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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 December 2020
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Devon Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Young members from Devon Socialist Party ran a Friday lunch-time campaign stall outside Exeter College. We got lots of interest, ran out of leaflets and youth charters, and met two people interested in joining. We also got the support of a worker on the nearby construction site.
Duncan and Tom, Devon Socialist party
When the Socialist Party was campaigning in Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire - for a 15% pay rise for the NHS and to reject the public sector pay freeze - we heard somebody turn to their friend and say: "It seems there are a lot of socialists around here these days."
Ian Pattison, North London 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.
- 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 2 December 2020:
What we think
Spending Review. Unions must resist return to austerity
What will the spending review mean for me?
Napo kickstarts fight against pay freeze
Better for billionaires. Worse for workers
Arcadia and Debenhams closures: Nationalise to save jobs and pensions
Scotland: Campaign wins end to period poverty
NHS: Underfunded, understaffed, underpaid
News in brief
Where is devolution heading?
Don't let the festive season be one of misery for retail workers
Equity union conference calls for radical change - now lead a fight!
Solidarity with Brighton UCU strike - we won't pay for Covid crisis
East London teachers strike in support of victimised union rep
Heathrow workers strike against 'fire and rehire' plans
Hackney: Stop plan to halve school support staff!
Pay freeze protest Homerton Hospital
Unison general secretary ballot closes
'Building back greener' - yet more Tory greenwash
Conflict in Ethiopia: ethnic-linguistic divisions are the historical product of capitalist inequality
Review: Friedrich Engels - Condition of the working class in England
Socialism 2020 feedback
Wales TUSC plans to mount an electoral challenge
Rent strikers' victory in Manchester student halls
Labour meeting lets MP get away with 'Spycops' abstention
Selling the Socialist
Fighting fund target smashed!
TV: The Social Dilemma
Fast fashion, big profits, low pay
Diego Maradona - Working-class rebel, football genius
The Socialist 2 December 2020 |
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