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The Socialist issue 995

16 May 2018

Middle East in crisis - no to war!

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The Socialist issue 995

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Middle East

spotMiddle East in crisis

Around the world people have watched in horror at Trump’s rejection of the deal with Iran and the unfolding violence perpetrated by the Israeli state against Palestinian protesters in Gaza – 60 were killed there on Monday 14th May alone, during protests against the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

spotExclusive interview with Gazan activist: “The more they kill us, the more the anger increases”

France ’68

spotMay 1968: Revolutionary explosion as two thirds of workforce join strike

France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.


spotPCS conference 2018: building on the union’s militant record

Socialist Party member Chris Baugh – three times elected PCS assistant general secretary – will again be seeking the support of Left Unity to be its candidate in next year’s election. Here he talks (in a personal capacity) about his record and the major issues facing the union

spotPCS elections – Left sweeps the board

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTories’ continuing EU quagmire is Corbyn’s opportunity

No-one is at the helm of the government’s plan for Brexit. There is chaos at every level of the capitalist state as it threatens to crash out of the EU.

spotRoyal wedding opulence… during longest pay squeeze in 200 years

spotRichest worth £724bn… as 100,000 kids fall into poverty

Sunday Times Rich List 2018: £724 billion. This is the combined wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest.

Socialist Party workplace news

spotStrike at Tesco Dagenham for better pay

Workers at Tesco Dagenham distribution site are striking over pay from 10pm on Thursday 17 May. Following over a year of negotiations between Tesco and the retail and distribution workers’ union Usdaw, bosses have refused to improve their initial offer which was worth less than 3%.

spotBelgium Lidl strike victory

spotLively Hull demo against college cuts

A lively demo of over 100 marched in Hull on 12 May in support of staff and students facing redundancies and cuts to Hull FE college. Some demonstrators travelled long distances to voice their opposition to the cuts.

spotHarrogate College strike against cuts

University and College Union (UCU) members at Harrogate College took strike action, coordinated with their colleagues in the Hull College Group at Hull College, against proposals to axe jobs. 9 May was the first strike day, with two more to follow.

spotLeeds Acas conciliators walkout

You know the squeeze in the public sector is coming to a crunch when workers for an organisation that was set up to try to prevent strikes walk out on strike themselves. But that was precisely what happened as conciliators at Acas took strike action on 11 May.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Workplace news in brief including TGI Friday’s strike and an update on the FCC Wilmington dispute

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotThousands march on TUC demo

A huge Socialist Party “Tories Out!” banner greeted 20,000 demonstrators at the end of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) organised march and rally in central London on 12 May

spot‘When we fight, we can win’ – campaign halts hospital closure

spotChesterfield May Day: march turnout great

Glorious bank holiday weather brought a high turnout to the 40th Chesterfield May Day march and rally, where Unite’s Len McCluskey and the National Education Union’s Kevin Courtney delivered strong messages that the labour movement must fight back against austerity and a weak Tory government

spotSave Our Square takes fight to developers

On 9 May, Socialist Party members who are part of the Save Our Square campaign in Walthamstow, east London, lobbied the annual general meeting of Capital & Regional (C&R)

spotSave Southall Town Hall legal hearing success

The Save Southall Town Hall campaign won the first round of a legal challenge on 19 April to defend this iconic building, and to preserve it as a genuine public and secular space for all members of our community

Ronan Point

spotRonan Point disaster 50 years on

On 16 May 1968, 50 years ago, Ronan Point, a high-rise tower block in Newham, east London, collapsed killing four people and injuring 17

International socialist news and analysis

spotSpain: Student general strike against sexist, capitalist ‘justice’ system

The general student strike on 10 May, called against the shameful light sentencing of the ‘wolfpack’ rapists, was a great success. More than one million students emptied classrooms and more than 100,000 attended over 60 demonstrations

spotSweden: Socialist elected leader of 77,000-strong tenants’ union


spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including antisemitism, Chris Fernandez and gentrification


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