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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 June 2015
International news in brief
Israel: Eurovision winner at Tel-Aviv Pride
Last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, Conchita Wurst from Austria joined 150,000 others at the recent Tel-Aviv Pride march and can be seen holding a Socialist Struggle Movement (CWI Israel/Palestine) leaflet. Socialist Struggle Movement supported in the demonstration campaigning for equal rights and social justice for the LGBT community.
Ireland: Paul Murphy joins anti-cuts lobby
Paul Murphy TD (MP), Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) joined protesters outside the Dail (Irish Parliament) lobbying the government over brutal cuts to lone parents allowance. The same department attacking lone parents with these cuts is offering to hand out a bribe of 100 euros to sign up to Irish Water - a transfer from the vulnerable to the compliant!
USA: Door knocking for Kshama Sawant
As part of the campaign to get Socialist Alternative (CWI co-thinkers in the US) Seattle city councillor Kshama Sawant re-elected, trade unionists took part in a door knocking campaign with the message "we need candidates fighting for workers' rights!"
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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 17 June 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
A strategy to beat the bosses
Stop Osborne's cruel cuts
Tower Hamlets election - Labour's Mr Biggs wins
Fight the snoopers' charter!
Orgreave: Police violence and cover-up whitewashed by IPCC
Them & Us
Socialist Party feature
How can we stop austerity?
When organised mass action defeated the Tories
1985: How school students beat the Tories
Socialist Party workplace news
Bakery workers fight pay freeze and other cuts
School kitchen workers win £9.15 an hour
Fighting mood from Unison delegates
Fire service cuts a double-edged sword
Irony of victimised gardener
Workplace news in brief
International socialist news and analysis
Turkey: historic breakthrough for left
International news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Youth Fight Austerity: protest on 8 July!
Give us the resources to fight Tory attacks
Asylum solidarity - Justice for Janahan
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Fight back with the real socialists!
The real health and safety 'madness'
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