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The Socialist issue 965

4 October 2017

Solidarity with Catalonia

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The Socialist issue 965

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spotSolidarity with Catalonia – the people have the right to decide

Shocking scenes of brutal police repression in Catalonia reverberated around the world on 1 October

spotExemplary resistance by the people of Catalonia

spotEyewitness: Irish socialist MP participates in events

What we think

spotThe Tories must be driven out

“Why would anybody, let alone a normal person, want to become a member of the Conservative Party?”

Socialist Party workplace news

spotRoyal Mail workers set for national strike action

CWU activist tells the Socialist why he voted yes: Royal Mail workers have voted for a massive, historic national strike. The CWU postal workers’ union announced a huge vote for action in the result of a national ballot

spotUnison attacks Barts deal after failing to ballot their members for strike action

spotRMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

Further rail strikes took place against driver-only operation across the country on 3 October. RMT members once again walked out on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North plus on Greater Anglia for the first time

spotUniversity of Leeds workers walk out

Staff at the University of Leeds are taking industrial action in a dispute the University and College Union (UCU) has declared to be of national importance

spotThyssenKrupp – Tata steel merger

There is still massive uncertainty over the future of the Port Talbot plant and others

Che Guevara

spotRevolutionary socialist Che Guevara 50 years on

Fifty years after his death, the image of Che Guevara is familiar to most people. A fashion statement for some, for many others it is a political declaration. They identify with the legacy left by Che Guevara as a symbol of struggle, defiance, internationalism and a better, socialist world.

Labour Party conference

spotLabour Party conference: Action against establishment sabotage still needed

The mood of confidence and unity at the 2017 Labour Party conference – attended by around 8,000 people – has been widely reported.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotCapitalism and human progress

How appropriate that Theresa May’s speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism – “the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created” – came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights

spotMonarch abdicates responsibility to workers

spotBending the knee v Trump

Having alienated most of the US population (and the world) with his vile, bigoted and threatening comments, US billionaire president Donald Trump has now railed against North American football players

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTories wreck our NHS

The NHS crisis is escalating as the Tories continue their mission to ‘slash, trash and privatise’ our health service

spot£11,000 raised in three weeks for fighting fund

spotWhy I joined: I wanted to change things

It was Donald Trump who, indirectly, prompted me to join the Socialist Party

spotChatsworth ward campaign replies to Tory MP’s intervention

Mansfield was one of the few places the Tories gained from Labour in the general election. The new MP, Ben Bradley, had an article in the local paper recently about Chatsworth ward. The campaign sent in a reply

spotSurveying Labour councillors – will they fight cuts?

spotLeeds Socialist Students marks ‘International Safe Abortion Day’

spotProtest outside Ukip conference against German far-right speaker

Socialist Party members from Torbay and south Devon stood alongside Labour and Momentum members to protest outside the Ukip annual conference in Torbay, south Devon


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