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The Socialist issue 872

30 September 2015

Organise, strike, resist!

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The Socialist issue 872

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTUSC: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice

Over 200 people attended TUSC’s conference on 26th September, representing dozens of TUSC groups and the constituent parts of the anti-cuts electoral alliance. With serious and fraternal debate, the conference firmly asserted that TUSC has a vital role to play in the new political situation opened up by Corbyn’s win

spotSocialism is back!

Socialism is back. For decades the pro-capitalist establishment politicians that dominate parliament have told us that socialism is irrelevant and outmoded. Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader has started to change that.

spotFree school meals cut as poor children go hungry

Tories plan to starve working class kids by cutting universal free school meals for children under seven.

spotPollution cheat Volkswagen kills thousands for profit

Volkswagen, the world’s largest car maker, fraudulently fitted eleven million diesel engines with “defeat devices” to rig pollution tests, writes Richard Worth.

spotGouging boss demands price hike for life-saving drug

Ordinary people were shocked and disgusted by a gouging capitalist’s sudden 5,000% increase in the price of a life-saving drug last month, writes Michael Wrack, NHS healthcare assistant.

spotGravy-train Labour MP claims expenses to rent house next door

Money-grubbing Labour MP Pat McFadden has claimed over £21,000 expenses – to rent a house next to one he owns! The shadow Europe minister has access to three homes.

spotTower block residents defend homes

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Suicide-causing Wonga debt rates versus bank bailouts; David Cameron accused of getting huntsman mate off charges.

Socialist Party features

spotHow can we bring down the Tories?

The Socialist Party is confident that a massive anti-austerity movement can be built which would be capable of bringing this government down before the planned general election in 2020.

spotLessons from the past: Liverpool City Council 1983-87

From 1983 to 1987 Liverpool was led by supporters of Militant (predecessor of the Socialist), who at the time were members of the Labour Party. When faced with cuts from central government, they refused to pass them on.

spotGive us the resources to defeat the Tories

We are appealing to all our readers and supporters to make a donation to the Socialist Party. We depend solely on the support of ordinary people – the Socialist Party has no rich backers.

spotSubscribe to a paper by workers, for workers

The Socialist is an essential news source that you should be reading every week. By taking out a direct debit subscription you can get the brand new issue delivered straight to your door.

International socialist news and analysis

spotEU ministers squabble while refugees drown

As the horrors facing millions of refugees multiply, the splits between the leaders of the European Union demonstrate their inability to solve the crisis.

spotHungary’s xenophobic right-wing government

The Hungarian government led by Viktor Orban has been the most vociferous of any EU state in blocking the northward flow of refugees.

spotUSA: Socialists breaking ‘political stagnation’

Socialist Alternative Seattle city councillor, Kshama Sawant, is seeking re-election on 3 November.

spotKazakhstan: workers solidarity action

On 28 September a protest took place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of that company’s workers and its victimisation of activists.

Workplace news and analysis

spotJunior doctors fight government attacks

In another scandalous attack on the NHS, the government is pushing through a brutal new contract for junior doctors.

spotNominate Roger Bannister for Unison general secretary

Local government union Unison is facing huge challenges posed by a government hell-bent on imposing austerity. For this reason a strategy to defend local government is urgently needed.

spotHypocritical attacks on tube control room strike

Workers are fighting for fairer pay and status in line with their duties.

spotReview: Kill the Bill

This pamphlet provides a context for the struggle for workers’ rights against the attempts of the rich to curtail them.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Steel plant closure, bin pay freeze beaten, victimised postal union rep, printers’ strike.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotAnger and protest against fire service cuts in Leicestershire

A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.

spotCome to Socialism 2015

Calling all anti-austerians, trade unionists, Corbynistas, socialists and members of the 99%!


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