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The Socialist issue 951

31 May 2017

For a Corbyn-led government

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The Socialist issue 951

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What we think

spotMobilise for a mass movement after 8 June

The closing of the opinion polls, even after the horrific Manchester bombing, has confounded all wings of the capitalist establishment. The Blairites in Labour are a key part of this coalition and they are just as terrified of the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being declared prime minister on 9 June.


spotHow can Corbyn’s programme be implemented?

Is Labour’s manifesto ‘costed’?

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotAfter 8 June: build the socialist fightback

Whatever the result of the general election, politics has been shaken up. But after the election the fight goes on!

spotWorkers warned BA boss of tech failure danger

spotFamilies to have £15,000 debt by 2020 – trade union action needed

The average family will be around £15,000 in debt by 2020, says the TUC. A Corbyn-led government would be an important step forward

spotTories and Blairites in pockets of big business: kick them out!

Are you a boss of an oil company? Make sure the Tories have your best interests at heart and donate. Six of the Tories’ largest donors have taken up this smashing offer

Fighting Tory schools cuts

spotStruggle can beat Tories’ outlandish 7% cuts to schools

The Conservatives’ manifesto pledges a slashing of school budgets unseen in generations

spotFighting Tory cuts to the schools budget

In many parts of England, education workers, parents and students have united in protest over their opposition to the Tory government slashing spending on schools

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth Africa: burning anger

The constant smoke from wood fires, as township residents attempt to keep warm from the freezing winter nights in their flimsy tin shacks, is just one of the reasons for the night-time smog surrounding Johannesburg

Workplace news and analysis

spotPCS conference: Confident delegates back fighting strategy and Jeremy Corbyn

PCS conference took place in the middle of the general election and delegates voted for motions that mean PCS will do all it can to work for a Jeremy Corbyn-led government

spotCertification officer confirms that Unison did break the rules in general secretary election

The complaint that right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis’s team breached the rule that forbids the use of union resources to campaign for any candidate in the election was upheld

spotGains for left in Unison national executive election

Unison Action increased the left’s vote to 29 seats. The Socialist Party increased our numbers on the NEC to seven

spotShortened GMB conference to hear pro-Corbyn and anti-austerity motions

There are a number of fairly militant motions, some of which contain demands overlapping with Socialist Party policies

spotStrike action to save Sheffield Jobcentre

Staff at the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre are striking to save their jobs and continue providing the service in one of the poorest areas of Sheffield

spotUnion stops finance for anti-Corbyn Labour MP

The Communication Workers Union has withdrawn campaign funding from the right-wing Labour MP Jess Phillips

spotManchester housing workers’ strike solid

The three-day a week strike by housing maintenance workers in Manchester is continuing. Workers expect a long battle, one for which they are prepared

spotBully bosses’ zero-hour backdown

What does it feel like to feel worthless at work? Well it goes like this…

spotNational Shop Stewards Network conference 2017

The 11th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference will be on 1 July in central London

Tory attacks on mental health care

spotFight the Tory cuts and changes that take mental health back to Bedlam

The Tories’ manifesto pledges changes to the Mental Health Act to “tackle unnecessary detention”

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotDon’t wait! Join the Socialist Party to transform society

Whatever happens on 8 June, we need the biggest socialist voice possible to continue the fight to transform society

spotElectric atmosphere at Jeremy Corbyn rally in Glasgow

More than 1,200 people packed into the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak at a rally over the bank holiday weekend

spotWhy I joined: “To fight for an end to tuition fees and cuts”

As someone who was new to politics it was intriguing to see a party fighting against the never-ending fee hikes and cuts to student loans and grants

spotManchester socialists campaigning against war, racism, terrorism and austerity

Following the horrific Manchester bombing on 22 May, Socialist Party members in the city have been campaigning against terrorism, war, racism and austerity and continuing our general election campaigning

spotSocialist Party hosts pro-Corbyn rally in Southampton

spotStudent occupation at Chelsea College of Arts

University management rethinks restructure: Eight fine art research staff have been made redundant, and university management has been emailing all staff offering ‘voluntary redundancies’

spotNorth Bristol: angry march in defence of the NHS

Hundreds gathered at Horfield Common in Bristol North West, a marginal seat held by the Tories, close to Southmead Hospital, to demonstrate in defence of the NHS on 27 May

spotBook launch meeting: showing the Socialist Party’s active participation in events past and present


spotWomen and austerity – scrap the ‘rape clause’

In Yorkshire, Socialist Party members have been organising with others under the banner of ‘Women’s Lives Matter’

Socialist readers’ comments and reviews

spotJune 1917: when workers in Britain first tried to form soviets

The centrepiece demand – for the formation of workers’ councils – was the one the authorities feared the most. Yet this did not come to fruition

spotHeroic socialist fighters who sang as ship went down – new memorial

‘Solidarity Park’ is a new community memorial project in Catalonia about the sinking of the ocean liner ‘Ciudad de Barcelona’ on 30 May 1937 during the Spanish Civil War

spotCorbyn’s policies could help fight unhappiness for LGBT+ people

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain are reporting lower personal wellbeing than straight people in all areas measured by the Office for National Statistics

spotObituary: Rhodri Morgan 1939-2017, architect of the ‘Welsh Labour’ brand

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Vote Corbyn; Manchester bombing witnesses; Clarke v Corbyn; dementia tax.

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