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The Socialist issue 1017

7 November 2018

Tories out - we need socialism

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The Socialist issue 1017

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International socialist news and analysis

spotWorldwide walkout at Google against sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement hit the tech world as hundreds, possibly thousands, of Google employees, led by women, organised an historic walkout from work on 1 November at 11.10am.

spotPittsburgh Synagogue shootings: Unite to fight anti-Semitism and far right

On Saturday morning, 27 October, a man shouting antisemitic slogans opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the historically Jewish Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh.

spotMexico: The movement of 68 and the massacre of Tlatelolco

The movement that developed from July to December 1968 was undoubtedly one of the most intense and revolutionary chapters in the history of class struggle in Mexico.

spotCWI news in brief

Short stories on workers’ struggles around the world including US conference and Australian strike.

Opinion

spotNae Pasaran: a film about working-class solidarity

This is an inspiring film and I don’t doubt that if you see it you will shed a tear. It is a story of international solidarity of the working class and the power of those acts of solidarity having a ripple effect.

spotThe Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including Trident, meerkats and music venues.

What we think

spotTories out – we need socialism!

We need socialism. That will be the central case presented on 10-11 November at Socialism 2018 – a weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party.

News

spotLabour councils should use £14bn reserves to fight all cuts

A new report from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has set out the ability of Labour councils to resist cuts.

spotUniversity bankruptcy threat – kick the market out of education

“A university going bust is more likely than at any other point in the last generation”. These were the words of Nick Hillman – former advisor to Tory universities minister David Willets.

spotStand up against abuse – justice not racism

Huddersfield has once again been in the news for all the wrong reasons, as 20 men found guilty of street grooming and abuse were jailed for a total of 221 years.

spotCare crisis cashing in

Private companies are making millions treating NHS patients in psychiatric hospitals that often fail to provide decent and safe care.

Workplace news

spotPCS Left Unity: Back Chris Baugh and Marion Lloyd for a fighting, democratic, lay-led union

This month, voting meetings are taking place to decide the PCS civil service union Left Unity candidates for the 2019 national executive committee (NEC) and assistant general secretary (AGS) elections.

spotArriva Rail North strike hits 34 days of action

1,300 train guards across the north of England took their 34th day of strike action in defence of a safe, secure and accessible railway on 3 November.

spotCable workers’ Halloween picket line attempts to ‘scare’ management into talks

It was a spooky affair outside Prysmian Cables in Eastleigh on 31 October with workers joining the picket line dressed appropriately for Halloween.

spotRoyal Bolton Hospital: Another victory against NHS privatisation

A dispute involving Unison health union members employed as cleaners, caterers, porters and other ancillary workers at the Royal Bolton Hospital has won.

spotOccupy and demand nationalisation to save Devon shipyard

The owner of Appledore Shipyard in north Devon, Babcock International, has announced its closure. Such an action would be devastation for the workers, their families and the whole community.

spotUnison HE ballot: Anti-union rules block action

Unison trade union members at universities across the UK voted 62% in favour of strike action after rejecting the employers’ final offer of 2% (with slightly higher increases for the lowest paid of up to 2.7%).

spotBradford uni strike

“Today is the day we say enough. Together we can’t be defeated,” said workers at a strike rally on the first day of a four-day walkout by Unison union members at Bradford University.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotHundreds march to save Blackwood leisure centres

Hundreds of people from Blackwood and Pontllanfraith marched to keep open their local leisure centre and swimming pool.

spotCrowds turn out for Corbyn in Rugby

Jeremy should condemn Blairite cuts and promise nationalisation: 350 people packed into Rugby’s Indian Association on 3 November to hear Jeremy Corbyn and the Momentum-backed parliamentary candidate for Rugby, Debbie Bannigan.

spotThousands march against overnight closure of Shropshire A&E

Princess Royal Hospital faces overnight closure. 3,000 people marched against plans that would force people to travel an extra 17-23 miles for emergency health services after 8pm.

spotProtesters drive far right out of Liverpool

Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters prevented a far-right group, Frontline Patriots (FP), from moving more than a few yards from the entrance of Liverpool Moorfields train station.

spotUnions and campaigners challenge Southampton cuts inside Labour and out

The phony unity in Labour has been exposed! Blairite cutting councillors in Southampton have had their proposals to close two care homes opposed overwhelmingly by Labour Party members as well as by council unions Unite and Unison.

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spotEast London public square threat halted

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