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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 September 2007
BRITAIN IS a divided country, with life for the super-rich seeming like another world all together. While thousands of workers queued for hours outside Northern Rock, fearful they could lose their life savings, the Bank of England bailed out company chiefs, just as they did with Barclays Bank a few weeks ago to the tune of £312 million.
If we were to owe that sort of amount we'd be more likely to get knee-capped than bailed! More and more people are saying 'enough is enough' and are looking for an alternative.
Socialism 2007 will play host to speakers from across the spectrum of the workers' movement. It is a vital event for workers who are sick to the back teeth with New Labour following the bosses' agenda.
The Rally for Socialism on Saturday 17 November will see Brian Caton, POA general secretary, Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary and Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, amongst others, discuss the way forward for workers' struggle and offer a framework for how we can fight back.
The weekend as a whole can act as a hub for socialists, trade unionists and working-class people who want to discuss the socialist alternative and fight back against Brown and his ilk. For more details and to get your ticket now, go to socialism2007.net
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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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In The Socialist 20 September 2007:
Nationalise the banks
Economy hits a rock
Crisis will hit north east jobs
Time for a new party
Fight for a living grant
What do youth think?
Student Socialist: Issue 5 out now!
Studying on a low wage
Flexible hours? Suits you sir!
Socialist Party NHS campaign
NHS: Our message to Labour
Swansea - no more cuts for cash
Socialist Party news
Victory! Campaign saves nursery
Lobby demands asylum for Sadiq
Make Socialism 2007 an unforgettable weekend
TUC conference: Workers defy Brown
Linking the struggles together
International socialist news and analysis
Egypt: Worker militancy shows pressing need for political voice
Socialist Party review
Consumed: How markets corrupt children, infantilise adults and swallow citizens whole
Workplace news and analysis
Remploy workers fight for jobs
Defend the Burslem 12
CWU: Further national action discussed
The Socialist 20 September 2007 |
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