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The Socialist issue 727

18 July 2012

March and strike against austerity

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The Socialist issue 727

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotMarch and strike against austerity

Lobby the TUC to call a general strike: The cracks in the Coalition are becoming open splits. This is a weak government that can be defeated. However, left to its own devices, it will stagger on, unleashing the remaining 85% of the biggest austerity programme for 90 years.

Half-million strong TUC demo, central London, 26 March 2011, against the government's cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Half-million strong TUC demo, central London, 26 March 2011, against the government’s cuts, photo Paul Mattsson


spotMiliband and Labour – no real alternative to Con-Dems

Ed Miliband became the first Labour leader since Neil Kinnock in 1989 to speak at the Durham Miners’ Gala… Does this represent a break with the past? Has Ed become red?

spotTories stick the boot in on care funding

The Con-Dem government white paper on adult social care funding in England represents a further blow to elderly and disabled people requiring financial support

spotOppose the closure of the Independent Living Fund

spotWitch-hunting Unison leadership “shabby” declares judge

In a humiliating response to Unison’s attempts to bully four witch-hunted Socialist Party members out of defending ourselves in court due to lack of money, Lord Justice Elias has called Unison “shabby”, writes Glenn Kelly.

Defend the Four: protest against Unison witchhunt, 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon

Defend the Four: protest against Unison witchhunt, 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotWales NHS – Reject the Case for Cuts report

The Welsh government-commissioned report into NHS services in Wales is becoming increasingly discredited

spotThem… & Us

Socialist Party workplace news

spotSupport striking Remploy workers!

Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield 20 April 2012, photo Sheffield Socialist Party

Claps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield 20 April 2012, photo Sheffield Socialist Party


spotRMT cleaners Trans-Pennine Express strike

spotFighting against exploitation of seafarers and port workers

2012 London Olympics

spotOlympics: The greatest sporting, and money-making, show on earth

World records will not be the only things broken at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic games. Promises for a lasting legacy – affordable housing, decent jobs, increased sports participation, and the rest – are being broken, too.

TUSC campaigning at the Olympic Park during the London Assembly elections 2012, photo London Socialist Party

TUSC campaigning at the Olympic Park during the London Assembly elections 2012, photo London Socialist Party


spotOlympics G4S scandal shows failure of privatisation

Westfield Stratford: Olympic Park security measures in operation

Westfield Stratford: Olympic Park security measures in operation


spotOlympic-watch

spotBosses bank in on corporate olympics – we get austerity!

Education

spotTeachers fight school privatisation

spotTop-up fees: £50,000 debt leads to to 50,000 less students

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton: two Labour councillors vote against Labour council cuts

In the 3 May elections, the Tory council in Southampton suffered a heavy defeat. This followed months of strikes and mass demonstrations by council workers with the backing of the local community.

 Southampton council strike 6.10.11


spotBristol protests counter racist EDL

Anti-racists protest against the EDL marching in Bristol, photo by Bristol SP

Anti-racists protest against the EDL marching in Bristol, photo by Bristol SP


spotTolpuddle festival shows fightback needed today

spotObituary: Reg Fitch

Reg Fitch was one of the Brighton Fitches – a family with a long, proud socialist tradition. His twin brother was the late Rod Fitch, a Militant supporter who stood as a Labour parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown in 1983.

International socialist news and analysis

spotBrazil: ‘Miracle’ economy slows

Brazil, as part of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), has in recent years been seen as a ‘hope’ for the global economy, writes Marcus Kollbrunner, Liberdade Socialismo e Revolução (CWI, Brazil).

PSOL on demo in Brazil

PSOL on demo in Brazil


spotSpain: Class struggle erupts

spotSolidarity picket of Turkish Airlines

Reviews and comments

spotReview: BBC TV documentary “When I get older”

Acute poverty and loneliness face many pensioners in Britain. This programme asked four pensionable age ‘celebrities’ to stay with four `ordinary` pensioners in their homes

BBC Documentary: When I Get Older: My time with Ivy, photo: screenshot  from BBC

BBC Documentary: When I Get Older: My time with Ivy, photo: screenshot from BBC


spotBankers are “useless mouths”

spotMusic review: Long live the struggle by The King Blues

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