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The Socialist issue 918

28 September 2016

#CorbynWins: No compromise on fighting austerity

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The Socialist issue 918

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#CorbynWins

spotConsolidate the Corbyn victory

What we think: Refound Labour as a democratic, socialist, anti-austerity party.

spotLabour Party conference: campaigning to reinstate socialist ideas

#CorbynWins: When Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership re-election victory was announced, members of the Socialist Party were on the streets of Liverpool engaging with Labour Party conference delegates, visitors and the public.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spot#CorbynWins: New tasks for TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) was set-up in 2010 to push forward the process of re-establishing a mass party for working class political representation. With Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour leader, Socialist Party executive member and TUSC’s national election agent Clive Heemskerk examines what role TUSC should play in the next period.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTheresa May attacks migrants and refugees

Theresa May’s speech at the United Nations, trying to blame destitute migrants for eroding support for refugees, is part of a cynical attack on the right to asylum.

spotOne million victims of ‘rogue’ landlords

A million renters are suffering at the hands of ‘rogue landlords’, finds a report for housing charity Shelter.

spot£46m spent on suspending public sector workers

Bosses in the public sector have spent £46 million suspending workers over the past three years.

spotStudents late and hungry due to privatised trains

Just weeks after Jeremy Corbyn was taken to task by the media for highlighting overcrowding on trains under privatisation, more evidence has emerged of its effects.

spotSocialist speaks at UN

spotWhat We Saw

Socialist Liverpool FC supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly recently unveiled its new banner. As well as combining Liverpool and Everton colours, the banner prominently features Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. It also backs foodbanks and carries union endorsements.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including pension plunderers and coaster crimes.

Socialist Party youth and students

spot“Suspended adulthood” the norm for young people

A damning study by the Young Women’s Trust has found that 18 to 30 year olds are living in a “suspended adulthood” due to a combination of lack of work and low pay.

spotSocialist Students launched in USA

Student members of Socialist Alternative, the Socialist Party’s co-thinkers in the United States, have officially launched Socialist Students, a nationwide initiative to help build a socialist movement in schools and on campuses across the country. Elan Axelbank, a student in New Jersey and member of Socialist Alternative, explains why.

spotKnowsley: No A-level education on offer

In an area with such poverty and neglect as Knowsley, Merseyside, its shocking that no A-levels course will be on offer anymore.

spotSetting out our stall… reports of campus campaigning

Reports from Socialist Students activities at freshers fairs as universities go back.

Battle of Cable Street

spotCable Street: When workers united and fought the fascist threat at Cable Street

This month marks the 80th anniversary of what has gone down in history as the Battle of Cable Street. On 4 October 1936 thousands of workers across the East End of London rose up to prevent a march through their areas by the uniformed thugs of Oswald Mosley’s fascists.

Black History Month

spotBlack history month and its relevance today

In the next five issues the Socialist will carry a series of articles for Black history month. Here Bharathi Subramaniam, a member of the Socialist Party’s black and Asian group, comments on racism and capitalist society.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotThe guard stays on the train after the RMT defeats ScotRail bosses

After a major campaign of strike action over the summer, ScotRail guards have won a big victory in their fight to keep the conductor on the train. This breakthrough proves that determined strike action works.

spotJunior doctors’ strikes off – coordinated action needed

Left isolated by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) after almost a year of struggle, battered by a wave of vicious media bile, added to by threats from the General Medical Council and sections of the medical establishment, the BMA Junior Doctors Committee has called off the proposed five-day strikes by junior doctors set for October, November and December.

spotVictory for firefighters facing dismissal in Manchester

Over 50 Fire Brigades Union (FBU) reps from around Greater Manchester met, along with FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack and President Alan McLean, to discuss their response to the outrageous move by Greater Manchester Fire Authority to sack its entire workforce. Now the fire authority has backed down and withdrawn the threat of mass dismissal and agreed to re-enter negotiations.

spotThe Ritzy strikes back

Buoyed by Jeremy Corbyn’s crushing victory over the Blairites, striking Ritzy cinema workers walked out and created a loud, bustling picket lines that shut down the Brixton cinema at midday on 24 September mirroring their previous strike two years ago.

spotNapo conference 2016: Bloodied but unbowed!

It is two years since Chris Grayling smashed up and sold off over half the probation service. While this act of vandalism has left many feeling bloodied we remain unbowed.

spotUnison Broad Left meeting

On 23 and 24 September Unison’s South East region held their ‘strategy weekend’ for 2016 in Woking, Surrey, involving around 70 activists.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotNewcastle: Socialist Party defies ban to counter the far-right

Socialist Party members from Tyneside defied an outrageous ban imposed by Newcastle Unites (NU) to join a counter-demo against the far-right English Defence league on 24 September. With our Socialist Party banner and placards held high we were the most distinct group on the march.

spotSocialism 2016: Get face to face with the socialists!

A weekend of discussion and debate 12 & 13 November – Central London: You should come to Socialism 2016 because it will be an event crammed with discussion and debate on all this and on the most important question in the world – how we can change it.

spotNHS heart centre campaign intensifies

The fight to stop the closure of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, stepped up a gear following a hugely successful public meeting on 24 September.

spotWashdyke v Shoreline: the housing battle in Immingham

More than 60 residents from the Washdyke flats estate made the short journey to the Immingham resource centre to voice their objection to the demolition of their homes by Shoreline, the housing association that North-East Lincolnshire Labour council has outsourced social housing to.

spotPedal power pounds

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