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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 May 2007

Yorkshire ISR and Socialist Students day of action

ISR and Socialist Students campaigners from Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield took part in a Huddersfield day of action to support Socialist Students and Socialist Party member Ian Slattery.

Iain Dalton Huddersfield Socialist Students

Ian is standing for the Save Huddersfield NHS campaign in Crosland Moor & Netherton ward in the Kirklees Council elections, the ward where Socialist Party member Dr Jackie Grunsell won a landslide victory last year.

We ran two stalls. One stall campaigned against racism and for a new workers' party, which campaigns in Huddersfield like those against NHS cuts and nursery closures could feed into. The other was a Campaign to Defeat Fees stall.

We then formed a Socialist Students/ISR contingent on the Save Our Services demonstration called jointly by the two Huddersfield anti-cuts campaigns. Jackie and Mel Mills, the Save Our Services candidate for Ashbrow ward, spoke at the rally. Ian also spoke, explaining that most of the current councillors are there to "feather their own nests" and that there would be more people prepared to stand up for ordinary workers like himself, Jackie and Mel if there was a mass party to represent ordinary people.

After the demonstration we held a regional youth meeting where we discussed our plans for the summer, including campaigning in the ISR Boost Our Pay campaign, building for the G8 summit in Germany and the Socialist Party northern activist school.

ISR and Socialist Students sold 18 copies of the socialist during the day.

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In The Socialist 3 May 2007:

2007 election analysis: Time for a new workers' party

Scottish Elections: Labour rocked as SNP wins


Socialist Party election campaign

NHS cuts... privatisation... widening wealth gap

Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference


Socialist Party NHS campaign

NHS: A matter of life and death in Swansea

Fat cats eye the cream


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS: Fighting for jobs, pay and services

Picketing the Tate Modern


Socialist Party editorial

Widening wealth gap needs working-class response


Socialist Party election campaign

Packed election rally for Scotland's Solidarity

Irish election - Socialist Party takes on the establishment

New Labour panics and resorts to lies

Yorkshire ISR and Socialist Students day of action


Global Warming

Alternative energy: Winds of change?


Education

Stop these education cuts


Socialist Students

Campaign to Defeat Fees

Seattle students walkout against the Iraq war

Pressure mounts for troops withdrawal


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

Russia April 1917: Lenin returns from exile


Comment

Women must have the right to choose!


Socialist Party news and analysis

What 'public-private partnerships really mean

Campaigning for LGBT rights

Oppose legal aid contracts tooth and nail


Socialist Party workplace news

Support the Sunvic strikers

Greenwich workers fight on

Remember the dead but fight for the living

The scandal of HSE cuts


 

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