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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 January 2014
Stop cuts in Kent
A protest against £2.5 million of cuts to Kent's children's centres will take place on Saturday 15 February.
The Save Kent's Children's Centres campaign says: "There is no way that £2.5 million worth of jobs can be cuts from this vital service without putting Kent's children at risk, as vital health and education support for the under-fives become harder to access. Councillors are elected to provide services not to cut them."
The march starts at 12noon by Canterbury clock tower. Phone 07525 935 096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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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.
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In The Socialist 22 January 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Real living wage now
Capitalism is a system in crisis
Pay me - I'm a banker!
What exactly is the point of Labour?
Stop the NHS sell-off
Bedroom tax loophole: Can legal tactics be effective?
Fracking - profiting from environmental destruction
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Egypt referendum: no enthusiasm for new constitution
"Ireland is a success story" rhetoric is based on spin
Stop the student debt spiral - day of action 6 February
Youth Fight for Jobs campaign in Croydon
An open letter to Tristram Hunt
Socialist Party workplace news
Transport workers have power to defeat cuts
Teachers need a date for national action
Teachers strike against threatened redundancies
NUT strikes against management "observations"
More action needed to defend Probation Service
Publicity alone can't save sacked union branch official
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Lincoln marches against racism and fascism
Protest against Atos 'assessments' on 19 February
Salford workers and environmentalists challenge council
Stop cuts in Kent
Readers' comments and reviews
Benefits Street: A caricature of poverty
Leeds' forgotten dispute: The 1913-14 Corporation Strike
Robert Burns, insurrectionary poet
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