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The Socialist issue 849

25 March 2015

A voice for the 99%

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The Socialist issue 849

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotA voice for the 99%

Read the Socialist – Join the Socialist Party: When people are losing their homes because of the bedroom tax, when 93,000 children are homeless, when parents in this country have gone without food so their children could have something to eat, when cuts and privatisation in the NHS threaten people’s lives..

photo David Smith

photo David Smith


spotDefend the NHS

spotOsborne’s total eclipse

spotTory candidate attempted to divide community

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotIsrael-Palestine: Likud election victory

New coalition will face chain of unresolved crises and bitter struggles: Likud, faced with a background of growing discontent and revulsion against its rule, strove to mobilise the most reactionary elements in society, particularly the far-right settlers’ movement, to win elections.

spotIreland: Mass protest against austerity charges

Elections 2015

spotReject the austerity lies

Join the socialist fightback! The Socialist Party’s central message in the 2015 elections is this: austerity is not necessary and there is an alternative – a socialist alternative

Reject austerity lies!, photo Paul Mattsson

Reject austerity lies!, photo Paul Mattsson


spotInspired by Bob Crow to stand for TUSC

Joseph Mambuliya is chair of the RMT London Underground cleaners grade committee, and is standing for TUSC in Barking

spotFighting against the cuts for the most vulnerable

spotAttempt to exclude TUSC from Leicester hustings

spotSocialist Party election appeal 2015

“Good luck to you all” from Teresa Mackay, with a donation of £75, brings us almost up to £40,000 paid in

Socialist Party workplace news

spotAnti-blacklisting leader arrested at Hilton protest

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested on the peaceful protest of 40 construction workers and their supporters outside the Construction News Awards in the Hilton Hotel in central London’s Park Lane

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested at Hilton protest

Blacklist Support Group secretary Dave Smith was arrested at Hilton protest


spotLewisham: Marching against academies

spotRefuse workers strike against wages theft

spotUnite conference hears how zero-hours were beaten

Unite Women’s Conference heard about the potential power of women in the workplace when Socialist Party member Sara Kasab moved the motion on zero-hour contracts

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFighting racism, austerity and capitalism

Black and Asian people are at the sharp end of austerity. There has been a 50% increase in long-term unemployment for young black people since 2010

TUSC prospective candidates on the national march against racism, photo Paul Mattsson

TUSC prospective candidates on the national march against racism, photo Paul Mattsson


spotSaving libraries: it’s a page-turner!

Socialist Party review

spotTV review: Suffragettes Forever!

Katrine Williams of Cardiff Socialist Party reviews BBC TV’s ‘Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power’

Socialist history

spotHow we defeated Thatcher’s poll tax

25 years since the poll tax battle: The battle against the so-called ‘poll tax’ was one of the biggest movements of working people against a modern British government. Millions refused to pay; many millions more simply could not afford to pay

Poll Tax protests in Scotland 1989, photo Steve Gardiner

Poll Tax protests in Scotland 1989, photo Steve Gardiner


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