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The Socialist issue 1056

18 September 2019

Ditch the Tories - and austerity

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The Socialist issue 1056

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What we think

spotDitch the Tories – and austerity

Parliament is closed but there’s still open warfare in the Tory party. Meanwhile, in the real world, working-class people continue to suffer from austerity and exploitation at work

spotTrade union movement must put its stamp on swirling events

What we think: The courts are not ‘neutral’. Corbyn is being drowned out – he must stand firm, and the unions must mobilise, to bridge the Brexit divide

Climate change

spotClimate protests: which way forward after 20 September?

How can students and trade unions organise for success in the climate movement?

spotClimate change: what’s socialism got to do with it?

The capitalist class, and the capitalist state, will not allow the change we need. The profit interests of a tiny minority stand at the head of current society

Socialist Students

spotHow students can fight and win

As university campuses reawaken for a new academic year, what are the major issues facing students – and how can they fight back?

Socialist Party feature

spotNorthern Ireland: Campaign mounts over historic sexual abuse allegations cover-up

The fight for justice is intimately linked with challenging the culture of deference to authority which has held down and separated working-class people for too long

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPCS general secretary candidate: unions must mobilise to drive out Boris

Marion Lloyd: We cannot sit back and let the Tories go unchallenged. It is time for Left union leaders to urgently make a call for mass action before 31 October to force a general election

spotStrike back to stop bullying Royal Mail bosses

Preparations are continuing for the national strike ballot in Royal Mail against its newly installed, openly anti-union management

spotLincolnshire health visitors strike boost

spotDVSA strike – employer asks for talks

The last day of strike action is 19 September and the union has made clear it is prepared to bring out members in other teams if there is not a satisfactory resolution

spotNottingham College UCU – more strike action planned

Strikers are determined to defeat the employer’s draconian contract – pay cuts for 20% of teachers and savage cuts in conditions

spotPCS members at BEIS maintain just fightback

Members of the PCS union are continuing their indefinite strike at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy government department for the London Living Wage

spotIlford: strike forces school management to back down

After a series of strikes and a threat of more to come, management at Ilford County High School has agreed to withdraw its unacceptable proposals

International socialist news and analysis

spotViolence against women in South Africa

The rape and murder of a Cape Town student was the spark that lit a new wave of protests demanding an end to violence against women

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouth Yorkshire defeats fire cuts

After months of campaigning, lobbying and petitioning by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), Socialist Party and others, on 16 September the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority voted not to proceed with the chief fire officer’s proposal to reduce crewing levels from five to four

spotDonate to help us move our press by October

Regular readers of the Socialist will know that the Socialist Party launched a building appeal in 2018, following our eviction from the premises we had occupied for nearly 20 years, writes Ken Douglas, Socialist Party national treasurer.

spotMarch planned to save Bewdley Fire Station

The campaign to save Bewdley Fire Station continues to build, with a march and rally planned for Saturday 28 September, starting at 10.30am

spotLondon: packed public meeting discusses political crisis

A packed public meeting discussed the turmoil in British politics and the work of the Socialist Party in London

spotSelling the Socialist

Just some of the events where the Socialist newspaper was sold in the past week..


spotPeterloo – fighting for democracy and a better life

Non-Fiction – Peterloo: The English Uprising: This new work is crammed with detail on the economic, social and political circumstances behind the massacre

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Rape convictions; Jeffrey Boycott; climate change; Brexit and Yellowhammer


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