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The Socialist issue 1117

20 January 2021

Make the super-rich pay, not the poorest

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The Socialist issue 1117

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News

spotMake the super-rich pay, not the poorest

spotBosses profit out of ‘starvation’ food parcels

spotTeachers: On the front line, in their own words

spotPeace and Justice Project – no way forward for socialism

spotMillionaire tendency regains control of Scottish Labour

spotNews in Brief

Covid-19

spotThe Tory blame game: scapegoating the working class – 100% pay for all now

spotCovid: Bosses chase profit and put workers in danger

spotVaccine confidence – a worker’s response

spotLife in lockdown – being home from school when you’re poor is hard

NHS

spotOn the NHS front line

It’s so busy. There are so many patients. For weeks now there have been more Covid patients than there were in the first wave. Almost every ward has been given over to treating Covid now.

Black Lives Matter

spotJustice for Mohamud Hassan!

spotPolice use Covid laws to intimidate BLM protesters

On Saturday 16 January, around 15 Black Lives Matter activists gathered by Parliament Square, in London, to protest the tragic death of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan after being released from police custody in Cardiff

spotNew Cross Gate fire 40 years ago

International News

spotUSA in crisis – the need for a socialist alternative

spotTrump Twitter ban: only independent workers’ voice can defeat right

Workplace

spotPCS Broad Left Network conference

PCS Broad Left Network (BLN) joint equality officer and PCS NEC candidate

spotRolls-Royce Barnoldswick factory future secured following strike action

The future of the Rolls-Royce factory in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, and its 350 jobs has been secured after a deal was agreed between the workers’ union Unite and the company

spotMorrisons – £10/hr headline hides divisive pay offer

Almost five years since the £10 an hour minimum wage demand was adopted by Usdaw, Morrisons has become the first major company in which Usdaw represents workers, to accept the demand.

spotA day in the life of an agency worker

spotBritish Gas strike continues

Students

spotRefund student rent and fees

Socialist Students has launched a petition to build support for its demands on the way forward for the student movement and to solve the crisis in higher education.

spotPlymouth rent strike continues

We have now surpassed 400 signatures for our rent strike, with over £710,000 pledged to be withheld. For students there is no equivalent to the furlough scheme, and we’re expected to hand over the majority

spotScrap fees, refund rents and pay a living grant

Campaigns

spotLondon’s May elections: Tories and Labour’s Khan both vying to slash public services

spotSocialist Party national women’s meeting

spotWhy I joined the Socialist Party

Before I started educating myself, I’m sorry to say that, in part, I fell for the media coverage of ‘scrounging benefit cheats’. Documentary footage of someone saying they couldn’t afford to buy food, before showing their large expensive-looking TV and other gadgets, did wind me up, as someone who has a disability and has had to rely on charity to fill in the gaps in state provision.

spotChristmas Crossword Competition

Readers’ Opinion

spotBooks that inspired me: The Road to Wigan Pier

Obituary

spotObituary – Jeff Edwards

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