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The Socialist issue 744

28 November 2012

Autumn budget: More cuts, More misery

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The Socialist issue 744

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotAutumn budget: More cuts, More misery – More reasons for a 24-hour general strike!

Do the Tories suspect that they won’t be re-elected? Their plan was for the private sector to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of the destroyed public sector to create growth…

On the 20 October 2012 TUC demonstration against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson

On the 20 October 2012 TUC demonstration against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson


spotAnswering the lies of the Con-Dems

spotFlooding tragedies – Socialist action needed to tackle climate change

Flooding in Gloucester in 2007, photo by Chris Moore

Flooding in Gloucester in 2007, photo by Chris Moore


spotGove’s ‘overspend’ – on academies!

Are you a teacher whose school is short of cash? Have you been warned of ‘hard times ahead’ and possible redundancies?

 Haringey protest against academy school, photo by Paul Mattsson

Haringey protest against academy school, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotDon’t fall for Labour’s fairy tale

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party workplace news

spotStratford Academy: Parents and teachers united against bullying management

After striking for nine days over three weeks, teachers at Stratford Academy, east London, suspended their strike action pending the outcome of negotiations with senior management…

spotFight to save Tata steel jobs

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party feature

spotMedia, Murdoch and Leveson

MPs’ expenses, bankers’ bonuses, corporate tax dodgers; this deep, long-term crisis of capitalism has brought with it a thorough-going crisis of legitimacy in capitalist institutions…

Cameron, the Murdoch empire and the police have been involved in a corrupt attempt to subvert the democratic rights of the British people, photo Paul Mattsson

Cameron, the Murdoch empire and the police have been involved in a corrupt attempt to subvert the democratic rights of the British people, photo Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party NHS campaigning

spotBuild action to save our NHS!

On Saturday 24 November, defying cold driving rain, up to 10,000 residents and staff marched to defend their local hospital. A south London nurse reports…

Saturday 24 November, defying cold driving rain, up to 10,000 residents and staff marched to defend Lewisham Accident and Emergency (A&E) and linked arms around it., photo Socialist Party

Saturday 24 November, defying cold driving rain, up to 10,000 residents and staff marched to defend Lewisham Accident and Emergency (A&E) and linked arms around it., photo Socialist Party


spotThe battle against pay cuts continues in Mid Yorks hospitals

Admin and clerical Unison and Unite members at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust ended their three-day strike action on 22 November – with a firm resolve to fight on

Three-day strike of Mid Yorkshire Unison NHS staff against pay cuts and mass downgrading, photo Iain Dalton

Three-day strike of Mid Yorkshire Unison NHS staff against pay cuts and mass downgrading, photo Iain Dalton


spotTen days that shook the Trust

I work as a support worker in health. Many years ago I was transferred over from the NHS to a trust which is a charity. In October 2011 the trust started to attack the workforce.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotThe ‘hardest hit’ are being hammered – fight all cuts to benefits and services

A new ‘Hardest Hit’ report points to the huge impact that cuts are having on disabled people

5,000 people marched against the Welofare Reform Bill on 11 May 2011, photo by Paul Mattsson

5,000 people marched against the Welofare Reform Bill on 11 May 2011, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotRotherham: Standing against cuts, corruption and racism

spotMiddlesbrough TUSC campaign

John Malcolm is standing for TUSC in the Middlesbrough constituency byelection on 29 November. Here is an extract from his election leaflet

spotStudent demo – potential for mass movement

Anger at NUS failings: Sheffield student union was the first in Britain to organise a campus-wide anti-cuts campaign in response to the call for a national demonstration in November

Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November against the government attacks on university education, photo Paul Mattsson

Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November against the government attacks on university education, photo Paul Mattsson


spotGaza – London march

Over 10,000 people demonstrated and marched in London on Saturday 24 November to condemn the Israeli bombardment of Gaza…

Protest against the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza 24 November 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

Protest against the Israeli government’s attacks on Gaza 24 November 2012, photo Paul Mattsson


spotSchool students hungry for answers

spotHousing for the Counihans, housing for all

spotFund the fightback: join the Christmas Collectathon

spotChristmas books from Socialist Books

We have many books which would make good presents for your family and friends – both political and less political – and we have selected just a few here

International socialist news and analysis

spotEgypt: Mursi power grab provokes mass protests

Build a united front of workers and poor for ‘second revolution’: The declaration of sweeping new political powers by Egypt’s president Mursi has provoked a violent backlash, leaving two dead and hundreds injured, and further polarised society along pro- and anti-Mursi lines…

Socialist Party review

spotSorry to Bother You by the Coup

Ian Slattery reviews the Coup’s sixth album, Sorry to Bother You…

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