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The Socialist issue 730

22 August 2012

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The Socialist issue 730

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International socialist news and analysis

spotSupport South African miners

Rob Williams, chair National Shop Stewards Network, speaking at the protest outside the South African embassy, photo Iain Dalton

Rob Williams, chair National Shop Stewards Network, speaking at the protest outside the South African embassy, photo Iain Dalton


National Shop Stewards Network

spotLobby the TUC on 9 September: Demand a 24-hour strike against austerity

What we think: By most estimates, 80% to 85% of the Con-Dem cuts are still to come. But the so-called ‘easier’ cuts have been devastating. Since Osborne’s original autumn statement in October 2010 – only 20 months…

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration to lobby the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Sujeeth

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration to lobby the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Sujeeth


Socialist Party Readers’ Comments

spotZero-hour contracts mean zero rights

I was recently interviewed by BBC Two’s Newsnight after writing in the Socialist (issue 719) about zero-hour contracts and feel privileged to have spoken for the unemployed, writes Natalie Owen, Coventry, West Midlands.

Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Downing Street on budget day 2012, photo Suzanne Beishon

Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Downing Street on budget day 2012, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotScrounger? The truth about living on the dole

spotTottenham: a year since the riots

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotFare rises and rail cuts: Kick the fat cats off our railways!

The RMT and POA call on parliament to unshackle the unions, photo Paul Mattsson

The RMT and POA call on parliament to unshackle the unions, photo Paul Mattsson


spotNHS: Dewsbury mass meeting opposes PFI

spotAnother News of the World perjury charge

Yet another ex-News of the World (NoW) journalist has been charged with having committed perjury during the 2010 trial of Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.

Tommy Sheridan in 2007

Tommy Sheridan in 2007


spotDoors close after A-level results

spotJustice for Kingsley Burrell!

spotUpdates

spotWikiLeaks and Assange: No extradition to the USA

The political furore over the attempt by the British government to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden over allegations of sexual offences was ratcheted up after UK foreign secretary William Hague threatened to revoke the diplomatic status of Ecuador’s embassy in London…

spotShafilia Ahmed murder: A question of women’s rights

spotTommy Walker – tribute to a working class fighter

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party workplace news

spotAnd the toilet seat medal goes to… Sheffield City Council!

Because that’s what around 100 Sheffield council craftsmen think about councillors and management that have left them earning up to £4,000 a year less than labourers after a re-grading exercise…

spotSouthampton rebels continue fight against council cuts

spotVictory for One Housing workers

spotDraconian sentences for Pussy Riot protest will backfire on Putin

spotEnd seafarers’ poverty wages

spotBuilders plan to stop ‘Besna 2’ at Crown House

spotIn Brief: POA rejects pensions offer

Members of the prison workers’ union POA have voted overwhelmingly to reject the final offer on changes to their pension scheme. The main attacks proposed are to force prison officers to work until they are 68 and to change the indexation from RPI to the generally lower measure, CPI.

Socialist Party feature

spotFood: Scoffing on profits

Food prices soar: “Please sir, may I have some more?” It’s not just Dickensian orphans who have to fight for the most basic staple – food…

spotThe Olympics: Sport for all, or just for the elite?

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