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4 November 2020

Furloughed worker speaks out: Let down by insecure contracts

I was working when lockdown was announced. We turned up the volume on the telly, put the subtitles on and everyone went quiet.

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21 October 2020

Leicester lockdown: disillusionment and anger

Leicester has been under some form of lockdown since March. We were the first city to go into local lockdown

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21 October 2020

Newcastle lockdown: stress and breakdowns

After the initial shock wore off, my family settled into a routine. We argued a lot. There was a cycle of us taking turns having mental breakdowns.

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21 October 2020

Optare workers strike over pay broken 'promise'

Unite members at bus manufacturer Optare, in Sherburn in Elmet, on the outskirts of Leeds, took the first strike in a series of discontinuous 48-hour strikes starting on 15 October, alongside a continuous overtime ban.

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21 October 2020

Socialism 2020: Will you help our finance appeal?

We are asking you to make a financial donation to our Socialism 2020 Fighting Fund appeal.

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21 October 2020

Lockdown: suspicion and anger

The Liverpool region was put into tier three

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7 October 2020

Germany: "Heroes" strike to demand a pay rise

Public sector workers in Germany's hospitals, kindergartens, civil service, refuse operations, as well as public transport workers, have started 'warning strikes' in support of their wage demands.

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7 October 2020

Film: 'Sick' - 'They've got people looking in the wrong direction'

'Sick' is a heart-wrenching drama/documentary that uses the real stories of benefit claimants battling, and sometimes losing to, the system to claim Personal Independence Payment, and also work capability assessments for Employment Support Allowance.

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2 September 2020

Liverpool: Support 15% pay rise for NHS

There was a bold, lively demo in front of Aintree hospital on 26 August. It's great that NHS staff have taken a bold step and are continuing with action for a 15% pay rise.

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19 August 2020

Mass protests and strikes rock Belarus

Unprecedented numbers have been out on protests across Belarus, with reports of 200,000 demonstrating in the capital Minsk on Sunday 16 August

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19 August 2020

75 years since the publication of Animal Farm: From 'two legs bad' to 'two legs better'

What does Orwell's fable actually say about revolution?

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5 August 2020

Socialist Party meetings: Online and in-person

Southampton Socialist Party was live, in two gardens and on Zoom from many homes on 30 July.

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5 August 2020

GE Aviation workers march to save jobs

Over 400 GE Aircraft Engine Services workers and supporters marched through Caerphilly

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5 August 2020

Cuba: Covid-19 and the 60-year-old embargo

Cuba has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world - 0.8 per 100,000, compared to 67 in the UK and 44.1 in the US

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5 August 2020

Anniversary of nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Can the slide toward a new arms race be halted?: 75 years ago, as World War Two was drawing to a close, United States forces dropped two atomic bombs above the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Socialism 2020, 20-23 November 2020

Socialism 2020, 20-23 November 2020

30 July 2020

Socialism 2020

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22 July 2020

Iran: Renewed wave of protests and strikes

A brief attempt to intimidate the thousands of Haft Tappeh sugar cane workers who have been on strike since 14 June (see 'Haft Tappeh sugar cane factory workers return to strike action' on socialistworld.net) was pushed back

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22 July 2020

Exciting Cuban spy thriller exposes US-sponsored terrorism

Action-packed and exciting, Wasp Network is a spy thriller that tells the story of the 'Cuban Five'

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22 July 2020

100 years since the foundation of the Communist Party of Great Britain

World War One - the result of capitalist nations' rivalry - led to the slaughter, on an industrial scale, of the working classes internationally

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Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre, left, supporting a UCU picket line in February 2020

Unison general secretary candidate and Socialist Party member Hugo Pierre, left, supporting a UCU picket line in February 2020

13 July 2020

Members of Democratic Socialist Movement in Nigeria (a sister organisation of the Socialist Party in England/Wales) on the streets in Abuja during the current protests

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