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The Socialist issue 997

30 May 2018

Stop war, fight trump, walk out Friday 13 July

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The Socialist issue 997

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Donald Trump

spotStop war, fight Trump, walk out on 13 July

On Friday 13 July, I and many other school and college students will stand among thousands protesting on the streets against Donald Trump.

spotUnited working class movements can defeat Trump

Irish abortion referendum

spotLandslide vote to repeal Ireland’s abortion laws

The dramatic and clear-cut ‘Yes’ is a political earthquake and turning point for Ireland

spotHistoric victory won by grassroots movement

Opinion

spotSting’s shipbuilders showcase class pride and change from below

Theatre: The Last Ship: It’s not often that a West End-style stage musical can be politically inspiring. But imagine one with amazing sets, great music by Sting, a strong cast – and an anticapitalist story line. That’s ‘The Last Ship’.

spotAberfan disaster novel reminds us Grenfell was not an anomaly

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including benefit cuts, Prince Charles, train toilets and developers’ charter

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotJohnson and Rees-Mogg widen Tory Brexit splits

Strike together to kick Tories out: This minority Tory government is the weakest in a generation. Its splits over Brexit are clear for all to see, and that rift extends all the way to the top of the cabinet.

spotWelsh Labour reprivatises rail lines: reverse Tory sell-offs!

spotToxic air hits schools as EU ponders slap on wrist years late

Toxic air is so bad in London that school students are exposed to higher levels inside their lessons than outside on the street or in the playground, according to a study for the mayor of London.

spotEngland facing water shortage due to underinvestment

Nationalise water and utilities!: Serious leaks, rising domestic use, and massive consumption by an unsustainable energy sector, mean much of England could see water shortages in the coming decades, says the Environment Agency.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including medicine rip-offs, GPs, Trump and flush universities

PCS conference

spotPCS conference 2018: members ready to fight to end pay misery

PCS conference 2018: determined union members ready to fight on pay

Workplace news and analysis

spotUCU conference: Members are organising and winning – build the union, build the struggles!

It’s been an explosive year for the University and College Union (UCU), with members forced to take unprecedented strike action to defend our jobs, terms and conditions.

spot900-strong north west NHS strike

spotUnison ballots workers at Yorkshire hospitals at risk of privatisation

Unison will soon be balloting hundreds of health workers at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) at risk of being moved out of NHS employment

spotWales TUC 2018: Socialist Party members challenge leadership at undemocratic conference

It was Socialist Party members who brought some life to the Wales TUC congress, speaking in numerous debates and appealing for basic democratic rights. This went down well with delegates.

spotSpringfield school strike in Birmingham against job cuts and workload

What a racket! Hundreds of car (and some bus and truck) horns were honked in support of Springfield Primary School teachers on 24 May when National Education Union (NEU) members took their first day of strike action against further job losses and increased workloads.

spotBroad Left candidate elected as Usdaw deputy general secretary

Nationalisation

spotSocialist nationalisation: what it is and why we need it

The surge in support for Corbyn’s radical programme at last year’s general election and the collapse of Carillion has led to a widespread discussion around public ownership and nationalisation.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotAction demanded from new council

In a fantastic show of unity, campaigners from across the spectrum of local issues came together

spotHands off Teignmouth Hospital!

spotSocialist Party members inspired by revolutionary events

France ’68 anniversary meeting: There was a great atmosphere at London Socialist Party’s meeting to discuss the world-shaking events of France ’68.

spotPolice shootings in Tamil Nadu condemned

On 26 May Tamil Solidarity organised a protest outside the Indian High Commission in London to condemn the Tamil Nadu and Modi governments for the killing of 13 people on a peaceful protest in Thoothukkudi, Tamil Nadu.

spotLeicester plans sales boost of 1,000th edition of the Socialist

As part of the drive to nationally sell 1,000 extra issues of the 1,000th edition of the Socialist (21-27 June), Leicester East Socialist Party branch aims to sell an extra 30 papers that week.

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