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The Socialist issue 1052

14 August 2019

Boot out Boris And all the Tory toffs - fight for socialist policies for the 99% not the 0.1%

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The Socialist issue 1052

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What we think

spotGeneral election looms… Capitalists in chaos: fight for socialism

Despite the historic crisis for British capitalism represented by a looming Brexit with no reliable party to represent its interests, so far the chaotic farce of a Tory government has rumbled on.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFar right seen off at Oxford Circus

Socialist Party members joined several hundred others at a counter-demonstration opposing supporters of the jailed far-right provocateur ‘Tommy Robinson’ on Saturday 3 August.

spotAfter the fire: fight for facilities for all

Not quite three weeks after the devastating fire at Walthamstow’s shopping mall Save Our Square (SOS) campaigners were out on Saturday 10 August in the lime tree avenue leading to the east London market, making it quite clear. We are still here!

spotHereford and Worcester: stop the fire cuts!

There is a building boom going on in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 5,000 more homes are planned in and immediately around Worcester. There is a scramble to fill any possible space with houses or flats.

spotDundee: young workers meet

Members of the ‘Young Socialists – Young Workers’ Rights’ campaign met for a national day of action in Dundee city centre on 6 August.

spotLeeds estate residents push back private development

Leeds Socialist Party members have been campaigning alongside the Little London Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) against a ‘mega-block’ proposed for this community on the outskirts of Leeds city centre.

News

spotBoot out Boris and all the Tory toffs – fight for socialist policies for the 99% not the 0.1%

What should be done when the Tories are in historic crisis?

spotTory bribes don’t hide destruction of NHS

In 2010 every Tory candidate in our county, Gloucestershire, received a donation from a hedge fund manager with interests in private healthcare, yet at the same time there was a Cameron-led election campaign pledging full support to the NHS.

Opinion

spotTV: Young, British and Depressed – “What is wrong with our society that all these people are feeling this way?”

In ‘Young, British and Depressed’ (‘Dispatches’ on Channel 4, 29 July), Sanah Ahsan focussed on the crisis facing young people in their search to be treated for mental health problems.

Historic events

spotNorthern Ireland, August ’69: ‘Battle of the Bogside’ and British troops on the streets

Fifty years ago this month, troops were deployed on the streets of Derry and Belfast by the British Labour government of Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

spotThe Peterloo Massacre 1819: When a fearful ruling class tried to crush working-class political aspirations

Friday 16 August will mark the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, perhaps the most significant atrocity carried out by the British authorities against their own people.

Workplace news

spotFight back against the retail bosses!

‘The needs of the business’ is a phrase most retail staff will be familiar with.

spotLincolnshire health workers strike against £2,000 loss of pay

Health visitors in Lincolnshire have been on strike for 14 days against the Tory county council.

spotBradford: All-out action to defeat backdoor NHS privatisation

The escalation of the strike at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust to all-out strike action at the end of August marks a significant intensification by Unison union members in estates and facilities at the trust.

spotHull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

spotEquity: reject UK Theatre’s pay cut deal

spotSummer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

August has seen a number of strikes threatened in the airline industry, in particular at Heathrow Airport but also at Gatwick Airport and potential industrial action by British Airways and Ryanair pilots. Strikes at Gatwick and Heathrow have been suspended because of improved offers.

spotHarland and Wolff occupation continues – renationalise to save the shipyard

The Harland and Wolff shipyard occupation continues. We give our full solidarity and support to the workers in Belfast, in the Unite and GMB trade unions, who are fighting to secure their future.

International socialist news and analysis

spotKashmir crisis: Stop the attack on democratic rights

The scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s ‘special status’ and imposing brutal direct rule by Narendra Modi’s right-wing Hindu-nationalist BJP government, has significantly increased repression in Kashmir and ratcheted up tension between the Indian and Pakistan governments.

spotPro-democracy protests continue to rage in Hong Kong

The issue which sparked the protests over two months ago, the notorious extradition bill, was suspended weeks ago by the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam.

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