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The Socialist 2 May 2018

May and Tories must go

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Windrush: Rudd resigns. May and Tories must go


Young people trapped in private rental

Reject the mega-supermarket merger: nationalise to save jobs

100k more zero-hour contracts in just a year

Windrush: Whitehall demo shames Tories and Blairites

Labour members' fury at expulsion of anti-racist activist Marc Wadsworth

Lib Dems backed benefit sanctions to win 5p carrier bag charge


200 years of Karl Marx: Marxist ideas more relevant than ever


May 1968: Police attacks on students spark mass revolt


May Day McStrike: "A symbol for all workers"

Hull college workers and students protest redundancy plan

RMT members reject Labour affiliation calls at London debate

Radiographers' union discusses coordinated action

Usdaw conference 2018


Stop Trump! Build for mass walkouts and protests on 13 July!

Building fund appeal smashes 150,000, keep it coming!

Salford nursery campaigners take fight to parliament

Parents and campaigners protest Leeds disability travel cut

Obituary: Roy Corke 1945-2018

Leicestershire NHS campaign launched


TUSC causing a stir in Haringey

Groundswell of support for TUSC in Huddersfield

TUSC stands against gentrification and cuts in Waltham Forest


Spain: 'We don't want to be brave, we want to be free!'

Catalonia: thousands on the streets

USA: Defend socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

Malta: right-wing Labour leader's insult to May Day


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Catalonia: Empty classrooms and thousands on the streets against repression

Students in Catalonia marching against Francoist repression, photo by Sindicat d'Estudiants

Students in Catalonia marching against Francoist repression, photo by Sindicat d'Estudiants   (Click to enlarge)

On 26 April the classrooms in schools and universities in Catalonia were empty as students demanded democracy and freedom for the people of Catalonia and refused to accept the anti-democratic attacks which threaten to destroy our rights.

More than 10,000 young people marched in Barcelona and hundreds more in other towns and cities in Catalonia.

We were demanding the freedom of political prisoners and the end of article 155 (the imposition of direct rule by the Spanish state in Catalonia). We also denounced the criminalisation and persecution of the Committees in Defence of the Republic and of all those who have raised their voices against this anti-democratic offensive.

Today the People's Party (PP, the major party of the governing coalition and prime minister Mariano Rajoy) and its allies imprison and persecute people for having pro-independence ideas, but they also begin to do so against those who denounce corruption, the injustice of the PP government and the role of the monarchy.

For this reason, the Sindicato de Estudiantes in the rest of the Spanish state actively mobilised support for our Catalan comrades. We organised protest rallies in the Basque country, as well as assemblies and stoppages in the rest of the state.

We would also like to thank the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) which organised solidarity actions with our strike internationally.

There is no repression which can stop a mobilised people!


In this issue


What we think

Windrush: Rudd resigns. May and Tories must go


Socialist Party news and analysis

Young people trapped in private rental

Reject the mega-supermarket merger: nationalise to save jobs

100k more zero-hour contracts in just a year

Windrush: Whitehall demo shames Tories and Blairites

Labour members' fury at expulsion of anti-racist activist Marc Wadsworth

Lib Dems backed benefit sanctions to win 5p carrier bag charge


200 years of Karl Marx

200 years of Karl Marx: Marxist ideas more relevant than ever


France '68

May 1968: Police attacks on students spark mass revolt


Socialist Party workplace news

May Day McStrike: "A symbol for all workers"

Hull college workers and students protest redundancy plan

RMT members reject Labour affiliation calls at London debate

Radiographers' union discusses coordinated action

Usdaw conference 2018


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Stop Trump! Build for mass walkouts and protests on 13 July!

Building fund appeal smashes 150,000, keep it coming!

Salford nursery campaigners take fight to parliament

Parents and campaigners protest Leeds disability travel cut

Obituary: Roy Corke 1945-2018

Leicestershire NHS campaign launched


Local elections 2018

TUSC causing a stir in Haringey

Groundswell of support for TUSC in Huddersfield

TUSC stands against gentrification and cuts in Waltham Forest


International socialist news and analysis

Spain: 'We don't want to be brave, we want to be free!'

Catalonia: thousands on the streets

USA: Defend socialist councillor Kshama Sawant

Malta: right-wing Labour leader's insult to May Day


Opinion

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