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The Socialist issue 846

4 March 2015

Housing crisis: Build homes - Cap rents

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The Socialist issue 846

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotHousing crisis: Build Homes – Cap Rents

There is a housing crisis in this country and it’s affecting you and me. We don’t know each other but we share one thing in common: we both need a roof over our heads

Waltham Forest TUSC supporters campaigning for rent control, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

Waltham Forest TUSC supporters campaigning for rent control, photo Waltham Forest TUSC


spotSocialist change to remedy climate change

Nationalise the giant corporations to fund millions of ‘green’ jobs: This week’s ‘It’s time to act’ march will see many thousands on the streets of London calling for meaningful action to combat devastating climate change

spotMan of straw – is cut to size

spotForbes list gives the lie to austerity – join the Socialists!

The Forbes rich list proves there’s no austerity for the super-rich, writes Sarah-Sachs Eldridge, Socialist Party national organiser.

spotThem & Us

International Women’s Day

spotWomen and new unionism: lessons for today

As women and men around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, women workers are bearing the brunt of austerity

Women workers have been at the forefront of the fight against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson

Women workers have been at the forefront of the fight against austerity, photo Paul Mattsson


International socialist news and analysis

spot50,000 march in Moscow after shooting of Nemtsov

The planned ‘anti-crisis’ march organised by Russia’s liberal opposition in Moscow was turned into a political protest against terror after one of the organisers, Boris Nemtsov, leader of the Russian Republican Party, was gunned down as he was walking past the Kremlin

2015 elections

spotTUSC councillors table ‘no-cuts’ budgets

TUSC-backed councillors in Leicester and Hull put forward anti-austerity budgets

Hull Red Labour group councillor Dean Kirk, photo Senan

Hull Red Labour group councillor Dean Kirk, photo Senan


spotThe Green Party has no answers

Natalie Bennett’s ‘mind blank’ interview: Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, has had a difficult time lately

spotBrighton council stuck in budget stalemate

Green-led Brighton council’s budget meeting on 26 February ended in a stalemate after five hours, with six Green councillors voting against their own party’s budget

spotDiscussion in United Left on stance in general election

spotDonate to fight the ‘grand coalition’

Socialist Party workplace news

spotFirefighters march though Westminster

Firefighters across England struck on Wednesday 25 February, and together with others from across the UK demonstrated outside parliament

3,000 firefighters protested over pension cuts and the fire minister misleading parliament, 25.02.15, photo Paul Mattsson

3,000 firefighters protested over pension cuts and the fire minister misleading parliament, 25.02.15, photo Paul Mattsson


spotStop the Crossrail sackings!

spotMore unions join Lewisham anti-academies strike

On 5 March, members of Lewisham National Union of Teachers in four schools will be on strike again, this time with the welcome addition of NASUWT and GMB union members in the schools

spotICO staff on strike for fair pay

spotBuild the left in CWU elections

Communication Workers Union (CWU) members will shortly be electing a new general secretary as well as national and sector executives

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotNewcastle united against far-right bigots

The UK franchise of far-right German anti-Muslim group Pegida organised a demonstration in Newcastle on 28 February

Socialist Party members and TUSC supporters on the Newcastle counter-demo against far-right group Pegida, photo Elaine Brunskill

Socialist Party members and TUSC supporters on the Newcastle counter-demo against far-right group Pegida, photo Elaine Brunskill


spotCampaign victory saves ten children’s centres

Liverpool TUSC congratulates Save Our Sure Start Children’s Centres for rescuing ten from closure. Their magnificent victory demonstrates clearly that an effective campaign can produce results

spotCampaigns news in brief

Northern conference: It is clear the Socialist Party Northern region is taking important steps forward in party building

spotMay Day greetings in the Socialist

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