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The Socialist 16 September 2020

Our lives and livelihoods at stake

The Socialist issue 1101

Our lives and livelihoods at stake

Sketch: The rule of six - some guidance from your government

Johnson's brinkmanship over EU deal deepens capitalist splits

Blame politicians, not workers and young people

Capitalist profit and the race to develop a vaccine

'Covid marshalls' must be accountable to communities

Under the microscope


Angry health workers demand 15% now!

NHS workers: "We deserve a fair wage" - 15% now!


National Shop Stewards Network lobbying for a lead from the TUC

PCS members in DWP reject unsafe extension of hours

Ireland: Debenham's occupier speaks out

London bus drivers begin strike ballot over remote sign-on dispute

Tate workers on indefinite strike hold march and rally

Reinstate Tony Smith

Reinstate Richie Venton


Dispatches from the front: schools need Covid tests!


Covid and the third sector: for public planning, not charity stopgaps


Non-fiction: Left Out - the inside story of Labour under Corbyn


Egypt: Support for al-Sisi dwindles as his regime increases repression

Nigerian police repress peaceful anti-government protest


Two weeks to donate: we need your help

Coventry: scrap 'profit before people' hospital parking charges

Covid generation says 'fund our future'

Why I joined the Socialist Party: Tories and Blairites only care about corporate greed

Selling the Socialist

 
 
 
 
 

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Covid generation says 'fund our future'

Young Socialists day of action, Southampton, 12.9.20, photo by Young Socialists Southampton

Young Socialists day of action, Southampton, 12.9.20, photo by Young Socialists Southampton   (Click to enlarge)

Southampton

As part of the Young Socialists national day of action, we brought an open letter onto the streets of Southampton on 12 September. The letter protests council plans to spend 200 million becoming landlords of shops and offices, while leaving the working class without a safety net during this crisis.

Young people in Southampton demanded that the Labour council act to fund the future of the 'Covid generation'. We face the effects of ten years of austerity, low rates of pay, and poor job and housing security.

Our demands include investing in thousands of apprenticeships, paying workers 15 an hour or more, as agreed by trade unions, improving infrastructure, and a mass programme of council house building.

Our open letter was signed by people along the high street. Young people especially felt strongly about the issues we raised.

We handed out leaflets and used our loudspeaker. Many gave us their email address and expressed a desire to become involved in our campaigns.

The government has shown itself capable of spending billions to save big business. More and more young people are becoming concerned about the toxic system we live in.

It is an important time to fight for jobs and for the future. Southampton Young Socialists are planning more campaigns - on council housing and ending homelessness.

Imogen Phillips

Wolves

The Tories and the capitalist media want to blame young people for the continued spread of coronavirus. In reality, young people are the worst affected by the crisis in job and pay cuts, overcrowded housing and denied education opportunities.

The Socialist Party was out on 12 September in Wolverhampton supporting the Young Socialists campaign to demand a future - calling on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to urgently organise struggle across the generations for decent jobs and education for young people.

Nick Hart

In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Our lives and livelihoods at stake

Sketch: The rule of six - some guidance from your government

Johnson's brinkmanship over EU deal deepens capitalist splits

Blame politicians, not workers and young people

Capitalist profit and the race to develop a vaccine

'Covid marshalls' must be accountable to communities

Under the microscope


NHS

Angry health workers demand 15% now!

NHS workers: "We deserve a fair wage" - 15% now!


Workplace news and analysis

National Shop Stewards Network lobbying for a lead from the TUC

PCS members in DWP reject unsafe extension of hours

Ireland: Debenham's occupier speaks out

London bus drivers begin strike ballot over remote sign-on dispute

Tate workers on indefinite strike hold march and rally

Reinstate Tony Smith

Reinstate Richie Venton


Schools

Dispatches from the front: schools need Covid tests!


Public services

Covid and the third sector: for public planning, not charity stopgaps


Labour Party

Non-fiction: Left Out - the inside story of Labour under Corbyn


International socialist news and analysis

Egypt: Support for al-Sisi dwindles as his regime increases repression

Nigerian police repress peaceful anti-government protest


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Two weeks to donate: we need your help

Coventry: scrap 'profit before people' hospital parking charges

Covid generation says 'fund our future'

Why I joined the Socialist Party: Tories and Blairites only care about corporate greed

Selling the Socialist


 

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