The Socialist

The Socialist 6 July 2006

NHS: Not for sale!


NHS: Not for sale!

Fighting back against cuts and closures

Stop NHS Logistics sell-off

The NHS: What the Socialist Party says


Public services not private profit

Build the Campaign for a New Workers' Party


Young people need a living wage!


How the rich became super-rich

Blairites trounced in Labour heartlands

Come to Summer Camp!


Israeli troops inflict 'collective punishment' on Palestinians

In Brief

'War on terror' undermining our democratic rights

Chile: Who killed Victor Jara?


The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Irish Civil War 1922-1923


Royal Mail - turn anger into action

Bus campaign prepares support for striking drivers

 
 

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The Socialist 6 July 2006, NHS: Not for sale!

Socialist Party NHS campaign

spotNHS: Not for sale!

Picture: RCN-Unison lobby of parliament. Paul Mattsson
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.


spotFighting back against cuts and closures

Whipps Cross Hospital workers demonstrate
"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.


spotStop 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.


spot The NHS: What the Socialist Party says

Campaign for a New Workers Party

spot Public services not private profit

spot Build the Campaign for a New Workers' Party

Socialist Party youth and students

spot Young people need a living wage!

Socialist Party campaigns

spot How the rich became super-rich

spotBlairites 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.


spot Come to Summer Camp!

International socialist news and analysis

spotIsraeli 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.


spotIn Brief

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...


spot'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...


spot Chile: Who killed Victor Jara?

Socialist Party review

spotThe Wind that Shakes the Barley

Directed by Ken Loach: "Twas hard the woeful words to frame to break the ties that bound us..."


spot The Irish Civil War 1922-1923

Socialist Party workplace news

spotRoyal 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.


spotBus 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.