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The Socialist issue 770

19 June 2013

Cuts can be beaten!

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The Socialist issue 770

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotCuts can be beaten!

Trade unions – call a 24-hour general strike: The People’s Assembly on 22 June has attracted considerable support, which shows the widespread anger against government cuts. It should express unequivocal support for a 24-hour general strike to indicate the way forward for success in defeating the cuts

NSSN lobby of the TUC, Brighton, 2012, photo by Arti

NSSN lobby of the TUC, Brighton, 2012, photo by Arti


spotWhy we’re going to the NSSN conference: Coventry communications workers

spotFight the Tories for right to a decent education system

spotStudent loans threat: Action needed on student debt mountain

spotLowest living standards in a decade

spotSir ‘sell-out’ Brendan

spotThem & Us

A façade, literally: In preparation for the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, £2 million was spent on tackling dereliction. Not by building or renovating new houses or services…

Fighting the bedroom tax

spotWe can beat the bedroom tax – Supplement to the Socialist

The bedroom tax has sparked fury. Thousands have protested against people being forced out of their homes or robbed of up to 25% of their housing benefit. This is a ‘know your rights’ guide for campaigners

We can beat the bedroom tax, photo  Socialist Party

We can beat the bedroom tax, photo Socialist Party


spotLet’s axe the bedroom tax

International socialist news and analysis

spotTurkey: Eyewitness to Erdogan’s state terror

Martin Powell-Davies of the NUT teachers’ union executive and Socialist Party member, was part of an international trade union solidarity delegation visiting Istanbul when a peaceful concert for anti-government protesters was brutally assaulted by riot police

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


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton byelection: Labour vote halved

The Southampton Woolston ward byelection result makes alarming reading for the Labour council, in power for just 12 months, and its backers in the trade union leadership

Save Southampton City Youth Services held a lively protest outside the civic centre supported by anti-cuts councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, photo Socialist Party

Save Southampton City Youth Services held a lively protest outside the civic centre supported by anti-cuts councillors Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, photo Socialist Party


spotFire cuts – public will support strike action

Response times for fire engines in Bow East and Bow West wards in Tower Hamlets, east London, will nearly double if Bow Fire Station is closed

spotStopping the BNP from meeting

spotHome care: Cuts and outsourcing equal abuse

Two Socialist Party members – a disabled activist and a support worker – explain the effects of cuts, outsourcing and ‘personalisation’ of care budgets

spotWales campaigners fight for NHS

spotSocialist Party news

As part of the ‘year of the paper’, Greenwich Socialist Party members held a successful meeting on increasing sales of and writing for the Socialist

Socialist Party workplace news

spotBin workers strike for seven days

Hundreds of people rallied in support of Brighton CityClean workers as they began a 7-day strike. Demo report added 18.6.13

Widespread support shown for Brighton bin workers on strike for seven days , photo by Support Brighton Council workers facebook page


spotNUT members strike to defend teaching assistant posts

spotHousing support workers say ‘enough is enough’

spotUnison Local Government conference: Leadership faces delegates’ anger

The local government Unison conference met on 16-17 June. Although the agenda was largely uncontroversial, it couldn’t stop the concern and anger of delegates surfacing

spotSupport for socialist alternative to pro-cuts New Labour at GMB conference

On 2-6 June, Plymouth hosted the annual GMB union conference. Socialist Party members, who set up a stall outside, were generally met with a very positive response from GMB delegates

spotWales Shop Stewards’ Network conference

At the Wales Shop Stewards’ Network (WSSN) conference on 8 June, some of the trade union movement’s most determined leaders discussed the austerity onslaught facing us – and what we’re going to do about it

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reviews

spotBudding trade unionists and passionate Chartists

The Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell is a novel set in the turbulent times of the industrial revolution in 19th century Wales

Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell

Rape of the Fair Country by Alexander Cordell


spotBBC ‘unbalanced’ on Liverpool 47

Dave Walsh, organiser of the ‘Liverpool 47’ events celebrating the 30th anniversary of Liverpool’s socialist Labour council from 1983 to 1987, wrote to BBC Northwest recently about their coverage of the events

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