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The Socialist issue 745

5 December 2012

Cuts don't work

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The Socialist issue 745

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For a 24-hour general strike!

spotCuts don’t work

Chancellor Osborne has had to admit the humiliating truth – his policies to revive the British economy aren’t working…

Never Trust a Tory, photo Paul Mattsson

Never Trust a Tory, photo Paul Mattsson


spotScottish Unison unanimously backs one-day general strike

Socialist Party NHS campaigning

spotStop the A&E closures!

Health unions should take action to save our NHS: Proposals have been announced to close four accident and emergency (A&E) units in north west London: Charing Cross, Central Middlesex, Hammersmith and Ealing, writes Michael Wrack.

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


spotCampaign to save Lewisham A&E continues

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


spotNHS in Wales under attack

spotDemo against South West pay cartel

Socialist Party feature

spotScottish referendum: What sort of independence should socialists campaign for?

The 2014 referendum is going to take place against the backdrop of an unprecedented economic crisis. Tory Toff, David Cameron’s Con-Dem government is attempting, and to a degree has already succeeded,…

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

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


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

spotNovember by-elections: Building an anti-cuts alternative

“November was an unusual month. You can wait a long time for a byelection and then six come along in one month…

TUSC on the 28 March 2012 NUT London strike and demonstration , photo  Socialist Party

TUSC on the 28 March 2012 NUT London strike and demonstration , photo Socialist Party


Socialist Party news and analysis

spotLeveson whitewashes press, police and political establishment

Lord Justice Leveson’s report, presented on 29 November, castigated the activities of the press in the past period but, like most judicial inquiries, brushed over the failure and corruption of important elements of the capitalist establishment

20 October 2012 TUC demo against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson

20 October 2012 TUC demo against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson


spotThe rotten establishment – of a rotten system

Just as arrogant bankers flaunted their wealth while they helped crash the economy, so establishment politicians, press barons and some police have had their arrogance and contempt for ‘the plebs’ revealed.

spotSystem change needed

Editorial: Don’t throw things at the telly – fight back! Working people face attacks on their wages, jobs, services or benefits.

spotWorkfare schemes failing: We need real job creation

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party workplace news

spotNothing to lose – Tesco drivers vote for indefinite strike

Striking Tesco drivers bring a tank to the picket line with a Unite banner attacked

Striking Tesco drivers bring a tank to the picket line with a Unite banner attacked


spotYorkshire NSSN plans for future battles

The Yorkshire Shop Stewards Network conference held in Leeds on 24 November was attended by 45 delegates from 14 different trade unions from Hull, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, York, Harrogate and West Yorkshire…

spotVictory for teachers’ strike

After revelations that the academies programme has run up a £1 billion overspend, which other schools are now being asked to pay for, anger against the government’s flagship education policy is growing…

spotRMT cleaners: ‘Prices are going up – but we get nothing extra’

RMT train cleaners from Churchill and ISS, who have taken strike action, protesting at Newcastle Central station, photo Elaine Brunskill

RMT train cleaners from Churchill and ISS, who have taken strike action, protesting at Newcastle Central station, photo Elaine Brunskill


spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party campaigns / party news

spotFood banks without politics don’t help

Nancy Taaffe on Waltham Forest anti-cuts protest, photo Senan

Nancy Taaffe on Waltham Forest anti-cuts protest, photo Senan


spotWe need decent jobs not benefit cuts!

spotStanding up to austerity on the south coast

spotChallenging Jack Straw MP

In October, the Lancashire Telegraph serialised former Labour cabinet minister Jack Straw’s memoirs. Peter Harris, one of six Labour Party members expelled from Straw’s Blackburn constituency party, wrote to the Lancashire Telegraph challenging Straw’s version of events

spotBelgium: Defend Tamil activist from deportation

spotObituary: Suzanne Coombes

spotKazakhstan: commemoration on massacre

Cultural commemoration on the first anniversary of the notorious massacre in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, of unarmed men, women and children by state forces, Sunday 16 December.

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