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The Socialist issue 728

25 July 2012

Olympic Britain - We’re priced out

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The Socialist issue 728

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotOn your marks…. Get set…. Fight back!

Olympic Britain – we’re priced out: Make the super-rich pay for the crisis – not the 99%!…

The Youth Fight for Jobs Austerity Games held in Hackney Marshes 24 July 2012 highlighted the plight of young people, photo Paul Mattsson

The Youth Fight for Jobs Austerity Games held in Hackney Marshes 24 July 2012 highlighted the plight of young people, photo Paul Mattsson


spotOutsourcing fails again. For publicly owned and run services!

The Olympics G4S security debacle has further increased public opposition to privatisation. But for G4S at present, its failure to deliver on its contract will merely dent its massive profits

G4S

G4S


spot£13 trillion hidden from tax by super-rich

Trust me, I'm a banker - Youth Fight for Jobs Austerity Games, July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

Trust me, I’m a banker – Youth Fight for Jobs Austerity Games, July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson


spotNot-guilty verdict in Ian Tomlinson case

spotOlympic Watch

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotKazakhstan – Workers struggle against bloody, corrupt regime

Recently 400 socialists from across Europe and all around the world met in Belgium at the Summer School of the CWI…

Kazakhstan embassy protest to free Bolat Atabayev, photo Dave Carr

Kazakhstan embassy protest to free Bolat Atabayev, photo Dave Carr


spotSpain’s austerity government is facing revolt from below

Workers’ organisations must build for a 48-hour general strike: Like the wildfires that are ripping across the mountains of Catalonia, ‘Spanic’ is spreading around the world’s financial markets, writes Hannah Sell

spotMiners light up Madrid and show the way to struggle!

Socialist history

spot1972: dockers face down the Tory government

“Britain came within inches of a general strike”: “Arise Ye Workers” read the banner as five London dockers were carried shoulder high from Pentonville Prison in London, writes Roger Thomas.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotAusterity Games highlights plight of young people

As the world’s eyes focus on the Olympics, young people from across the country arrived on Hackney Marshes, east London, to compete in the alternative Austerity Games.

Youth Fight for Jobs 'Austerity Games', 23.7.12, photo Paul Mattsson


spotSave our jobs: We need a 24-hour general strike

Lobby the TUC in Brighton on 9 September: Since I finished my training as a social worker in Sheffield I have been out of work. But I am not alone, 40% of newly qualified social workers are unemployed

spotNewcastle pride

Commercialism vs politics: Newcastle Pride took place on Saturday 21 July. It soon became clear that the march was going to be bigger than last year.

spotPre-emptive arrests: “straight out of 1984”

Stop NHS cuts & privatisation

spotKick private profiteers out of the NHS

Exposed – the real threat of privatisation: A leaked letter to doctors from a Coventry hospital chief executive has exposed the reality of allowing the private sector into the NHS

spotVirgin vultures swoop on vulnerable people’s services

Richard Branson’s Virgin multinational won the bid to deliver NHS and social care services to young people in Devon

spotLeicester: Not one cut in the NHS

“My daughter wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the heart unit at Glenfield Hospital,” Leicester Socialist Party members were told while campaigning against the closure of the local children’s heart unit

spotKirkby campaigners get support

spotOlympic protest as South London Healthcare trust forced into administration

Socialist Party workplace news

spotOlympic victory for London bus workers

London bus workers have voted to accept the Olympics bonus deal offered by all companies operating Transport for London routes

spotSolidarity with PCS members fighting to defend services

spotRMT demo in Portsmouth against Condor’s ‘sweatships’

RMT demo against low pay at Condor Ferries, 21.7.12, photo by Daz Procter


spotRemploy strike a big success

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party review

spotTV review: “What have the Olympics done for me?”

BBC Three’s Free Speech series recently held a discussion on the Olympic Games. The main topic was on the question “what have the Olympics done for me?”, writes Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs national organiser.

Socialist Party appeal & news

spotSave our server!

spotSummer printing schedule

spotSocialist Party Summer Camp

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