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The Socialist issue 977

10 January 2018

NHS SOS - march and strike

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The Socialist issue 977

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What we think

spotSustained mass movement needed to stop Tories wrecking our NHS

Editorial of the Socialist issue 977: The winter NHS crisis has provoked fury from patients and health workers alike, with many taking to social media to share candid photos of the situation.

International socialist news and analysis

spotMovement challenges Iranian regime

Sudden large scale nationwide protests have shaken Iran. Sections of the population have shown utter defiance of the regime. Young people in particular, facing unemployment estimated at between 25% and 40%, have been to the fore.

spotSweden: School strike against deportations

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotCabinet chaos as shambolic reshuffle underlines Theresa May’s impotence

There was more excitement in the media in advance of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle than among working class people. And in the event, the reaction of workers turned out to be more realistic.

spotBigot Toby Young quits – now scrap the new uni regulator driving privatisation

spotTeacher recruitment falls by a third – cut workload, not funding

Teachers throughout the country reacted with shock to the news that the number applying to train as teachers has dropped by 33%, according to Ucas figures. This is the fifth year the government has failed to meet its recruitment targets, and the largest drop for many years.

spotThem & Us

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

Socialist Party workplace news

spotMcDonald’s strike wins biggest pay rise in ten years

McDonald’s workers employed at company-owned restaurants will be receiving their biggest increase in pay in ten years on 22 January.

spotRMT rail members buoyed by coordinated action

spotAmy Murphy for Usdaw president – vote for a fighting and democratic union

Elections for the new president of Usdaw, the shop and distribution workers’ union, take place from 15 January with Socialist Party member Amy Murphy running to give the union a fighting leadership.

spotNewham academy strikes spread to Cumberland school

“Why would we want more privatisation?!” This is how the National Education Union (NEU) rep at Cumberland school in Newham, East London, closed the picket line meeting to stop the school becoming an academy.

spotUCU members balloting for action on pension cuts

Anger is approaching boiling point at plans to do away with guaranteed benefits

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spot2017 was the best fighting fund total this century!

In the last three months of 2017 Socialist Party members raised over £40,000 for the first time in the 21st century!

spotSocialist sales highest in years as mistrust in capitalist media hits record levels

spotHoxton: “Stop this unwanted development”

‘We don’t want luxury tower blocks built in Hoxton’ was the verdict of every contributor in a public meeting called by the ‘Save Britannia Leisure Centre’ campaign in east London.

spotClosure of Nottingham unit shows dismantling of NHS

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust is planning to shut down a unit for people suffering from serious alcohol and drug addiction issues.

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotArt can help expose sexual harassment

Photography: No Fear: I’ve been trying to capture experiences – of the endemic, systematic sexual harassment and assault of women – in a photography project titled No Fear.

spotDebate: should tower blocks form part of socialist housing policy?

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including bailiffs, billionaires and snow.


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