Month: October 2019

Posties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting Mayola Demmenie, Basingstoke Socialist Party Four postal workers due to strike with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) were among the 15 people at Basingstoke Socialist Party’s public meeting on 16 October. We discussed organising workers to defend jobs and wages. One CWU member reported on the dispute. […]
Interview with Jared Wood – candidate for RMT union executive Elections to the RMT union national executive committee (NEC) are taking place and RMT activist and Socialist Party member Jared Wood is contesting for a place representing the London Transport Region. Ballot papers will be posted to members’ homes on 21 October. Jared spoke to […]
Major new book out in November: In Defence of Trotskyism Ben Robinson, Socialist Books Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, many different movements have developed against oppression, austerity, neoliberalism and capitalism – with mixed success. In a complicated situation, Marxists must take stock, analyse what is going on and why, and present a way forward. […]
Socialist Party member Jared Wood is standing for the RMT transport union’s national executive committee in the London transport region. He is standing on a programme of: Fair pay for London Underground workers A four-day working week Fighting Transport for London cuts Jared says: “My record shows that I can unite grades and members involved […]
The Thornhill Youth Centre in Southampton is being bulldozed to make way for unaffordable flats. Council-funded youth services ceased in the city in 2013. Since then, the Thornhill building leaser has struggled to cover rent. The council, who own the building, have stepped in and sold the land to housing developers. My mum, now in […]
A courageous leader of the Liverpool working-class movement and a lifelong member of Militant and the Socialist Party By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary Tony Mulhearn was a titan, a courageous leader of the working-class movement in Liverpool and Merseyside, as well as a life-long proud member of Militant, now the Socialist Party. His […]
“I mean, nationalising the banks shouldn’t be that big a deal, it’s necessary,” said one student. Many were keen to discuss socialist perspectives on Brexit, ending austerity and tackling climate change. Students also asked questions about how we could redistribute wealth and how working-class people could take power. Socialist Students signed up over 52 people […]
General election now No unity with pro-austerity MPs For an anti-austerity Corbyn-led government with socialist policies No to the bosses’ EU For an EU exit deal that defends jobs and workers’ interests Battered by his own MPs in parliament, his Oxbridge allies in the Supreme Court, and even some press barons, the isolated Tory leader […]

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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