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The Socialist issue 1101

16 September 2020

Our lives and livelihoods at stake

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The Socialist issue 1101

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotOur lives and livelihoods at stake

Covid testing chaos, mass job losses: Fight for safety, and ‘work or full pay’!

spotSketch: The rule of six – some guidance from your government

“As a guideline, if you aren’t at school or work, then any breach of the rule will kill your gran”

spotJohnson’s brinkmanship over EU deal deepens capitalist splits

Johnson is under pressure from the two wings of his own party as well as the capitalist class

spotBlame politicians, not workers and young people

Covid-19 lockdown in Birmingham: Low-paid workers are forced into work and overcrowded housing

spotCapitalist profit and the race to develop a vaccine

The pharmaceutical industry needs to be in public ownership and democratically planned to meet the needs of the world’s population

spot‘Covid marshalls’ must be accountable to communities

They could be used to harass socially distanced protests and campaigns

spotUnder the microscope

Coronavirus news in brief: bosses’ pandemic profit bonanza, privatised testing and treatment fiasco


spotAngry health workers demand 15% now!

‘Mobilise the members for national industrial action’: Furiours NHS workers organised local demos for a pay rise

spotNHS workers: “We deserve a fair wage” – 15% now!

“Claps don’t pay the bills and our pay deal is a farce. Stand with us and fight for 15%.”

Workplace news and analysis

spotNational Shop Stewards Network lobbying for a lead from the TUC

Workers organised to defend health and safety, and now jobs too

spotPCS members in DWP reject unsafe extension of hours

77% of PCS union members have voted in favour of industrial action in a consultative ballot

spotIreland: Debenham’s occupier speaks out

We were arrested, held in individual cells, and then released

spotLondon bus drivers begin strike ballot over remote sign-on dispute

There is no benefit to passengers, and remote sign-on could well disrupt services

spotTate workers on indefinite strike hold march and rally

PCS union members marched alongside other arts and culture workers against job losses in the sector

spotReinstate Tony Smith

Sacked Unison rep Tony Smith in Hull has attended his appeal hearing, accompanied by supporters

spotReinstate Richie Venton

Hundreds of trade unionists have signed an open letter to Ikea demanding sacked Usdaw union rep Richie Venton be reinstated


spotDispatches from the front: schools need Covid tests!

School workers struggle with extra duties and absences due to lack of testing

Public services

spotCovid and the third sector: for public planning, not charity stopgaps

The government has shown the potential for a coordinated, fully funded, public effort – but refused to deliver it

Labour Party

spotNon-fiction: Left Out – the inside story of Labour under Corbyn

Retreat and hesitation could not beat relentless right wing

International socialist news and analysis

spotEgypt: Support for al-Sisi dwindles as his regime increases repression

Popular support for Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s dictatorial regime is vanishing

spotNigerian police repress peaceful anti-government protest

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTwo weeks to donate: we need your help

We need to raise £2,750 a week to hit our new target by 1 October. With government credibility crumbling, a socialist voice is needed.

spotCoventry: scrap ‘profit before people’ hospital parking charges

The Coventry Socialist Party campaign to scrap hospital parking charges continues

spotCovid generation says ‘fund our future’

As part of the Young Socialists national day of action, we brought an open letter onto the streets

spotWhy I joined the Socialist Party: Tories and Blairites only care about corporate greed

I joined the Socialist Party following the class battle in Labour between left and right

spotSelling the Socialist

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


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