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Posted on 12 November 2015 at 13:06 GMT

Labour Party in 1980s Liverpool

A letter in the Guardian by Tony Mulhearn:

Labour's proud record in 1980s' Liverpool

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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.

  • 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.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • 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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Liverpool:

triangleLiverpool & District Socialist Party: 30 years ago - How the poll tax was defeated

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Liverpool - a city that dared to fight

triangleHackney & Islington Socialist Party: Fighting council cuts - the record of socialists in Liverpool

triangleLiverpool council: "No more cuts" - Is Joe Anderson serious?

triangleCapitalism fails NHS services in Liverpool: scrap PFI!

Labour Party:

triangleLessons from the Corbyn experience

triangleHull Trades Council debates workers' political representation

triangleTrades council debates workers' political representation

triangleThe special Covid crisis of British capitalism

Labour:

triangleCrisis in council services: Labour must fight or stand aside

triangleStarmer in full retreat over C-19 rents crisis

triangleSocial partnership is an attempt to shackle trade unions and prevent industrial action

Tony Mulhearn:

triangleCardiff Socialist Party: Tribute to Tony Mulhearn

triangleTony Mulhearn - a Eulogy

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