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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 June 2012
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
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.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
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- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 27 June 2012:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Hypocrites! Tories bash benefits, rich let off the hook
Breadline Britain - living in poverty
Poverty and job worries hit mental health
Teachers report children going hungry
Government of rich ups war on welfare state
Miliband speech: no answer to the race to the bottom
Protest for affordable housing - join the Austerity Games
Life in a 'forgotten' area
Cuts ignore immense needs
Them & Us
Socialist Party NHS campaign
EMERGENCY: Stop NHS cuts!
Stop the NHS massacre
Socialist Party workplace news
London bus workers show their strength
Police wade in at Coryton protest
HMRC members show their opposition to another round of job cuts and privatisation
RMT conference prepares for battle
Sheffield recycling workers: Support their indefinite strike action
Unison conference Delegates call for effective battle on pay
Unison backs Tamil Solidarity
Unite conference 'The renaissance of trade unionism'
Block on Progress - "intolerable think tank"?
Wales Shop Stewards Network
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: Building the fight against all cuts
International socialist news and analysis
Spain: New epicentre of crisis in Europe
Kazakh embassy protest to free Bolat Atabayev
The Socialist 27 June 2012 |
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