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The Socialist issue 777

28 August 2013

Stop Cuts - Demand united action

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The Socialist issue 777

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotStop cuts – Demand united action

Lobby the TUC for a 24-hour general strike! I might be a physics teacher but it doesn’t take rocket science to work out why the trade union movement needs to start taking united strike action, writes Martin Powell-Davies

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

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


spotLobbying bill: don’t let this Tory dream come true

spotThe trial of Chelsea Manning

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotNo to imperialist intervention in Syria

Via social media, smart phones and traditional news channels a flood of bloody images, footage and reports of the unbearable suffering inflicted on the Syrian masses has been broadcast around the world

No Attack on Syria

No Attack on Syria


spotEgypt: al-Sisi’s military tightens its grip on power

Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the two pro-Morsi camps in Cairo.

Socialist Party feature

spot“I have a dream” – 50th anniversary of march

The mass movements for civil rights before and after the 1963 250,000-strong march on Washington for jobs and freedom, won victories against the brutal racist system in the US

March on Washington for jobs and freedom, 28 August 1963, 250,000-strong march which Martin Luther King addressed, photo US Library of Congress

March on Washington for jobs and freedom, photo US Library of Congress


‘Youth Fight for Jobs’ campaigning

spotUnionise to fight zero-hour contracts!

I started working for the fast food restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken nine months ago. I had left my job in a supermarket, where I was a workplace rep, to find a full-time job

Sick of Your Boss? Youth Fight for Jobs campaigning, photo by Nancy Taaffe

Sick of Your Boss? Youth Fight for Jobs campaigning, photo by Nancy Taaffe


spotNothing new at Sports Direct

Socialist Party workplace news

spotOne Housing Group workers go into battle again

Unite members at One Housing Group (OHG) will strike for five days starting on 5 September.

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

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


spotUnison: Tiny margin against Scottish local government strike

Unison members in Scottish local government have voted by a very narrow margin not to strike over pay

spotCoventry postal workers fight bullying management

Postal workers at Royal Mail’s Coventry North Delivery Office went on 24-hour strike on 27 August, writes a postal worker.

spotThe role of a workers’ rep

spotWorkplace In Brief

Helicopter disaster: Four North Sea oil workers were killed on 23 August when a Super Puma helicopter ditched onto the sea off Shetland

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFighting mood at meeting to defend Whipps Cross Hospital

Standing room only as over 100 people attend packed public meeting, called by Waltham Forest Unison Health branch, to defend Whipps Cross Hospital

Over 100 people attended the meeting to defend Whipps Cross, photo Neil Cafferky

Over 100 people attended the meeting to defend Whipps Cross, photo Neil Cafferky


spotWales’ Mid-Staffs crisis

Welsh NHS cuts have forced 13,000 operations to be cancelled in the last three years, a whopping 4,000 of which were at the University of Wales Hospital in the Heath, Cardiff

spotSupport the DPAC week of action

Between 29 August and 4 September, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is organising a ‘Reclaiming Our Futures’ week of direct action to oppose Con-Dem austerity and attacks on benefits, public services and disability rights

spotCarlisle – Building the anti-bedroom tax fightback

Carlisle Axe the Bedroom Tax campaigners have really got the message out in the last two months

spotArrest Cuadrilla bosses – not fracking protesters!

Hundreds of protesters have set up camp in Balcombe, West Sussex, to stop unsafe, environmentally dangerous gas shale extraction – fracking

spotSocialist Party camp

Socialist Party reviews

spotFilm review: Elysium – an ‘allegory for class warfare’

Elysium is a dystopian sci-fi action film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It follows the story of Max da Costa, a factory worker living in the ruins of Los Angeles in the year 2154, writes Brettros, CWI Austria.

Elysium - an 'allegory for class warfare',  Co-production of Media Rights Capital and TriStar Pictures

Elysium – an ‘allegory for class warfare’, Co-production of Media Rights Capital and TriStar Pictures


spotExhibition review: Lowry’s one track vision

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