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The Socialist issue 775

31 July 2013

Cuts ration care

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The Socialist issue 775

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Socialist Party NHS news and analysis

spotNHS: cuts ration care

The medical director of NHS England, Bruce Keogh, has said the NHS should be run like Dixons or PC World with a “more for less” mentality – he must mean more profits, less healthcare, poor service and closures (all Dixons shops closed in 2006!)

Nurses protest on the 20 October 2012 TUC demo , photo Senan

Nurses protest on the 20 October 2012 TUC demo , photo Senan


spotNational Health Service in crisis!

Privatisation and cuts threaten Barts Health Trust, which includes Whipps Cross, Barts, Newham and the Royal London hospitals, forming Britain’s biggest NHS hospital trust.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotMiliband’s ‘Clause Four moment’

Ed Miliband’s decision to rush through the end of trade union bloc affiliation to the Labour Party at a special conference next spring has all the symbolism of Tony Blair’s ‘Clause Four moment’ in 1995

Blue Labour

Blue Labour


spotUnite “at a turning point”

Following the scandalous referral from the Labour Party, the police will not be investigating any allegations surrounding the recruitment of Labour Party members in the Falkirk constituency or the selection process for a Labour candidate

spotBenefits shock: London family on state handouts avoids the benefit cap and bedroom tax

spotThem & Us

Climate change

spotClimate change accelerates… but capitalism sets the agenda

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the main cause of global warming, has reached a critical level, writes Pete Dickenson.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA graph of Carbon Dioxide concentrations

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA graph of Carbon Dioxide concentrations


International socialist news and analysis

spotThe capitalist world in turmoil

“We stand on the eve of convulsive events, the greatest in world history, of which the mighty movements in these countries are the precursor.”

Anti-capitalist protest outside St Pauls in London following the Wall Street protests - We are the 99% , photo Paul Mattsson

Anti-capitalist protest outside St Pauls in London following the Wall Street protests – We are the 99% , photo Paul Mattsson


spotTunisia: Political assassination provokes renewed workers’ struggles

The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi, MP for El Shaab (People’s Movement part of the Popular Front opposition), has triggered a new mass movement of workers and youth in Tunisia

spotNeither the military nor Morsi… for a workers’ government

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotAnti-bedroom tax campaigning

The Greater Manchester Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation hit the ground running on 20 July at an energetic rally attended by anti-cuts groups from across the city

Newcastle anti-bedroom tax demo, photo Paul Phillips

Newcastle anti-bedroom tax demo, photo Paul Phillips


spotLambeth byelection: TUSC beats Ukip and Tories

spotZero hours contract scandal

spotAtos misery: scrap work capability assessments!

The government recently announced that they will be bringing more private companies in to do work capability assessments alongside hated current provider Atos.

spotTamil Solidarity links with RMT

spotBuilding the Socialist Party

Over 130 copies of the Socialist were sold at the 2013 Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset when petitioning for the TUC to call a 24-hour general strike against austerity

spotThe Socialist summer schedule

The fortnightly schedule allows members of the editorial staff to attend the CWI Summer School and also take some holiday

Socialist Party workplace news

spotStrike to stop Royal Mail sell-off

CWU members in Royal Mail are meeting on 31 July and 1 August to discuss defending the service against privatisation, writes Gary Clark, Assistant branch secretary, Scotland No.2 branch CWU.

Communication Workers Union, CWU, lobby of parliament over the privatisation of Royal Mail postal services Feb 09, photo Paul Mattsson

Communication Workers Union, CWU, lobby of parliament over the privatisation of Royal Mail postal services Feb 09, photo Paul Mattsson


spotTwo weeks of strike action by Churchill cleaners

Churchill cleaners' strike, July 2013


spotOne Housing support workers – more determined than ever!

One Housing Group workers, members of Unite, on a second three-day strike against massive pay cuts, photo Naomi Byron


spotWorkplace In brief

Fees for going to an Employment Tribunal have just been introduced. It will now cost £160 for relatively minor cases, or £250 for issues like unfair dismissal, to lodge a claim and a further charge of up to £950 if the case goes ahead.

Socialist Party review

spotBook review: Karl Marx – How to change the world

In this book Jonathan Sperber says he aims to place the great revolutionary thinker and activist firmly in his times

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life by Jonathan Sperber

Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life by Jonathan Sperber


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