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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 April 2015
Why I'm standing for TUSC
Terence Anderson, TUSC council candidate for Normanton (Derby)
I first came across TUSC on a campaign stall in Allenton. I realised we had the same ideals. I would like to save the NHS, nationalise our industries, defend public services.
Labour councillors are voting for cuts because they are scared they'll be kicked out of the party. Surely they can see what the cuts are doing to our community. Is it that they can't say no to cuts - or is it that they don't want to?
This is why I joined TUSC in this fight. On being asked to stand, I said yes. Why would I not grab this opportunity to represent my community?
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In The Socialist 30 April 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
NHS in crisis
After the election: prepare for the battles to come
Establishment witch-hunt in Tower Hamlets
Rent controls? Another Labour fudge
And the rich just get richer!
Them & Us
The Socialist election schedule
International socialist news and analysis
125 years of May Day: Learn lessons of past struggles
Ireland: crucial stage for water charges
Greece: gold mining meeting
Socialist plan or capitalist chaos
Why you should join the socialists
Why the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition?
Why I'm standing
Key working class fighters rally to TUSC
Anti-cuts councillor set to defend seat
Pop star and activist Jawad Ahmad backs TUSC
Why many class fighters won't vote Labour
Socialist Party workplace news
Labour Party link dominates conference discussion
Dundee porters force NHS bosses to retreat
Glasgow homelessness caseworkers' strike
MoD IT workers demand decent pay
Bromley workers escalate strikes
Bradford bus drivers strike against job losses
Wales: Hundreds protest cuts to adult education
Barking bin workers walkout over pay cuts
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