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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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Victory: Pontllanfraith leisure centre saved

By Sasha O’Neil, Caerphilly Socialist Party Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre. Their victory shows that if you fight the cuts you can win. This is the second successful blow against the cuts in the Blackwood area. Two years ago, in a hard-fought campaign, the same campaigners stopped the ...

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Swansea teachers and parents support socialist no education cuts demand

Swansea Socialist Party members had an enthusiastic response when we took part in a 200-strong meeting in Gowerton to oppose education cuts. The meeting at Gowerton Comprehensive on Thursday night was organised by the National Association of Head Teachers to campaign for fair funding for education in Wales. The Socialist Party leaflet calling on Swansea Labour Council to fight against ...

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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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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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Solidarity with McDonalds strikers

Cardiff Trades Union Council hosted a very successful rally today in solidarity with McDonalds workers striking for decent pay and against job insecurity and bullying management. Workers have taken strike action at McDonalds restaurants in London and Cambridge, but as Dave Reid from the Cardiff Trades Council pointed out the campaign for £10 an hour minimum wage is for all low ...

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Cultural Vandalism in Swansea University

Artists and activists campaign to save a much loved gallery from closure Ceri Richards, who died in 1971, was one of Wales’ greatest, internationally renowned artists. His works are to be seen in Tate Britain, and the National Museum in Cardiff. In 1984, as part of its new Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University opened an art gallery dedicated to him, ...

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US: neo-Nazi violence reawakens resistance

Mass demonstrations and a left alternative needed to fight the right This is a statement from Socialist Alternative, the Socialist Party’s co-thinkers in the United States. You can also read the statement at Socialist Alternative’s website. The vicious white nationalist violence in Charlottesville and across the country this weekend has acted as a collective wake-up call. A powerful left challenge ...

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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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