Month: September 2019

Climate Crisis: Socialist Green New Deal needed Josh Asker, Southampton Socialist Party On 20 September four million young people and workers around the world took to the streets to strike and protest against climate change. A few days later Greta Thunberg berated the “empty words” of the world’s leaders at the UN climate summit who […]
Interview with socialist no-cuts councillor Tolga Aramaz London’s biggest regeneration project, Meridian Water in Enfield, is being opposed by a growing local campaign. As with regeneration projects around the country, once again a Labour council is handing publicly owned land to private property developers to build housing that will not meet the needs of local […]
The 20 September ‘Earth Strike’ marks an important new stage in the Youth Strike 4 Climate protests. These began over a year ago and have mobilised millions of young people around the world. Josh Asker, Southampton Socialist Party They are an expression of anger at governments that preside over a system which creates inequality, injustice […]
On 7 September, Wiltshire Socialist Party held our first campaign stall in the centre of Salisbury. Considering it has always been a Conservative safe seat, we were expecting a hostile reaction. Apart from a few glares, this was not the case! We got an amazing response. It completely exceeded our expectations. We campaigned on the […]
Greta Thunberg’s 2019 publication ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ sets out her views on climate change and the reason why she sparked off a massive student protest all over the world. It contains some ideas which socialists will be sympathetic to. In one speech, for example, to the United Nations climate […]
Sam from West Papua, who spoke at Oxford Socialist Party’s meeting on 11 September, compared the brutal treatment of West Papuan independence campaigners by the Indonesian state to the British government at Peterloo 200 years ago. “But it is happening every day in West Papua right now!” We support the right of West Papuans to […]
There was a noisy and enthusiastic demonstration outside Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey on 22 August against outsourcing NHS staff to a ‘wholly owned subsidiary’. Good to see NHS staff in uniform joining the protest. General union Unite is balloting members for strike action, and general union GMB is holding a consultative ballot. I think […]
After 134 years, two FA cups and three league titles, Bury Football Club has been expelled from the football league and is teetering on the edge of existence. Josh Asker, Southampton Socialist Party Why? Because of the greed and wanton mismanagement of big business, hell-bent on making huge profits. Bury owner Steve Dale is an […]
Guards in the RMT transport union on the picket line at Salisbury on 2 September – the fourth day of their current strike – were angry and defiant. A letter had been sent by South Western Railway (SWR) to everyone concerned in the strike. The letter contained an admission by SWR that they intended to […]
RMT transport union members on South Western Railway are taking five days of industrial action starting on 18 June. Many of them are sacrificing five days of pay for safety – to keep a guard on the train. Socialist Party members supported picket lines in London, Bournemouth and a determined picket line at Fratton, Portsmouth. […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-566-workers-start-2022-on-the-picket-line/

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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