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The Socialist issue 780

18 September 2013

Fight Royal Mail sell-off!

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The Socialist issue 780

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotFight royal mail sell-off!

Strike against privatisation: It is no surprise that the Con-Dems are rushing the privatisation of Royal Mail through as quickly as they can. They face overwhelming opposition.

CWU official picket armband, photo Paul Mattsson

CWU official picket armband, photo Paul Mattsson


spotBritain: a seething cauldron of class anger

The historic defeat of Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to bomb Syria was only the latest in a long list of crises, but Labour is failing spectacularly to forge ahead in the polls.

TUC demo 26 March 2011 - for a 24 hour General Strike now, photo Senan

TUC demo 26 March 2011 – for a 24 hour General Strike now, photo Senan


spotStop NHS cutbacks

David Cameron’s 2010 election slogan was: “I’ll cut the deficit not the NHS”. Unfortunately for us, since he became prime minister of the Tory-led coalition, the National Health Service (NHS) has been savaged.

Lively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross Hospital, photo Paul Mattsson

Lively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross Hospital, photo Paul Mattsson


spotA UN attack we agree with

We went to an anti-bedroom tax meeting in Manchester. The UN officer was there to see how the bedroom tax is affecting people.

Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013 , photo Mid Shelley

Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013 , photo Mid Shelley


spotHillsborough: even more cover-ups revealed

Militant newspaper 21 April 1989 issue 941, on the Hillsborough disaster

Militant newspaper 21 April 1989 issue 941, on the Hillsborough disaster


spotMPs still have their snouts in the trough

MPs still have their snouts in the trough - cartoon by Alan Hardman

MPs still have their snouts in the trough – cartoon by Alan Hardman


spotBan this trade in death

Protest against the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza 24 November 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

Protest against the Israeli government’s attacks on Gaza 24 November 2012, photo Paul Mattsson


spotLock up the tax evaders

spotWhat they really think

When they let their guard down, politicians can reveal their true colours…

Socialist Party youth feature

spotAnger at zero-hour contracts in universities

Rent-a-prof?: Sports Direct, McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Cineworld and… Britain’s universities. Many people were no doubt shocked to hear that the use of zero-hour contracts is endemic not just among employers in retail

Student occupation continues at Sussex 13-3-13, photo Brighton and Hove Socialist Party

Student occupation continues at Sussex 13-3-13, photo Brighton and Hove Socialist Party


Socialist Party workplace news

spotSecond seven-day strike at Hovis

Hundreds of bakers in Wigan are mounting a second seven-day strike against casualisation [update added on 18 September]

spotWarrington town hall unions lobby councillors

spotStrikes force One Housing Group into talks

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


spotBus strike against pay freeze

Warrrington bus drivers on strike, September 2013, photo .

Warrrington bus drivers on strike, September 2013, photo .


spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotLively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross hospital

A stream of nurses, domestics, porters, doctors, technicians, paraded back and forth over the zebra crossing outside the hospital


spotTUSC campaigners look to shake Fleetwood

Ray Smith is the prospective candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the forthcoming Fleetwood town council byelection in Rossall Ward, writes Jane Hersey.

spotScotland: Bedroom tax close to death

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


spotWolverhampton councillors slash jobs

Wolverhampton council has announced it is seeking 1,000 voluntary redundancies, and if they were not forthcoming it would be making them compulsory

spotOverwhelming opposition stuns Hull council

Hull city council workers have stuck an enormous two fingers up to the cuts. They have rejected the worsening of terms and conditions which management was trying to force on them

spotLeicester council feels the pressure

spotOne week left to smash fighting fund target!

spotThe Socialist: Swansea achieves subscription goal

As part of the ‘year of the paper’, Swansea Socialist Party was determined to meet its target for subscriptions

International socialist news and analysis

spotCommonwealth governments’ meeting: Protest against despot Rajapaksa

Tamil Solidarity is at the forefront of protests against this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka, in November, writes Keerthikan Thennavan, Tamil Solidarity joint national secretary.

spotKazakhstan: Jailed activist awarded human rights prize

Imprisoned human rights lawyer, Vadim Kuramshim, has been awarded the 2013 Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Prize, the “oldest and most prestigious award given to a lawyer in the world”

spotOppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotTV review: Vietnam’s ‘children of Agent Orange’

The deadly chemical Dioxin was 40 years ago dropped from airplanes by US troops over the countryside of Vietnam

Agent Orange in Vietnam: chemical weapons used by USA have now caused 150,000 childbirth defects according to the Vietnamese Red Cross, photo BBC i-player screen shot

Agent Orange in Vietnam: chemical weapons used by USA have now caused 150,000 childbirth defects according to the Vietnamese Red Cross, photo BBC i-player screen shot


spotLabour backs austerity…

A Trade Union Congress (TUC) press release after Miliband’s speech to Labour conference shows how ties with the Labour Party hold back trade union struggle.

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