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The Socialist issue 1033

13 March 2019

Weak Tories must go. General election now!

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The Socialist issue 1033

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News

spotAnger after violent youth deaths – Communities need public services not cuts

So far this year, ten teenagers have already lost their lives in London as a result of knife crime. In response to these tragedies, people are rightly demanding action to keep communities safe.

spotWeak Tories must go. General election now!

Yet again, another outsourcing company faces collapse. The latest one is Interserve.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for us and another for the super-rich especially billionaire tax avoiders!

Opinion

spotHistory: Alice Wheeldon – an anti-war socialist persecuted by the state

One hundred years ago, Alice Wheeldon, from Derby in the east Midlands, died in the great influenza epidemic, aged 53. The events of Alice’s life were not only important then, but are still relevant today. Alice’s story ranks among the most shocking (and political) miscarriages of justice.

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including Derek Hatton and the Independent Group of MPs.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotInternational Women’s Day protests

To mark International Women’s Day, the Socialist Party organised protests and meetings

spotFor socialist change, not climate change!

Last month, tens of thousands of young people took to the streets to protest against climate change. With more walkouts set for Friday 15 March, this could be the beginning of a new mass youth and student movement.

spotSouthampton: Socialist stand against cuts

“If you mobilise your community to fight, then you can win!” These were the words of Socialist Party candidate Sue Atkins, standing as Socialist Alternative, at a public meeting on the eve of the Coxford council by-election in Southampton.

spotNo to racism – Fight for socialism

Almost a year since the exposure of the Windrush scandal, the Windrush generation continue to suffer from the ‘hostile environment’. They suffer abuse, benefit sanctions, sacking and deportation.

spotMemorial to working-class fighters who fought fascism

During the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War in 2016, the International Brigades Memorial Trust asked that areas which have a memorial or plaque to commemorate it by laying a flower or a wreath.

What we think

spotOnly socialist planning can save the planet: Build a mass working-class struggle to achieve it!

Editorial of the Socialist issue 1033: On Friday 15 March, tens of thousands of school and college students are expected to once again walk out of their classrooms to join the global strikes against climate change.

Workplace news

spotNeither Tories or EU – only fighting trade unions and a Corbyn-led government can deliver workers’ rights

The government’s last ditch attempt to bribe enough Labour MPs to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal has seemingly backfired – with only a few Blairites prepared to back her.

spotPCS union elections: Huge support for Chris Baugh

The PCS civil servants’ union elects its assistant general secretary (AGS) every five years and its national executive committee annually. The ballot for these positions takes place 16 April to 19 May.

spotNewark NSK strike: “Even Victorian workers got a day off each week. We’re expected to have just one weekend off every three weeks”

24 Unite members in the G2 Finish and Grind department of Japanese company NSK have been on strike since 4 March. Pickets at the Newark factory, making super-precision machine bearings.

spotBreaking news: Birmingham bin workers’ strike suspended pending new deal

Birmingham bin workers in Unite and Unison local government unions have agreed a deal to end the ongoing dispute which is to be ratified by Birmingham council’s cabinet on 15 March.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Workplace news in brief including strikes in on the Woolwich ferry, at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and in Hackney.

Universal Credit

spotTories out. Scrap Universal Credit. Fight for living wages and welfare!

Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable – so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.

International socialist news and analysis

spotBrazil: The Threats, attacks and contradictions of Bolsonaro’s regime

Only two months since coming to power, President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed all the worst expectations in relation to his government. During the recent annual Brazil Carnival many revellers protested against his right-wing agenda.

Obituary

spotObituary Joan Beale – Labour women’s activist and Militant supporter

An active supporter of Militant (forerunner of the Socialist Party) in Lancashire in the 1970s and 80s, Joan Beale sadly passed away last month. Although her health had not been good in recent years, her death was sudden and unexpected.

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