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Labour MP attacks London student over anti-austerity art project

The Socialist Party, formerly the Militant, today condemned Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft for reporting a local student to the police – over an art project which proposes socialist policies. Foxcroft – who nominated Blairite Owen Smith to challenge Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity leadership in 2016 – is seeking action against the artist behind imaginary MP “Ana Key.” Socialist Party member Ellen ...

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Abolish tuition fees and student debt!

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 July 2017 Jeremy Corbyn’s election pledge to abolish tuition fees, with the bold promise that this would be fast-tracked to come into effect from September, was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour’s manifesto. Combined with other socialist policies including a £10 an hour minimum wage, nationalisation and an end to austerity ...

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‘Calling all Corbyn supporters’ Young Socialists Wales off to a flying start

Young socialists in Cardiff, some members of the Labour Party, some members of the Socialist Party, many members of no party have launched … Young Socialists Wales. Arising out of the enthusiasm and campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign they have come together campaigning for justice for Grenfell and now for the rights of workers in the gig ...

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UHW hospital bosses back the prosecution of their own workers

Welsh government must cancel all fines and PFI deal Seventy-five health workers at University Hospital of Wales hospital in Cardiff are facing fines totalling £65,000 after the Cardiff Civil Justice Centre ruled in favour of parking corporation Indigo collecting the fines. Indigo claims there are £12.8 million in unpaid fines due from April 2016. Workers have incurred the fines parking ...

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Bron Afon workers fight £3000 pay cut

Support workers hit by austerity and outsourcing Unison members working for Bron Afon housing association in Torfaen have taken the first of three days strike action after annual wages for the overwhelming majority of staff in the Supported Living Team was cut by over £3000. Support workers at Bron Afon, provide assistance to vulnerable people over the age of 50 ...

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Minneapolis wins $15 minimum wage

Minneapolis is getting a raise, and becoming the first Midwestern city to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage. The proposal will benefit 71,000 workers, overwhelmingly women and workers of color. Winning $15 in Minneapolis shows another way cities can push back against Trump’s corporate-backed agenda. In three short years, the fight for $15 in Minneapolis went from an isolated ...

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DWP announces office closures and job losses

Civil service union PCS has reacted with anger to the announcement that the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it intends to close four sites in Wales by March 2018. The Llanelli Service Centre will close causing the loss of 146 jobs in the town and the real threat of compulsory redundancies. Mark Evans, president of Llanelli ...

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Greece: The rise and fall of Syriza

On 5 July 2015 a historic referendum took place in Greece against the European troika’s austerity memorandum, with a tremendous 61.5% majority vote for No. But two years later, Greek society under a Syriza-led government is faced with the continuation of the same policies that were applied by the traditional parties of the ruling class, the social democratic Pasok and ...

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