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The Socialist issue 1054

4 September 2019

No ifs, no buts... Tories out now

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The Socialist issue 1054

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What we think

spotTories out now – Corbyn in with socialist policies

In parliament this week a major showdown is taking place between parliament and the prime minister


spotMarches, blockades, strikes, occupations… How can protests win?

An unelected prime minister suspends parliament for weeks. The Tories remain in office despite a huge political crisis and splits in their own party. Working-class people continue to face attacks on their living standards at the hands of the super-rich. What can be done to change all this?

News

spotMoney doesn’t make up for cuts – education unions must organise for funding and against Tory attacks

You know there’s an election in the offing when the Tories say they will raise spending on education despite decimating school budgets in their previous terms of office.

spotBury expelled from football league: Boot out the bosses ruining our game

After 134 years, two FA cups and three league titles, Bury Football Club has been expelled from the football league and is teetering on the edge of existence.

spotDozens of protests say Boris must go – Socialist Party policies heard on TV

Climate change

spot20 September climate action day: Strike to save the planet!

spotClimate action day – trade union round-up

Socialist Party members successfully tabled a motion at Cardiff Trade Union Council (TUC) to support the call for trade union meetings and stoppages on the day of climate action on 20 September

Wales

spotAusterity anger feeds movement for Welsh independence

In the second of our series of articles exploring Brexit and the ‘national question’ Dave Reid secretary of the Socialist Party in Wales examines the situation there.

Retail

spotWhat strategy can end the retail jobs massacre?

The last few years have seen swathes of closures of shops across the UK as whole chains have collapsed while others close considerable numbers of stores.

spotWorkplace victory emboldens retail workers to get organised

Workplace news

spotTUC: name the day for a mass demo

Come to the NSSN rally: No hyperbole needed this year – the Trade Union Congress (TUC) conference really is taking place at a critical time.

spotNottingham college workers plan 15 days of walkouts

University and College Union (UCU) members at Nottingham College are to begin 15 days of strike action.

spotScience Museum Group staff strike over pay restraint

13% over four years. That’s how much workers in the Science Museum Group (SMG) have lost in pay over the last four years of below-inflation pay deals.

spotDVSA strike: action impacting

PCS civil servants’ union members at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency are on strike for four weeks from 22 August.

spotSouth Western Railway guards strike against DOO

Guards in the RMT transport union on the picket line at Salisbury on 2 September – the fourth day of their current strike – were angry and defiant.

spotLondon bus workers protest for better hours and conditions

Around a hundred bus drivers and supporters joined a Unite the Union-organised London bus drivers’ demonstration outside City Hall on 29 August

International socialist news and analysis

spotHong Kong protests: No let-up in trial of strength

After three months of unprecedented heroic mass struggle in Hong Kong against the Carrie Lam administration, there seems no sign of an end to the conflict.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSocialist Party Youth and Student national meeting

Young Socialist Party activists from across England, Wales and Scotland met for a weekend of discussion on 31 August – 1 September, just as the capitalist political crisis in the UK was tipping into a new explosive phase.

spotPriced out of Pride

Southampton Pride has grown year on year. The parade on 24 August was a huge spectacle, greeted by cheers and clapping from shoppers in the streets we passed.

spotBradford demo: Self-determination for Kashmir

Up to 5,000 people attended a rally outside Bradford Town Hall on 26 August under the banner of ‘Free Kashmir’.

Opinion

spotAt 96 I’m more convinced of socialism than ever

Approaching my 96th birthday, I thought the other day: why am I a socialist? I’ve been one, a revolutionary socialist, for a very long time – and do you know what? Every day that passes I am more convinced that I’ve chosen the right path.

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