In this issue:
The Socialist 6 July 2006, NHS: Not for sale!
Socialist Party NHS campaign
NHS: Not for sale!
EVERYTHING IS for sale. The message from New Labour is loud and clear. Last week they put out an ad inviting multinational vultures to take over 'buying' our healthcare. £64 billion worth of services for them to make a profit from.
Fighting back against cuts and closures
"NHS - ARE you bovvered?" asked a little girl's T-shirt. "Yes we are", said over 200 health workers and residents of Waltham Forest, on a lively demo against NHS cuts and privatisation at Whipps Cross Hospital, writes Ken Douglas.
Stop NHS Logistics sell-off
A RALLY on 1 July in Maidstone, Kent, protested at the proposed sell-off of the five NHS Logistics depots nationwide. NHS Logistics, an award-winning, not-for-profit service, supplies and delivers all the essentials to NHS hospitals, writes Jackie Berry, Kent Socialist Party.
The NHS: What the Socialist Party says
Campaign for a New Workers Party
Public services not private profit
Build the Campaign for a New Workers' Party
Socialist Party youth and students
Young people need a living wage!
Socialist Party campaigns
How the rich became super-rich
Blairites trounced in Labour heartlands
Blaenau Gwent: "I'M VERY pleased - we're a socialist area and Labour has become Tory." This shopper in Ebbw Vale reflected thousands of voters' feelings in Blaenau Gwent at Labour's crushing defeat in by-elections for Parliament and Welsh Assembly, writes Dave Reid, Cardiff Socialist Party.
Come to Summer Camp!
International socialist news and analysis
Israeli troops inflict 'collective punishment' on Palestinians
THE GAZA strip is again suffering a brutal Israeli army onslaught. Vital bridges have been blown up and Gaza's only power station hit by nine missiles, which cut electricity supply to 65% of Gaza. Judy Beishon writes.
Afghan conflict re-ignites; Guantanamo Bay - put Bush in the dock!: FIVE UK soldiers, part of US-led coailiton forces in Afghanistan, have been killed in Helmand province in clashes with Taliban fighters...
'War on terror' undermining our democratic rights
One year after July London bombings: ON 7 JULY 2005 four suicide bombers on London's public transport system blew themselves up killing 52 people and injuring hundreds...
Chile: Who killed Victor Jara?
Socialist Party review
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Directed by Ken Loach: "Twas hard the woeful words to frame to break the ties that bound us..."
The Irish Civil War 1922-1923
Socialist Party workplace news
Royal Mail - turn anger into action
AT THE recent Communication Workers' Union (CWU) conference an emergency motion was unanimously agreed that the union should take Royal Mail on over a number of issues, around the future of our industry, writes Gary Clark, CWU Scotland No 2 branch, vice-chair.
Bus campaign prepares support for striking drivers
SHEFFIELD'S "WE Want Our Buses Back" campaign is preparing to support bus drivers as they are get ready to strike over a 1.8% pay offer from a company (First) that increased fares by nearly 50% last year, writes Calvin Payne, Sheffield.