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The Socialist issue 763

1 May 2013

Give us jobs not cuts

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The Socialist issue 763

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotGive us jobs not cuts

April 2013 will be remembered as the month when the government trampled millions of people at the bottom of British society into the dirt while millionaires got a £100,000 a year tax cut

Jarrow March 2011: Jarrow March for Jobs arrives in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Jarrow March 2011: Jarrow March for Jobs arrives in London, photo Paul Mattsson


spotIDS’ ‘wealthy pensioners’ smoke screen

Reasons for a 24-hour general strike: The proposal by Iain Duncan Smith, that “wealthier pensioners” should pay back universal benefits, is merely a cover to launch a full blooded attack on pensions and benefits

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party feature

spotThe ‘precariat’: fighting for real jobs

‘Get a job!’ is the constant refrain of privileged Tory ministers and vicious right-wing tabloids. A million unemployed young people are the subject of a relentless campaign of smears and lies

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012


Socialist Party review

spotReview of ‘South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation’, BBC2 April 24th

Labour MP Peter Hain returned to his native South Africa to try to discover why the ANC government is losing the support of the black working class

South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation - BBC2 Wednesday, 24th April, photo BBC screen shot

South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation – BBC2 Wednesday, 24th April, photo BBC screen shot


International socialist news and analysis

spotCyprus economic meltdown: Build a socialist alternative to austerity

Although the media circus has moved on, the economic situation facing the population of Greek-speaking Cyprus is now even more dire…

spotBangladesh building collapse – casualties of a rotten profit system

Socialist Party workplace news

spotLocal government: fight for decent pay, terms and conditions

Local government employers have come back with their so-called final offer for this year’s pay deal – a miserable 1%, writes Glenn Kelly.

Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo Paul Mattsson


spotJustice for ‘the 33’ sacked tube workers

spotSaying no to blacklisting in Southampton

spotUnison health conference

Fight to rebuild the NHS!: The Unison Health Care conference took place at a time of unprecedented attacks on the NHS, pay and workers’ terms and conditions

spotLand Registry: Fight Con-Dems’ privatisation plans

As well as trying to sell off Royal Mail, the government apparently has its eyes on Companies House, the Land Registry, the Met Office and Ordnance Survey

spotUnison: Defend the Four

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotLiverpool rally marks 30 years since election of socialist council

Almost 500 people attended a tumultuous public meeting to mark the 1980s achievements of the ’47’

Rally marking 30 years since election of Liverpool's socialist council, photo Harry Smith


spotScotland: Anti-bedroom tax federation launched

On Saturday 27 April over 250 delegates and visitors from across Scotland attended the conference to found the All Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation

spotCouncil Tax: Con-Dems turn screw on poorest

For the first time this April, hundreds of thousands of the poorest in society received a shock with their post – for the first time, they will have received a bill for their council tax

spotSouthampton Labour council leader quits as anti-cuts pressure grows

Under pressure from the dire budget crisis and growing opposition from anti-cuts campaigners, Southampton’s Labour council leader dramatically resigned

spotDoncaster: For a mayor that would really stop the bedroom tax!

On Saturday 27 April, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition supporters were out campaigning for ‘Mary4Mayor’ in Doncaster

Mary Jackson speaking at the excellent pre-election rally attended by 55 people, many at their first TUSc meeting, 29 April 2013, photo by Mary4Mayor

Mary Jackson speaking at the excellent pre-election rally attended by 55 people, many at their first TUSc meeting, 29 April 2013, photo by Mary4Mayor


spotThatcher’s funeral day in Newbridge

Thatcher's funeral day event in Newbridge


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