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The Socialist issue 876

29 October 2015

Unite to fight divided Tories

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The Socialist issue 876

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotUnite to fight divided Tories

Tory plans to cut tax credits are causing uproar throughout society. But divisions at the top show just how weak this government is.

spot‘Momentum’ must mobilise for real and lasting change

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spotHinkley deal – no point in nuclear

The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor – a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.

spotSugar tax debate misses real causes of poor diet

After weeks of criticism, Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt released the report ‘Sugar reduction: the evidence for action’ on 22 October.

spotFirst new grammar school in 50 years bolsters elitism

Labour attempted to ban new grammar schools in 1998. The Tories have allowed one in Kent – by labelling it an ‘expansion’ of an existing school.

spotThem & Us

High street retail group Monsoon Accessorize was caught paying more than a quarter of its UK store staff below the minimum wage

spotWhat we saw

What better way to communicate with adults about pensions than with a multi-million-pound computer-generated soft toy?

International socialist news and analysis

spotIsraeli government fans the flames of conflict

This has been the deadliest month in the national conflict since the war on Gaza in summer 2014.

spotCWI news in brief

On 24 October the homes of several members of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI, Sweden) as well as a party office in Gothenburg were fire bombed

Socialist Party youth and students

spotWhat are the lessons of the 2010 student movement?

Five years ago, Britain’s streets erupted in mass student protests. Now, as thousands are again preparing to march in defence of education, the shadow of 2010 looms large.

spotSouth African student solidarity demo

The power of protest was clear on 23 October. Angry students gave orders to a senior diplomat and prevented the arrest of a peaceful demonstrator.

spotStudents march in Leeds for free education

Workplace news and analysis

spotSteel industry and the battle for jobs

Massive cuts and closures in UK steel reflect the fragility of the world economy. But workers and communities don’t have to accept them as inevitable.

spotFor a fighting and democratic Unison general secretary, vote Roger Bannister

Socialist Party member Roger Bannister is standing for election as general secretary of Unison.

spotMorrisons workers deserve fair pay and conditions

spotHull council in aggressive attack on union convenors

Hull City Council, run by Labour, is pre-empting the Tories’ trade union bill by issuing a redundancy notice known as a ‘188 notice’ which threatens the council’s five full time union convenors.

spotKill the Bill!

The TUC lobby of Parliament on 2 November needs to mark a major change in the fight against the Tory anti-trade union bill.

spotWorkplace news in brief

5,000 junior doctors descended on Newcastle from across the North East on 24 October.

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotFilm review: Suffragette

New film Suffragette is a partial view of working class women’s fight for the vote.

spotTeachers and ‘growth mindset’

How can we help students excel? In schools up and down the country, teacher training sessions are taking place on ‘growth mindset’.

spotTownsend Productions presents two critically acclaimed pieces of socialist theatre

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists / United We Stand

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFund the fight for socialism at home and internationally

Can you make a donation to the Socialism 2015 finance appeal? We are aiming to raise £25,000 and set a record total for our annual fighting fund.

spotTUSC councillor calls for local Labour to back Corbyn’s anti-cuts stance

Warrington TUSC councillor Kevin Bennett has called on the town’s Labour-controlled council to back Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity stance and vote against new cuts to council services.

spotHousing crisis on the agenda for Socialist Party in Reading

Reading and Bracknell Socialist Party held a well-attended public meeting on 21 October on the housing crisis.

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