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13 October 2021

The 'winter of discontent' - When workers could take no more

A combination of the rising cost of living, low pay, tax increases, and fuel and food shortages has led some commentators in the establishment media to talk about the possibility of a new 'winter of discontent'

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6 October 2021

Ten years since our 330-mile Jarrow March for Jobs

In 1936, 200 unemployed workers marched from their homes in Jarrow in north-east England to London against mass unemployment, demanding the government re-establish the shipbuilding industry in their town

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7 July 2021

Terry Fields MP, Prisoner DV 3695 - The jailing of 'poll tax' rebel and Militant

The late Terry Fields was Labour MP for Broadgreen in Liverpool, and a supporter of Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party.

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16 June 2021

Pandemic homeless

The so-called eviction ban ended at the end of May. But a legal ban on evictions, even when enforced, did not prevent tens of thousands becoming homeless during the pandemic. Over 130,000 households in

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14 April 2021

1920s-30s Britain: A working-class movement fighting unemployment and capitalism

Lessons from history: "Realising only by the abolition of this hideous capitalist system can the horror of unemployment be removed from our midst, I here and now take upon myself a binding oath, to never cease from active strife against this system until capitalism is abolished and our country and its resources truly be

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31 March 2021

Pickets exonerated after almost 50 years

Solicitor Paul Heron explains about the quashing of the convictions

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26 February 2021

Getting the Socialist out in lockdown

Our branch has around 20 - 30 regular paper sales in normal times. Five of the regulars are within walking distance for me, and have their papers hand delivered each week. A core of regulars are contacted

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24 February 2021

Johnson's 'road map' for schools: Act together to protect safety

- For a phased return based on infection rates not politicians' dates.

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24 February 2021

Coventry success building subscriptions

The latest lockdown has had an impact on raising sales and subscriptions to the Socialist across the country

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17 February 2021

Southern new members meeting - a vivid illustration of the appetite for socialist ideas

Despite all the limitations of lockdown restrictions, local branches in the Southern and South East Region recruited well last year

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27 January 2021

Jaguar Land Rover: West Midlands superspreader

Despite Covid infections rising, many workers in non-essential jobs are being forced to work

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20 January 2021

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

As the Covid-19 pandemic hits tragic, record-breaking numbers in the UK, the Tory narrative of blaming the public for the crisis is in full swing

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20 January 2021

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

At the beginning of the first lockdown, in my house, we had one computer for three students and a parent working from home. Myself and my siblings receive pupil premium and free school meals.

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20 January 2021

Teachers: On the front line, in their own words

I've been working from home this lockdown, looking after the virtual classrooms. Some of our pupils struggle to access the work from home, as their parents need to work too. And some have a lot of illness

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13 January 2021

Lockdown 3.0 - fight to make our shops safe!

Over the last few months, retail has been vying with schools for the top spot for Covid-19 outbreaks

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13 January 2021

Our health and livelihoods before their profits

100% pay now!: The health crisis is now worse than at any time since the start of the pandemic. More people are in hospital and more are dying daily.

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6 January 2021

Workers' action wins Tory U-turn on school safety

A monumental battle has taken place between NEU members and the government

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6 January 2021

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

With the new lockdowns, what can students expect for the rest of the academic year?

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6 January 2021

University teaching moves online in England

Like in the rest of education, university staff and students are left in disarray by this consistently inconsistent and incompetent Tory government.

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5 January 2021

3 lockdowns, 20+ U-turns ... We can't trust the Tories

We can't believe a word this government says or does. Going into lockdown 3, working-class people can only rely on our own strength and organisation.

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