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The Socialist issue 1046

12 June 2019

Safe homes for all now

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The Socialist issue 1046

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Safe homes for all

spotFire tears through Barking flats – cladding off now!

Quality, permanent rehousing of all affected residents; remove all cladding and balconies immediately; release and re-do the fire safety assessment

spotGrenfell two years on – Still fighting for safety and justice

Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.

Nationalise to stop closures

spotFord closure announcement must be met with united response of defiance

The closure of the Bridgend engine plant is to be closed after nearly 40 years of production.

spotNationalise Ford to prevent closure

The announcement that Ford Bridgend is to close is the latest in a series of blows to manufacturing workers. We are in the midst of a new wave of deindustrialisation that is weakening the UK economy.

spotFight the closures save every job!

Every week seems to bring a new story of factory closure; another chapter in the destruction of British manufacturing.

News

spotWidespread condemnation of horrifying, violent, homophobic assaults

Two lesbian women were subjected to a horrifying, violent, homophobic assault on a London night bus on 30 May.

spotTerrible child murders linked to cuts

The terrible murders of two young children in Northamptonshire have been published in reports called ‘serious case reviews’.

spotTory drug hypocrisy

Workplace news

spotScottish airport strikes – fight for better pay and pensions

Hundreds of Unite trade union members at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are striking to defend pensions and for better pay.

spotStagecoach strike – bus workers show how it’s done

spotSocialists in Unison hold positions in elections

28 socialists who are supporters of broad left group Unison Action have been re-elected to the national executive committee of public sector union Unison maintaining its position on the 67-strong committee.

spotSouth Western Railway guards to strike again

Talks between the RMT transport union and South Western Railway (SWR) at conciliation services Acas have failed to achieve an acceptable agreement.

spotSocialist Party members make big impact at trades council conference

Socialist Party members made a big impact as delegates at the TUC’s trade union councils’ congress 8-9 June in Bournemouth.

spotSouthampton hospital workers win

Security staff at Southampton General Hospital, who have been attacked in the A&E department, have voted to accept a new offer covering pay, sick pay and new protective equipment.

spotSellafield nuclear workers’ strike

Low-paid Mitie workers at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria went on strike on 7 June for a substantial wage rise and to have their union, Unite, recognised.

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouthern Ireland elections

For media commentators and pundits the big story of the local and European Union elections in Southern Ireland was the surge in support for the Green Party.

spotSudan: Military crackdown to break revolution

A violent counterrevolutionary offensive is underway in Sudan. Health officials say hundreds of civilians have been killed and wounded by the Rapid Support Forces – the militia operated by the ruling military clique.

spotNigeria: Stop police harassment of Abbey and Azeez!

Abiodun Bamigboye (Abbey Trotsky) – a member of the Socialist Party’s sister organisation in Nigeria, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – has been arrested by Nigerian police again and again and again.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotD-Day for fighting Trump attack on NHS

There was anger amongst trade unionists and young people to Trump’s hypocritical visit to take part in D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth on Wednesday, with over 300 turning out to a lunchtime rally in the Guildhall Square.

spotEdmonton joins Enfield North Labour in supporting ‘no cuts’ fightback strategy

Edmonton Constituency has become the second Enfield Labour Party to pass a resolution opposing all cuts, calling for ‘no-cuts’ budgets using reserves and for launching a mass campaign.

spotSave Essex libraries protest

Over 600 people marched through Chelmsford on 8 June in protest at Tory-run Essex County Council’s plan to shut 25 out of its 74 libraries.

Opinion

spotTV Review: Chernobyl – Workers’ heroism vs sclerotic Stalinism

This five-part docudrama focuses on the disaster in 1986 that took place at the Chernobyl (now part of Ukraine) nuclear facility in the Soviet Union.

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors.

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