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The Socialist issue 989

4 April 2018

Fight the Tory enemy

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The Socialist issue 989

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What we think

spotFight the Tory enemy

Why isn’t the scandal of children going hungry on every front page, rather than the false antisemitism claims of the politicians responsible for it?

International socialist news and analysis

spotGaza – protest is not terrorism!

Walking in your own land is not generally considered a crime, but for two million Palestinians imprisoned in Gaza such action is viewed as a threat to the state of Israel by the right

spotCatalonia: new Francoist coup – general strike now!

Local elections

spotEnd the housing crisis! We can’t wait till 2022!

Labour councils must act now: We need councillors who will fight the crisis at May’s local elections

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotRetail crunch: even giants not immune as 21,000 jobs disappear

Fight for living wages and public ownership: A recovery in the retail sector requires a recovery in the pockets of ordinary workers

spotRight-wing Vote Leave campaign may have broken spending laws

Fight for a socialist, internationalist Brexit: The allegations emphasise that in Brexit, as in all things, workers have nothing in common with the bosses and their politicians

Good Friday Agreement

spotNorthern Ireland: peace process on the brink

20 years since the Good Friday Agreement: The establishment’s narrative is that the 1998 agreement brought to an end a seemingly irrational tribal war – but this obscures Northern Ireland’s class struggles and ongoing sectarian deadlock

Workplace news and analysis

spotUCU strike: reject the deal – keep the action on

Consultation of branches has been rushed, and there is a feeling among many members that it has been railroaded through by the full time officials of the union

spotBT can afford more – reject pensions offer

Only the threat of industrial action will force the employer back – as we are currently seeing happening in the universities because of the UCU strike

spotBromley library workers walk out over ‘insulting’ pay offer

Workers at all 14 of Bromley’s libraries started indefinite strike action on 28 March over a “paltry and insulting” pay offer

spotTeachers vote to ballot for strike to win 5% raise

Members of the National Education Union have voted to ballot for strikes over pay at their conference in Brighton

spotRMT strikes in Newcastle and London

Northern Rail workers strike to save the guard; DLR workers strike to defend conditions

Socialist Party reports & campaigns

spotMay Day! The Socialist needs you! Final deadline 11 April!

You can help make sure this May Day is celebrated prominently in the pages of the Socialist by getting in May Day greetings for our special issue of the paper

spotStudents protest as NUS restricts debate

National Union of Students conference 2018: thanks to the actions of the right-wing leadership, the conference was devoid of serious political discussion on the most important issues facing the movement

spotLeeds NHS delays staff privatisation plan

Bosses plan to transfer staff including estates, facilities, domestic, cleaning, portering and others into trust-owned private companies

spotBristol and Bath students join detained asylum seekers’ protest

Detainees waved back after protesters chanted, drummed and kicked on the metal fences – the mood became more solemn as they spoke and led chanting from within via loudspeaker

spotSheffield tree fellings paused as bully Labour council feels pressure

spotLondon tenants and workers protest against social housing auction

Outside the upmarket Marriott hotel, tenants and workers protested against an auction of their social housing


spotObituary: Lorraine Dardis (1965-2018)

Lorraine Dardis, a founding member of our US co-thinkers, now known as Socialist Alternative, has tragically died, aged only 53

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the editors. Microplastics, jailed TUSC agent writes, antisemitism smears, and more.


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