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6 November 2019

UCU votes for pay and pension strikes

The University and College Union (UCU) has decisively voted to back strike action in two separate ballots over pensions, pay and conditions in higher education.

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6 November 2019

Elections, strikes and revolutions: Socialism '19 - daring to fight

"Just two words: At last!" This year's Socialism event - Socialism 2019, came as the parliamentary logjam finally burst apart into a general election.

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30 October 2019

Black Liberation... Only possible through socialist struggle

To mark Black History Month, Hugo Pierre looks at the historic struggle for black liberation and the lessons we can draw from it for today.

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30 October 2019

Film reviews: Sorry We Missed You by Ken Loach

"A stark reminder of the inhumane lengths bosses will go to under capitalism to increase their profits": "Let's get one thing straight, you don't work for us, you work with us". Those words from the boss's mouth in the opening scene of Sorry We Missed You get turned into a sick joke over the course of the film

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30 October 2019

The 1929 Wall Street Crash: When the capitalist system was on its knees

Ninety years ago the world was tipped into the 'Great Depression'. The Wall Street Crash saw stock markets descend into free-fall while banks failed. The capitalist economy slumped and the nightmare of mass unemployment for the working class became a reality.

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23 October 2019

Catalonia: Draconian prison sentences of independence leaders provokes mass protests and strikes

The attempt to crush the aspirations of the majority of Catalans for self-determination by the Spanish state - now headed by the Psoe-led government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez - has not succeeded but instead has ignited widespread anger.

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15 October 2019

Flooring workers strike, Derbyshire

More than 70 production workers at Forbo Flooring UK in Ripley, Derbyshire began a series of 48-hour strikes on Tuesday 15 October

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9 October 2019

Film review: Joker - Sympathising with a monster created by today's incendiary conditions

The most striking thing about this film is how gritty and believable it is. Based on the origin story of one of the most iconic comic book villains of all time, and situated in Gotham City, a carbon copy of New York City, this film is set in the 80s.

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9 October 2019

Chinese revolution of 1944-49: 'The second greatest event in human history'

On 1 October 1949 the leader of the Stalinist Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mao Zedong, declared the formation of the People's Republic of China.

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Climate protest in Newcastle, 20.9.19, photo Elaine Brunskill

25 September 2019

4m on climate strikes as workers join students

Thousands of cities across 150 countries held protests.

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18 September 2019

Peterloo - fighting for democracy and a better life

Non-Fiction - Peterloo: The English Uprising: This new work is crammed with detail on the economic, social and political circumstances behind the massacre

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London: Showing solidarity with workers and youth on the mass demonstrations in Chile. 26.10.19

London: Showing solidarity with workers and youth on the mass demonstrations in Chile. 26.10.19

11 September 2019

London: Showing solidarity with workers and youth on the mass demonstrations in Chile. 26.10.19

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11 September 2019

Climate strikes: trade union round-up

Campaigning for trade union action on the climate crisis

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4 September 2019

Bradford demo: Self-determination for Kashmir

Up to 5,000 people attended a rally outside Bradford Town Hall on 26 August under the banner of 'Free Kashmir'.

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4 September 2019

TUC: name the day for a mass demo

Come to the NSSN rally: No hyperbole needed this year - the Trade Union Congress (TUC) conference really is taking place at a critical time.

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4 September 2019

Marches, blockades, strikes, occupations... How can protests win?

The Tories are still in office and working-class people continue to face attacks on living standards. What can be done to change all this?

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14 August 2019

The Peterloo Massacre 1819: When a fearful ruling class tried to crush working-class political aspirations

The Peterloo Massacre was perhaps the most significant atrocity carried out by the British authorities against their own people.

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14 August 2019

Summer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

August has seen a number of strikes threatened in the airline industry, in particular at Heathrow Airport but also at Gatwick Airport and potential industrial action by British Airways and Ryanair pilots. Strikes at Gatwick and Heathrow have been suspended because of improved offers.

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31 July 2019

July climate strikes: link up with the workers' movement

On 19 July, members of the Socialist Party and Socialist Students braved the rain outside parliament to support school students striking against climate change

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Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers.  They are fighting against

Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers. They are fighting against 'fire and rehire' - designed to worsen terms and conditions. Photo by Steve Score, Leicester Socialist Party

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