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The Socialist issue 969

1 November 2017

Robber bosses own $6trn

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The Socialist issue 969

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What we think

spotWestminster sexual harassment scandal: symptom of a rotten system

Eight years after Westminster was engulfed by the expenses scandal a new outrage is threatening to swamp parliament


International socialist news and analysis

spotCatalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

The proclamation of the Catalan Republic provoked an immediate, furious response from Spain’s right-wing PP government as well as from the ex-social democratic Psoe


Socialism 2017

spotSocialism 2017: ideas to change the world

Workshops will include plenty of time for everyone to contribute, raise disagreements and ask questions

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotRobber bosses own $6trn

Take the wealth off the 1%! The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion

spotFight for free education: join the budget day protests!

Socialist Students has written to Labour’s shadow education secretary Angela Rayner calling for them to put a free education amendment to the Tory budget

spotTories u-turn on social housing benefit cap and borrowing to build

Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May’s backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns

spotUnions must fight workplace mental health crisis

300,000 a year forced to leave work: Workers with mental health problems are leaving their jobs at a rate of 6% a year

spotNo to ‘Carebnb’ privatisation of hospital beds

The villains are not vulnerable people stuck in hospital beds. It’s cuts and sell-offs that suck the lifeblood out of the NHS and social care

spotThem and us

Handouts for sexist charity v cuts to women’s refuges. Big pharma sues NHS while doctors plead for medicine.

spotWhat we saw

This ad for boots in a Hong Kong shopping centre is a little on the nose

Workplace news and analysis

spotCoordinated strike action on five rail networks against driver-only operation

Rail workers’ union RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks to defeat the threat of driver-only operation (DOO)

spotArriva bus workers’ dispute continues


spotPCS pay cap ballot closes soon

The civil servants’ union PCS is stepping up its pay campaign by holding a consultative ballot, timed to coincide with the autumn budget

spotNorth east England blacklisting conference success

Campaigners discussed the fight against bosses and even some union officials who break the law to prevent trade unionists from being hired

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTeachers, students and parents demand an end to the schools funding crisis

Over 1,000 teachers, staff, parents and students put the question to MPs on 24 October: “What are you going to do to end the school funding crisis?”

spotThe “club no-one wants to be part of” – march by families of those killed in police custody

It was heartbreaking to take part in the annual march of Unite Families and Friends Campaign, made up of those affected by deaths in custody

spotDerby: expenses for councillors, cuts for everyone else

The publication of allowances and expenses of Derby city councillors for 2016-17 should cause more than a few raised eyebrows

spotHealth campaign groups come together in Barnsley to protest closures and downgrades in the NHS

The decision to demonstrate was taken due to the impending closure of the Mount Vernon hospital by the end of this year

spotAnger over plan to build housing on Yorkshire flood plain

One resident at a recent meeting in Todmorden shouted out at Tory MP Craig Whittaker: “We know who you are Whittaker – a friend to the builders!”

Socialist readers’ comments and reviews

spotNew play celebrates Grunwick strike

‘We Are the Lions, Mr Manager’ celebrates the first major strike by Asian women in this country

spotSkipton show proves draw of socialist art

How did we manage to attract nearly 100 people and local press coverage to a political arts event, the ‘Bad Art’ Skipton exhibition?

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. “He’s our neighbour”; Gunpowder plot drama.

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