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The Socialist issue 755

7 March 2013

Scrap the Bedroom Tax

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The Socialist issue 755

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotScrap the bedroom tax

Cap rents not benefits: On 1 April David Cameron’s government of the rich will unveil their vicious ‘bedroom tax’. On the same day
the Con-Dems are cutting millionaires’ taxes yet again, saving them over £100,000 a year!

Cap rents not benefits - mansions and tower blocks - millionaires taxes get cut, bedroom tax imposed

Cap rents not benefits – mansions and tower blocks – millionaires taxes get cut, bedroom tax imposed


spotTUC must name the day for 24-hour strike

spotPCS calls national strike on Budget Day

Newcastle: 30 June 2012 coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions , photo Elaine Brunskill


spotSocialist Party Congress 2013

Socialist Party congress 2013, photo Senan

Socialist Party congress 2013, photo Senan


spotForbes Rich List exposes obscene inequality

spotThem & Us

The idea of bankers’ bonuses is supposedly that they encourage hard work, which can only be good for the economy. We have to reward them or we couldn’t guarantee that they’ll behave responsibly…

Socialist Party feature

spotStop violence against women

The ‘Slutwalk’ protests have been an ‘in your face’ challenge to the reactionary idea that how women dress and behave can ‘invite’ rape, writes Eleanor Donne in this International Women’s Day feature

London slutwalk June 2011, photo Sarah Wrack

London slutwalk June 2011, photo Sarah Wrack


International socialist news and analysis

spotHugo Chavez dies but the struggle continues

Redouble efforts to fight for socialism – revolutionary and democratic: Millions of Venezuelan workers, the poor and youth will mourn the death of Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez on Tuesday 5 March, writes Tony Saunois, CWI secretary.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the UK , photo Paul Mattsson

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the UK , photo Paul Mattsson


spotItaly: Voters reject austerity

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotStop cuts and privatisation, to save our NHS!

I read with anger, on Thursday 28 February, that another nail is being driven into Stafford Hospital’s coffin with administrators being brought in to oversee its day-to-day running, writes Josie Shelley, Stafford 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

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


spotEastleigh: growing revulsion at main parties

But anti-cuts alternative still needs to be built: Underlining the deep economic crisis austerity has brought in cuts to jobs, benefits and living standards, the Eastleigh byelection has left Tory ringmaster Cameron with his big tent in tatters

The Eastleigh by-election TUSC rally featured Daz Proctor, Dave Nellist and Keith Morrell, a rebel Southampton councillor who voted against cuts, photo John Gillman

The Eastleigh by-election TUSC rally featured Daz Proctor, Dave Nellist and Keith Morrell, a rebel Southampton councillor who voted against cuts, photo John Gillman


spotAnti-cuts protester arrested for using right to free speech

spotHull, Warrington, Bristol and Bradford

Socialist Party workplace news

spotSecurity workers on London Overground strike against ‘slave conditions’

Demanding decent pay and working conditions and a proper contract, Travel Safe Officers are taking action

Assistant general secretary Steve Hedley joins the RMT security and safety staff on strike against bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement 25th February 2013 , photo P Mitchell

Assistant general secretary Steve Hedley joins the RMT security and safety staff on strike against bullying and harassment and an attempt to impose workplace changes without agreement 25th February 2013 , photo P Mitchell


spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party review

spotTV review: Britain on Benefits

I assumed the Channel 4 documentary – Britain on Benefits – would be peddling the same old government lies to mask its failures on unemployment, writes Ian Pattison.

Britain on Benefits: Channel 4 Dispatches - a refreshing challenge to the government's cuts to welfare and disabled people

Britain on Benefits: Channel 4 Dispatches – a refreshing challenge to the government’s cuts to welfare and disabled people


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