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The Socialist issue 719

23 May 2012

Action now to save the NHS!

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The Socialist issue 719

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Fighting the cuts

spotHospital jobs scandal – Action now to save the NHS!

Lies about protecting the NHS helped the Tories get into government. Now the Con-Dems’ destruction of the health service could trigger their downfall.

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

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


spotCon-Dems’ hypocrisy over children’s care

Tory MP Elizabeth Truss has lamented the lack of quality, affordable childcare. She should know – her Con-Dem government have all but wiped out children’s services in some parts of the country.

Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children's services, photo by  Socialist Party

Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children’s services, photo by Socialist Party


spotOur education under attack

spotCouncil workers in Cheshire strike against attacks on pay

Chester Library protest - 12th May 2012, photo by Anna Vickery


Socialist Party news and analysis

spotWe stand 100% with the Greek workers

In Britain, as in every country of Europe, millions of working people are following events in Greece with baited breath

Greek workers protest outside parliament

Greek workers protest outside parliament


spotRochdale: far right attempts to exploit tragedy of abuse

The conviction of nine Rochdale men on 10 May for child sex offences has been seized upon by far-right groups

spotThem & Us

Big Society goes global: I think I have misjudged David Cameron. When he talked about the Big Society I did not realise it stretched all the way to Greece.

International socialist news and analysis

spotIreland: 31 May referendum

Reject the EU fiscal compact treaty: Across Europe, in the face of growing resistance at the polls and on the streets, the capitalist class is ramping up its campaign to terrify people into accepting its ongoing austerity…

Mass boycott of the household tax in Ireland, photo  Socialist Party Ireland

Mass boycott of the household tax in Ireland, photo Socialist Party Ireland


spotEurovision hosts are top of the charts for repression

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotBack to work? How the system fails the unemployed

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show a slight fall in unemployment. But behind that headline are trends that indicate the impact of the Con-Dems’ cuts.

Female unemployment has been rising fast and a lack of affordable childcare rules out many low paid jobs. Photo Paul Mattsson

Photo Paul Mattsson


spotMullivaikal 2012 – Solidarity with the Tamil people

spotLincolnshire academies in crisis

Schools should be put back under community control: Academies are a major plank of the Con-Dems’ education policy. They are outside local authority democracy and promised increased funding, at the expense of the remaining local authority schools.

spotProfit hungry ‘Big Oil’ backs climate change deniers

spotThe housing crisis – action needed now

A chronic shortage of affordable housing is leading to ‘social cleansing’ in many areas of London. However, the failure of the government’s housing policy is being challenged by a new campaign

spotYouth Fight for Jobs Northern Ireland launched in Belfast

spotBuilding the electoral alternative in Brent

spotStockland Green march for jobs

spotMore attacks on right to campaign

We tried a campaign stall at a recently redeveloped Salford shopping centre. We were putting forward ideas to fight the destruction of the NHS and made a great start.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotInterview with RMT assistant general secretary candidate

United struggle needed against train bosses: Steve Hedley is the London regional organiser of the transport union RMT. He was one of the trade unionists on the TUSC list in the London Assembly elections

National Shop Stewards Network national conference 2010, Steve Hedley, London Regional Secretary, RMT, photo Socialist Party

National Shop Stewards Network national conference 2010, Steve Hedley, London Regional Secretary, RMT, photo Socialist Party


spotAEI Cables: “Thrown out in disgraceful circumstances”

spotLeadership shows weakness at CWU conference

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) conference met this year at a time of growing attacks on both postal and telecom workers

spotWorkplace news in brief

spotNational Shop Stewards Network

Unite in action against austerity: National Shop Stewards Network Sixth Annual Conference, 9th June, London.

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