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RMT president election: back Sean Hoyle

Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party Southern region The election for president of the RMT comes at a time of huge importance for union members facing widespread attacks on pay, jobs and working conditions across the transport industry. It also comes at ...

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Right wing step up campaign against Corbyn

Editorial from the Socialist (issue 873), weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) “I can’t remember any other party conference where the leader has been so publicly reprimanded by so many of his senior frontbenchers,” (Andrew Rawnsley, ...

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Catalonia: Pro-independence parties win “plebiscite” elections

  Danny Byrne, CWI Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state. These elections were billed as a de facto “plebiscite” on Catalan independence by Catalan ...

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Glasgow’s trade unions demand a No Cuts budget

Glasgow City Council Trade Unions - Unison, Unite, GMB, EIS, UCATT. Glasgow City Council has made spending cuts of £250m since 2010 including huge cuts in learning disability and mental health services, home care support, supported education for children, community ...

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Nominate Roger Bannister for Unison general secretary

Roger Bannister Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a tremendous leap forward for the anti-austerity movement in Britain. It has raised the hopes of millions who want to see a society for the 99% and not the 1%. The scale of the ...

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TUSC: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice

Sarah Wrack, editor of the Socialist - Socialist Party England and Wales “May you live in interesting times” said Dave Nellist, chair of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), in opening its 2015 conference. This old Chinese curse is ...

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Jeremy Corbyn under attack but enthusiastic support continues

Editorial from the current edition of the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales The furore over revelations in Lord Ashcroft’s biography of David Cameron has temporarily driven attacks on Jeremy Corbyn from the front ...

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Scotland: One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

Philip Stott One year ago today, the Scottish independence referendum delivered what Socialist Party Scotland described as an “electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment.” 1.6 million, overwhelmingly working-class, people voted Yes on September 18 2014 in the teeth ...

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Irish establishment criminalises protest: Defend the Jobstown 27

27 anti-water charges protestors have been summonsed to appear in court by the police in Dublin regarding the Jobstown protest in November 2014 (when the deputy Prime Minister and Labour leader was blocked in her car by locals angry over the ...

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Video: Corbyn – What the Socialist Party thinks needs to happen now

Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary Peter Taaffe explains the importance of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory and, crucially, what steps need to be taken to build a new anti-austierty party with socialist policies.

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