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The Socialist issue 990

11 April 2018

Youth demand a future

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The Socialist issue 990

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What we think

spotAlienation and austerity behind London deaths – fight for socialism

Grief, anger and fear. These have been the dominant feelings in many working class communities, especially in London, following the deaths of a number of young people


spotNo to bombing Syria

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotGender pay gap figures show need for trade union action

Figures released by 10,000 large companies reveal what most of us already knew: there is a huge gender pay gap in Britain. The median across the firms is 9.8% – but some had gaps of over 70%

spotChild poverty to hit 5m by 2021 – strikes can stop the cuts

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotStriking analysis in heat of 1917 will deepen any reader’s understanding

Non-fiction: Trotsky in 1917: ‘Trotsky in 1917’ is the most complete collection in English of some of the contributions of Leon Trotsky, one of the Russian revolution’s key leaders alongside Vladimir Lenin, in that crucial year

spotMoving look at school students’ many perspectives on sexism

spotThe Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including homelessness, economics, Iran, North Korea, hospital cuts, Russia and Universal Credit.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotNEU conference: Teachers vote to strike over pay and workload

The National Education Union (NEU) conference (NUT section – the last ever before fully merged conference next year) took place in Brighton against the backdrop of a perfect storm building in our schools

spotPCS elections: Vote for Democracy Alliance candidates!

spotSurrey Unison takes the anti-austerity message to the chancellor’s back yard

In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside their sisters and brothers from across the South East region, to protest in the constituency of Philip Hammond MP

spotMcStrike: ballot for strike action at six McDonald’s stores

spotFCC Wilmington refuse workers’ strike in hull stands firm

International solidarity from Spanish school students: The refuse workers at FCC Wilmington waste processing in Hull continue to stand firm in their demand for equal sick pay

spotAberdeen workers step up strike action against profiteering First Bus

The Aberdeen bus workers’ strike is an inspiration to the entire trade union movement in Scotland and beyond

Customs union

spotA socialist approach to Corbyn and a customs union

Pete Watson, from Nottingham Socialist Party branch, takes up some of the issues raised in the editorials of issues 984 and 985 of the Socialist, which commented on Jeremy Corbyn’s February speech on Brexit. Pete’s points are followed by a reply from Socialist Party executive committee member Judy Beishon.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSave our NHS candidate contesting South Yorkshire mayor election

Pointless. The election of a South Yorkshire metro mayor in May, at the cost of £1 million, is set to be one of the most pointless polls ever

spotSouth West Socialist Party conference

spotSocialist Party meeting to discuss fightback against cuts to women’s services

On 8 April around 20 members of the Socialist Party who are involved or want to be involved in fighting the attacks on women’s and domestic violence services met up to discuss the next steps for this struggle

spotTo produce the Socialist we need a building – help us keep ours!

Computers, phones, desks, meeting table, printers, distribution equipment, archives and a space for editors to work together. Without any of these there would be no Socialist newspaper each week – in print or online.

spotFighting fire cuts in Wirral

On our 31 March campaign stall to prevent the night time closure of Wallasey fire station, a careless passer-by dropped a cigarette into a litter bin

spotHull City supporters fight to reclaim their club and the game

Hull City AFC supporters are currently fighting for their club to use their full name and for concessionary prices for the young, elderly and disabled

Local elections 2018

spotMay elections: a chance to fight attacks on health and social care

Here’s how councils can stop health cuts: Too often, councils will wring their hands and pass the buck when it comes to standing up to Tory plans for our NHS

International socialist news and analysis

spotDefend socialist councillor Kshama Sawant against lawsuits

Seattle’s socialist city council member Kshama Sawant is facing two defamation lawsuits, the aim of which is to silence an outstanding representative of working people and the oppressed

spotPoland: huge demos against right wing government’s abortion ban

spotWorkers’ protests against state repression in China and Hong Kong

spotIreland: March against misogyny and injustice

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