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The Socialist issue 1096

22 July 2020

Fight for our livelihoods... fight for our lives!

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The Socialist issue 1096

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spotFight for our livelihoods… fight for our lives!

The Covid capitalist crisis is hitting the working class hard from all sides. We face a tsunami of job cuts and attacks on living standards.

spotFight for the NHS

spotHuawei: what’s behind Johnson’s latest u-turn?

spotMandatory masks in shops law: workers must not pay the price

Face masks are mandatory in shops in England from Friday 24 July, following a similar move in Scotland

spotLuton Council sunk by airport investment: fight for funding, not speculation!

Labour-controlled Luton agreed drastic cuts to services at a full council meeting on 14 July. These are a direct result of a dramatic decline in dividend payments

spotTories using pandemic to privatise NHS more

spotThem & Us


spotHugely significant Tower Hamlets council workers’ strike continues

spotHugo Pierre for Unison general secretary

The worst-kept secret in public sector union Unison is finally out. Right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis has announced that he doesn’t intend to stand in the next general secretary election

No going back

spotHousing crisis: what now and after the pandemic?

Workplace news

spotUnited Left general secretary hustings shows widest debate needed for left in Unite

In the vote following the hustings Steve Turner defeated fellow AGS Howard Beckett by 3 votes.

spotNationalise Tata Steel to save jobs

spotOnline rally: Fight the London transport funding cuts!

spotContinue the fight to protect safety

spotDebenhams: Fighting closures and redundancies

On 17 July protests were held in London, Leeds, Bradford, Plymouth and Glasgow, organised by Usdaw members and supported by activists from the wider trade union movement.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

spotTime to relaunch TUSC

The Socialist Party has written to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) proposing that discussions begin on contesting the various elections scheduled for May 2021.


spotI joined the Socialist Party to fight back

spotWales arts cuts: Save every job

Protesters brandished signs stating the basic demand of ‘save every job’. This is the collective message of the organisers.

spotTrade unionists and artists stand with Maxine Peake

A call on Maxine’s union, Equity, the wider union movement, and the entertainment industry, to support her

spotBristol trans rights protest

spotGetting the Socialist over the summer


spotSaving the music industry from pandemic and austerity

“90% of UK venues and festivals face closure” warned a report from the Music Venue Trust in June. Like many other service industries, the live music business has been left on a cliff edge

International news

spotIran: Renewed wave of protests and strikes

A brief attempt to intimidate the thousands of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who have been on strike since 14 June (see ‘Haft Tappeh sugar cane factory workers return to strike action’ on was pushed back

spotIsrael: Nurses strike and win

Communist Party

spot100 years since the foundation of the Communist Party of Great Britain

Readers’ opinion

spotExciting Cuban spy thriller exposes US-sponsored terrorism

Action-packed and exciting, Wasp Network is a spy thriller that tells the story of the ‘Cuban Five’

spotThe Socialist inbox


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