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The Socialist issue 788

13 November 2013

Defend every job

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The Socialist issue 788

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotGovernment set back over Independent Living Fund

I was part of a successful legal challenge to the Tory-Lib Dem government decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by April 2015, writes Stuart Bracking.

TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson


spotNHS crumbling in Con-Dem Britain

spotBenefit sanction figures expose Tory lies

On 6 November, the DWP issued figures for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants sanctioned under new rules brought in from October last year, and last June, writes an advice centre worker.

spotAbolish the bedroom tax

As we go to press, a Labour motion calling for the bedroom tax to be abolished at once is being debated in parliament

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax, photo Lash

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax, photo Lash


spotLabour blocks living wage

spotThem & Us

Forever and ever: Austerity set to last until 2020? Wrong! It’s going to persist until 2030 according to rapacious capitalist bean counters, PwC. This forecast exceeds David Cameron’s sanguine perspective of austerity

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spotTUSC: We need councillors who refuse to implement cuts

Councils have experienced one of the biggest government ‘departmental cuts’ with 27% slashed by 2014-15 compared to 2009-10

Hackney Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates, photo Hackney TUSC

Hackney Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates, photo Hackney TUSC


Socialist Party workplace news

spotBAE takes the axe to shipyards: Defend every job

The shocking news that 1,775 jobs will go at BAE in Glasgow, Fife, Bristol and Portsmouth has angered thousands of workers, writes Chris Pickett, Portsmouth Trades Council, personal capacity.

BAE Shipyard in Govan, Glasgow, photo by wiki commons: user:bjmullan

BAE Shipyard in Govan, Glasgow, photo by wiki commons: user:bjmullan


spotNationalise to defend the shipyards

spotPortsmouth BAE workers rally to defend all jobs

spotProbation officers plan more action

spotTesco drivers fight on

spotVote for Martin Powell-Davies

NSSN lobby and rally of the TUC congress 2013 -  Martin Powell Davies, photo Paul Mattsson

NSSN lobby and rally of the TUC congress 2013 – Martin Powell Davies, photo Paul Mattsson


spotBlacklist Support Group demonstrates

Blacklist Support Group demo, new hospital, Alder Hay, photo Harry Smith


spotWorkplace news in brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotUS election campaigns: Socialists make history

The US is seen as the home of capitalism, the world’s richest and most powerful nation. But it is also home to millions of working class people who are struggling to get by, let alone live the American Dream

Kshama sawant and Ty Moore, photo by Socialist Alternative (USA)

Kshama sawant and Ty Moore, photo by Socialist Alternative (USA)


spotSri Lanka: spotlight on a blood-stained regime

With the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) taking place from 10 to 17 November all eyes are on Sri Lanka

Tamil Solidarity protest scored a victory when Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa canceled his speaking engagement (13-06-2012), , photo Sarah Sachs Eldridge

Tamil Solidarity protest scored a victory when Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa canceled his speaking engagement (13-06-2012), photo Sarah Sachs Eldridge


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotA small victory for democratic rights

Socialist Party members in east London are celebrating a small but important victory over Labour-run Newham council’s effective ban on public campaign stalls in the borough, writes Simon Carter.

Waltham Forest: campaigners scored a previous victory with a mass stall protest for the right to campaign, photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

Waltham Forest: campaigners scored a previous victory with a mass stall protest for the right to campaign, photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge


spotYoung workers say: Zero hours no way!

spotSocialism 2013 feedback

Further to the reports in last week’s issue of the Socialist on the hugely successful Socialist Party’s annual weekend of discussion and debate, Socialism 2013, the Socialist has received some more positive feedback from readers

spotSouth African socialist speaks in South Wales

The meeting room in central Cardiff was packed with trade unionists and young socialists to hear Mametlwe Sebei, of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM, the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in South Africa) – active in supporting the South African miners’ strikes and building the new Workers and Socialist Party (WASP)

spotTUSC film showing – Riot from Wrong

Hackney and Islington Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) held a very successful showing of the film ‘Riot from Wrong’ and presented some of its candidates for the 2014 council elections

Socialist Party reviews

spotRussell Brand – reasons to be cheerful

Sometimes celebrities and popular figures reflect a mood in society at a particular moment without being fully conscious themselves of what they are expressing, writes Nancy Taaffe, Prospective TUSC candidate for 2014 council elections.

spotPlay review: Sandpits Avenue/League of St George

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