The Socialist

The Socialist 4 November 2008

Striking against low pay

Striking against low pay


Obama wins, neo-cons routed in US presidential elections

George Bush's toxic legacy

If Obama wins - Looking beyond the hope bubble


Labour bashes lone parents

Canary Wharf: Low paid workers welcome socialist campaigners

Sri Lanka: Acting out oppression

What recession?

Fast news


1918 revolution: When German workers entered the stage of history


New Labour retreats on promises to students

Victory over Tory school closure plan

Austria: Socialist players suspended from football club for anti-fascist activities

Year 9 SATs abolished: Now get rid of the rest!

Republic of Ireland: Student fightback


Liverpool City Council: Housing maintenance workers fight for jobs

Fighting for a socialist solution to the crisis in the car industry

Shipyard strike for fair wage

Striking for trade union rights

Turkish dockers fight workplace 'massacres'

 
 

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The Socialist 4 November 2008, Striking against low pay

spot Striking against low pay

US election

spotObama wins, neo-cons routed in US presidential elections

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

The overwhelming victory for Barack Obama in the US Presidential elections and the major gains scored by the Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives represent a turning point for the USA.


spotGeorge Bush's toxic legacy

Bush - the angel of death, cartoon by Alan Hardman

Bush - the angel of death, cartoon by Alan Hardman

Editorial: As George Bush's last term as US president draws to a close he leaves behind a nightmare legacy that includes an economy in recession, a huge public deficit, a wider gap between rich and poor and the quagmire of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...


spotIf Obama wins - Looking beyond the hope bubble

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

US president Barack Obama supporters, photo Paul Mattsson

BARACK OBAMA'S candidature and campaign for the US presidency has become a global phenomenon, not just in America and Europe but also in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, writes Taiwo Hassan Soweto, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in Nigeria).


Socialist Party campaigns

spot Labour bashes lone parents

spot Canary Wharf: Low paid workers welcome socialist campaigners

spot Sri Lanka: Acting out oppression

spot What recession?

spot Fast news

Marxist analysis: history

spot 1918 revolution: When German workers entered the stage of history

Socialist Students

spotNew Labour retreats on promises to students

When Gordon Brown took over as prime minister in July 2007 his promises to help students were met with a fanfare, writes Matt Dobson, Socialist Students national organiser.


spotVictory over Tory school closure plan

Part of the Mirfield protest in Kirklees against a school closure forced a u-turn, photo J Grunsell

Part of the Mirfield protest in Kirklees against a school closure forced a u-turn, photo J Grunsell

LAST WEEK, the Tory council cabinet in Kirklees was forced into a remarkable u-turn by announcing a reprieve for Castle Hall school from threatened closure, writes Mike Forster, Unison education chief steward, personal capacity.


spot Austria: Socialist players suspended from football club for anti-fascist activities

spot Year 9 SATs abolished: Now get rid of the rest!

spot Republic of Ireland: Student fightback

Socialist Party workplace news

spotLiverpool City Council: Housing maintenance workers fight for jobs

Since being privatised in 2000, Liverpool's housing maintenance workforce has been transferred to three different employers and has been reduced from 800 to just 300, writes Dave Walsh, TGWU/Unite branch secretary and Liverpool city council worker, personal capacity.


spotFighting for a socialist solution to the crisis in the car industry

In the recession in the 'real' economy, the car industry is one of the first to be hit. Ford workers at Southampton have taken their first action against plans to close the plant there, whilst Ford at...


spotShipyard strike for fair wage

On 31 October, workers at Appledore shipyard in North Devon took part in the first of six days of strike action, which will continue every Friday and Monday after that up until 17 November, writes Jim Lowe, North Devon Socialist Party.


spotStriking for trade union rights

UCU members at Nottingham Trent University were on strike on 21 October against the de-recognition of the union by the university management, writes Steve Score.


spotTurkish dockers fight workplace 'massacres'

GREENWICH UNISON branch was recently visited by an international guest. Cem Dinc is the president of "Limter-Is", the harbour, shipyard, ship construction and repair workers' union of Turkey, writes Onay Kasab, Greenwich Unison.