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The Socialist issue 945

19 April 2017

Tories out!

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The Socialist issue 945

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What we think

spotDefeat the millionaires’ Tory government

Jeremy Corbyn must fight the election with socialist policies: Theresa May’s decision to call a general election reflects the government’s weakness in the face of a rising tide of anger in Britain


Socialist Party news and analysis

spot900 carers quit a day – nationalise social care now

Over 900 carers quit every day last year in England

spotFight the Sun’s bigoted lies

Once again, self-styled ‘man of the people’ Kelvin MacKenzie is making the news with more anti-working class smears against the people of Liverpool

spotBenefits workers oppose ‘rape clause’ and two-child limit

The prospect of explaining this inhumane process to women who have already experienced horrific trauma is unacceptable

spotJoint struggle can stop tuition fee interest hike

Millions of students and former students will be affected by an increase in interest rates on their student loans

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Cutters get half a billion; care cut by £142 a person. £15 million payday for health secretary; 500 ambulances turned back from A&Es

Jobstown Not Guilty

spotProtest is not a crime: back Jobstown Not Guilty

On 24 April the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation will begin

Save our NHS

spotWhat kind of movement is needed to save our NHS?

The life and death struggle for the future of the NHS, against the onslaught of cuts and privatisation, has now entered a new phase.


International socialist news and analysis

spotTrump escalates geopolitical tensions on Korean peninsula

Donald Trump’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase on 6 April, during a round of “beautiful chocolate cake” with China’s president Xi Jinping, marks a reckless and dangerous escalation of tensions

spotTurkey: constitutional referendum result a pyrrhic victory for Erdogan

Officially the ‘Yes’ side narrowly won with 51% of the vote, giving President Recep Erdogan dictatorial powers including the authority to dissolve parliament

spotFrench presidential election: Mélenchon campaign gains momentum

Mélenchon’s hour-long speech was punctuated throughout with cries from the crowd of “résistance” and, addressed to the liberal elite political class, “dégagez” (make way!)

spotRelaunch of socialistworld.net

Workplace news and analysis

spotCWU conference: fight Royal Mail pension attack

This year’s Communication Workers Union conference takes place against the backdrop of the latest wholesale attack by Royal Mail on its workers’ pensions

spotWorkers sailing to victory on Woolwich ferry

Unite and GMB trade union members employed by Briggs Marine on the Woolwich Ferry have scored another win in their battle to improve conditions and fight bullying and harassment

spotPCS ballot papers out: vote Democracy Alliance

PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate

spotWeapons workers continue pension strike

Picket lines surrounded entrances at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston and Burghfield on 10 April as Unite the Union members voted emphatically to continue their pension strike

spotMood for a fightback at education conferences

The main theme at the Easter conferences of the education unions NUT, ATL and NASUWT is one of a fightback taking place

spotPicturehouse cinema strike spreads

Dulwich Picturehouse became the sixth site in the cinema chain to take strike action for the living wage on 15 April

spotNational Shop Stewards Network conference 2017

Socialist readers’ comments and reviews

spotMass movements, not ‘fringe cultures’, can win feminist change

Non-fiction review – ‘Why I am not a feminist’: We have seen and will see mass movements of women and men against capitalism and sexism. But sadly, in this book, Jessa Crispin seems to conclude that we are not up to the task

spotBuses and buggies: a driver speaks

Reader’s comment: Workers and poor people who use public transport shouldn’t have to squabble with each other. Wheelchair users, parents with buggies and bus drivers are not enemies

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Poverty is pricey; term-time trips; Blairites’ Syria scandal.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spotTUSC backs RMT Save Our Guards campaign, while local Labour Party blocks debate

The RMT transport workers’ union has made a direct appeal to Steve Rotheram MP, the Labour candidate in the Mersyside ‘metro-mayor’ contest, to guarantee that there will be a second safety-critical crew member aboard every Merseyrail train

spotEnergetic start to TUSC local election campaigning

Swansea TUSC activists are spreading their anti-austerity message


spotDoncaster mayoral election: Socialist Steve campaign diary

… Rikki, who asked for more info on the TUSC website after getting a flyer, meets us to discuss getting involved – he’s bringing two mates to the next Socialist Party meeting…

spotTUSC council candidate vows never to go to the ‘dark side’!

Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services

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