish out life-destroying cuts to working class and young people while doing the bidding of their super-rich pals in big business…

Riots: rioters and police in Tottenham during August 2011 disturbances , photo by Paul Mattsson

Riots: rioters and police in Tottenham during August 2011 disturbances , photo by Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party historical analysis

spot100 years since Titanic tragedy

Prestige and profits still put before safety: The sinking of the Titanic on 15 April 1912 during its maiden voyage, with the loss of over 1,500 lives, remains one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters…

100 years since Titanic tragedy, cartoon by Suzanne Muna

100 years since Titanic tragedy, cartoon by Suzanne Muna


International socialist news and analysis

spotSpain: Huge general strike as government enters deep crisis

Months of protest against the right-wing Spanish government’s vicious austerity measures culminated in a massive general strike on 29 March

Readers’ comments

spotOppose the Con-Dems’ snoopers charter

Oliver Cromwell favoured a state-controlled postal service so that the government could keep a close eye on what people were writing to each other, writes Derek McMillan, Mid Sussex Socialist Party.

spotSupporting my sons on £184 a week

I’m branch secretary for Hampshire Socialist Party, I’m on the committee for Hampshire Alliance to Protect Public Services, and president of Winchester Socialist Student Society, writes Adele Guntrip.

spotTory MPs and church attack gay marriage

The Con-Dem government recently rolled out a consultation about same-sex marriage. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people can enter civil partnerships that offer the same legal rights as marriage

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