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The Socialist issue 791

4 December 2013

Corporate killers - nationalise the bix six energy companies

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The Socialist issue 791

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotCorporate Killers!

End fuel poverty: The bosses of the ‘big six’ energy companies should be in the dock. 31,000 extra people, mostly pensioners, died last winter

Nationalise the big six energy companies!


spotBoris – it’s the system, stupid

spotSNP’s white paper will not deliver decisive change

Yes to an independent socialist Scotland, no to a continuation of capitalist austerity

spotWe need mass house building

Not more subsidies for lenders and landlords! All the politicians say we need more housing. But new home ‘completions’ in England fell 8% to 107,910 in the year to September

spotBuild action to save our NHS!

Health service in crisis: The public health service is facing another severe crisis this winter as the Con-Dems’ and previous Labour governments’ policies continue to wreak havoc in the NHS

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotThe fight against low pay in the United States

Black Friday and beyond: In the US, low-wage workers, from fastfood to retail, have protested, picketed, and gone on strike multiple times this year to demand higher wages and rights on the job

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotKent: Unions and parents unite against all the cuts

Sixty people gathered outside County Hall in Maidstone on Monday 2 December, in protest against cuts to children’s centres across Kent, writes Dave Semple.

A young service user on the 2 December 2013


spotFracking comes North…

Fracking has come to the Tories’ ‘desolate North’ – and with it the anti-fracking movement, which is beginning to strike roots in Salford, Greater Manchester

spotCouncil uses court against Bedroom Tax victims

Nottingham Defend Council Tax Benefit Campaign outside the court hearings, 21.11.13


spotSupport the fightback in Con-Dems’ Dickensian Britain

Socialist Party Christmas appeal: While wage cuts and fuel price rises are the norm for us, we can at least console ourselves that Britain is leading Europe in the number of bankers earning over €1 million

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spotLondon TUSC groups plan for 2014 elections

TUSC groups and committees are meeting all over London to put plans in place for the elections next year

Socialist Party workplace news

spotSave our fire service!

Hundreds are planning to march behind the Save Our Services banner on a demonstration on 7 December to save fire stations in Surrey

Surrey FBU area reps prepare for the 'save our fire service' march on 7 December, photo Paul Couchman


spotNpower job cuts must be fought!

Npower have now announced that its call centre in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, will close next June as part of a total of 1,400 workers being thrown on the scrap heap nationally

spotUniversities: second coordinated strike over pay

Univeristy of East London workers striking over pay on 31 December 2013, photo Pete Mason


spotLondon University: strike by support staff

IWGB strike at University of London , 27 and 28 November 2013, photo Ian Pattison


spotSupport striking St Mungos workers

Workers at St Mungo’s in Hitchin are staging a seven-day strike, the first strike in the hostel’s history

spotCivil service union calls for an end to violence in Jobcentres

A PCS union branch in Lincolnshire has appealed for an end to violence in local Jobcentres after a man was arrested following an incident involving a meat cleaver

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotIs workfare coming to Morrisons?

The government’s various workfare schemes force jobseekers to work for a company while being paid only their benefits

spotFilm review: Catching Fire

spotWhy I believe in socialism

Seventeen year old Matt, a new member of York Socialist Party, gave a speech on ‘why socialism’ at his school

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