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The Socialist issue 764

8 May 2013

Tax bankers, not bedrooms

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The Socialist issue 764

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTax bankers not bedrooms!

While people struggling to survive on low incomes are being hammered by pay cuts, bedroom tax, cuts in council tax support and other benefits, George Osborne recently slashed the top rate of income tax for himself and his millionaire chums

Hull protest against the Bedroom Tax , photo by Lash

Hull protest against the Bedroom Tax , photo by Lash


spotNHS WARNING! Privatisation puts patients at risk

 Save our local hospital services (SOLHS) demonstration, held on Saturday 20 April 2013 in Dewsbury. , photo Dawn Wheelhouse

Save our local hospital services (SOLHS) demonstration, held on Saturday 20 April 2013 in Dewsbury. , photo Dawn Wheelhouse


spotTeachers demand action

NUT protest outside the Department of Education by teachers and parents opposed to the GCSE regrading in August 2012, photo Neil Cafferky

NUT protest outside the Department of Education by teachers and parents opposed to the GCSE regrading in August 2012, photo Neil Cafferky


spotBig business threatens bees

Bee, photo by USDA Photo by Jack Dykinga

Bee, photo by USDA Photo by Jack Dykinga


spotOne in five borrow to buy food

spotFood banks and fighting austerity

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party election analysis

spotCapitalist parties rejected: Time for a new mass workers’ party

The results of the county council elections on 2 May marked a new low for all three major parties. For the first time ever not one of them got 30% or more of the vote; another illustration of the hollowing out of their base of support

TUSC protest outside Camden town hall, March 2013, photo Neil Cafferky

TUSC protest outside Camden town hall, March 2013, photo Neil Cafferky


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSalford – two-faced attack on mental health

Salford council still aims to ‘reorganise’ mental health services, despite acknowledging the “strong opposition” of service users…

Manchester mental health workers on strike, photo Christian Bunke

Manchester mental health workers on strike, photo Christian Bunke


spotDefend Liverpool’s jobs and services – then and now

Liverpool 47 rally, 27.4.13 on 30th Anniversary: Left to right: Len McCluskie,Tony Benn, Paul Astbury, Tony Mulhearn and Dave Walsh, photo Harry Smith

Liverpool 47 rally, 27.4.13 on 30th Anniversary: Left to right: Len McCluskie,Tony Benn, Paul Astbury, Tony Mulhearn and Dave Walsh, photo Harry Smith


Socialist Party workplace news

spotUsdaw ADM – fightback begins

If you attended this year’s shopworkers’ union Usdaw annual delegate meeting (ADM) you would have been forgiven for thinking you’d walked into a Labour rally

spotTrade unions recommend more cuts in Neath/Port Talbot

spotCWU supports 24-hour general strike

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) conference on 21 and 22 April was held against the backdrop of the constant threat of wholesale postal privatisation and unprecedented attacks, union busting and sackings of CWU members across Royal Mail, BT and the communications industry

spotWorkplace news in brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotPortugal: Government in disarray… Left must seize the opportunity

The situation in Portugal is explosive. The decision of the Constitutional Court (CC) to declare four measures of the state budget illegal, amounting to a value of €1.3 billion, only confirmed what many had already said …

spotThe Palestinian struggle – How can a state be realised?

As Israeli governments have progressively increased the number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, eating into the Palestinian territories, more and more people are questioning whether a viable Palestinian state next to Israel is now possible

spotMay Day – fighting capitalist oppression internationally

CWI members, often in difficult circumstances, organised and participated in May Day events around the world. Here are a few short reports..

spotGreece: Challenging the Golden Dawn

In the elections of June 2012, the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn (GD) got 7% of the votes and entered the Greek parliament for the first time, with 18 MPs

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