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The Socialist issue 769

12 June 2013

No to G8 austerity

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The Socialist issue 769

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G8 Summit protest

spotNo to G8 austerity

London protests 8 June 2013 in support of the Mass movement in turkey which challenges Erdogan's authoritarian government , photo Paul Mattsson

London protests 8 June 2013 in support of the Mass movement in turkey which challenges Erdogan’s authoritarian government , photo Paul Mattsson


spotBig brother is watching you

When Tory Foreign Secretary William Hague says law abiding citizens have nothing to fear from government intelligence gathering, then be very afraid! Dave Carr writes.

National Shop Stewards Network

spotBuild for mass anti-cuts action

Come to the National Shop Stewards Network conference 29 June
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) annual conference is only two weeks away! On Saturday 29 June, trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners will come together in a vital meeting

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration and lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011 , photo by Paul Mattsson

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration and lobby of the TUC 11 September 2011 , photo by Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party editorial

spotLabour crosses the Rubicon – again

The Socialist Editorial In a series of speeches last week, the Labour leadership crossed the Rubicon and completely betrayed the poor and working class

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotHow students beat unfair attendance policy

University of East London: A year of opposition organised by the Socialist Students-initiated ‘Scrap the Unfair Attendance Policy’ campaign has forced the University of East London (UEL) to ditch its draconian attendance policy, writes Kyle Williamson.

Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November (Kyle 3rd left) against the government attacks on university education, photo Paul Mattsson

Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November (Kyle 3rd left) against the government attacks on university education, photo Paul Mattsson


spotFar-right EDL march in Sheffield: class-based response needed

A small group of BNP supporters gathered heavily out-numbered by anti-BNP protestors in London's Whitehall , 1 June 2013,, photo Paul Mattsson

A small group of BNP supporters gathered heavily out-numbered by anti-BNP protestors in London’s Whitehall , 1 June 2013,, photo Paul Mattsson


spotAfter Woolwich killing: Time for unions to lead anti-racist fight

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFalkirk West: Labour bureaucracy blocks left Unite union candidate

New Labour has suspended its parliamentary selection process in Scottish constituency Falkirk West for the byelection to replace disgraced MP Eric Joyce, writes Kevin Parslow, Unite 1/1228 branch secretary (personal capacity).

Len McCluskey addresses TUC demonstration, photo by Paul Mattsson

Len McCluskey addresses TUC demonstration, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotBrighton: Green council continues to carry out Con-Dem cuts

spotSouthamption byelection: On the TUSC Against Cuts campaign trail

It’s not every day a Labour council leader gets up, says he’s quitting and walks out of the council chamber, handing anti-cuts campaigners an unexpected byelection

spotHistoric event as Tamils and trade unions forge vital links

A ‘Solidarity Day’ event organised by Tamil Solidarity and the British Tamils Forum (BTF) on 8 June brought together up to 150 people from the Tamil community, the trade unions, and a number of other campaigns. Tamil Solidarity members write.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotMid Yorks health workers win important concessions

Three-day strike of Mid Yorkshire Unison NHS staff against pay cuts and mass downgrading, photo Iain Dalton

Three-day strike of Mid Yorkshire Unison NHS staff against pay cuts and mass downgrading, photo Iain Dalton


spotCollege lecturers strike against redundancies

Strike rally against job losses at Chesterfield College, photo by Asif Ali


spotMoJ privatisation victory + rolling strikes across civil service

spotScotland: Council workers strike ballot

spotTeachers vote for action on workload and pensions

spotWorkplace news in brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotSyria threatens sectarian middle east war

spotFightback continues in Turkey

London protests 8 June 2013 in support of the Mass movement in Turkey which challenges Erdogan's authoritarian government , photo Paul Mattsson

London protests 8 June 2013 in support of the Mass movement in Turkey which challenges Erdogan's authoritarian government , photo Paul Mattsson


Unison conference

spotUnison conference – time to reclaim the union

How socialists fought off the witch-hunt: After six years, Unison’s national leadership has thrown in the towel over a vicious witch-hunt against four Unison activists, all Socialist Party members

Defend the Four: protest against Unison witchhunt, 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon

Defend the Four: protest against Unison witchhunt, 2009, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotUnison NEC elections – Socialist Party position strengthened

Socialist Party review

spotPanorama: Blacklist Britain

TV review: “Unfortunately there are people in this life who do cause trouble. I can’t say whether people on that list caused genuine trouble but certainly I know some of them would have.”, writes Neil Cafferky.

Cullum McAlpine of McAlpine Ltd giving evidence to a Commons Select Committee investigating the illegal activity of blacklisting, photo by BBC Panorama still

Cullum McAlpine of McAlpine Ltd giving evidence to a Commons Select Committee investigating the illegal activity of blacklisting, photo by BBC Panorama still


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