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The Socialist issue 844

18 February 2015

Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits

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The Socialist issue 844

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotWorkers’ pay down £2,500… Bosses’ pay up £700,000

Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits: Feeling the pinch? Cutting back on spending? Wondering how you’ll make it to the end of the month? You’re not alone. Workers everywhere are struggling with stagnating wages and rising prices

Workers' pay down £2.5k - Bosses' pay up £700k

Workers’ pay down £2.5k – Bosses’ pay up £700k


spotHSBC tax dodging scandal

spotHow the super-rich get away with it

“Tax avoidance – everyone does it.” That is according to multimillionaire, former hedge fund manager and Tory donor, Lord Fink

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party congress

spotPreparing the forces to fight capitalist austerity

On 14-15 February, branch delegates and visitors gathered at 2015 Socialist Party congress to discuss and debate the key political developments internationally and in Britain, and to map out the party’s tasks over the next 12 months

Watford Socialist Party member Sajith Attepuram, photo Senan

Watford Socialist Party member Sajith Attepuram, photo Senan


International socialist news and analysis

spotGreece: If the Troika does not back down?

Let the Greek people decide! The stand-off between the Greek Syriza government and the European Union (EU) finance ministers is continuing

spot“Dogs of war” unleashed against water tax movement

“Call off the dogs of war on people in Jobstown.” These were the words of Socialist Party TD (member of parliament) Ruth Coppinger when she challenged the Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Joan Burton in the Dáil (Irish parliament) on 12 February

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spot “Vote for hope and an alternative”

Ex-Labour councillor stands for TUSC in Harrow: Nana Asante, former Labour mayor and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) prospective parliamentary candidate in Harrow East, spoke to the Socialist, writes Why did the split occur in the Labour Party in Harrow?.

Nana Asante speaking at the 2014 TUSC conference, photo Paul Mattsson

Nana Asante speaking at the 2014 TUSC conference, photo Paul Mattsson


spot“I want to tell the truth about the crime of austerity”

Nancy Taaffe, TUSC’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Walthamstow, spoke to the Socialist

spotSocialist Party election appeal

Socialist Party workplace news

spotSupport the firefighters

Pensions strike and demo, 25 February: Firefighters in the FBU union will be striking for 24 hours from 7am on 25 February in their battle against government changes to pensions

Firefighters protesting in Leicester over pension changes, photo Steve Score

Firefighters protesting in Leicester over pension changes, photo Steve Score


spotLewisham: striking against ‘academisation’

NUT union members from Sedgehill and the three Prendergast Federation schools, in Lewisham, south London, came out on strike on 12 February against the threat of forced ‘academisation’

spotLondon bus strike suspended – prepare for more action

spotProtest wins reinstatement of Crossrail worker

spotTories’ probation disaster

spotFighting for a £10 minimum wage

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFighting racism with Solidarity Street

Over the last six months, hundreds of local people have backed our call to boycott “Immigration Street”

spotLabour council to deal ‘savage blow’ to Coventry

On 24 February, councillors in Coventry will deal a savage blow to our city. They will vote on a budget making £15 million in cuts

spotCampaign news in brief

spotMay Day greetings with the Socialist

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spot“Driver, why are you late?”

When I was new to bus driving, it wound me up when bus controllers asked: “Driver, why are you late?” I’m driving a busy bus in lots of traffic and the timetable is almost impossible to keep to

Clapton bus garage, photo Paul Mattsson

Clapton bus garage, photo Paul Mattsson


spotDecades of disastrous and bloody interventions

spotShallow look at racist far right

TV review – Angry, White and Proud: Jamie Roberts’ Channel 4 documentary claimed to shine a spotlight on Britain’s far-right today

spotIndividual registration excludes voters…

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