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The Socialist issue 994

9 May 2018

Tories out!

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The Socialist issue 994

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Local elections 2018

spotLocal election results are a major warning sign for Labour

The task of removing the Blairites and transforming Labour into a democratic, mass working class socialist party is overdue and now posed extremely urgently.

spotThe Tusc results

spotSouthampton: Keith Morrell, anti-cuts councillor, re-elected

Sadly it wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity policies that were on offer in Southampton but his right-wing Blairite opponent, Labour council leader Simon Letts’ and his fellow councillors who have cruelly voted to close disabled services.

spotHaringey councillors need to fight austerity now

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in Haringey provided a glimpse of what a genuine anti-cuts socialist campaign would look like.

spotTUSC vote up in Waltham Forest but many voters stay away

While campaigning in Waltham Forest, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigners encountered rage among people suffering under the right-wing Labour council.

spotTUSC stands against Birmingham council’s cuts and attacks on workers

On 1 May Birmingham Socialist Party held a successful public meeting about the local elections, the cuts and how councils can fight them.

spotStrong TUSC result in Huddersfield

In Huddersfield, with little time and scant resources, we chalked up almost 1,000 votes between us.

France ’68

spotFrance ’68: History’s greatest general strike erupts

France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotUS president suggests gun control to blame for London knife deaths

Protest against Trump and May on 13 July: We need to organise against reactionary US president Donald Trump when he comes to Britain on 13 July.

spotUse TUC march as launch pad for action on pay

spotBreast cancer screening scandal

Tory ministers seldom apologise. Women over 70 – the most likely to die of breast cancer – are still not routinely screened, just as young women are not screened for cervical cancer.


spotSocialists fight for Palestinian liberation and workers’ unity

70 years on from the foundation of Israel: The 70th anniversary of the 1948 foundation of the Israeli state is being marked this month in Israel.

spotSocialists in Israel-Palestine reject establishment antisemitism charge against Jeremy Corbyn


spotRoger Shrives, 5 April 1947 – 1 May 2018

Roger, a very long standing member of the Socialist Party has sadly passed away

spotKeith Pattenden 28 September 1955 – 1 May 2018

spotObituary: Tony Byrne 1939 – 2018

The labour movement has suffered a blow by the death of our good comrade, ex-Liverpool city Labour councillor Tony Byrne.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotHull Energy Works: Unofficial strike action reinstates victimised workers

Workers at a large waste to energy plant site have taken successful action against victimisation

spotDefend Hull FE College – defend our city!

spotVictory against academisation at Avenue Primary

NEU members at Avenue school have succeeding in stopping the school becoming an academy.

spotFirefighters ballot for action

Planned contracts would mean new firefighters having to do non-fire service duties

spotPCS: A fighting strategy to defeat the Tory pay cap

The PCS civil service union pay claim for a fully funded pay increase of 5% or £1,200 minimum and a commitment to centralised bargaining has been rejected by the Tory government.

International socialist news and analysis

spotTeachers revolt in Trump country

Militant strikes and mass demonstrations of tens of thousands of teachers, students and community supporters have spread like wildfire across West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona and Oklahoma since the end of February.

spotChina: Impressive, coordinated and daring crane drivers’ strikes

spotCWI news in brief

Short stories on workers’ struggles around the world.


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