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The Socialist issue 783

9 October 2013

Tories rob NHS workers

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The Socialist issue 783

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTories rob NHS workers

No cuts to our health service: Nurses and other health workers are furious at Health Minister Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that he will stop the measly, below inflation 1% pay rise next year

TUC demo in Manchester: 50,000 march against Tories demanding action on NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

TUC demo in Manchester: 50,000 march against Tories demanding action on NHS, photo Paul Mattsson


spotTories condemn us to the breadline

Cameron’s speech to Conservative Party conference confirms that he and the Tory Party faithful live in a parallel universe to the vast majority in society.

TUC demo in Manchester: 50,000 march against Tories demanding action on NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

TUC demo in Manchester: 50,000 march against Tories demanding action on NHS, photo Paul Mattsson


spotSocialist ideas are the Mail’s real target

With good reason big business is accustomed to the main political parties doing its bidding – legislating for easy profits from privatisation of public services, cutting corporation tax and undermining workers’ rights.

spotThem & Us

Tory MP Paul Maynard is concerned people might get a ‘food bank habit’. He said: “I do not believe that immediate food relief should be the role of the government…

Socialist Party review

spotTV review: Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American TV mini-series which has now ended. It was only available on cable TV and DVD, and the final season on DVD will not be available in Britain until November.

Breaking Bad: Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Episode 16, AMC Networks

Breaking Bad: Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Episode 16, AMC Networks


International socialist news and analysis

spotUS government: ‘Sorry, we’re closed’

Around 800,000 federal workers are furloughed – sent on holiday without payment. While their families are on zero wages from the federal state, the $174,000 annual income per member of Congress is untouched

Kshama Sawant, photo Socialist Alternative

Kshama Sawant, a working class political alternative, photo Socialist Alternative


spotThe 1913 Dublin Lockout and its true legacy

“Crushing Larkin: The Tycoon Who Saved Dublin From Anarchy”. That was the headline splashed across the front page of the September 2013 issue of Irish magazine Business Plus

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotWorkers and youth: Unite against the far right

Unite the Union has initiated a demonstration in Liverpool on Saturday 12 October to show that trade unionists can and will organise to defeat the far right

Anti-EDL demo, East London, 7.9.13, photo Paul Mattsson

Anti-EDL demo, East London, 7.9.13, photo Paul Mattsson


spotScotland anti-bedroom tax conference

“The bedroom tax is now a dead tax walking” commented Tommy Sheridan in opening Saturday’s conference

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


spotNewport council destroys workers’ mural

Over 500 angry people protested on 5 October against Newport Labour council and Queensberry property developers’ destruction of the town’s Chartist mural.

Part of the Newport chartist mural depicting workers struggles which was smashed up by council developers, photo by Dave Reid

Part of the Newport chartist mural depicting workers struggles which was smashed up by council developers, photo by Dave Reid


spotHull students and workers agree: We need councils that fight all cuts!

More than 30 socialists of all ages met in Hull recently to hear Tony Mulhearn link the struggle of Liverpool City Council in the 1980s to the emerging battle to defend jobs and services in Hull today

spotLondon: Lessons of South Africa’s Marikana Massacre

Marking a year since the Marikana Massacre in South Africa, a London Socialist Party and Socialist Students joint meeting was held.

spotSocialist Party fighting fund

Socialist Party members strove might and main to collect over £20,000 for the fighting fund in the last three months, which included the holiday period

spotBuild the fightback – sell the Socialist!

Angry about an autumn of austerity?: Sales and subscriptions of the Socialist reached 63% of the target for the July to September quarter, writes Sarah Wrack

Socialist Party workplace news

spotNo to Royal Mail privatisation

The postal service is being taken out of public ownership and ripped to shreds by private institutions and investors, all hoping to make a fat profit from our 497 year-old national treasure

Royal Mail's Coventry North Delivery Office  taking 24-hours of strike action on Tuesday 27 August., photo Dave Nellist

Royal Mail’s Coventry North Delivery Office taking 24-hours of strike action on Tuesday 27 August., photo Dave Nellist


spotFuture Directions: Ten-day strike lobbies council

“We’re as strong and solid now as we were when we started” said one of the Unison stewards, in buoyant and determined mood

Future Directions workers on strike, 3.10.13, photo Hugh Caffrey

Future Directions workers on strike, 3.10.13, photo Hugh Caffrey


spotFirefighters rally against cuts

spotProbation officers ballot for action

Public safety is under threat by plans to break up and privatise the Probation Service in England and Wales, writes Chas Berry

spotWorkplace news in brief

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