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The Socialist issue 732

5 September 2012

March Together, and then we must Strike Together

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The Socialist issue 732

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Fight the cuts

spotOn 20 October… March Together and then we must… Strike Together! to end austerity

“Why did 80,000 people boo Osborne? Because that’s the maximum capacity of the Olympic stadium!” Tweets like this reflect the colossal and rising anger

March together - strike together

March together – strike together


spotOsborne’s cuts plans aren’t working

Strike demo on March 28th 2012

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSouthampton council pay dispute

Important lessons for the battles ahead: Southampton council workers, in dispute for over 18 months, are close to ending their fight against the previous Tory council’s pay cuts…

 Southampton council workers on strike 6.10.11 , photo Nick Chaffey

Southampton council workers on strike 6.10.11 , photo Nick Chaffey


spotLondon Met university crisis

Staff and students unite to fight government’s enforced deportations: The UK Border Agency’s decision to revoke London Metropolitan’s licence to teach international students was cruel and calculated

UCU  members on strike at London Met university in 2009 say No Job Cuts, Save our staff, and Education not for sale , photo Paul Mattsson

UCU members on strike at London Met university in 2009 say No Job Cuts, Save our staff, and Education not for sale , photo Paul Mattsson


spotCon-Dems criminalise homeless people

A new criminal offence of ‘squatting in a residential building’, came into force on 1 September 2012, writes Paul Heron

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth Africa: Marikana massacre ignites a political volcano

In the face of widespread anger, the National Prosecuting Authority has been forced to provisionally withdraw the murder charges against the 270 Lonmin platinum miners arrested after the 16 August Marikana massacre and to release them

Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts - Russia Today video still

Mine workers hits the ground as firing starts – Russia Today video still


Countering the far-right

spotEDL rally stopped by anti-racists in Walthamstow

The racist, hooligan EDL were blocked in Walthamstow today by a great show of strength from local young people, workers and anti-racist campaigners

Anti-EDL demonstration in Walthamstow 1 September 2012, photo P Mason


spotStopping the far-right – The need for democratic debate

Anti-EDL demo, Walthamstow, 1.9.12, photo by Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton: Save Oaklands Pool

Almost everyone comments on the irony that the government bathes in the glow of the Games while carrying out cuts to the very facilities athletes use and need

Coxteth councillors Keith and Don campaigning with others to save Oaklands pool, Southampton, photo Southampton SP

Coxteth councillors Keith and Don campaigning with others to save Oaklands pool, Southampton, photo Southampton SP


spotBuilding TUSC in Manchester

spotFight begins against massive outsourcing by Knowsley’s Labour council

spotCampaign Kazakhstan: Solidarity concert for those facing oppression

Cellorhythmics, the forerunner of the non-classical cello movement, was founded by renowned Kazakh cellist Alfia Nakipbekova and award winning composer James Hesford…

spotLondon Paralympics; protests against disability cuts: “Atos kills, kill Atos!”

London: “Atos kills, kill Atos” could be heard up and down Victoria Street outside the Department for Works and Pensions as campaigners occupied the building as part of a week of protest against cuts to disabled people’s benefits…

Disabled people, family members and anti-cuts campaigners took a protest to the Atos assessment centre in Swansea, photo by Swansea Socialist Party

Disabled people, family members and anti-cuts campaigners took a protest to the Atos assessment centre in Swansea, photo by Swansea Socialist Party


spotHospitals lacking services? Save our NHS!

Save the NHS! London protest 7 Sep 2011, photo by Dave Carr

Save the NHS! London protest 7 Sep 2011, photo by Dave Carr


spotBoris’ workfare – no solution

spotBrighton Pride 2012: anti-cuts group blocked

Having been a commercial and increasingly de-politicised event for years, Brighton Pride 2012 was run privately after the Pride south east charity faced mounting debts

spotSocialist Party subs appeal

Socialist Party workplace news

spotUnison Higher Education Service Group

In this year’s Unison SGE elections, the left made gains due to anger over issues such as the failure to give a lead in saving final salary pensions, the shameful witch hunting of activists and the cosiness of the union to the Labour Party

Unison members join the 30 November N30 public sector strike in Leeds, photo by Iain Dalton

Unison members join the 30 November N30 public sector strike in Leeds, photo by Iain Dalton


spotWorkplace news in brief

HMRC jobs deal: In the current climate of cuts and attacks on working and living conditions, PCS members in HMRC have been able to secure significant agreement from their employer on jobs, privatisation and sickness absence policy

Readers’ comments

spotFrom addiction to recovery

Who, outside the super-rich 1%, is not suffering the impact of austerity – through job cuts, reduced pensions, cuts to benefits, and in a myriad other ways…

spotVolunteering at the Games

Standing waiting for the first tube train at 6.30am on a Sunday morning I was surrounded by low-paid workers, writes a Paralympic volunteer.

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