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The Socialist issue 1035

27 March 2019

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The Socialist issue 1035

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What we think

spotCorbyn and labour movement must mobilise to bring down Tories and force election

Editorial of the Socialist, issue 1035: “Kicking the can down the road and brinkmanship” – workers’ action can end paralysed austerity government

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotHaringey ‘Corbyn council’ finance chief resigns

Mass struggle needed to defeat council cuts: The labour movement in Haringey needs to urgently assert its authority on the ‘Corbyn council’

spotOil firms spend $1bn fighting climate laws: ‘Green New Deal’ needs socialist policies

The multinationals and super-rich elites have shown time and again they will ignore laws and circumvent policies that harm their profits

spotUniversal Credit forces women into ‘survival sex’: scrap it now!

Growing numbers of welfare claimants impoverished by Universal Credit are forced into selling their bodies to pay for rent or feed their families

spotNHS staff shortage now permanent: reverse health cuts!

For a fully funded, socialist NHS, run democratically by workers and service users!

International socialist news and analysis

spotAlgeria uprising: ‘We stay here until the whole system goes’

Every Friday since 22 February hundreds of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against their president

Socialist history

spotLessons of the heroic 1984-85 Miners’ strike

The miners’ strike was “a civil war without guns” – an all-out battle between workers and the ruling class

spotVisteon: when factory occupations stayed the hands of the bosses

Visteon struggle tenth anniversary: Ten years ago, in response to a US car components company pulling the plug on 600 jobs, workers occupied plants in Enfield, Basildon and Belfast

Workplace news and analysis

spotSupport the Honda workers: nationalise to save jobs

Honda’s announcement that it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021 has been met with anger and dismay by workers

spotValentine school strike against budget cuts and redundancies

“No ifs, no buts, stop school cuts!” was the sound at Valentine Primary School gates on 14 March, striking at the threat of redundancies due to budget cuts

spotNewark machine bearings factory workers return to work

NSK strikers at the company’s Newark factory, which makes super-precision machine bearings, returned to work on 26 March after three weeks on strike

spotStriking teachers march against Enfield schools academisation plans

A lively and noisy demonstration of over 100 striking teachers, parents and other supporters took place on 24 March

spotBradford College strike remains solid over pay and funding

University and College Union members at Bradford College were out in force, during the latest round of action over pay at a number of colleges across England

spotWest London civil service workers strike against office closure

PCS civil servants’ union members at the HMRC Ealing Office in west London had a successful half-day strike on 19 March

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotClimate strike reports

Millions of students walked out against climate change again on 15 March – here we carry some additional reports from the day…

spotUnited working-class struggle needed to fight for trans and women’s rights

The Socialist Party was invited to participate in a debate on the Gender Recognition Act hosted by a London Constituency Labour Party

spotLeeds residents’ anger against private 18-story monster block in ‘Little London’

An angry public meeting in Leeds – called by the Little London Tenants and Residents Association – discussed the proposal to build an 18-story block of private flats on a small green space

spotEnthusiastic Southern region socialists plan for the struggles ahead

spotWorcester library cuts: staff not even consulted

28 people came to Worcester Socialist Party’s second, very successful public meeting over the threats to library services


spotReader’s comment: mental health under capitalism

The way capitalism manages the collective mental health of workers is a method that eats its own tail

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors – Jacinda Ardern, Brexit, Blairites, homes


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