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The Socialist issue 758

27 March 2013

Bedroom tax: Can't pay - Will stay!

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The Socialist issue 758

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotBin the bedroom tax: Can’t pay – Will stay!

The Bedroom Tax has rightly sparked a massive and angry response. It sums up the cold cruelty of the Con-Dems. Nationally an estimated 660,000 will face reductions in housing benefits

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax – Debt = Slavery, photo Lash


spotNUT conference: Serious attacks require serious action

The National Union of Teachers Conference 2013 meets to debate how best to defend teachers at a time when education as a whole is under fierce attack

spotCameron whips up immigration fears to divide movement against austerity

The Con-Dem government grows more unpopular by the day. Endless austerity is combined with falling living standards, rising unemployment, and no prospect of a return to economic growth

spotWhat does the budget really mean for the housing crisis?

spotFight the destruction of our NHS across England and Wales

spotThe ‘workfare bill’ and sanctions targets

spotThem & Us: Budget special

International socialist news and analysis

spotCyprus bailout: Return of the eurozone crisis

The eurozone crisis has dramatically intensified. Events in Cyprus have blown away the optimism of the European ruling classes in recent months that they had resolved the crisis

Bank of Cyprus

Bank of Cyprus


spotSouth Africa: Workers and Socialist Party Launched

On 21 March – coinciding with the 1960 Sharpeville massacre memorial day – over 500 Tshwane workers, mineworkers’ delegates, trade union and community activists launched WASP

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPCS budget day strike – M20

Reports from the picket lines and rallies

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson


spotThera care workers prepare for action

The snow might have cancelled many events on 23 March but it did not prevent members and supporters of Thera workers in Unison South Derbyshire Health branch and Notts County Unison holding a protest

spotStriking against the ‘fast track to the sack’

spotWorkplace News in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSussex university occupation: ‘they say privatise – we fight back and organise’

‘Students and workers, unite and fight’ was the chant reverberating around Sussex campus on Monday 25 March

Sussex University occupation March 2013 , photo Serena Cheung

Sussex University occupation March 2013 , photo Serena Cheung


spotWhy we’re standing for TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)


spotSick of Your Boss gets going in London

spotFighting the cuts: Birmingham and Exeter

spotSocialist Party appeals

New server report; and May Day greetings

The Socialist: readers’ comments

spotDisability hate crimes – accomplices and victims

Over 1,700 disability hate crimes were recorded by police in England and Wales in 2011-12. The new Joint Inspectorate report said that disability hate crime was in fact under-reported and blamed police…

spotDanger: New secret courts in Britain

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