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The Socialist issue 871

23 September 2015

Organise to fight cuts

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The Socialist issue 871

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotCorbyn under fire …. Organise to fight cuts!

To ensure the anti-austerity politics that have won Corbyn such support are not imprisoned with just a few isolated individuals within the Labour Party leadership, his supporters must get organised.

spotCameron must go

Allegedly, Prime Minister David Cameron fibbed about political sugar daddy Lord Ashcroft’s filching ‘non-dom’ tax status. So says the peer himself. Time to kick out all these corrupt establishment politicians.

spotRefugees brutalised by thug EU governments

The refugee crisis has taken an even more harrowing turn. European states have closed their borders to prevent desperate people from entering their countries.

spotLiverpool’s Labour mayor took pay for job he no longer did

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson continued to receive thousands from a local school – for two years longer than he worked there.

spotPrying Conservatives demand yet more powers to invade our privacy

Alarmingly, Tory ministers are preparing to increase their surveillance powers. A new bill would grant near-total access to our private online and electronic communications.

spotThem & Us

Short dispatches on the different worlds of workers and the rich. ‘Pig Gate’, death caused by ‘fit to work’ assessment, hero cabin crew pay cut.

spotWhat we saw

Rob Williams, chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, got a mention in parliament recently.

Socialist Party feature

spotFight for a real living wage for all!

The seemingly never ending vicious cuts have been hitting us so hard that for many of us survival is a struggle, writes £10 an hour minimum wage now.

International socialist news and analysis

spotGreece: Widespread abstention dominates election

On 20 September, Syriza was returned to power in a snap general election and is set to share power again with the right-wing Independent Greeks. What does this mean for Greece’s anti-austerity left?

spotAustralia: Turnbull deposes Abbot to become PM

Malcolm Turnbull became Australia’s fourth prime minister in just over two years after deposing Tony Abbot as leader of the ruling right-wing Liberal Party, this month.

spotInternational news in brief

Short stories on workers’ struggles around the world. Political policing in Ireland, strike against Finland’s government, election campaign in Hong Kong.

Workplace news and analysis

spotTUC debates action to defeat anti-trade union bill

The potential difficulty for the Trade Union Congress in developing a serious strategy to defeat the anti-union bill could be seen by the leaders’ reservations to call strikes against it.

spotNominate Roger Bannister for Unison general secretary

We cannot accept Labour councillors continuing to slash jobs and services. Roger Bannister will use the general secretary campaign as a platform to ignite this debate within the union.

spotTraffic wardens strike for better pay

Traffic wardens employed by private service provider NSL in Camden are to hold a seven-day pay strike starting 23 September.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. ‘Kill the Bill’ meetings, environment research council strikes, Open University job threats and victimised postal union rep John Vasey.

Socialist Party review

spotTV review: This is England ’90

Rudi Abdallah, Waltham Forest Socialist Party, reviews the first episode of This is England ’90.

Socialist history

spot1985: police murder sparks Brixton riot

30 years ago, the police shot blameless mother Cherry Groce. We look back on the murder and ensuing riots.

Socialist Party youth and students

spotOrganise the student fightback!

March against the Tories 4 October. Join the national student demo 4 November. Fight for student strikes.

spotGood response to Nottingham Socialist Students

Nottingham Socialist Students had a good response at the first freshers fair of the year.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotLondon protesters demand affordable housing

Chants of “Repopulate, the Carpenters Estate” reverberated around Stratford on 19 September as around three hundred demonstrators marched to mark one year since Focus E15 campaigners occupied four flats on the Carpenters Estate.

spotSocialism back on the agenda in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton and Black Country Socialist Party held its first public rally in many years on 17 September after 12 months of building in the area.

spotTower Hamlets housing campaign lobbies council

Residents from the Isle of Dogs lobbied Tower Hamlets Council on 16 September asking for support for their campaign against redevelopment plans by One Housing Group.

spotNorth Kent TUSC meeting

Around 60 people attended a TUSC rally in Chatham, hot on the heels of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory.

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