In this issue:
The Socialist 27 April 2006, S.O.S NHS! Stop the cuts and jobs slaughter
Socialist Party NHS campaign
PATRICIA HEWITT, Blair's health secretary, claims the National Health Service is having its "best year ever." Millions of people think she's talking total rubbish! Labour's attacks on the NHS are making hospital trusts all over the country threaten to sack workers, cut beds and close hospitals or wards.
Andy Bentley, Stoke-on-Trent Socialist Party, writes.
Hewitt 'isolated from real world'
Socialist Party election campaign
Where we're standing
Lewisham Telegraph Hill: Councillor Ian Page, Councillor Chris Flood, Jes Leech
Walthamstow High St: Claire Buddle
Southwark Cathedral: Lois Austin
Baguley Wythenshawe: Lynn Worthington
Netherton and Orrell Bootle: Pete Glover
Newcastle Byker: Paul Owens
Southampton Bevois: Nick Chaffey
Coventry St Michaels: Rob Windsor
Coventry Lower Stoke: Dave Runnells
Coventry Henley: Josie Kenny
Coventry Whoberley: Ross Saunders
Coventry Sherbourne: Jason Toynbee
Nuneato and Bedworth Exhall: Eileen Hunter
Stoke Abbey Green: Councillor Paul Sutton
Huddersfield Crosland Moor and Netherton: Dr Jackie Grunsell (Save Huddesfield NHS)
Sheffield Graves Park: Calvin Payne
Wakefield East: Mick Griffiths
The Socialist Party is also standing as part of the Socialist Green Unity Coalition, who are fielding up to 50 candidates in the local elections.
Socialist ideas strike a chord
With local elections getting nearer, more people are buying the socialist and reading how socialist councillors are standing up to the mainstream parties' attacks on local hospitals, comprehensive education and social housing, writes Bob Severn the socialist, national sales organiser.
Good quality schools for all, not just the few
1926 General Strike
Workers taste power by Peter Taaffe
Environment: Nuclear power
Is Blair leading Britain to nuclear catastrophe?
Campaign for a New Workers Party
Building the campaign
Campaign for a New Workers' Party: The officers elected at the Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP) conference had their first meeting on Friday 21 April. On the agenda were the organisational tasks contained in the resolutions passed by those at the conference, writes Fiona Pashazadeh CNWP national treasurer.
Socialist Party workplace news
Defend jobs and services
Public services not private profit
Taking the profits and running
LAST WEEK Peugeot announced the closure of its Ryton factory in Coventry, with the loss of 2,300 jobs. Since the announcement, the Socialist Party has been campaigning hard against this decision and for well-organised trade union...
Rail unions unite to defend pensions
International socialist news and analysis
Fears of revolution force concessions in Nepal
WEEKS OF heroic struggle by the people of Nepal have forced the tyrannical King Gyanendra to make concessions as he desperately tries to cling onto power...
War looms after Colombo bombing in Sri Lanka
ON 25 APRIL a suicide bomber attacked the car in which the top Sri Lankan army commander was travelling. Eight people were killed and the commander, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, was seriously injured...
No more tears sister
This is a film about Rajani Thiranagama, a Sri Lankan university lecturer and human rights activist. She was murdered in Jaffna at the height of the Indian Peace Keeping Force's (IPKF) involvement in the war with the Liberation.
Anti-cuts alternative confirmed in Berlin city elections
BERLINERS WILL have a clear opportunity to vote for clearly anti-cuts and anti-'neo liberal' candidates in the forthcoming 17 September city elections, writes Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers' International.
High School students threatened with suspension for antiwar activity
The following appeal was received by our sister party, socialist alternative, in the USA...