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The Socialist issue 756

13 March 2013

Kick out the cuts coalition

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The Socialist issue 756

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotBreadline Britain… Kick out the cuts coalition

Hundreds of thousands of young people suffer heart-rending experiences in their struggle for jobs, housing, education and basic services. The Socialist Party says firmly and clearly that there IS an alternative

Student poverty:  Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November 2012 against the government attacks on university education , photo by Paul Mattsson

Student poverty: Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November 2012 against the government attacks on university education , photo by Paul Mattsson


spotScrap the bedroom tax for all!

spotWelfare Reform Act will impoverish hundreds of thousands

spotStop the Con-Dems ripping up our NHS

spotThem & Us

Equal pay?: The Royal Bank of Scotland is 83% owned by the government. That means that we’re paying for the bank’s £390 million fine for rigging interest rates.

International socialist news and analysis

spotVenezuela after Chavez: Which road for the working class?

The news of Hugo Chavez’s death brought thousands of Venezuelans rushing to Caracas’s main square, the Plaza Bolivar, to lament, writes Johan Rivas, Socialismo revolucionario (CWI, Venezuela).

Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, speaking on the role of the US government , photo Paul Mattsson

Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, speaking on the role of the US government , photo Paul Mattsson


spotPortugal: Revolutionary spirit in fighting austerity

On 2 March, under the slogan “Screw the Troika – the people are the best rulers”, over 1.5 million people (out of a population of 10.7 million) reclaimed Portugal’s streets, in what even the media has speculated may have been the country’s biggest ever demonstrations, write CWI reporters.

Socialist Party feature

spotEnergy starvation and climate change

Alternative energy and socialist planning needed: A spectre is haunting the world, the spectre of irreversible climate change. But at the same time the world is in the grip of a desperate hunger for energy, writes Geoff Jones.

Climate change demo December 2005 , photo Paul Mattsson

Climate change demo December 2005 , photo Paul Mattsson


Socialist history

spotThree decades on: We want the truth about Orgreave

Over the last few months, the endemic corruption of South Yorkshire police during the 1980s has been exposed by the revelations surrounding the cover-up of the Hillsborough disaster. The chair of the recently launched Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, Barbara Jackson, spoke to the Socialist..

Miners' strike 1984-85, photo Dave Sinclair

Miners’ strike 1984-85, photo Dave Sinclair


Socialist Party workplace news

spot20 March: PCS calls budget-day strike

Defend pay, pensions and conditions: After a ballot result of 61% in favour of strike action, the civil service union PCS national executive has announced a campaign of industrial action to fight back against attacks on civil servants’ pay, pensions and terms and conditions

spotDfE walkout – huge demonstration of anger

DfE 2 hour strike 7.3.13, outside the Sheffield office., photo Robbie Faulds

DfE 2 hour strike 7.3.13, outside the Sheffield office., photo Robbie Faulds


spotDundee demo against construction industry blacklisting

150 construction workers, their families and supporters took part in an anti-blacklisting demonstration in Dundee on 9 March

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotVictory: TUSC strikes a ‘real chord’ in Maltby

TUSC candidate Joe Robinson, 21-years old, was like a breath of fresh air as the winning candidate in the Maltby town council byelection, with 60% of the votes

Successful TUSC candidate Joe Robinson (left) with Shaun on a TUSC stall in Maltby, Yorkshire


spotStudent occupation continues at Sussex

Over four weeks ago, following a mass demonstration of hundreds of students and campus workers at Sussex University against privatisation plans, a management centre was occupied and is still held by students

Student occupation continues at Sussex 13-3-13, photo Brighton and Hove Socialist Party

Student occupation continues at Sussex 13-3-13, photo Brighton and Hove Socialist Party


spotJustice for Alfie? Defend the right to protest

Alfie Meadows, who suffered brain injuries as a result of his treatment at the hands of the police during the 9 December 2010 student demonstration, has been cleared of violent disorder charges following his second retrial

spotWarrington: One rebel defies the pro-cuts Heinz 47

spotTUSC Gospel Oak byelection rally: Offering an alternative

spotTUSC leads battle to save Mid-Staffs NHS

“This was our first ever stall in Rugeley,” said TUSC candidate Paul Arnold. “We quickly ran out of leaflets and sold out of papers, but still carried on getting names to support our petition

spotLondon: Save our fire service!

On 16 March, firefighters and supporters will be out in force protesting against London mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to cut £50 million from London’s fire service, writes Chris Newby.

spotCampaigning against the cuts

spotVictory for attendance policy campaign at UEL

spotSold-out non-sexist comedy night

'Rape is No Joke' campaign comedy night, London 8.3.13, photo Suzanne Beishon

‘Rape is No Joke’ campaign comedy night, London 8.3.13, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotBuilding Socialist Students in Manchester

spotAre you sick of your boss? Join the campaign!

The ‘Sick of Your Boss’ initiative by Youth Fight for Jobs aims to win decent jobs, pay and working conditions for young workers as part of rebuilding a fighting democratic trade union movement

Socialist Party review

spotFilm review: Spirit of ’45

This film is a documentary, interviewing people who remember the mass movement to create the welfare state following World War Two, writes Katrine Williams, president of Cardiff Trades Council and Wales chair for the PCS civil service union

The Spirit of '45, directed by Ken Loach, photo Ken Loach

The Spirit of ’45, directed by Ken Loach, photo Ken Loach


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