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The Socialist issue 736

3 October 2012

Let's get a million on the streets, then a 24-hour general strike

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The Socialist issue 736

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Education news & analysis

spotTory education policy: ‘This is just about making cuts isn’t it?’

Interview with a trade unionist: The Con-Dem government’s agenda for education is being revealed more starkly. On top of cuts in resources and the privatisation of education, teachers are under attack

NUT protest outside the Department of Education by teachers and parents opposed to the GCSE regrading in August 2012, photo Neil Cafferky

NUT protest outside the Department of Education by teachers and parents opposed to the GCSE regrading in August 2012, photo Neil Cafferky


spotBuilding the fightback in the universities

Massive student demo in London called by the NUS expresses anger against cuts, photo T.U. Senan

Massive student demo in London called by the NUS expresses anger against cuts, photo T.U. Senan


spotSuspended student union president continues fight for reinstatement

spotNUT activists prepare for action

Delegates from 23 different National Union of Teachers (NUT) associations met in Leeds on 29 September for the first steering committee of LANAC – the Local Associations Network Action Campaign…

NUT members on the 30 June coordinated strike action with PCS, ATL and UCU teaching unions, photo Paul Mattsson

NUT members on the 30 June coordinated strike action with PCS, ATL and UCU teaching unions, photo Paul Mattsson


spotBarnfield College, Luton: Kick private profit out of education

On 2 October, lecturers at Barnfield college in Luton were on strike against an ‘unlimited hours’ contract…

On the picket line at Barnfield College in Luton 2 October 2012, photo by Steve Glennon

On the picket line at Barnfield College in Luton 2 October 2012, photo by Steve Glennon


spotPartial victory for international students at London Metropolitan

spotNo to slave labour in universities

Postgraduate research students are increasingly being used as slave labour to cut teaching costs at universities. PhD students are being used as teachers to replace more expensive senior staff

International socialist news and analysis

spotEurope: Class struggle returns with a bang

Huge response to general strike in Greece: The Greek working class has put up an incredible struggle against the vicious austerity measures raining down on them…

Striking Greek workers express their opinion of the Troika - the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (EC, ECB and IMF)

Striking Greek workers express their opinion of the Troika – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (EC, ECB and IMF)


spotSouth Africa: Solidarity with miners

Striking mine workers in Marikana

Striking mine workers in Marikana


spotAlgerian war of independence 1954-1962

Colonialism, national liberation and revolutionary struggle: Fifty years ago, in 1962, the ‘Algerian war’, one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial conflicts, ended with the victory of the Algerian fighters against French imperialism…

The Battle of Algiers poster montage

The Battle of Algiers poster montage


Socialist Party NHS campaigning

spotAction against Profit From Illness!

Defend the NHS – Stop Sherwood Forest cuts: A Private Finance Initiative is like a long-term, high-interest mortgage. But, in this case, when you’ve finished paying the mortgage, the house belongs to the bank!…

Death stalks NHS market reforms, photo by Paul Mattsson

Death stalks NHS market reforms, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotSouth West NHS workers want action against ‘pay cartel’

spotSave Greater Manchester mental healthcare

spotCut the Con-Dems – not our NHS!

Socialist Party workplace news

spotBin workers calling indefinite strike brought results

This morning, Doncaster bin-workers, employed by Sita UK, voted 70-50 to accept a revised pay offer and return to work

Mass meeting of Sita UK bin workers in Doncaster discussing pay offer, photo Alistair Tice

Mass meeting of Sita UK bin workers in Doncaster discussing pay offer, photo Alistair Tice


spotDay of Action to save HMRC nurseries

Leicester HMRC Nursery protest, 27.9.12, photo by Karl Cross


spotCrossrail flashmob blocks London’s Oxford Street

spotArts and culture workers need to fight back

“This was the most unkindest cut of all.” Mark Antony on Brutus’s murder of Julius Caesar. Which of the Con-Dems’ cuts is most unkindest is not mentioned – in part because Shakespeare died 394 years ago…

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotThe fight of all our lives – For a 24-hour general strike

NSSN lobby of the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton, photo Socialist Party

NSSN lobby of the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton, photo Socialist Party


spotCouncillors must resist all Tory cuts

spotThousands march for an independent Scotland

Rallying for a yes vote in Edinburgh as thousands march for an independent Scotland, photo by M Dobson

Rallying for a yes vote in Edinburgh as thousands march for an independent Scotland, photo by M Dobson


spotMarch for Jobs in Scotland

Youth Fight for Jobs Scotland, together with the PCS Young Members Network, is organising a March for Jobs and Public Services against Austerity…

spotRape is No Joke campaign discussed

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotScotland: Lamont throws Labour Party into crisis

On the eve of the UK Labour Party conference, Scottish Labour leader, Johann Lamont, threw the party north of the border into a crisis after calling for an end to the “something for nothing culture” in Scotland, writes Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland.

spotSickened by Labour conference? Build the anti-cuts alternative!

spotCouncil tax benefit – new and not improved

spotSquatting conviction paves way for rise in homelessness

Housing: homeless person, photo Paul Mattsson

Housing: homeless person, photo Paul Mattsson


spotThem & Us

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