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Benefits workers oppose ‘rape clause’ and two-child limit

The requirement for victims to complete an eight-page form in order to qualify for the so-called “rape clause” exemption from child benefit cuts has led to a national outcry. The Tory government’s new restrictions on child benefits were already an attack on working class women and families. This new policy puts civil servants in the position of having to explain ...

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May calls a general election

8 June general election Tories out! Defeat the millionaires’ government Jeremy Corbyn must fight the election with socialist policies Theresa May has called for a general election for one reason – not the reason she gave – but because of the government’s weakness in face of a rising tide of anger in British society. Workers are suffering the most prolonged ...

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International Women’s Day: And Still We Rise

Saturday, January 21st, 2017, will go down in the history books as a truly historic moment. We saw a global revolt of women, not just against Trump but against the ideas and interests he represents; misogyny, racism and the rule of the billionaires. These massive displays of defiance have not come out of thin air. They have come on the ...

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The fight for a future at Ford, Bridgend

The warnings of the run down of the Bridgend plant by Ford workers have unfortunately proved correct. Ford has leaked documents indicating the run down of the plant over the next four years. By linking the closure to overtime payments the company is clearly trying to use the threat of closure to force through cuts in pay and conditions at ...

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Lessons of the Russian revolution for women’s struggle today

The 1917 Russian revolution was a momentous moment in working class history, in which women played a pivotal and active role. It started with a strike by women textile workers on 8 March (International Women’s Day – 23 February according to the calendar in use in Russia at the time). Not able to take their impoverished conditions and food shortages ...

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Russian February revolution 1917 – what lessons for today?

23 February 1917 (8 March in today’s calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia, which sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world. In the Socialist in 2007, Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe analysed the lessons of February for the working class today and how the leadership of the Bolshevik party, particularly Lenin and ...

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Fight to save Llanelli benefits office

Over 70 people packed into a meeting comprised mainly workers from the Llanelli benefits office called by the Labour Party to discuss how to oppose the possible loss of 157 jobs due to the proposed closure of the above office. These job losses if they came about would have an horrendous impact on the workers and their families and on ...

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Cardiff council plan more cuts while increasing reserves

By Ross Saunders (Cardiff Socialist Party) Cardiff’s Labour-run Council stands at a crossroads this year: it can carry on down the road of slashing jobs and services, or take notice of the growing anti-austerity and anti-establishment mood that pushed Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party and decide to fight Tory cuts instead of helping to make them. Millions ...

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