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Fight for a socialist recovery

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 20 October 2021For higher wages, permanent jobs, fully funded services Health workers protest for a 15% pay rise. Photo: Steve Eason/CC   (Click to enlarge)Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party southern regional secretary The new normal under Boris Johnson an…

Tories to blame for GP crisis

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 20 October 2021 Striking junior doctors, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Jon Dale, Secretary, Unite Nottinghamshire health (personal capacity) The UK's Covid hospitalisation rate is currently six times higher than other large European countrie…

COP26: Trade unions must fight for a socialist transition to renewables

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 20 October 2021 Socialist planning internationally is essential to save the planet from climate catastrophe   (Click to enlarge)Chris Baugh, Lancashire Socialist Party The UK government is hosting the 26th United Nations Climate Change 'Conference of…

People’s Budgets – a socialist answer to cruel cuts

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 20 October 2021What we think Photo: Rajavan   (Click to enlarge)There's no denying the facts. Thanks to austerity, more people are being forced onto the streets, more people are dying - and younger - and more are in line to lose their job. 50,000 extr…

Workers need a pay rise

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 13 October 2021Prepare for coordinated trade union action Socialist Party placards, London 3 July NHS march. Photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)What we think After a decade of austerity, followed by a devastating pandemic and with prices rising…

Build a mass working-class climate movement with socialist policies

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 13 October 2021 Climate change protest in London on 12.4.19, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland The COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow is now only weeks away. 30,000 official participants, including US president…

Cynical Johnson government no friend of workers

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 13 October 2021Editorial of the Socialist issue 1151 Boris Johnson Estonian presidency/CC   (Click to enlarge)In September, the Tories briefly dipped below Labour in opinion polls as workers faced a winter of Tory rule featuring pay restraint, soaring…

Socialism 2021 event: 19-21 November 2021

Link to this page: [] on 11 October 2021 at 15:51 GMT   (Click to enlarge) A weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party Capitalism is rotten. Luxury space travel for billionaires - but more and more people face a struggle just, for survival. And environmental catastrophe brings…

Sarah Everard trial reveals police abuse of power

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 6 October 2021For democratic control of the police Fight to end sexism, inequality and capitalism Socialist Party members on the Sarah Everard vigil in South London February 2021, photo London SP   (Click to enlarge)Corinthia Ward, Birmingham North So…

Bakers’ union disaffiliates from Labour

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 6 October 2021Editorial of the Socialist issue 1150 photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Now step up the fight for a new workers' politics "The decision taken by delegates who predominantly live in what's regarded as Labour red wall seats shows how…

Pandora leaks put capitalism in the dock

Link to this page: [] on 5 October 2021 at 16:37 GMT The Panama Papers revealed off-shore tax avoidance in 2016   (Click to enlarge) Expose it and fight for a socialist alternative Tony Saunois, CWI secretary The explosive leaking of 6.4 million documents and 1.2 million emails showing the grotesq…

Black history month and its relevance today

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: 075 4018 9052North East: 078 4114 4890North West 079 5437 6096South West: 077 5979 6478Southern: 078 3368 1910Wales: 077…

Preparing for no-cuts People’s Budgets

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 29 September 2021Save our services Socialist Party stall in Liverpool - campaigning for TUSC election candidates, 24.4.21, photo Mark Best   (Click to enlarge)The Socialist Party is part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), alongside…

End profit-fuelled crisis

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 29 September 2021Make big business pay, not workers Low pay in the haulage industry has led to a lack of drivers and shortages of fuel   (Click to enlarge)Queues at petrol stations causing traffic chaos, fuel bills rising with energy firms going bust…

Starmer consolidates post-Corbyn Blairite transformation of Labour

Link to this page: [] on 28 September 2021 at 17:07 GMTEditorial of the Socialist, issue 1149 Keir Starmer is seen as a safe pair of hands by the ruling class compared to Corbyn. photo: photostream/CC   (Click to enlarge) Trade unions must fight for a new workers' party The person who said New Lab…

New openings for militant trade unionism

Link to this page: [] on 24 September 2021 at 11:40 GMTThe editorial from the October edition of Socialism Today, No.252 Socialism Today issue 252   (Click to enlarge) The victory of Sharon Graham as general secretary of Unite, amongst the biggest trade unions in the UK and Ireland and undoubtedly…

Socialists and the four-day week

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: 075 4018 9052North East: 078 4114 4890North West 079 5437 6096South West: 077 5979 6478Southern: 078 3368 1910Wales: 077…

Workers’ politics won’t come from Labour

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2021Editorial of the Socialist issue 1148Unions must prepare to build a political alternative Keir Starmer, 2020 Labour Party leadership election hustings, Bristol, photo Rwendland/CC   (Click to enlarge)In addressing TUC Congress, Sir Ke…

10 years since Occupy

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2021Lessons for generation Covid Occupy popularised the terms "the 1%" and "the 99%". Photo: Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Helen Pattison, Socialist Party London Regional Secretary In October 2011, unemployment hit its highest level f…

Energy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2021 The energy crisis is not simply a one-ff 'perfect storm', but is inherent in the profit-driven market economy   (Click to enlarge)Simon Carter, East London Socialist Party Millions of gas consumers face price hikes and uncertainty in…

What’s behind the worker shortages, and what can be done about it?

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021 photo Derek Harper/CC   (Click to enlarge)Iain Dalton, Socialist Party national committee 'Job openings' went over 1 million for the first time on record this July and, at the beginning of September, stood at 1.66 million, according…

Deaths of despair: Health crisis – capitalism in the dock

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021 Save our NHS, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party political secretary Under the colossal weight of the worldwide pandemic, health services on every continent and in practically every country have strugg…

Climate change, capitalism, and the struggle for socialism

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021 London climate strike 20 September 2019, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Dave Carr Unless you happen to be Tory Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, and therefore oblivious to what's happening in the world, you'd be aware of the r…

NSSN trade union rally reflects working-class anger to fight back

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 1 September 2021 NSSN standing with the #Sparks blockading #AWE in fight against de-skilling #No2ESO   (Click to enlarge)The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) rallies and lobbies of the TUC Congress have been an annual fixture since the first in 2…

We need a new political party for workers and youth

Link to this page: [] The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2021Editorial of the Socialist issue 1147Class anger at Tories growing... photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)Boris Johnson's lies about plans to 'level up' working-class communities are being destroyed as the Tories' post-Covid auste…


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