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The Socialist issue 729

8 August 2012

Our health, not their wealth!

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The Socialist issue 729

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotOur health not their wealth!

Hinchingbrooke hospital is in debt due to costs incurred from a PFI scheme introduced by Labour. Now Circle Healthcare has been brought in to manage and ‘save’ the hospital.

Fight for our NHS, photo Senan

spotEnd the insane cycle of youth joblessness

In a dazzling display of talent a new generation of Olympians is breaking records set by their forebears. By brutal contrast 75 million 16 to 24 year olds globally have been thrown on the scrapheap of unemployment with no improvement of the situation in sight.

spotCouncil tax benefit cuts

spotMarch together on 20 October and then strike together to stop all cuts

spotSean Rigg inquest: damning verdict for police

The inquest into the death of Sean Rigg has returned a damning verdict for the police. The jury found the police used “unsuitable and unnecessary force” which contributed “more than minimally” to his death

spotGove sneaking unqualified teachers into academies

spotThem & Us

London Olympics

spotViews on the Olympics and the opening ceremony

The reaction of the right wing to the Olympics opening ceremony says it all. It was attacked in a racist, reactionary, anti-working class article in the Daily Mail (later taken down from the paper’s website…

London Olympics opening ceremony

London Olympics opening ceremony

spotTransport ‘customer experience’ staff still fighting for Olympics bonus

Socialist Party workplace news

spotVote No in Unison’s local government pension scheme ballot

Unison members in local government are being subjected to an avalanche of material from the union leadership, urging us to vote to accept the new pension deal, LGPS 2014, writes a Unison member.

spotSwansea DVLA staff protest at embarrassment of job cuts

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Swansea branch of the PCS is holding a protest rally on 10 August at 12.30 outside the Department for Transport (DfT) Shared Services Centre in Swansea

spotSupport Churchill cleaners, Tyne & Wear Metro

Tyne & Wear Metro cleaners, employed by Churchill, taking 48 hours of strike action, photo Elaine Brunskill

Tyne & Wear Metro cleaners, employed by Churchill, taking 48 hours of strike action, photo Elaine Brunskill

spotWorkplace News in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotInterview with Southampton rebel councillors

‘We weren’t elected to make cuts’: Two Southampton Labour Party councillors for Coxford ward, Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, have been investigated by the party whips

Demo last year in Southampton City Centre by striking Unite and Unison workers, including refuse, toll bridge and port health authority workers, amongst others, photo Andrew Howe

spotTUSC: Keeping up the pressure on the austerity parties

spotSocialist Students organise to fight fees and cuts

spotWorkers win Wales Austerity Games despite bosses moving the goalposts!

spotGrowing resistance to NHS cuts shown in Redditch

spotPortsmouth fans fight to save Fratton Park

spotBrighton pensioner jailed for non-payment of council tax

In 2011 Brighton and Hove became the first local authority in Britain to be run by the Greens. The Green manifesto looked forward to “a just and equal city where everybody is treated with kindness, respect and dignity”.

spotWelsh Labour: Red flag or white flag?

spotObituary: Frank Mills, 1939 – 2012

International socialist news and analysis

spotSyria: Is there an alternative to the developing civil war?

Syria’s agony continues unabated. Across the country there are indiscriminate attacks by the Assad regime forces and their militias, bloody sectarian reprisals by the armed opposition, refugee floods and humanitarian disasters.

Devastated communities in Syria

Devastated communities in Syria

spotMarkets force savage austerity measures on Spanish workers

spotTrial resumes of Kazakhstan human rights activist


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