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8 July 2020

Fight for every job. Fight for socialism

Thousands of jobs already destroyed. Thousands more announced almost every day. The 'job retention scheme' is turning into a jobs haemorrhage as the government starts to wind it down, with a view to scrapping it in October.
As speaker after speaker at the NSSN conference on 4 July said, trade unions must fight every job cut and every pay cut.

8 July 2020

Johnson blames care workers for deaths

Boris Johnson has tried to shift the blame for the scandal of mass Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

8 July 2020

End the scandal of sweatshop labour

In Leicester Covid-19 is prevalent in areas that have a thriving underworld of sweatshops.

8 July 2020

No choice but to fight the system

The killing of George Floyd will be fixed into the minds of our generation as we move into a new period

8 July 2020

Covid pandemic and Northern Ireland - workers must resist the bosses' offensive

The coronavirus pandemic hit Northern Ireland at the very same time as the political parties in the Assembly (Stormont) were re-establishing a power-sharing Executive for the first time in over three years

8 July 2020

3bn green pledge: not enough for climate or jobs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised 3 billion of green investment. Goals include 'decarbonising' public buildings, insulating private homes, and creating work.

8 July 2020

No going back: Nationalise social care!

The anarchy of free-market capitalism has been brutally exposed to millions through its inability to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the richest countries on the planet.

8 July 2020

Tory NHS betrayal

Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak promised us all that the government would give the NHS "whatever it needs." Now he's refusing to stump up the cash.

8 July 2020

1,600 less benefits if your job goes - while super-rich splash cash

Households suffering unemployment during the pandemic will get 1,600 per year less in benefits than in 2011

8 July 2020

Testing: Tories' 5bn gift to private sector

Never mind expanding NHS labs or building new public science facilities. The Tories want their mates in big business to mop up from the social necessity of mass corona testing.

8 July 2020

Poverty rises again - especially for BAME workers

100,000 more people fell into poverty in 2018-19, reports the Social Metrics Commission. Black, Asian and minority ethnic households were more than twice as likely to have been pushed below the breadline.

8 July 2020

Them and us

1 July 2020

Tory full return to school plans gamble with lives

The government's plans for a full return in September make crystal clear it has no interest in safety or genuine education needs.

1 July 2020

Yes to self-identity

The Sunday Times reported that Johnson intends to dump plans to improve trans people's rights to self-identify

1 July 2020

Plastic waste ignored

Plastic waste pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing society. So why the lack of enthusiasm by the government to curb manufacturing practices that generate tonnes of it which leech into the air, waterways, oceans and food?

1 July 2020

Tories put profit before lives


Government failures fan Covid:
Once again, this incompetent Tory government, intent on pursuing its pro-big business agenda of prematurely ending the pandemic lockdown, has put lives at risk.

1 July 2020

A socialist NHS fit for heroes

The past months have felt like war - normal life shut down; Covid-19 casualty reports; widespread anxiety, insecurity and hardship; frontline workers cheered for their heroic efforts.

1 July 2020

Workers need a new mass party to defend their interests

Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey: During his leadership campaign, Starmer had to hide his pro-capitalist agenda behind the banner of unity in order to win.

1 July 2020

News in brief

Are you considering taking a long-delayed holiday? Try the pacific islands of Fiji. In an enticing tweet, the country's prime minister says: "Say you're a billionaire looking to fly your own jet, rent

1 July 2020

Capitalism and corruption go hand in hand

Can a leopard change its spots? Can a Tory MP stop taking cash for favours?


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