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The Socialist issue 725

4 July 2012

Kick 'em out!

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The Socialist issue 725

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Socialist Party campaigns

spotJail the banksters! Nationalise the banks under popular democratic control

In 2008 the Socialist warned that: “the calls for regulation are like asking the bank robbers’ gangs to keep a check on the bank robbers. What is urgently needed is popular control of the major banks and finance houses, not ‘oversight’ by unelected quangos and elected capitalist politicians, whose allegiance is to big business.” Now the bank robbery has been exposed yet again.

Their system, their crisis: kick 'em out! nationalise the banks, photo  Socialist Party

Their system, their crisis: kick ’em out! nationalise the banks, photo Socialist Party


Socialist Party NHS campaign

spotSAVE OUR NHS

Boot out the private ‘vultures’: The outrageous decision by the Tories to allow South London Healthcare NHS Trust, with a £69 million ‘deficit’ to go bust, contrasts markedly with the treatment of the banks, a Unison health worker activist writes.

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

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


spotIt’s our NHS – let’s fight for it!

spotWelsh Labour’s health service ‘redesign’ means cuts!

spotSouth London NHS: Socialist councillors said: ‘Axe PFI, not our NHS’

Socialist Party feature

spotPCS votes to stand candidates in national elections

Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members have created history by being the first trade union not previously affiliated to the Labour Party to vote to stand candidates in national elections writes John McInally, PCS national vice-president, personal capacity.

PCS members on strike 10 May 2012 outside Parliament, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS members on strike 10 May 2012 outside Parliament, photo Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party LGBT

spotSexuality, austerity and socialism

In 78 countries, homosexual acts are still illegal. In five of these the maximum penalty is death. In Ukraine a law is currently being considered that would make it illegal to talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) issues in the media. As internationalists, socialists oppose oppression around the globe.

Leeds Pride 2011, photo Leeds Socialist Party

Leeds Pride 2011, photo Leeds Socialist Party


International socialist news and analysis

spotKazakhstan: Resisting state oppression, fighting for survival

Feature: Kazakhstan is the scene of mass struggle and state repression. The country’s dictator, president Nursultan Nazarbayev, is terrified of explosions from social movements and the working class.

Esenbek Ukteshbayev, president of the independent trade union Zhanartu, during his recent visit to London, photo by Dave Carr

Esenbek Ukteshbayev, (centre) president of the independent trade union Zhanartu, during his recent visit to London, photo by Dave Carr


Socialist Party workplace news

spotLondon buses: “This is why we’re in the union”

London bus workers have shown how determined they are to win their dispute. But as we go to press bus operating companies are still refusing to pay London bus workers a £500 bonus for working during the…

Hackney bus workers stopped the busses on the 22 June 2012 London-wide bus strike , photo Paul Mattsson

Hackney bus workers stopped the busses on the 22 June 2012 London-wide bus strike , photo Paul Mattsson


spotWales Shop Stewards Network conference calls for 24 hour general strike

Wales Shop Stewards Network conference 2012, photo by Wales Socialist Party

Wales Shop Stewards Network conference 2012, photo by Wales Socialist Party


spotRMT conference: Vote for one-day general strike

“Coordinated action is the way forward, the mood is out there. The only way the government is going to listen is if we shut down the country”, said general secretary Bob Crow in reply to the debate on…

spotEssex FBU strike back at bullyboy management

Essex FBU strike back at bullyboy management, photo by Dave Murray

Essex FBU strike back at bullyboy management, photo by Dave Murray


spotUnite needs fighting socialist policies

spotSupporting Sheffield recycling workers

spotWorkplace news in brief

On 26 and 27 June, around 40 Balfour Beatty construction workers went on strike with the intention of making the company stick to earlier promises that workers could expect a four-day weekend in return for working 17 consecutive 12 hour days…

Obituary

spotObituary: Roger MacKay, a tireless fighter for socialist ideas

It is my sad duty to report the death of Socialist Party member Roger MacKay on 28 June 2011, aged 71. He passed peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer…

Roger Mackay

Roger Mackay


Socialist Party appeal

spotSave our server!

The Socialist Party is launching an appeal to raise £12,000 to buy a new server for the computer network at our national centre, writes Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer.

Selling The Socialist in Waltham Forest, photo Alison Hill

Selling The Socialist in Waltham Forest, photo Alison Hill


Youth fight for jobs

spotImmolation horror – we demand jobs

It was revealed recently that the private companies running the Con-Dems’ slave labour workfare schemes want even more unemployed people to have their benefits stopped as punishment for ‘not looking hard enough for a job’…

Waltham Forest Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Leytonstone police station 29 June 2012 to demand the lifting of the dispersal order zone in the area, photo Sarah Wrack

Waltham Forest Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Leytonstone police station 29 June 2012 to demand the lifting of the dispersal order zone in the area, photo Sarah Wrack


spotLeicester: Police undermined opposition to racist march

On 11 June, the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) held a well-attended meeting in Leicester introducing their report on the (mis)policing when the far-right English Defence League (EDL) marched through the city on 4 February.

spotRacist and hooligan EDL invades Dewsbury

spotOlympic-watch

spotThem&Us

Socialist Party review

spotVarious Pets Alive and Dead

Book review: This book, by the author of “Two Caravans”, tells two parallel stories about a 1970s hippy commune and the adventures of two of its children in the 21st century. Derek Macmillan reviews Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka.

Various Pets Alive and Dead, by Marina Lewycka, published by Fig Tree


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