Socialist Party, formerly Militant

SOCIALIST PARTY

Friday, June 21, 2024

The Socialist issue 734

19 September 2012

We can beat Con-Dems' austerity

PDF | 2012 Back issues


The Socialist issue 734

Click image for PDF

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotWe can beat Con-Dems’ austerity

March 20 Oct, then for a 24-hr strike: John McInally, the national vice-president of the PCS union spoke in favour of the resolution calling for general strike action against austerity at the TUC Congress…

NSSN march to lobby TUC, Brighton 9.9.12, photo Sarah Mayo

NSSN march to lobby TUC, Brighton 9.9.12, photo Sarah Mayo


spotAll forces to the point of attack against austerity

A rage is building up. How can it be any other way? Every aspect of our lives is under threat – and the people attacking us, the pro-big business politicians, the bosses and the right-wing media, are sitting pretty

spotNHS: Condition critical

Fightback needed to save public health service: As the government-led health cuts go deeper and as privatisation measures expand, a new report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned that the National Health Service is “on the brink of collapse”.

Marching through Woolwich against PFI cuts to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, part of the South London Health Trust which has gone into administration, photo R Shrives

Marching through Woolwich against PFI cuts to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, part of the South London Health Trust which has gone into administration, photo R Shrives


spotCable launches new attack on workers’ rights

spotGlobal warming: Capitalists skating on thin ice

The National Snow and Ice Data Centre is expected to announce a new low in the extent of the arctic sea ice, writes Pete Mason.

National Snow and Ice Data Centre graph of arctic ice extent, 17 September 2012, photo by NSIDC

National Snow and Ice Data Centre graph of arctic ice extent, 17 September 2012, photo by NSIDC


spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotMarikana miners remain defiant

After six weeks of defiant strike action in the teeth of violent attacks by police acting on behalf of the mining bosses, when over 40 miners were killed, the Marikana platinum miners have been offered a significant 11-22% pay increase by mine owners, Lonmin

Education

spotStop the deportation of London Met students

Students demonstrated outside London Met University on Friday against the threatened deportation of international students

Students protesting in Nottinham against being treated as chas cows, 5.7.12 , photo by Becci Heagney

Students protesting in Nottinham against being treated as chas cows, 5.7.12 , photo by Becci Heagney


spotInterview with NUS vice-president for union development

spotNo to Gove’s counter-reforms

Protest against Ofqual in Coventry by NUT members and fellow trade unionists, photo D Nellist

Protest against Ofqual in Coventry by NUT members and fellow trade unionists, photo D Nellist


Socialist Party feature

spotHillsborough disaster: Truth is out, now justice

The Hillsborough Independent Panel report has ripped aside the tangled web of lies and cover-up woven by the South Yorkshire Police, the government and the lickspittles in the press who denigrated Liverpool and the victims of the man-made catastrophe in 1989 that was Hillsborough.
writes Tony Mulhearn, former socialist councillor, Liverpool.

Militant newspaper 21 April 1989 issue 941, on the Hillsborough disaster

Militant newspaper 21 April 1989 issue 941, on the Hillsborough disaster


Socialist Party workplace news

spotSparks’ picket blockades Crossrail site

The epic battle between electricians and the electrical contracting companies has been running on construction sites for the past 18 months

Sparks picketing Crossrail Paddington site, 17.9.12, photo by Neil Cafferky


spotWorkers die on tower cranes – Con-Dems cut safety regulations

spotHMRC seeks to axe workers’ childcare

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSave Oaklands Pool – “This is what we pay our council tax for!”

Alongside rebel councillors Don Thomas and Keith Morrell, trade unionists, Oaklands Pool campaigners and Socialist Party members gathered to oppose cuts being made by Southampton Labour council

Save Oaklands Pool! , photo by Southampton SP


spotSalford: Uniting to save mental health services

Following the success of the campaign to save day centres for the elderly and those with learning disabilities earlier this year, Salford council will again be challenged on cuts plans that threaten the most vulnerable

spotFight Tameside library cuts!

Councils across the country are obediently forcing working class communities to suffer Con-Dem cuts; the Labour-controlled council in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is no exception to this, writes Jamie Godding

spotSave Hampshire residential care homes

The Socialist Party has put its full support behind the campaign of Hampshire Unison to prevent the closure of three elderly residential care homes

spotStop the fire service cuts in West Yorkshire

spotNSSN supporter invited to address RMT

Socialist Party women

spotRape is no joke

Like most young women I was shocked by reports of misogyny and rape jokes at the Edinburgh festival. That famous comedians such as Jimmy Carr continue to laugh about sexual violence towards women and that Russell Brand sexually harasses female staff is utterly disgraceful.

Campaigning for comedy without misogyny

Campaigning for comedy without misogyny


spotSlutwalk: there’s NO excuse for rape

London slutwalk June 2011, photo Sarah Wrack

London slutwalk June 2011, photo Sarah Wrack


spotSexism – a product of capitalism

A National Union of Students (NUS) ‘Hidden Marks’ survey showed that one in seven female students had been the victim of serious sexual assault or serious physical violence while at university or college

Socialist Party review

spotReview: “From dole queue to corner and back again”

Dylan Thomas was a poet, a writer, a husband, a father, a Welshman, a drinker and a socialist. Born in Swansea in 1914, he died in New York in 1953, overwhelmed by debt and drink

13,664FansLike
1,646FollowersFollow
16,541FollowersFollow
4,006SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts