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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 September 2020
The Socialist: More than a newspaper, we want change
The Socialist issue 1101: Our lives and livelihoods at stake, photo Ian Pattison
I was delivering copies of our paper to subscribers on 17 September. I share bits from the Socialist a lot on Facebook, but with good reason.
There was a lot of good stuff in issue 1101:
- Headline call for mass protests, because we're here for more than just news, we want change
- Article direct from a headteacher about the disaster of fully opening schools: A delicious page of satire 'Rule of six - some guidance from your government"
- Report from a militant and determined trade union rally
- It mentions Coventry!
- It goes international. What's the wave of repression in Egypt? Why are Nigerians being arrested for protesting?
- Clear analysis of the test-and-trace scandal, the dramatic job losses, Boris and the EU clashing, local lockdowns from people experiencing it, and much more
- If you fancy a copy, it only costs £1, and that money goes right back into keeping the Socialist going. The more people it reaches, the more people learn about events here and abroad, and see how to fight for a better world.
Adam Harmsworth, Coventry Socialist Party
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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 23 September 2020:
Tory Covid chaos
North East lockdown: simmering anger at Tory incompetence
Testing shambles: unions must fight back
Johnson's schools social-distancing lie
Dispatches from the front - chaotic schools are not safe!
A day in the life of a salon worker
Workplace news in brief
'FinCEN Files' expose rampant financial corruption: nationalise the banks!
Extend eviction ban! Cap rents! Build council homes!
News in brief
Covid and the campuses
Why I joined
Why we joined the Socialist Party
Fund NHS and pay rise now
Coventry: Socialist Students is back
Liverpool Council must save care homes
Sussex: Hands off Peacehaven schools
Fighting fund: One week to raise £3,444
The Socialist: More than a newspaper
Thailand: Youth rising against hated junta
TV: The English Game - how the working class made football the people's game
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