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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 April 2018

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May Day Greetings 2017

May Day Greetings 2017   (Click to enlarge)

Ryan Aldred, Socialist Party South West

What have Hinkley nuclear plant construction workers, millions of feminist demonstrators in the Spanish state, and young gun violence protesters in the US all got in common? All of their struggles have recently been supported by the Socialist!

The capitalist media does its best to blot out the real experiences of workers, whether it be small victories gained in individual workplaces or the international events which can involve millions taking collective action.

The Socialist is proud to report on these issues, give a voice to the labour movement, and tie together the local, national and international struggles of workers.

May Day, or International Workers' Day, is an important celebration of solidarity and workers' struggles across the world.

You can help make sure this May Day is celebrated prominently in the pages of the Socialist by getting in May Day greetings for our special issue of the paper.

The tradition of May Day stems from the battles of workers in the US for an eight-hour day without loss of pay in the 19th century.

With the prevalence of zero-hour and low-hour contracts on the one hand, and long hours with unpaid overtime on the other, it's clear these issues haven't gone away.

That's why it's important the Socialist continues to celebrate victories and provide the analysis needed to succeed in the struggle for socialism.

By organising in your workplace, your community groups, in your trade unions and student societies, you can send in a contribution and help keep the Socialist and international solidarity going.

Lend your voice to the international celebration of May Day in the pages of the Socialist. Let's make 2018 our biggest May Day edition yet!

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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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