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The Socialist issue 768

5 June 2013

Food bank Britain

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The Socialist issue 768

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotFood bank Britain: Con-Dems turn the clock back

At anti-bedroom tax meetings many people report that they are going without food as they try to pay their rent, writes Steve Score

Bedroom tax - can't pay, won't leave:  Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013 , photo by Jim Halfpenny

Bedroom tax – can’t pay, won’t leave: Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013 , photo by Jim Halfpenny


spotNSSN conference : Unite to fight all the cuts

Pay cuts, jobs cuts, pension cuts, low pay, high rents, Bedroom Tax… The National Shop Stewards Network conference on 29 June will bring together trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to discuss action over the coming months.

spotLegal aid cuts: Justice in the balance

The new proposals will seriously undermine access to justice. Opportunities, through judicial review, to hold the government to account will be severely curbed

Scales of injustice

Scales of injustice


spotContinued deterioration of the Labour Party

The Labour Party, having blatantly accepted capitalism and the need for cuts, is incapable of even pretending to be in opposition

spotThem & Us

Youth feature

spotMass joblessness wrecks lives! Youth must fight for a future

In Sweden, where youth unemployment is 24%, riots have struck the capital Stockholm. Rage has exploded onto the streets following police repression and racism and decades of neoliberal attacks and privatisation

Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan

Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan


spotA day in the life of a Primark employee

NHS feature

spotNHS crisis: Turn anger into action

No cuts at Royal Glamorgan Hospital: A former GP wrote to the Independent last week saying that the National Health Service (NHS) “is being intentionally destroyed in order that the sick and injured can be fully exploited for private profit”

London march to save the NHS, 18.5.13 , photo Dave Carr

London march to save the NHS, 18.5.13 , photo Dave Carr


International socialist news and analysis

spotTurkey: Mass movement challenges Erdogan’s authoritarian government

For a one-day general strike as the next step in the struggle: KESK, Turkey’s Confederation of Public Workers’ Unions, announced a national strike against police violence

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPCS rolling strike programme

On 3 June, a week of rolling strike action in the two largest government departments, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the tax department HMRC, began

Barking Job Centre PCS on strike 5 June 2013, photo Socialist Party

Barking Job Centre PCS on strike 5 June 2013, photo Socialist Party


spot97% vote for strike action at Carling brewery

spotThera Trust: the campaign moves up a gear

spotUnison and Labour: Welsh government cuts are still cuts

Socialist Party members attending Unison conference tell me that there are motions on the agenda congratulating the Welsh government for supposedly protecting Welsh workers from the worst impact of the cuts, writes a Unison member.

spotLecturers’ union UCU members vote to fight austerity

On 29-31 May, the University and College Union (UCU) held its national congress in Brighton. The congress took place against the backdrop of vicious Con-Dem cuts, which had provoked massive anger

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist history

spot1983: A political voice for the working class

Thirty years ago, on 9 June 1983, the gloom cast by Thatcher’s re-election as Tory prime minister was partly offset by the election of two campaigning supporters of the Socialist’s predecessor Militant, Dave Nellist and Terry Fields, as Labour MPs.

Terry Fields and Dave Nellist - two Militant MPS, photo Dave Sinclair

Terry Fields and Dave Nellist – two Militant MPS, photo Dave Sinclair


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotCampaigning against the bedroom tax

Scotland: Over 2,000 people attended the anti-bedroom tax rally in Glasgow’s George Square on 1 June, called by the Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny


spotStopping the BNP in London

Anti-BNP demonstration in central London, 1.6.13, photo S Kimmerle


spotEDL blocked by counter demo

Countering the EDL in Sheffield, 1st June 2013, photo by A Tice


spotStanding for TUSC in Woolston, Southampton

Socialist and campaigner Sue Atkins explains why she is standing for TUSC in the Southampton Woolston ward byelection on 13 June.

spotSave the Independent Living Fund

On 10 June, disabled people who use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and their supporters are holding a ‘party’ in central London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ILF and publicise the campaign led by Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London to save it, writes Stuart Bracking.

spotNeeded: new social housing NOT unaffordable rents

spotSupport the Fighting Fund collectathon!

spotSocialist Party national organisers’ school

Ninety Socialist Party members from every region of England and Wales attended a weekend organiser’s school in Staffordshire on 1-2 June. Siobhan Friel from Coventry reports.

Readers’ comments

spotStop drone attacks!

“To say a military tactic is legal, or even effective, is not to say it is wise or moral in every instance,” said US president Obama in a major speech recently where he promised to scale back the use of unmanned drones to attack targets in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere

spotCrackdown on democratic rights

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