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Antisemitism, Israel-Palestine, and the left

An article in the June 2018 issue (no. 219) of Socialism Today The Labour right wing and capitalist establishment are waging a colossal campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party and his anti-austerity policies. Particularly pernicious is the avalanche of antisemitism allegations levelled against him – and the left in general. This threat can only be answered ...

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Windrush Scandal: Tories and Blairites To Blame

By Marvin Hay, Socialist Party black and Asian group The “hostile environment” that Theresa May promised to create as home secretary with the Immigration Act 2014, and the policy and guidance that have spewed from the Home Office under the Tories and Blairites, were always going to lead to increased oppression for black and Asian workers. The Socialist Party opposes ...

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No to bombing Syria

Build the movement against Trump and May By Hannah Sell “Hell on earth” was how one UN chief described Eastern Ghouta earlier this year. Now the appalling misery of buildings bombed to rubble, hospitals with no supplies, and food at critically low levels, has been added to by the horror of a chemical weapons attack. In response Donald Trump has ...

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Antisemitism slurs: latest attempt to derail Corbynism

From the editorial of The Socialist 29/03/2018 The Blairite majority of Labour MPs will never be reconciled to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Corbyn resoundingly won the second leadership contest they forced on him in 2016 but they go on looking for every opportunity to undermine, damage and remove him. Their slandering him as ‘antisemitic’, dredging up a two-line Facebook comment he made ...

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Russia, spies and nerve agents

Should anyone accept Theresa May’s and the Labour right’s version of events? By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary Jeremy Corbyn is broadly right and his pro-capitalist critics both within the Tory government and their Labour fifth column in the Parliamentary Labour Party are wrong and lying in their responses to the recent use of nerve agents in Britain. Of ...

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International Women’s Day 2018: Capitalism oppresses women – fight for socialism!

The Committee For a Workers International (CWI) organises socialists across the globe. Over the days leading up to March 8th – International Women’s Day – the CWI web-site is carrying articles from around the world under #IWD : from Spain, Ireland, India, the USA, Britain, Brazil, Sweden and many other countries. It begins with the International Women’s Day 2018 statement from ...

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Socialist Party demands: Swansea Labour council must fight the cuts!

By Alec Thraves Swansea’s Labour controlled council have passed a £28 million cuts budget for 2018/19 as well as voting through projected cuts of a further £70 million over the next three years. During the 10 minute session allowed for public questions Socialist Party members highlighted that these medium term financial plans included some departments having their budgets cut by ...

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Fight closures of West Wales hospitals

By Beth Webster, Welsh nurse Three major hospitals in West Wales could close under proposals by Hywel Dda University Health Board. Until now, Welsh Labour has denied there is a crisis in the Welsh NHS – despite reports similar to those in England of waits of over 12 hours for ambulances and patients dying in corridors. Management is considering various ...

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University lecturers out in force across Wales

University lecturers in Wales started their first of 14 days of action with picket lines at Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth universities on Thursday. They were joining colleagues in 58 other universities in the UK striking against huge cuts to lecturers’ pensions by university bosses. While vice-chancellors have voted themselves increases that will give them higher pay than the prime minister, ...

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