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The Socialist issue 781

25 September 2013

Mass action can save our NHS

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The Socialist issue 781

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Socialist Party NHS feature

spotMass Action Can save our NHS

NHS Feature
■ No cuts to services
■ No PFI
■ No redundancies or downbandings
■ We need a new mass workers’ party to oppose NHS cuts
■ TUC name the day for a 24-hour general strike

Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hosiptal, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hosiptal, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson


spotAnother crackpot scheme for the NHS

What we think

spotLabour conference – no socialist policies

What we think: Asked by a member of the public when he would “bring back socialism” Labour leader Ed Miliband replied: “that is what we are doing, Sir”. Unfortunately, even for those wearing red-tinted spectacles, it would be impossible to spot corresponding socialist policies at this year’s Labour Party conference.

Ed Miliband confronted by anti-bedroom tax protestors demanding that Labour councils refuse to collect the tax, photo Chris Moore

Ed Miliband confronted by anti-bedroom tax protestors demanding that Labour councils refuse to collect the tax, photo Chris Moore


Socialist Party feature

spotRotten, wasteful capitalism has to go – the case for a socialist alternative

The pioneer of the National Health Service in Britain, Aneurin Bevan, drove the bill through parliament to establish what became a treasure of the British people, particularly for the working class and the poor writes, Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.

Boss:

Boss: “If you can’t walk, crawl, If you’re hungry, starve, But don’t get bettween me and my profits”


Socialism 2013

spotSocialism 2013

While most of us have to struggle just to get by, the pockets of the rich and powerful in Britain are rapidly filling with wealth, writes Lenny Shail.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotLabour to scrap bedroom tax in 2015 – we demand an amnesty now!

Labour’s promise to scrap the Con-Dems’ bedroom tax will be welcomed, especially by the 600,000 people suffering it, writes Hugh Caffrey.

Warrington anti-bedroom tax demo April 2013, photo Kevin Bennett

Warrington anti-bedroom tax demo April 2013, photo Kevin Bennett


spotThem & Us

Socialist Students

spotUniversity unions’ ballot: Students and staff – unite and fight!

After another year of being offered real-terms cuts to pay, university workers represented by UCU, Unison and Unite are balloting for a major national campaign of strike action and industrial action against cuts, against zero-hour contracts and the gender pay gap, and for job security, writes Edmund Schluessel, NUS National Executive & UCU member (personal capacities)

 Socialist Students  plus UCU and Unison activists, Salford university protest, 23.5.13 , photo Salford Socialist Party

Socialist Students plus UCU and Unison activists, Salford university protest, 23.5.13 , photo Salford Socialist Party


spotSocialist Students gains new members

At the University of East London (UEL) over 70 people have signed up for Socialist Students. The university’s draconian attendance policy was beaten last year through a campaign launched by Socialist

spot‘Success’ for owners – zero for workers

International socialist news and analysis

spotGreece: Neo-Nazis murder Pavlos Fyssas, a left activist and rapper

On the night of 18 September the municipality of Keratsini, in greater Pireas, was overwhelmed by tens of thousands of anti-fascists, writes Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI Greece).

spotGreek teachers show the way forward

Public sector workers have, yet again, demonstrated their determination to resist the Greek government’s austerity attacks, as demanded under the bailout conditions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank)

Socialist Party workplace news

spotBakers rise against Hovis: Victory shows zero-hours can be beaten

Members of the BFAWU bakers’ union have won a battle to stop Hovis from using agency workers and zero-hour contracts to drive down wages, terms and conditions

spotSupport Teachers’ fight to defend education

spotIndustrial and political battles at Hull city council

spotStop privatisation of the Probation Service

spotGlasgow Unison strike wins important victory

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reviews and comments

spotBook review: Militant Liverpool – A City on the Edge

Between 1983 and 1987 Liverpool’s Labour council, then led by socialists, refused to transfer the burden of Tory government cuts, introduced by Margaret Thatcher, onto the backs of Liverpool’s working people

spotObituary – Steve Draper

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