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The Socialist issue 789

20 November 2013

Seattle: 90,000 votes for socialist change

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The Socialist issue 789

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International socialist news and analysis

spotSeattle: 90,000 votes for socialist change

4,500 miles away, in Seattle USA, the possibility of building a mass electoral voice for working class people has been glimpsed

Kshama Sawant, photo Socialist Alternative

spotVictory for socialist in Seattle!

Kshama Sawant Campaign poster, photo Socialist Alternative

spotPhilippines: Typhoon damage worsened by capitalism

Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’ in the Philippines) has caused destruction on a massive scale. This storm was three times more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, which killed 1,400 people in the United States

spotSri Lanka: Cameron’s empty promise of war inquiry

Prime Minister David Cameron recently shook the blood-stained hand of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotDrive the profit vultures out of our NHS

The vultures are no longer circling our National Health Service (NHS). They have swooped in and are tearing it apart. Billions of pounds in profits are being bled from the NHS by private healthcare companies

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

spotFight the Tory witch-hunt against Unite

spotStudents must ‘fight for the right to fight’

Footage published on the Guardian website provides categorical evidence of paid informants being used to target peaceful protest groups and student activists, just two days after London students were violently confronted by police

spotLabour MPs absent in bedroom tax vote

On 12 November the Labour Party put forward an opposition day motion in the Commons calling for the immediate ending of the bedroom tax

spotThem & Us

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spotWe need you to stand against cuts

In the weeks running up to Christmas, local authorities around the country will be announcing more savage cuts to local services

spotTUSC byelection candidates: opposing all cuts

Socialist Party workplace news

spotUnite sector conferences: Union delegates seek strategy for resistance

Unite the Union held its biennial sector conferences from 11 to 14 November. They took place in the midst of attacks on the union’s methods of campaigning from the Tories, the capitalist press and Labour

spotPortsmouth: ‘Save the yards, nationalise’

The fight to save jobs at Portsmouth dockyards continued on 16 November with 300 trade unionists giving support and solidarity

Part of the 16 November demo to save Portsmouth shipyards, photo Dave Carr

spotFirefighters determined to fight on

A picketer at Leyton fire station, London, 13.11.13, photo Sarah Wrack

spotGlasgow strike builds momentum

spotUPS workers resist bad working conditions

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotBedroom tax: Words are cheap – we need action now!

On 12 November I was part of the lobby that met in the House of Commons prior to the vote on Labour’s motion to scrap the bedroom tax

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash

spotBirmingham children’s services – a victim of cuts

Birmingham city council’s Children’s Services Department faces the real threat of being taken over and possibly privatised by the hated government education minister Michel Gove if the upcoming Ofsted inspection fails to find significant improvements

spotCampaign Opposing Police Surveillance launched

spotOne thousand march against EDL

spotPortsmouth: 30 students debate to vote or not to vote?

More than 30 people attended the 12 November Socialist Students discussion at the University of Portsmouth over the impact of Russell Brand expressing socialist views

spot‘Labour is indistinguishable from the Tories’

I have recently left the Labour Party and joined the Socialist Party. I joined Labour because I confused my hatred of the Tories with the hope that Labour would one day stand up for working people

spotPat Cross: 1935-2013

Obituary: It’s with great sadness I have to announce that Daphne (aka Pat) Cross passed away peacefully on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at 12.30pm

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotJFK assassination: Who gained?

Andy Ford reviews The Dark Side of Lyndon Baines Johnson by Joachim Joesten.

spotWe need a real energy bill revolution

Soaring prices of gas and electricity make the onset of winter a season of dread. So I was pleased to come across a campaign called Energy Bill Revolution


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