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The Socialist issue 925

16 November 2016

It's Socialism or Trumpism - build a socialist alternative to defeat the right

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The Socialist issue 925

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It’s Socialism or Trumpism

spotTrump victory: Failure of the Democrat establishment

Working people, minorities and women must fight back: Following Donald Trump’s presidential victory we publish an analysis by Socialist Alternative (SA), our co-thinkers in the US, written by Philip Locker and Tom Crean.

spotLessons for Britain: Trump victory shows the right can’t beat the right

Urgent need to transform Labour into a party of the working class: Trump’s election as US president contains lessons for the left internationally.


Socialism 2016

spotSocialism 2016: Electrifying and powerful weekend puts socialism on the agenda

Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas – and how powerful they can be in action – electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops of the Socialism 2016 weekend.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotMass prison officer walkout over health and safety

The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.


spotDurham teaching assistants strike: 2,000 walk out

Almost 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs), Unison and ATL members, in County Durham struck on 8 and 9 November against the Labour council that is proposing to cut their wages.

spotLondon Underground: RMT wins victory

Tube workers’ union RMT has secured a victory for London Underground maintenance staff on pensions, pay and night tube working.

spotSteel workers’ pensions under threat again

Once again steel workers have been left reeling, bitterly disappointed and suffering from a deep sense of betrayal, since it was announced that Tata Steel will be closing the British Steel pension scheme in January.

spotDeliveroo couriers get organised

The Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union has launched a recruitment drive among Deliveroo couriers as part of its campaign to secure real employment rights for the food delivery drivers.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a bus drivers’ dispute, sweet factory walkout and the latest from Sheffield bin workers dispute.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSupport the campaign to readmit expelled socialists

75 socialists, with more than a thousand years’ membership of the Labour Party between them, have collectively applied to the Labour Party’s national executive committee (NEC) to be readmitted.

spotSecret hospital closures: bosses must come clean

NHS England has secret plans for closing A&Es and even a whole hospital, according to an investigation by the King’s Fund think-tank.

spot£1.5trn household debt – nationalise the banks!

The average adult in the UK is now a whopping £30,000 in debt. This is 113% of the average annual income. The total household debt in the UK has rocketed to over £1.5 trillion.

spotCourt win against bedroom tax not enough

Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories’ hated ‘bedroom tax’ benefit cap.

spotSuper-rich investigated

One third of ‘high net worth individuals’ are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs, says the National Audit Office.

Socialist Party youth and students

spotStudents and workers unite and fight!

“Students and workers: unite and fight!” This chant will ring out on London’s streets on 19 November.

Privatisation and the ‘race to the bottom’

spotPrivatisation and the ‘race to the bottom’

Feature about privatisation including: Casualisation in education, health service workers – a history of struggle and fighting trade unions – key to defending conditions.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton Labour must bin Tory cuts!

Southampton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigners, including Socialist Party members, staged a protest on 15 November outside the city’s civic centre against cuts to the weekly bin collection service.

spotCumbria: Stop axing care home places

Carlisle Socialist Party members handed in a 1,500-signature petition on 9 November demanding that Cumbria County Council scrap its plan to halve the number of care home places.

spotTUSC vindicated in censorship protest

As the democratic credentials of ‘official politics’ are being increasingly questioned, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) recently chalked up a modest victory against establishment efforts to prevent alternative voices from being heard.

spotBristol campaigners demand anti-austerity alternative

A letter has been sent to Bristol’s Labour Mayor Marvin Rees from Socialist Party member and former TUSC mayoral candidate Tom Baldwin on behalf of the Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance (BADACA).

Socialist readers’ comments and reviews

spotA Street Cat Named Bob: tale of neglect by capitalism

Film review: ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ is the heart-warming story of a man trying to beat addiction and homelessness with the support of his pet cat.

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.

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