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For workers’ unity against war in Ukraine

Link to this page: [] on 24 February 2022 at 16:49 GMT Socialist Party leaflet   (Click to enlarge) Stop the war in Ukraine! Withdraw Russian troops and end the bombing Withdraw NATO troops from Eastern Europe No to ethnic division and cleansing. For workers' unity, for self-determination and full democratic rights for all minorities No trust in Johnson…

The Erdington byelection and the fight for a new mass workers’ party

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022 Labour's first MP, photo Walter Baxter/CC   (Click to enlarge)Hannah Sell, Socialist Party general secretary In 2017, nearly 13 million people voted for Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity manifesto, in the highest vote for Labour since 1997. Five years on, Jeremy Corbyn is not allowed to…

Ukraine: Workers’ unity against capitalist warmongers and imperialist meddlers

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022Crisis reaches boiling point Russia's president Vladimir Putin is pushing ahead with plans for a 'Greater Russia'   (Click to enlarge)Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) reporters Russia's President Vladimir Putin has recognised the 'independence' of two Moscow-backed separatist…

Unite and fight for a decent pay rise

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022 Barts NHS Trust workers striking for decent pay, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)While bad weather batters the country, another storm is raging. A growing number of workers are taking action as the cost of living squeeze tightens. This is the most significant strike wave for over…

CWI video on Ukraine

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206 Regional Socialist Party organisers: Eastern: 079 8202 1969East Mids: 077 3797 8057London: 020 8988 8786North East: 078 4114 4890North West 079 5437 6096South West: 077 5979 6478Southern: 078 3368 1910Wales: 077 7221 5281West Mids: 024 7655 5620Yorkshire: 078 0983…

Privatisation and crisis in the NHS

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022Started by Labour... carried on by Tories Save our NHS, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)The Tories have used the cover of the Covid pandemic to speed up their agenda of opening up the NHS further to the profiteers in the private sector. And Labour's health spokesperson, Wes Streeting…

Birmingham Erdington by-election

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 16 February 2022Birmingham Erdington by-election Birmingham bin workers and home carers strike together, photo Birmingham Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)Kris O'Sullivan, Birmingham North Socialist Party "You'll be sending someone who is the working-class enemy of the Westminster elite, to completely…

PCS Elections 2022: Time for new union leadership

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 16 February 2022 PCS delegation on the 26 March TUC demo, 2011. Photo: Senan   (Click to enlarge)Defend PCS support for the National Shop Stewards Network Dave Semple, PCS rep, Wigan Area branch and former NEC member 2018-2021 On 11 September 2011, 700 trade union reps from across the labour movement…

Britain’s economic growth figures mask fragile false recovery

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 16 February 2022Editorial of the Socialist issue 1167 In London on the Youth Fight for Jobs day of marches, 9.10.21, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)Dave Reid, Socialist Party national committee The capitalist media celebrated the announcement that the UK economy grew by 7.5% in 2021. The Financial…

‘Labour by name – Tory by policy’

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 16 February 2022Solidarity with the Coventry bin lorry drivers Build a movement to defend living standards Coventry bin workers picket line   (Click to enlarge)Dave Griffiths, Coventry Socialist Party "Labour by name, Tory by policy," chanted Coventry's HGV drivers' convenor Haydn Jones as he marched…

Left Labour MPs under pressure over Erdington

Link to this page: [] on 15 February 2022 at 12:36 GMT Former Labour MP Dave Nellist is the TUSC candidate in the Erdington byelection on 3 March   (Click to enlarge) Zarah Sultana, the Labour MP for Coventry South, is under threat of deselection for being one of the small number of Labour MPs who has publicly called for Jeremy Corbyn to be reinstated…

May Day Greetings in the Socialist

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206 Regional Socialist Party organisers: Eastern: 079 8202 1969East Mids: 077 3797 8057London: 020 8988 8786North East: 078 4114 4890North West 079 5437 6096South West: 077 5979 6478Southern: 078 3368 1910Wales: 077 7221 5281West Mids: 024 7655 5620Yorkshire: 078 0983…

