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The Socialist issue 723

20 June 2012

Fight their profit system

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The Socialist issue 723

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotFight their profit system

World in crisis – make the super-rich pay: As the G20 leaders meet in Mexico, once again it’s clear that none of them has a clue about how to end the spiralling crisis of capitalism.

30 November 2011 public sector strike, photo by Paul Mattsson

30 November 2011 public sector strike, photo by Paul Mattsson


spot2012 earth summit

National Snow and Ice Data Center daily image 20 June 2012, photo National Snow and Ice Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center daily image 20 June 2012, photo National Snow and Ice Data Center


spotBritish economy: “black cloud overhead”

The government is desperate. Its economic policies have failed, and worse than that, it is clear they are compounding the economic malaise. Austerity is destroying demand in the economy

spotLeveson inquiry – The 1%: “definitely in this together”

As the prime minister faced questioning at the Leveson inquiry, lead counsel Robert Jay QC read out a text message that Cameron had received from former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, writes Ben Norman.

spotFlight of the rats

spotThe child poverty mirage

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotGreece election – majority vote against austerity

Clear socialist programme for struggle needed: The outcome of the elections in Greece has left the majority of the population with mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is the victory of the right-wing New Democracy…

Greece: protests during general election 18 June 2012, photo RT free video

Greece: protests during general election 18 June 2012, photo RT free video


spotEgypt’s military instigates a ‘soft coup’

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stated the revolution is facing ‘a life and death moment’ after it claimed victory in presidential elections but now faces an attempt by the ruling military junta to impose a ‘constitutional coup’

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotJoin in the Austerity Games!

This summer London will host the costly Olympic Games; while many look forward to a ‘summer of sport’, in its shadow, workers and young people in London and around the country face poverty and homelessness

Austerity Games, photo Suzanne Beishon

Austerity Games, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotGloucestershire: Countywide protests to stop NHS sell-off

spotBus bosses can’t stop the Socialist!

spotSupport the final sprint to the fighting fund quarter finish line

Socialist Party workplace news

spotStriking at Fords to defend pensions

Salaried workers at Fords staged a 24-hour strike across the UK on Monday against Ford tying pay negotiations to closing the final salary pension scheme to new entrants

Picketing at Fords Dagenham, 18 June 2012, photo by Pete Mason


spotFive hundred food processing workers strike in Leicester

BFAWU picket line at RF Brookes bakery in South Wigston, Leicester, 18.6.12, photo by Steve Score


spotPacked Coryton refinery meeting backs action to win

spotSupport the London bus strike

The regional secretary of Unite has told reps from London bus garages that, after a 94% vote for action, an official 24-hour strike would start across the capital from 3am on Friday 22 June

East London bus workers strike, photo Pete Mason

East London bus workers strike in 2009, photo Pete Mason


spotUCU: Time to fight on pay and pensions

The University and College Union (UCU), representing over 120,000 workers in universities and colleges, is currently consulting members over whether to accept a fourth consecutive year of real-terms pay cuts

spotImproved offer in Metro workers’ pay fight

Following a successful 24-hour strike on 7 June, drivers, ticket inspectors and engineering workers covered by the Red Book Agreement were offered an improved pay award along with travel concessions on other train operating companies

spotWorkplace news in brief

Trade union conferences

spotGMB delegates question link to Labour

The 2012 congress for the GMB general union, one of Britain’s fastest growing unions, showed some successes in the private sector but also frustration from rank and file delegates over pensions and the union’s relationship with New Labour

N30 - GMB members joined the 2 million striking against Con-Dem government austerity on 30 November 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

N30 – GMB members joined the 2 million striking against Con-Dem government austerity on 30 November 2011, photo Paul Mattsson


spotUnite needs strategy to step up fight against austerity

Unite’s 2012 policy conference, on 25-28 June, meets as the struggle against the Con-Dem government and the capitalist system it defends is intensifying in Britain and Ireland, writes Kevin Parslow

Unite members at St Thomas' Hospital on strike 10 May 2012 as part of the nationwide strike of workers in the public sector against attacks on pensions , photo Paul Mattsson

Unite members at St Thomas’ Hospital on strike 10 May 2012 as part of the nationwide strike of workers in the public sector against attacks on pensions , photo Paul Mattsson


spotUnison conference: members show anger at pensions ‘offer’

Unison members join the 30 November N30 public sector strike in Leeds, photo Iain Dalton

Unison members join the 30 November N30 public sector strike in Leeds, photo Iain Dalton


spotFighting teachers’ association network launched

Martin Powell-Davies, NUT NEC, addresses National Shop Stewards Network lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

Martin Powell-Davies, NUT NEC, addresses National Shop Stewards Network lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party review

spotSecret History of the Streets, Deptford High Street

TV review: A previous BBC TV programme, The Tower, about Deptford in south London, said that the area was full of drunks and criminals and the ‘cure’ was to move in rich yuppies, writes Pete Redfarn.

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