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The Socialist issue 721

6 June 2012

NHS cuts... Pension cuts... RESIST CUTS!

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The Socialist issue 721

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Fight the cuts!

spotNHS cuts… Pension cuts… RESIST CUTS!

Build for a 24-hour general strike: The coalition government is looking increasingly lonely in its insistence on austerity. Doctors are the latest section of workers voting to strike

Protesting in London, May 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

spotNational Shops Stewards Network

30 November public sector strike (N30) , photo Paul Mattsson

photo Paul Mattsson

spotLiverpool TUSC: Standing against Labour’s cuts

spotTory leader chauffeur driven while slashing services

spotChildren still getting raw deal

The Con-Dems’ cuts in child services have become a hotly debated topic. On 30 May Nick Clegg proudly announced that: “Every child should have a fair crack at the whip from the start”

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotEnergy bill puts profits before the planet

Socialist planning needed: A recent poll has shown 68% support – 80% among 18-44 year olds – for building wind farms across Britain…

Profit at all cost, cartoon by Alan Hardman

Profit at all cost, cartoon by Alan Hardman

spotAndy Coulson charged with lying

spotYouth unemployment sky-rocketing

spotThem & Us

Wonga windfall: £1 billion. That’s the estimated value of pay-day loan company Wonga if it decides to go ahead with floating on the stock market.

International socialist news and analysis

spotSyria: Is there a way to avoid a bloody civil war?

The killing of 108 people near the Syrian town of Houla shocked and appalled people everywhere. Particularly abhorrent was the cold blooded murder of 49 children, many of them shot at close range.

spotIreland: Austerity Treaty

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFighting cuts and sexism at Newcastle’s Slutwalk

Seventy men and women of all ages took part in the second annual Newcastle SlutWalk on 2 June, writes Lizi Gray, Newcastle Socialist Party.

Second annual Newcastle SlutWalk , photo by Elaine Brunskill

Second annual Newcastle SlutWalk , photo by Elaine Brunskill

spotHeathrow protest against warmonger Rajapaksa

spotWe won’t be a lost generation – Fight for jobs and education!

spotCampaigning for EMA and youth services

spotDisabled people’s organisations condemn views of Tory minister IDS

spotA royal debate in Lincoln

Socialist Party workplace news

spotDVLA workers strike to defend services

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) took strike action on 1 June against government plans to close all 39 of the DVLA local offices, ten enforcement centres and three processing centres

DVLA strike, Leeds, photo by Iain Dalton

DVLA strike, Leeds, photo by Iain Dalton

spotSolid strikes show that Veolia privatisation is rubbish

spotSupport Churchill cleaners on Tyne & Wear Metro

spotLeeds university Unison – Save our pensions!

University of Leeds Unison members held a day of action on 31 May over attacks on the PAS pension scheme, a final salary scheme for non-academic staff

spotPrivateers not welcome at Sussex University

spotWorkplace news in brief

Reviews and comments

spotBritain’s hidden homeless

On 28 May, BBC3 broadcast Britain’s Hidden Homeless, presented by rap artist Speech Debelle. The programme follows “sofa surfers”, who aren’t included on homeless counts

spotWhy I joined the Socialist Party


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