TUSC local government conference

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2022TUSC local government conference report Photo: Brighton Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)Mark Best "The working class across England and Wales is facing the biggest cost of living crisis in 30 years, and the last 30 years have not been milk, honey and plenty," said chair Dave Nellist…

No one in Westminster backs a pay rise for us… it’s time to build a workers’ political voice

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2022 Dave Nellist on the picket line with Birmingham bin workers   (Click to enlarge)Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Socialist Party national organiser £13,000! That's the difference between where our wages will be by the mid-2020s, and where they should be if wages had risen at pre-2008 financial crisis…

Catastrophic energy bill hike – a crisis made by capitalism

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 9 February 2022What we think Nationalise the energy companies!   (Click to enlarge)Working-class families face a perfect storm. After two lost decades of living standards, stagnating wages, privatisation and cuts, and benefits slashed, now inflation is heading for 7%. The situation will be made much worse…

Socialist Party statement on Unison president Paul Holmes

Link to this page: [] on 3 February 2022 at 15:07 GMTOn 2 February Kirklees council announced the dismissal from employment of the left branch secretary of Kirklees Unison and national union president, Paul Holmes. This decision followed a disciplinary process that has lasted longer than two years. Holmes is still under investigation within Unison…

Memorial meeting remembers Pauline Wall

Link to this page: [] on 2 February 2022 at 21:42 GMT Iain Dalton, Yorkshire Socialist Party secretary Forty people, including Socialist Party members from Bradford and further afield, attended a meeting on 29 January organised by the family of Pauline Wall to commemorate her life. Pauline's warm and friendly personality, as well as her firm socialist…

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022 Stagecoach workers' picket line in South Wales   (Click to enlarge)Rob Williams, Socialist Party industrial organiser The strike wave that has developed during the last few months of 2021 is growing in 2022. It has claimed significant victories for workers. The stored-up anger that has…

NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched as Tories U-turn to avoid even deeper NHS crisis

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022Ministers have announced plans to scrap the order forcing all NHS staff in England to get vaccinated against Covid. Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed the move in a statement to MPs on 31 January, just three days before the deadline for unvaccinated staff who have face-to-face contact…

Tories Out!

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022Starmer's Tory-lite Labour is no alternative Let's build a new mass workers' party Boris Johnson Estonian presidency/CC   (Click to enlarge)Kris O'Sullivan, Birmingham North Socialist Party Under Boris Johnson it's one law for us and one for the rich and powerful. That means the recently…

Why a socialist candidate for Birmingham Erdington is vital

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022What we think Dave Nellist with other TUSC candidates at the 2015 manifesto launch in London's Canary Wharf, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)The Erdington by-election is taking place as the living costs of the majority soar, and the Tory government drowns in cover-ups, corruption…

Former MP colleague of Jeremy Corbyn to stand in Birmingham Erdington by-election

Link to this page: [] on 27 January 2022 at 12:59 GMT photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) today announced that Dave Nellist is to contest the forthcoming Birmingham Erdington parliamentary by-election on behalf of the left-wing alliance. During his time as a Midlands Labour MP from 1983-1992, Dave…

Trade unions and the fight against council cuts

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 26 January 2022Interview: Unite's strategy on fighting the cuts Socialist Party member Onay Kasab, recently appointed Lead for Local Government in Unite the Union, spoke to the Socialist about the union's strategy for fighting to defend the pay, jobs and conditions of local authority workers and local council…

We need a workers’ alternative to big business Tories and Labour

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 26 January 2022Editorial of the Socialist issue 1164 Boris Johnson, Estonian presidency/CC   (Click to enlarge)Every day Boris Johnson and his government are more and more mired in scandal. As we go to press the findings of the inquiry into 'Partygate' revelations have not yet been made public and are…

Tories hand cash to private health profiteers

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 19 January 2022Nationalise private health and big pharma For a fully publicly funded NHS For a 15% pay rise in NHS and care Photo: Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Jane Ward, Southampton Socialist Party Private hospitals are set to receive up to £525 million of public money in a deal negotiated by Sajid…


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