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The Socialist issue 778

4 September 2013

Syria: Cameron defeated; Now defeat Tory cuts!

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The Socialist issue 778

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSyria: Cameron defeated; Now defeat Tory cuts!

“I get it.” Through gritted teeth Tory Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged an historic defeat. MPs had just voted by a margin of 13 to oppose British participation in a military intervention in Syria

London Firefighters demonstrate against the closure of Bow firestation, photo Naomi Byron


spotUnited strike action against the Con-Dems

Twelve months ago TUC Congress overwhelmingly passed the prison officers’ union POA motion, calling on the TUC to consider “the practicalities of a general strike” to oppose the crushing Con-Dem austerity offensive

NSSN lobby of the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton, photo Socialist Party

NSSN lobby of the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton, photo Socialist Party


spotDon’t fall for the shares-for-rights scam

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotWhen the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

Until recently, the ’emerging’ economies of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI).

Socialist history

spot1993: BNP racists forced off Brick Lane

Twenty years ago, on Sunday 19 September 1993, 1,000 people gathered on Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets, east London, to stop the racist, far-right British National Party (BNP) from having its regular paper sale.

Tower Hamlets school students striking on 9 March 1994 against racist attacks, photo by Andy walker

Tower Hamlets school students striking on 9 March 1994 against racist attacks, photo by Andy walker


Socialist Party reviews

spotPolice spies and the workers’ movement

Hannah Sell examines the role and the background to police spy Peter Francis as revealed in the book Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police.

Protest outside Scotland Yard, 9.7.13, photo N Caffferky

Protest outside Scotland Yard, 9.7.13, photo N Caffferky


spotTV review – MLK: The Assassination Tapes

There’s been no shortage of material in the mass media commemorating US black civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s (MLK) landmark 1963 ‘I have a dream’ speech in Washington

MLK: The Assassination Tapes - Film about Martin Luther King's assassination shown on BBC Four

MLK: The Assassination Tapes – Film about Martin Luther King’s assassination shown on BBC Four


Socialist Party workplace news

spotBlacklist defeat – Frank Morris reinstated on Crossrail

Blacklisted Unite shop steward Frank Morris is returning to work on the Crossrail project. This is a massive victory, not just for Unite but the whole of the trade union movement

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spotHovis bakers on 7-day strike against massive pay cuts and casualisation

Wigan Hovis bakers on seven-day strike against massive pay cuts and casualisation, photo Hugh Caffrey

Wigan Hovis bakers on seven-day strike against massive pay cuts and casualisation, photo Hugh Caffrey


spotCarers at Future Directions continue their fight

Future Directions care workers on strike, August 2013, photo Hugh Caffrey

Future Directions care workers on strike, August 2013, photo Hugh Caffrey


spotCoventry Unison protest

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotCouncil leader announces ‘no bedroom tax evictions this year’

North Lanarkshire, a Labour run council, that sent out letters threatening to begin eviction proceedings, has been forced into a big retreat

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


spotBuild partnership in action against austerity

spotMiliband expected to promise repeal of bedroom tax

spotNHS: action to improve care

Whipps Cross is one of many hospitals mired in crisis. Following a merger with three other hospital trusts, Whipps Cross is run by the Barts Health NHS Trust, which is crippled by PFI debts

spotLift the ban on campaign stalls in Newham, east London

Newham council has effectively banned community activists from publicly campaigning against punitive attacks

spotBurston strike school celebrated

spotLondon protest against attack on Syria

spotBristol TUSC – we’re fighting the cuts

spotSocialism 2013

A weekend of discussion and debate
London 2-3 November 2013

spotHelp fund the anti-austerity fightback!

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