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The Socialist issue 754

27 February 2013

Austerity... Anger... Action!

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The Socialist issue 754

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotAusterity… Anger… Action!

TUC must set date for 24-hour general strike: Asked what he wanted to achieve in 2013, Tory Chancellor George Osborne is reputed to have declared: “My main aim this year is to avoid f-ing up the budget.”

Austerity is failing - banner on the 20 October 2012 TUC demonstration against austerity, photo by Paul Mattsson

Austerity is failing – banner on the 20 October 2012 TUC demonstration against austerity, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotResist all attacks on trade union facility time

Dave Warren, PCS rep Swansea DVLA, takes part in the PCS National day of protest on 30 November 2012: 'Don't rip up our rights', photo R. Job

Dave Warren, PCS rep Swansea DVLA, takes part in the PCS National day of protest on 30 November 2012: ‘Don’t rip up our rights’, photo R. Job


spotThe Work Programme isn’t working

20 out of 9,500. That’s how many former incapacity benefit claimants were placed in jobs lasting longer than three months

Scotland Youth Fight for Jobs arrives in Glasgow, 20 October 2012, photo by Matt Dobson

Scotland Youth Fight for Jobs arrives in Glasgow, 20 October 2012, photo by Matt Dobson


spotWill the Tories play the benefits card?

spotFoodbank figures reveal reality of austerity

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth Africa: Big response for Workers’ and Socialist Party

The conference of the Democratic Socialist Movement pledged to continue the fight against the brutal mining bosses and ruthless South African capitalists, writes Peter Taaffe

 CWI flag at meeting of Harmony Gold workers, South Africa, February 2013 , photo by DSM

CWI flag at meeting of Harmony Gold workers, South Africa, February 2013 , photo by DSM


spotItalian election – Results resolve nothing

Socialist Party workplace news

spotOil tanker drivers show their industrial strength

BP tanker drivers at the Grangemouth oil refinery last week came out on a 72-hour strike against cuts to pay and pensions

The 2008 Shell oil tanker drivers' strike was successful, photo Bob Severn

The 2008 Shell oil tanker drivers’ strike was successful, photo Bob Severn


spotSocialists strengthened on NUT executive

Pete Glover

Pete Glover


spotLondon workers lobby GLA about cuts and conditions

RMT security and safety staff strike against bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement 25th February 2013 , photo P Mitchell

RMT security and safety staff strike against bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement 25th February 2013 , photo P Mitchell


spotHousing support – workers and service users under attack

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton: Councillors must fight attacks on council services

No cuts! Save jobs!: In Southampton youth workers and young people are campaigning to stop the decimation of youth services…

Southampton councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, photo Southampton SP

Southampton councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, photo Southampton SP


spotTrade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: building an anti-cuts electoral voice

Eastleigh byelection: The Eastleigh byelection circus has left many voters out in the cold as the real stories of foodbanks, unemployment, benefit cuts and the closure of the local Ford Transit factory are ignored

spotHull: build an unstoppable force

A walk down Holderness Road, east Hull, tells the story. Instead of traditional shops and businesses, there are charity shops, pay-day loan sharks, money lenders, pawn shops and betting shops.

spotCampaigning against the cuts

spotEast Midlands Ambulance Service

spotMarching against cuts in Coventry

Around 150 people marched in Coventry city centre on 23 February in protest at £61 million of cuts threatened by councillors

spotSocialist Party 2013 congress

spotSocialist Party Scotland conference

On 16-17 February, Socialist Party Scotland (SPS) held its largest conference since the relaunch of the Scottish section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) in 2001

Socialist history

spot45 years since the Ford Dagenham strike: women workers still fighting for decent pay

The marvellous victory of the women factory workers in the machine shop at Ford Dagenham rings as loudly today as it did 45 years ago, writes Linda Taaffe, National Shop Stewards Network.

Readers’ comments

spotShould socialists support GM foods?

Debate over the genetic modification of crops raises questions for socialists and environmentalists as to the role of GM, as well as the wider issue of science under capitalism

spotA busy day in the life of a ‘shirker’

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