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The Socialist issue 1000

20 June 2018

Save our NHS

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The Socialist issue 1000

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What we think

spotDesperate divisions in Tories – Corbyn and unions must act

Editorial of the Socialist issue 1000: Bitterly divided, chaos ridden, vulnerable to potential rupture: these are all descriptions that could, in many respects, be accurately applied to both the Conservative and Labour parliamentary parties today


spotTory cash boost not enough – save our NHS

Theresa May has announced an NHS budget increase of 3-4%, amounting to a cash boost of up to £6 billion a year.

spotNo to Trump’s climate change chaos

spotUniversal Credit delivers claimant misery

Fight for liveable benefits, real support and decent jobs: The government’s flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, has been well and truly savaged by the National Audit Office.

spotRefugee suicide scandal

Recent reports show there is an increase in the number of suicides among refugees in the UK. The latest additions to that number are three teenage refugees from Eritrea who have taken their own lives in London.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

spotWhat We Saw

International socialist news and analysis

spotSeattle council repeals Amazon Tax

Only days after passing a tax on Amazon and big business in Seattle, corporate politicians repealed the ordinance

1000 issues of the Socialist

spot1000 issues of the Socialist: A vital weapon standing in proud traditions

To mark the 1000th issue of the Socialist, which was launched in 1997, we interviewed Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and former editor of Militant, the predecessor of the Socialist.

spotGreetings from readers of the Socialist

spotHow do we produce the Socialist?

How we produced the Socialist paper each week


spotDWP surrenders to union pressure – now vote Yes to smash pay cap for everyone

On 14 June senior managers in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) caved in to the PCS civil servants’ union’s demands that they pay the contractual ’employee deal’ pay rise on time in July.

spotRolls-Royce: fight all job cuts!

spotGMB union: NHS reps reject Tory pay offer

NHS and ambulance service reps in the GMB union from across the UK met on 15 June. This was held in response to GMB members rejecting the governments’ NHS pay offer.

spotMcStrikers and young workers take centre stage at bakers’ union 2018 conference

The 100th annual conference of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) was held in Southport from 10-14 June.

spotNorthern Rail strike reaches 21 days of action to save guards

Northern Rail workers in transport union RMT took their 21st day of strike action on 19 June. Train bosses want to implement ‘driver-only operation’ (DOO) – removing the safety-critical role of guards.

spotMiners demand end to pensions robbery

spotYorks NHS workers fight outsourcing

Mid Yorkshire Unison members and public supporters lobbied a Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust board meeting held on 14 June

spotUnite agrees NSSN affiliation – come to the NSSN conference!

Unite the Union has agreed to affiliate to the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTamil Solidarity Day: intense, lively, thought-provoking

On 16 June in central London Socialist Party members took part in Solidarity Day 2018 – an annual event organised by Tamil Solidarity.

spotGrenfell disaster: one year on, still no prosecutions, still no adequate housing..

spotOrganisers’ school – an opportunity to educate and discuss

On 10 and 17 June Socialist Party branch organisers’ schools were held in Leeds and Cardiff. Sofia Wiking of Leicester West Socialist Party reports on the Leeds event.

spotLeeds: Disability campaigners force council to retreat

Parents involved in the Disability Empowerment Action Links (Deal) group have pushed Leeds City Council into ‘pausing’ its plans to cut special education needs transport to over-16s.

spotWrenford centre: Stop heartless Tory cuts

Heartless Tory-run West Sussex county council is proposing to close the much-needed Wrenford Centre in Chichester.

spotKnowsley council pushed back on cuts and privatisation

The right-wing Labour group in Knowsley council, Merseyside, has been forced into a climbdown on two important measures.

spotOrgreave – no justice, no peace

On the outskirts of Sheffield on Saturday 16 June, around 300 people assembled under the banners of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC); insisting that the government hold a full public inquiry into the events at Orgreave 34 years ago


spotInspirational account of young Marx’s political battles

Film: The Young Karl Marx (2017): Director Raoul Peck takes us on a voyage through the life of ‘The Young Karl Marx’.

spotRousing, funny take on Marxism – from the man himself

spotThe Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including water pensions, uni gender equality, and Trump’s economics


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