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The Socialist issue 1050

17 July 2019

Stop Boris - general election now

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The Socialist issue 1050

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What we think

spotStop Boris – general election now

Boris Johnson, the Eton-educated millionaire and Trump wannabe, seems to be heading to Number 10, put there by around a hundred thousand members of the Tory Party, less than 0.35% of the electorate.

News

spotFraudsters thrive and claimants suffer in despicable Universal Credit scam

Thousands of people on Universal Credit have been left up to £1,500 worse off following a criminal scam where fraudsters obtain personal details of vulnerable claimants.

spotWales: chronic NHS underfunding exposed

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich and another world for us.

Imperial typewriters dispute

spotThe 45th anniversary of the strike

How oppressed workers fought back against racist ‘divide and rule’: This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 14-week Imperial Typewriters strike which had national repercussions.

Workplace news

spotNSSN conference 2019: at the heart of trade union struggle

The hall was again packed for the 2019 annual conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), the rank-and-file trade union organisation set up initially by the RMT transport union and its late, and missed, general secretary Bob Crow in 2006.

spotHealth visitors strike for the first time ever

Health visitors in Lincolnshire believe theirs is the first health visitors’ strike anywhere in the country. The 58 specialist nurses, members of Unite the Union, voted for action by an 84% majority.

spotBradford NHS workers strike against privatisation

Seven unbroken days of strike action by estates and facilities staff at Bradford hospitals have blown the lid off the simmering pot of workers’ struggle in the NHS.

spotVictory for Stagecoach bus strikers!

spotNewham housing repairs workers announce strike dates

Unite the Union members employed by Newham Council in its housing repairs service have agreed dates for the start of strike action. This follows a 100% yes vote in the ballot.

spotCouncil seeks to take budget deficit out on school staff and pupils

“You can’t keep cutting jobs and simply expect teachers and support staff to pick up the extra work. We are not prepared to see our members driven into the ground nor see the children’s education suffer”, said Venda Premkumar, Redbridge National Education Union (NEU) branch secretary.

Moon landing 50 years on

spot50 years since Apollo 11 – ‘One giant leap’: how political conflict launched the moon landing

On 20 July 1969, for the first time in history, humans walked on the moon. Since 1972, we haven’t been back.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSocialist change to end climate change

The official climate change advisers for the government have exposed the Tories as being all talk and no action. John Gummer, the Committee on Climate Change chair, compared them to characters from Dad’s Army!

spotResidents mobilise to stop eviction

Irene is a pensioner living in a small terraced house in Liverpool’s Kensington area, where she has lived for years.

spotStop the fire service cuts

Proposals by our fire authority to cut eight fully staffed fire stations and axe 30 fire engines were described by one councillor as “turbo-charging austerity”, putting lives at risk.

spotDurham Miners’ Gala

An estimated 200,000 people attended the 135th Durham Miners’ Gala on 13 July, one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of trade unionism and the labour movement.

spotCampaigners force U-turn over NHS privatisation

Working-class people in Halton are celebrating after NHS bosses were forced to abandon plans to hand the local urgent care contract to a private company. This followed a rapid and determined response by campaigners including local Socialist Party members.

spotLeicestershire – No more austerity!

‘We will pay you £60 to attend a consultation session with Leicestershire County Council.’ I couldn’t believe that I had heard the man correctly. £60 to tell them what I think of them. Count me in!

spotExcellent response to building fund appeal

Our members and supporters have responded magnificently to our appeal following the purchase of our new premises. We will be moving shortly and are currently in the process of fitting out our new headquarters.

spotSocialist Party Fighting Fund

Socialist Party members and supporters made a tremendous effort to get to nearly 90% of the target for the May to July fighting fund quarter.

International socialist news and analysis

spotGreece elections: Syriza ousted amid voter disillusionment

The recent general election in Greece saw a heavy defeat for Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) and a victory for the right-wing New Democracy.

spotSudan masses mobilise against state repression

Harrowing scenes are now coming out of Sudan of the 3 June massacre, where doctors report well over 100 people were murdered by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and general ‘Hemeti’ Dagola’s brutal Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia.

spotInterview: protests over killing in Israel

Mass protests blocked roads across Israel after the 30 June killing of 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah by an off-duty cop in the Kiryat Haim area of Haifa, an Israeli port town on the Mediterranean Sea. The Socialist spoke to Eli Yossef, a shop steward in the ancillary section of a hospital in central Israel

Opinion

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Letters to the Socialist’s editors.

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