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The Socialist issue 1089

3 June 2020

Stand firm for workplace safety

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The Socialist issue 1089

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What we think

spotBattered Tories face divisions and growing anger

spotProtect every job, nationalise don’t subsidise

As the economic implications of Coronavirus emerge, Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak has proposed Project Birch

spotCouncil finance disaster: set emergency no-cuts budgets and fight for funds!

George Floyd

spotFight racism and class inequality, fight capitalism!

spotUSA – another cop killing of unarmed black man sparks widespread protests

On 25 May, police in Minneapolis choked George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who subsequently died. His death was disturbingly reminiscent of the NYPD killing of Eric Garner in 2014.


spotStand firm for workplace safety

spotSchools… no going back until it’s safe

Workplace news

spotCoordinated union struggle needed to save jobs and nationalise JCB

spotReject the university employers’ offer on pay, workload and casualisation

spotFight continues for safety on London buses

spotPCS pay claim: Vital work unrecognised

spotEquity union general secretary election

Equity, the union for performing arts professionals, is about to elect a new general secretary. The direction of the union in this tempestuous time is a vital question for entertainment workers.

Coronavirus news

spot“Test, trace, isolate, support” – the Tories’ scheme fails on all counts

I checked my emails late on 27 May and was surprised to see one from the NHS. The new test and trace system was going ‘live’ – not 1 June as expected, but 8am the next day!

spotFurlough: We are not ‘all in the same boat’

The hospitality industry has been downsized. For some, the furlough scheme came too late and workers were already cut, or businesses had shut their doors for good.

spotHospital closed following rampant spread of Covid-19

Labour Party

spotSocialism Today special issue: Lessons from the Corbyn experience

spotBlairite general secretary elected – Starmer’s takeover of Labour Party consolidated

Readers’ opinion

spotFootball in the time of coronavirus – reclaim our game!

Football played a part in spreading the pandemic. Northern Italy was the ground zero for coronavirus in Europe, and then Spain became the second most infected country after Italy.

spotGoing viral: Socialist comments and letters

The Covid-19 pandemic is a world social crisis which touches every aspect of life. The iniquities and failings of the capitalist system are being exposed

Socialist Party reports

spotPandemic doesn’t stop Socialist Party educating organisers: northern meeting


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