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23 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Rape, women and victim blaming; McDonnell boosts Blairite mayor; healthcare insurance headache; errors of the pro-EU left; global economy gripes.
27 January 2016
A right-wing Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets, east London, has accused anti-austerity activists of emulating the far-right, racist British National Party.
7 January 2016
The coalition running Stoke council is staving off cuts
14 October 2015
Socialist Party members worked tirelessly to raise over £15,000 in September to smash our quarterly fighting fund target, reaching 110%.
15 July 2015
Bosses are planning to slose Longton Cottage hospital in Stoke. 200 workers and community supporters marched against the plans.
1 July 2015
The Tory chancellor's new spending cuts will hit young people hard. Join young activists in towns and cities across the country to protest on 8 July!
17 June 2015
Osborne plans a bonfire of welfare, jobs and services in his budget
7 January 2015
Come to the TUSC conference, 24 January: Yet again the Labour Party leadership has reaffirmed its commitment to Tory austerity
4 December 2013
Npower have now announced that its call centre in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, will close next June as part of a total of 1,400 workers being thrown on the scrap heap nationally
23 October 2013
Nottingham: Grant Shapps said at the 2013 Conservative Party conference: "When we said [in 2010] we would reduce their budgets by 26% over four years, we were told councils would be going bust by this stage but they haven't, I think they can do another 10%."
27 February 2013
Leicester protesters say no cuts!: On 20 February, 200 homeless people, trade unionists and campaigners lobbied Leicester's Labour council as they voted for cuts...
25 February 2013
On Saturday 23 February over 1,000 people marched from Hanley to Stoke to protest against the council's plan to waste more than £59 million on an unnecessary new council HQ
26 January 2013
"I cannot, nor will not support an administration that seeks to target the very people they claim to represent" said a resigning Labour councillor
22 August 2012
Tommy Walker, who has died aged 91, was a working class hero. This Communist Party member inspired many trade union activists in Stoke-on-Trent and beyond, writes Andy Bentley.
16 August 2012
Tommy was a true working class hero, a member of the Communist Party and inspiration to many trade union and labour movement activists across Stoke-on-Trent and beyond ...Tommy was small in stature but like a lion when it came to fighting for the interests of building workers on the sites
8 August 2012
The last fortnight has seen the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) contest two more council byelections, taking to five the number fought by TUSC since the nation-wide local polls in May, writes Clive Heemskerk, TUSC national nominating officer.
20 July 2012
Thirty Remploy workers formed a confident picket line across two entrances of the biggest Remploy factory in London
6 June 2012
Recently complaints have been made to local police about young people hanging around outside shops on King Street, Kidsgrove, near Stoke...
2 May 2012
Labour-run Newham council in east London decided recently to try to uproot 500 local families and dump them in Stoke, 160 miles away...
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