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The Socialist issue 1092

24 June 2020

Workers must not pay the price

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The Socialist issue 1092

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotLifting the lockdown: workers must not pay the price

spotVictory for Royal Glamorgan A&E!

spotHousing: act now to cancel Covid crisis rents and debt

Private sector rents in England hit a record high of £700 a month as the country headed into coronavirus lockdown

spotOver 30% of children living in poverty

End capitalism and inequality now. Fight for socialism! Even before the pandemic, austerity policies had pushed an increasing number of families into poverty

spotFight back to stop Tories scrapping protections for children in care

The Tories have been using Covid-19 to attack safeguarding procedures in our frontline services

spotInternational aid: Johnson’s pie in the sky

Boris Johnson has announced the merging of the Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

spotReading workers’ movement responds to knife attack

spotNews in brief

Cladding off now; failure app; Labour untogether; shopping scandal

spotThem & us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us: update on the lockdown economy

Black Lives Matter

spotYoung people fighting back: Jobs and homes, not racism

What is the Socialist Party fighting for to improve things for young people?

spotLessons from the Black Panthers: “We’re not going to fight capitalism with black capitalism – we’re going to fight capitalism with socialism”

The Black Panther Party marked the high point of the Civil Rights movement – what are the lessons for today?

spotTowards an anti-racist school curriculum

spotBlack Lives Matter protests: week three

Some of the local protests the Socialist Party has taken part in up and down the country.

International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth Africa: Building jobs and living wage campaign

On 17 June, hundreds of workers marched in Johannesburg, South Africa, demanding permanent jobs and a monthly living wage of R12,500 (£580).


spotTories sinking in Wales but no enthusiasm for Welsh Labour

Mark Drakeford’s Welsh Labour government has made much of the “four nations approach” to tackling the Covid-19 crisis, claiming to plot a different course to the Tory Westminster government

Workplace news and analysis

spotWhy you should come to NSSN conference

The National Shop Stewards Network Conference on 4 July is always a vital forum for trade unionists

spotFully fund schools – stand firm on safety

spotP&O: defend every job – nationalise the ferries

P&O Ferries wants to cut 734 jobs in Dover and 122 jobs in Hull after a severe downturn in demand

spotWorkers need a ‘new deal’ – at least £12 an hour now!

The shop workers’ union, Usdaw, recently launched its ‘New Deal for Workers’ campaign

spotRenationalisation of the probation service

The renationalisation of our probation service is a victory, but just the start of what’s needed


spotIt’s time to join the Socialist Party

New members explain why they have: Everyone I know has been hit by capitalist failures; we can only do so much alone

spotSelling the Socialist: we’re back!

Just some of the events where the Socialist newspaper was sold (with social distancing) in the past week…

spotFighting fund: help us smash our target!

Without money we could not put out socialist ideas on the recent mass protests

spotCall for an increase in PIP due to Covid-19

Readers’ opinion

spotA timely read about a pandemic that overwhelms society

Fiction: The Scarlet Plague: It’s timely to read Jack London’s short story about a virulent pandemic that sends human civilisation into the abyss

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors


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