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The Socialist issue 1018

14 November 2018

Jobs and homes, not racism

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The Socialist issue 1018

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What we think

spotA mass, trade union-led, socialist anti-racist campaign can defeat the far right

Unions must lead fight for jobs and homes, not racism: Thousands of people are marching against racism and fascism on the unity demonstration on 17 November

Socialism 2018

spotSocialism 2018: Huge confidence in the working class to change society

Socialism 2018 – a very inspiring weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party – took place in London on 10 and 11 November

Rally chair Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

Rally chair Sarah Sachs-Eldridge

International socialist news and analysis

spotUS midterms: Republicans weakened – but workers’ fightback needed to end Trumpism

The midterm elections in the US represented a limited ‘blue wave’ and an overall rejection of Trump by the electorate

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotMajor private care operator puts thousands of vulnerable people at risk

The crisis in social care continues to worsen, as councils prepare to find alternative provision for 13,500 more elderly and disabled people by the end of the month

spotGrenfell – no more cover-ups!

An engineering firm hired by the government to test cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire was banned from criticising or embarrassing Theresa May

spotTories out now to save our NHS

New winter crisis looms: Now we need to build a movement on a national scale. Health unions should take the lead by initiating mass action

Socialist history

spot1918: revolution ends World War One – and shakes the capitalist world

The horrific slaughter of World War One has haunted generations. Workers’ revolutions, not beneficent rulers, brought it to an end.

Workplace news and analysis

spotTGI Fridays strike wins control of tips

After two rounds of strike action, TGI Fridays staff have won

spotBritish Gas workers need rank-and-file leadership

The engineers who actually showed leadership to the workers while the union tops failed in their responsibilities will be targeted by the company

spotPCS union members: why we’re backing Chris

Re-elect Chris Baugh PCS AGS: “I can see an emergent threat in the union, where we want this union to be member-led, but at the moment it looks as though the union’s moving towards control by unelected full-timers”

spotVictory for democracy at CWU ‘redesign’ conference

The ‘redesign’ conference of the Communication Workers Union held vibrant debates on invigorating the union’s impact on the new world of work and the gig economy

spotNational Education Union: vote for action on funding

Vote yes for industrial action, vote James Kerr #1 for Inner London

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotHaringey’s ‘Corbyn council’ must refuse to make cuts!

Haringey council has written to all Labour members that it will “have to” make 10% budget cuts – on top of 40% already inflicted

spotNHS Tayside facing massive job cuts

Deepening Scottish health funding crisis: NHS Tayside in September discussed plans to axe 1,300 jobs – 10% of the entire workforce!

spotMansfield: keep our park open!

At only four days’ notice, over 250 people joined a protest against the closure of Berry Hill Park in Mansfield

spotNewham by-election: We need anti-austerity councillors

Will Moniba support the use of reserves and prudential borrowing powers to legally stave off cuts?

spotLeeds meeting backs striking rail guards

It was standing room only as a packed meeting in Leeds supported the long-running dispute to maintain the safety-critical role of the guard on Arriva Rail North

spotWelsh Socialist Students campaign and meet in Swansea

Over the course of the afternoon we discussed the current political landscape


spotEngaging book about Corbyn’s rise doesn’t provide answers on how to change Labour

Non-fiction: The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s improbable path to power: As with many commentaries of Corbyn and the Labour Party the main weakness in Nunns’s analysis is what it fails to say rather than what it does

spotTheatre: The Last Seam – a lasting tribute to Mary Jackson

The Last Seam is a piece of theatre with a script based on interviews that relate the story of a Yorkshire pit community throughout the miners’ strike of 1984-85 and afterwards

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Leicester football, Brum cuts.


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