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Cardiff Socialist Students confront ‘Parasite’ Jacob Rees-Mogg

By Richard Edwards, Cardiff West Socialist Party Jacob Rees-Mogg, aristocratic, misogynistic, homophobic, billionaire landlord and current pin-up boy of the Tory right, was invited to speak at a venue in Cardiff on 29 September. Young Socialists and Socialist Students made sure there was a crowd of working-class activists and campaigners there to give him a raucous reception and confront him ...

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Spain/Catalonia: Students’ strike called against state repression

Statement from the Sindicato de Estudiantes · Estado Español [Students Union] Defeat the PP government’s ‘Francoist’ offensive against Catalonia! Every student fight to defend democratic rights! Organise meetings, strikes and demonstrations! The Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State apparatus, heir of the Franco dictatorship, launched a repressive and unprecedented crackdown on the democratic rights of the Catalan people. Orders ...

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Mexico: Earthquake catastrophe and popular solidarity

Statement of Izquierda Revolucionaria (Mexico CWI) The earthquake catastrophe reveals the reality of Mexican society. On one side, the incapacity of the state, and, on the other side, the greed of the capitalists, who are more worried about their profits that in using their wealth to attend to those caught up in the catastrophe. Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City suffered ...

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Fight expansion of disastrous ‘Universal Credit’ welfare system

Nearly half of current claimants are in rent arrears New areas are due to launch the system in October By Laurel Fogarty, Bangor ‘Universal Credit’, the Tories’ disastrous flagship welfare ‘reform’, is due to be rolled out to 50 new areas next month. This is despite new figures showing the system’s harsh benefit cuts and long waiting times are driving ...

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Carmarthenshire union leader slams Welsh Labour and Plaid cuts

The secretary of Carmarthenshire Unison has hit out at cuts being carried out by Labour and Plaid politicians while claiming to be anti-austerity. In a letter to the Western Mail Mark Evans takes up the claims of politicians from both parties referred to in an article by Martin Shipton. We republish the full article below. The abridged letter published in ...

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Tories start to retreat on pay cap

By Steve Score The government has caved in. It has agreed to lift the 1% public sector pay cap from next year, reflecting the pressure the Tories are under and their real weakness. Police and prison officers, the last groups to have pay decided this year, will have the cap lifted immediately – although their raises are still below inflation. ...

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North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict

By Niall Mulholland   The North Korean bomb test on 3 September, the most powerful yet, and the bellicose reaction of the US, underlines the volatile and dangerous situation in the peninsula and entire region. The huge blast in the north of the country was felt in South Korea and China. The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, up ...

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Fight council cuts – back the Brum bin strikers!

Birmingham’s bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council reneged on a previously agreed deal. Disgracefully the council has issued 113 redundancy notices to workers and is clearly setting out to try and break the bin workers’ struggle. The council claims it has no choice but to sack bin ...

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New documentary asks women how their bodies are sexualised and policed

By Helen Pattison A new production, Tits, by Lily Levin and Tristan Bell, is a series of interviews filmed with people discussing body image, personal experiences and their feelings around their top halves. The Socialist spoke to Lily, producer and Socialist Party member, about the project. “Tits is about body image. And the way that bodies are portrayed in the ...

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