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The Socialist issue 971

15 November 2017

Tories on the brink - kick them out!

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The Socialist issue 971

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Socialism 2017

spotSocialism 2017: Organising to fight back

Over 1,000 workers, young people, campaigners, activists, trade unionists, students and international guests gathered in London on 11 & 12 November for Socialism 2017

Socialism 2017

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotComprehensive account of bloody conflict

spotTV review: Abortion on Trial – hard-hitting look at impact of 1967 act

Abortion on Trial is a hard-hitting, personal and political look at the 1967 Abortion Act. Eight women, who had all had abortions, and one man were invited to discuss their experiences

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including cancer treatment privatisation, The Death of Stalin, mental health cuts and Arriva profits.

International socialist news and analysis

spotUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTories on the brink – kick them out!

Division, scandal and crisis: these are the most striking features of Theresa May’s government today

spotNo more excuses: fit sprinklers now!

Bill the government, not the residents: Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right to demand that the Tories allocate £1 billion to fit sprinklers

spotWe’re freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

Nationalise the energy firms: The market has failed and will go on failing to provide the basics of food, heat and shelter to millions

spotIs cuts-making Preston ‘beating Tory austerity’?

Fight for no-cuts budgets: Labour-controlled Preston Council has received press coverage as “beating Tory austerity” (Mirror), “where workers are in control of wealth” (Guardian) and “Jeremy Corbyn’s model town” (Economist)

spot4,800 young people hurt after officers ‘restrain’ them

End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being ‘restrained’ by officers in secure facilities

spotWhat we saw

Train drivers’ pay and tantrum-throwing bosses.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotFight to keep guards on trains continues despite setback Aslef deal

Drivers at GTR Southern have finally voted to accept a deal which was recommended by the Aslef union leadership, which allows trains to run without a guard

spotStrikers picket the South Western Railway network

Pickets stretched from London to Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight

spotStrike wave continues with 49 walkout days by housing workers

Mears workers have begun more action, joining others fighting back

spotHuge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

spotVirgin train workers ballot for strike action

Train managers, caterers, customer service and the other non-driving grades represented by the RMT union at Virgin West Coast are in dispute with bosses over a divisive pay offer

spotPlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotMarch for free education! We demand a future!

Millions of young people face a future of only insecure work and a lifetime of debt. They’re being repelled even further from the Tories’ politics

spotCorbyn must challenge pro-gentrification council leader or others will

Claire Kober, the Labour leader of Haringey council, has been reselected to stand as a councillor in the May 2018 elections

spotWhy I joined the Socialist Party: “I started to question whether there was a better way”

spotCarlisle socialists campaign against Universal Credit

Universal Credit benefit changes will cause untold misery for thousands in Carlisle when they are fully rolled out in April next year


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