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Brum bin workers great victory against Blairite Labour council

By Ian Leech and Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party The Socialist Party salutes the marvellous campaign of Birmingham’s bin workers. Birmingham council have backed down in their battle with the city’s bin workers on the eve of a High Court hearing to determine whether their 106 threatened redundancies were lawful. The council have agreed to withdraw the redundancies and give the ...

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After the budget – unions must launch pay fight

By Rob Williams and Glenn Kelly Millions of public sector workers will be vainly sifting through Hammond’s budget for details of any pay rises. The reality is that most of them will be looking down the barrel at a full decade of Tory pay caps, maintaining the catastrophe of the fall in living standards. Two million local government workers and half ...

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Review: Labour – The Summer That Changed Everything

By Dave Reid Today it all appears to be sweetness and light in the Parliamentary Labour Party. The daily Blairite attacks on Corbyn appear to have receded and Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to be believe that the PLP is behind them. But David Modell’s fly-on-the wall documentary that followed four candidates through the general election campaign earlier this ...

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Tories on the brink – kick them out!

By Clare Laker-Mansfield Division, scandal and crisis: these are the most striking features of Theresa May’s government today. If faced with mass protest by workers and youth – this shambolic Tory regime could be forced from power. Indeed, they could be pressed into calling a general election at any moment. Our movement must therefore go on the offensive. On 15 ...

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Robber barons own $6trn

Take the wealth off the 1% Come to Socialism 2017! By Andrew Carss, The Socialist November 2 2017 The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion. Up by nearly a fifth from last year, vast profits wringed from the workers of the world are concentrated in ever fewer hands. The most powerful force in ...

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Socialists must back Catalan struggle for self-determination

Editorial from The Socialist by Tony Saunois (Committee For A Workers International – CWI) The dramatic events that have shaken Catalonia and the Spanish state have national and international implications. The decision of the Spanish government – led by the right-wing PP government under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy – to implement Article 155 of the constitution and end the autonomy ...

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Anti-Austerity Rally in Haverforwest

By Dave Warren (Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party) Haverfordwest is a small market town in South West Wales and in the marginal Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency of Tory MP and former Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb. On Saturday 14th October, Castle Square in the town centre was packed with around 300 people attending an anti-austerity rally organised by ...

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