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The Socialist issue 942

29 March 2017

NHS: protest, strike, occupy to win

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The Socialist issue 942

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What we think

spotUnite against terror, racism and war

A wave of shock followed yet another horrific terrorist attack. This time in the centre of London, Wednesday’s mowing down of people using a vehicle comes after atrocities in Berlin and Nice


Socialist Party news and analysis

spotNHS: protest, strike, occupy to win!

“Whose NHS? OUR NHS!” It belongs to us, and we won’t let them take it away. A massive, TUC-organised demo and coordinated strikes by health workers could stop the Tories in their tracks.

spotNo to racist scapegoating: oppose the far right

In the wake of the horrific Westminster terrorist attack, far-right groups are attempting to divide communities by stepping up their scapegoating of Muslims.

spotTop banks post 67% of profits in tax havens – nationalise the banks!

Between them, HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Lloyds, and Standard Chartered reported profits of £9 billion in tax havens – a massive 67% of their total.

spotPrescription and dental charges to rise again – fight for a free NHS!

spotHomelessness agencies accused of being complicit in coercive deportations

Homelessness agencies, including St Mungos, are identified as complicit in immigration raids and a process that results in some of London’s most vulnerable people “disappearing into a nightmare of indefinite detention and deportation.”

spotLeeds Labour councillors resign over cuts

As Leeds Labour Council geared up to pass its latest budget cuts of £75.3 million, the cracks that had been appearing in the Labour group over the last few months finally resulted in a split.

spotTimes makes call for Tory entryism

A senior Tory speechwriter has openly called for Conservatives to infiltrate Labour to undermine the left.

spotMartin McGuinness: from IRA leader to Stormont minister

Russian revolution 1917-2017

spotApril 1917: how the Bolsheviks reorientated

On 3 April 1917, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin returned to Russia from exile. Lenin’s arrival turned the Bolshevik party upside down and changed the course of history.

Workplace news and analysis

spotDoncaster: snap strike by posties pushes bully bosses back

“Yesterday we were under their spell, today they’re under ours”


spotOver a thousand march with Durham TAs against 23% pay cut

“Who are we? Durham TAs! What do we want? Fair pay! When do we want it? Now!”

spotJoin the 31 March PCS pay protest

PCS, is calling on members to turn 31 March into a day of protest against the pay cap

spotBridgend Ford overtime stoppage in sourcing dispute

Bridgend Ford workers have sent a huge statement of intent to Ford by not being available for overtime. They are telling Ford: come to the table and commit to sourcing that makes the plant viable for all those who want to work in it, or there will be action.

spotForest Hill school in Lewisham fights back

National Union of Teachers members had their first day of strike action on 21 March. As one picket line banner read, it’s ‘not our deficit’. Why should students and staff suffer?

spotDispute against backdoor privatisation of mental health services

Jobs and services are at risk in a London mental health trust as a result of a planned restricting of a psychological therapies service

spotBallot papers go out in Unite elections

spotFujitsu strikes: Manchester and Warrington

Workers at Fujitsu were on strike again today across the country in their fight against job losses and pay cuts

spotDeliveroo victory in Leeds

Deliveroo riders in Leeds are celebrating the reinstatement of two riders who were sacked and the reinstatement of the regular hours of five other riders

spotTUSC backs RMT struggle against Merseyrail

Merseyside Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) deplores the refusal of Labour-run Merseyrail to engage in constructive negotiations with the RMT and we continue to offer our full support to the union

Socialist readers’ comments and reviews

spotUniversal Credit is making the housing crisis worse

The roll-out of the ‘Universal Credit’ benefits system seems to be making an already desperate social housing situation a whole lot worse

spotSave Cardiff’s live music venues

Cardiff council has cut essential public services and facilities, and attacked other cultural institutions such as the library. Now it is coming for our fun as well

spotWomen need secure jobs and equal pay, not patronising ‘returnships’

The Tory government has announced £5 million of investment in ‘returnships’: internships targeted at women who left work to raise a family

spotWhy I Joined: “I joined Socialist Party to campaign to save the NHS”

I was first attracted to the Socialist Party by the ongoing campaign to save the NHS

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors: Bedroom tax trap, mansions v evictions, Tory terror hypocrisy, thanks to the Socialists.

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth Africa: Unity against poverty, crime and xenophobia

Over recent months a new wave of xenophobic violence has threatened to engulf South Africa.

spotBelarus: movement developing against regime

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotJobstown Not Guilty: defend the right to protest

An international day of solidarity with the ‘Jobstown Not Guilty’ campaign took place on 23 March with protests organised by the Committee for a Workers’ International in dozens of cities around the world

spotAngry march against Bradford council-approved incinerator

If this site is built we can expect a 180-foot-tall stack and toxic smoke covering the district. Around 60 wagons a day are expected to add to the pollution

spotGMB union should support anti-fracking campaigners in Fylde

The GMB union has issued a joint statement with the Chamber of Commerce calling on police to crack down on anti-fracking protesters in Fylde, Lancashire, where Cuadrilla is currently drilling for shale gas

spot“Save our Nurseries”, Tower Hamlets campaigners tell the council

“Save our Nurseries!” This was the chant of local campaigners, mostly women and mothers, who lobbied a full council meeting in Tower Hamlets town hall, east London

spotSouth Yorkshire Freedom Riders celebrate three years of fighting

By demonstrating and organising mass ‘freedom rides’ on trains and refusing to pay, we have won free travel for the disabled and half fare for pensioners

spotMemorial meeting remembers Bernard Roome

Speakers brought Bernard’s history in the socialist, labour and trade union movement to life with emotional and inspiring speeches and contributions

spotSave Plymouth’s libraries!

To show our opposition to the planned closure of ten of Plymouth’s 17 libraries, Socialist Party members will join community campaigners in attending the last in a series of consultation meetings

spotMay Day greetings in the Socialist

Discount for advanced payment coming up fast – pay by 5pm on Friday 31 March for 25% off! Help fund the best workers’ newspaper in England and Wales by placing a May Day greeting in the Socialist

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