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25 May 2016
The Tories' Housing and Planning Bill is now an Act, to be implemented in April 2017. The Kill the Housing Bill campaign set up last autumn is now renamed Axe the Housing Act. Another national demo has been called for 18 June.
11 May 2016
Photographic review: 'Estate' Photographer Robert Clayton's exhibition 'Estate' is a valuable reminder of what it meant to live in a council estate, and how Thatcherism continues to ravage this.
10 March 2016
Socialist Party members in the North West and beyond were saddened to hear of the loss of longstanding comrade, Max Neill, on 29 February.
13 January 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Letwin's poll tax guinea pigs; poll tax agents provocateurs.
2 December 2015
Margaret Thatcher resigned as Tory prime minister 25 years ago. After 11 years in power she was forced out before her third term was over.
7 October 2015
Jeremy must give genuine socialists in the Labour Party the mechanisms to kick the Tory entryists out once and for all!
23 September 2015
Rudi Abdallah, Waltham Forest Socialist Party, reviews the first episode of This is England '90.
17 June 2015
Just six weeks after the general election - on 20 June - people are flocking to London to show opposition to austerity. But after marching - what next? The question in everyone's mind will be how can we stop it?
27 May 2015
"Don't despair, organise!" has been the message of many union activists since the Tory victory was confirmed on 8 May
25 March 2015
25 years since the poll tax battle: The battle against the so-called 'poll tax' was one of the biggest movements of working people against a modern British government. Millions refused to pay; many millions more simply could not afford to pay
21 January 2015
On 24 January, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is meeting to discuss the 2015 elections. Clive Heemskerk, TUSC national election agent, puts the case for the biggest possible challenge in both the general election and local council contests on 7 May
26 November 2014
Google up The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport and you find a BBC news video...
22 October 2014
Anniversary of the first issue of Militant: When we started publishing Militant, the Socialist's predecessor, in October 1964, few of our political opponents expected that we would not only continue publication for 50 years, but become an important factor in subsequent battles of the labour movement
2 April 2014
New Poll Tax: Lord Warner, the former government NHS minister under Tony Blair and cheerleader for private healthcare, says the NHS is broken and needs fixing
22 January 2014
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that tenants who have been continuously entitled to housing benefit since at least 1 January 1996, and who have occupied the same home since that date, are exempt from the bedroom tax
26 June 2013
During the mighty anti-poll tax campaign I was a Bailiff Buster. In Gateshead most of us were feisty woman who were determined not to let any bailiff get past us - and they never did!, writes Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party.
19 June 2013
A 'know your rights' guide printed as a supplement in issue 770 of the Socialist
15 May 2013
Launching the battle in Scotland: Margaret Thatcher was dubbed the Iron Lady. She wore this description with pride as, like her successors today, she ruthlessly tried to solve British capitalism's difficulties by launching brutal attacks...
15 May 2013
Only mass action can defeat it: Some disabled workers have raised the idea of urging civil servants and local authority workers to refuse to participate in administering these new laws
17 April 2013
Time for a 24-hour general strike The poorest face swingeing cuts; disabled people are penalised even more; and to top it all, cuts to housing benefit for the 'crime' of having a so-called spare bedroom have kicked in
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