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The Socialist issue 1066

27 November 2019

Vote for jobs homes, services. Tories out, Corbyn in. Fight for socialist policies.

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The Socialist issue 1066

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What we think

spotLabour’s manifesto: fight to transform hope into a socialist society

Corbyn’s manifesto offers a glimpse of jobs, homes and public services for the 99%, protection for our environment – and making the capitalist class pay.

spotTories launch ‘non manifesto’

International socialist news and analysis

spotRegime’s fuel price rise sparks massive protests across Iran

Iran has been shaken by a new nationwide wave of anger and protests after a sudden overnight government announcement that imposed a 50% fuel price rise on the cost of fuel.

spotSri Lanka: Presidential election sees return of dictatorial Rajapaksa clan

The extremely polarised presidential election in Sri Lanka on 16 November has resulted in victory for Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka People’s Front (SLPP).

News

spotTory election campaign’s dirty tricks and lies

Tory dishonesty has been all over the news. The latest incident saw them attempt to mislead voters by rebranding one of their Twitter accounts as a fake fact-checking service for the duration of the ITV leaders’ debate.

spotResist attacks against free speech on campus

At a time when a general election is taking place, and students are discussing how to fight for free education, affordable student housing, and a decent quality of life after university, serious attacks on democratic rights on campuses across the country are being perpetrated.

spotNorthern Ireland: strike action by NHS workers

For the first time in the Royal College of Nursing’s 103-year history, nurses have voted for strike action. They have been joined by Unison, and likely, the Nipsa and Unite unions which are now balloting for strike action.

spotPrince Andrew outrage exposes establishment

Prince Andrew’s astonishing performance once more exposes the capitalist establishment’s breezy disdain for the victims of abuse.

Council cuts

spotEnd council cuts now, to end Tory austerity!

Tory austerity has meant a decade of attacks on the working class. Nowhere has this been felt more sharply than local councils.

Workplace news

spotUni strike takes fight to bosses

Members of the Socialist Party and Socialist Students visited picket lines on the first day of eight days of action


spotCWU’s right to defend members is on the line

The High Court on 28 November has dismissed the appeal by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) against the scandalous decision to stop the postal workers taking national strike action in Royal Mail

spotSouth Western Railway strike: “We’re up for the fight”

On the eve of a month-long walkout by train crews on South Western Railway, Geoff Kite, SWR guard and RMT transport union executive council member, addressed a recent Southampton Socialist Party ‘Tories out’ election rally

spotPCS union ballot closes 12 December: Marion Lloyd for general secretary

Marion has been active in the union all her working life. She has worked in different government departments, big and small, and the private sector.

spotSixth-form college strikes: ‘Sticking two fingers up at the Tories’

Socialist Party members in Leicester gave support to striking National Education Union members at Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I sixth-form College.

spotWorkplace news in brief

A round-up of the latest workplace and trade union struggles.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTrump and Tories are a threat to environment

Donald Trump is yet again visiting Britain, on 3 December, to conduct a meeting with representatives of Nato in London. And once again he will be met by protests.

spotBrighton anti-academy campaign steps up

Over 100 parents, children, trade unionists and other supporters from the local community were on the picket line outside Moulsecoomb Primary School, Brighton on 21 November.

spotPosties withdraw goodwill from cruel bosses

A postie spoke to a Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting about the dispute in Royal Mail, and the consequences if we don’t fight, on Wednesday 20 November. We met with around ten people, of which most were local postal workers.

spotHelp fund the fightback: sponsor my marathon

In 2015 I had a major heart attack. It is fair to say that the NHS and their dedicated staff saved my life.

spotSelling the Socialist

Short reports of selling the Socialist paper around the country.

spotBuy a historical biography for Christmas

Readers’ opinion

spotThe private sector will never provide broadband to every home, nationalisation will

I was really interested in your article on nationalising broadband.

spotPlymouth Blairites side with anti-tenant landlords

Labour’s manifesto seems to have struck a chord with working-class people. It gives us hope that austerity may be coming to an end.

spotMinimum wage debate

The Socialist is running a debate. How can we end low pay and what minimum wage level should we be fighting for? In this issue, readers share their thoughts.

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