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The Socialist issue 1004

25 July 2018

Government crisis deepens - Tories out

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The Socialist issue 1004

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What we think

spotCorbyn and unions must act to bring down government in crisis

We need to sweep this rotten lot out! The Labour leadership and trade union movement must act now, for a mass mobilisation to boot out the Tories and for a general election.


spotNew health secretary, same privatisation agenda

Anyone breathing a sigh of relief at seeing the back of Jeremy Hunt as health secretary should take a closer look at his replacement Matt Hancock.

spotFight the racist far right

On 14 July, after participating in a counter-demonstration against a ‘welcome Trump’ march – organised by the far-right group known as the ‘Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance – a number of RMT union members were subjected to an unprovoked and extremely violent attack.

spotUniversal credit causes £24m rent arrears

spotDodgy MP lobbied for genocidal Sri Lankan leader

Ian Paisley Jr, Democratic Unionist Party MP for North Antrim, Northern Ireland, is set to be suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including Boris’s millionaire mansion and working homeless.


spotPCS members back fightback on pay – keep building pressure

The PCS pay strike ballot which finished midday Monday 23 July returned a massive majority for strike action, but the vote fell short of the 50% turnout required by the undemocratic Tory anti-union laws.

spotBlacklisting of Militant supporters by Thatcher government revealed

spotVictory for Swansea postal workers against management victimisation

Swansea postal workers have won a victory forcing Royal Mail management to reinstate postman Martin Henwood, after the threat of strike action.

spotHull recycling workers win right to sick pay

FCC recycling workers – members of Unison in Wilmington, Hull – have agreed to suspend their strike action after FCC management agreed to introduce a sick pay scheme.

spotEDF Energy strike victory against vehicle tracker device

spotSheffield tram workers strike for 72 hours

Sheffield Supertram drivers and conductors, members of Unite the Union, took 72 hours’ further strike action in pursuit of their pay claim on 20-22 July.

Trump protests

spot250,000-strong human tide sweeps London against visit of bigoted billionaire Donald Trump

A human tide swept central London on 13 July in an historic mobilisation against the racist, sexist billionaire president of the US, Donald Trump, who was visiting the UK

spotSchool students: why we walked out against Trump

spotProtesting Trump’s visit – action around the country

Short reports of protest action against Trump’s visit around the country


spotThe case for socialist nationalisation

The Alternative Models of Ownership report, launched in June 2017, days after the general election, was commissioned by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotKentish Road victory: Respite centre saved by determined campaign

“This has not been the city council’s finest hour”, said Southampton Labour’s new leader as he announced that Kentish Road Respite Centre is to be reopened. He apologised to all the families who use the centre for what they have been put through.

spotTories’ LGBT Action Plan: ‘A cynical ploy with no solutions’

Two thirds of LGBT+ people are afraid of holding their partner’s hand in public, or being open about their sexuality for fear of a negative reaction.

spotFighting for trans rights at Bristol pride

The biggest Bristol Pride yet took place on the 14 June. Following the attempts by anti-trans rights campaigners to hijack London pride, Bristol Socialist Party was out campaigning to support trans rights and fight for the rights of all LGBT+ people and oppressed groups in society.

spot10,000 at Northern Pride

Initial estimates put the draw for Northern Pride in Newcastle at way over 10,000. LGBT+ people from across Britain were drawn to the energetic and vibrant event to celebrate our sexuality.

spotDurham Miners’ Gala 2018

spotObituary: Ged Travers 1957-2018

Socialist Party members in Coventry were saddened to learn that Ged Travers passed away on Saturday 14 July, after two years of a brave and dignified struggle against cancer.


spotPlastic waste – capitalism’s Frankenstein monster

Plastic waste is now penetrating every corner of the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth.


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