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The Socialist issue 739

24 October 2012

Defend the NHS

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The Socialist issue 739

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTUC march supports general strike

“The TUC has agreed to consult on the practicalities of a general strike. Let’s start right here – if you are in favour of a general strike raise your hands” shouted Len McCluskey

20 October 2012 TUC demo, photo Senan

20 October 2012 TUC demo, photo Senan


spotOrgreave 1984

Members and supporters of the National Union of Mineworkers have drawn encouragement from the recent findings of the Hillsborough Independent Panel

Miners strike 1984-85 Police arrest Sheffield miner 19 April 1984 , photo Jacob Sutton

Miners strike 1984-85 Police arrest Sheffield miner 19 April 1984 , photo Jacob Sutton


spot‘Priced out of renting a home, let alone owning one’

A recent report by the National Housing Federation shows that over the last three years there has been an 86% rise in housing benefit claims by working families

TUSC protesting about the lack of affordable housing at the Olympic Park during the GLA (London Assembly) elections 2012 , photo London Socialist Party

TUSC protesting about the lack of affordable housing at the Olympic Park during the GLA (London Assembly) elections 2012 , photo London Socialist Party


spotRenationalise energy

We have seen clearly the total failure of energy market deregulation, with another round of price increases, writes Alex Davidson, Manchester Central TUSC candidate for the 15 November 2012 parliamentary byelection.

Alex Davidson, Manchester Central TUSC candidate 15 November 2012, photo Senan

Alex Davidson, Manchester Central TUSC candidate 15 November 2012, photo Senan


spotThem … & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotWorkers confront brutal South African capitalism

The Democratic Socialist Movement is playing a decisive role in the mineworkers’ dispute, assisting and leading the strike committees and posing a socialist alternative to the corruption and betrayal of the ANC and NUM leaders, writes Alec Thraves, just back from South Africa

Striking South African miners


spotCan Africa throw capitalism a lifeline?

Anti-racism

spotWalthamstow – Racists off our streets!

Over 50 ‘supporters’ of the far-right EDL, including many of their leaders, were arrested while on their way to a ‘surprise’ demonstration at a mosque in east London

Anti-EDL demonstration in Walthamstow 1 September 2012 , photo Mina Boromand

Anti-EDL demonstration in Walthamstow 1 September 2012 , photo Mina Boromand


spotFar right attempts to build support in Leicester

The EDL continues to drag its travelling circus of violent anti-Muslim demonstrations around Britain

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

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


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotScottish March for Jobs and Public Services inspires thousands

From 17 to 20 October, young people marched through the cold and rain from Stirling to Glasgow, demanding real job creation, an end to attacks on benefits, pensions and wages, free education, public works and affordable housing

Scotland YFJ marching through Glasgow, October 2012, photo YFJ Scotland


spotDefend the NHS – Stop cuts at Dewsbury hospital

spotHull council workers demand that Labour councillors oppose cuts

spotBirmingham: cuts put children at risk

Birmingham’s social services are in the spotlight once again. Ofsted has slammed Birmingham City Council, rating the quality of their care of vulnerable children as ‘inadequate’

Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children's services, photo  Socialist Party

Campaigns are taking place across Britain to save children’s services, photo Socialist Party


spotAxe the Con-Dems’ ban on building new LEA schools

spotPrivatisation opponents push out Cornwall council leader

On 16 October, the Tory leader of Cornwall council, Alec Robertson, lost a vote of confidence by 63 to 49

spotStanding for the 99%! Bring back EMA

I am standing for Bristol mayor to give a voice to the many young people who are having their futures stolen from them, writes Tom Baldwin

Socialist Party workplace news

spotConstruction blacklisting – the tip of the iceberg

The big construction companies could be facing thousands of financial claims as a legal battle has been launched by blacklisted workers, writes Rob Williams.

Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon

Stop blacklisting on the Olympics: re-instate Frank Morris, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotWorkplace news in brief

On 19 October 35 court workers joined a lunchtime protest outside Birmingham magistrates court against government plans to privatise a large chunk of the criminal justice system

Socialist Party appeals

spotHelp build the voice for the Socialist alternative

On Tuesday 23 October the Guardian printed three letters complaining that the paper and its sister publication, the Observer, had failed to adequately report on the huge 20 October TUC demo against austerity, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Editor, the Socialist.

The Socialist issue 738

The Socialist issue 738


spotSave our server!

Can you donate to the Socialist Party’s appeal? We are aiming to raise £12,000 to enable us to buy a new server and are asking all our members and supporters to contribute, writes Ken Douglas

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