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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 November 2016
What We Saw
Julie Ward's tweet (Click to enlarge)
Julie Ward, Labour MEP for North West England, tweeted support for US socialist Kshama Sawant.
Kshama is a member of Socialist Alternative, co-thinkers of the Socialist Party. She is a twice-elected councilwoman in Seattle, and spearheaded the successful campaign for the city's $15 an hour minimum wage.
Ward heaped praise on Kshama for fronting the protest movement against Donald Trump. She hasn't responded to our email about letting the expelled socialists back into Labour - yet...
Evening Standard front page (Click to enlarge)
Prince William, like all of us, is concerned by rising homelessness. He is calling for donations to a new helpline.
The Socialist understands his grandma might have a few spare rooms? She owns two enormous stately homes, and the government gives her the use of another two.
Alternatively, the £369 million the Tories are handing over for refurbs the queen can easily afford could build 3,690 homes.
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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.
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In The Socialist 30 November 2016:
Fight for workers' democracy in Cuba
Socialist Party news and analysis
Time to fight low pay
Hands off our NHS!
Hunger strikes, suicides - end detention now
Women bear 85% of benefit cuts
Fight to make letting agent fee ban reality
Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold
Them & Us: Autumn Statement special!
What We Saw
What we think
Brexit spin: demand a real workers' exit
The housing crisis - a toxic issue for the Tories
Homelessness - capitalism is destroying people's lives
Fight the cuts - victims of domestic abuse depend on it
Workplace news and analysis
London Crossrail workers walk out
Durham teaching assistants determined to win
Strike action across London and South East rail network
Protest to demand pay rise for Sheffield
Young workers in Leeds socialise and mobilise at Unison young workers gig
The fight in Labour
Support the campaign to readmit expelled trade union militants
Conference to debate TUSC's role now and the 2017 elections
Labour Party branch votes for reselection
Southampton Labour councillors vote through more cuts
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Sheffield for sale!
Hands off HRI charts way forward
Reclaim the Night solidarity march
Repeal the 8th protest for abortion rights
Leicester playground protest
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Readmit expelled socialists: a proven record of fighting back
The Socialist Inbox
International socialist news and analysis
Spain: militant struggle by Students Union succeeds
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