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20 January 2021

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Socialist Students marching for free education, 2016, photo Isai Priya

Socialist Students marching for free education, 2016, photo Isai Priya   (Click to enlarge)

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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In The Socialist 20 January 2021:


News

Make the super-rich pay, not the poorest

Bosses profit out of 'starvation' food parcels

Teachers: On the front line, in their own words

Peace and Justice Project - no way forward for socialism

Millionaire tendency regains control of Scottish Labour

News in Brief


Covid-19

The Tory blame game: scapegoating the working class - 100% pay for all now

Covid: Bosses chase profit and put workers in danger

Vaccine confidence - a worker's response

Life in lockdown - being home from school when you're poor is hard


NHS

On the NHS front line


Black Lives Matter

Justice for Mohamud Hassan!

Police use Covid laws to intimidate BLM protesters

New Cross Gate fire 40 years ago


International News

USA in crisis - the need for a socialist alternative

Trump Twitter ban: only independent workers' voice can defeat right


Workplace

PCS Broad Left Network conference

Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick factory future secured following strike action

Morrisons - 10/hr headline hides divisive pay offer

A day in the life of an agency worker

British Gas strike continues


Students

Refund student rent and fees

Plymouth rent strike continues

Scrap fees, refund rents and pay a living grant


Campaigns

London's May elections: Tories and Labour's Khan both vying to slash public services

Socialist Party national women's meeting

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Christmas Crossword Competition


Readers' Opinion

Books that inspired me: The Road to Wigan Pier


Obituary

Obituary - Jeff Edwards


 

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Related links:

Socialist Students:

triangleStudents in action: Protest on 21 April

trianglePolice invade student homes

triangleBuild for the day of action on 21 April

triangleSocialist Students day of action

Student:

triangleFighting sexual harassment and gender violence on campus

triangleSocialist Students conference

triangleConference - Sunday 28 February

Pay:

triangleSupport the Broad Left Network for a democratic, fighting union leadership

triangleWorkers strike and protest

triangleThurrock council workers striking against pay cuts, photo Dave Murray

Fees:

triangleFees frozen at 9,250 a year, fight for free education

triangleScrap fees, refund rents and pay a living grant

Education:

triangleBristol North Socialist Party: Education under capitalism

Universities:

triangleTories target universities in free speech shakedown

Rents:

triangleRefund the rent, cancel the fees, for fully funded, publicly owned education

Article dated 20 January 2021

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