Category: International

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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
No support for ‘transitional government’ John Gillman, Reading Socialist Party Harrowing scenes are now coming out of Sudan of the 3 June massacre, where doctors report well over 100 people were murdered by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and general ‘Hemeti’ Dagola’s brutal Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia. With the suspended internet now restored, videos […]
There was anger amongst trade unionists and young people to Trump’s hypocritical visit to take part in D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth on Wednesday, with over 300 turning out to a lunchtime rally in the Guildhall Square. They were joined by a number of people who had come to attend the D-Day event but wanted to […]
Tens of thousands will take to the streets of London on 4 June to protest against the visit of US president Donald Trump. During his state visit he will also attend – at the invitation of doomed prime minister Theresa May – D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth, angering many. The sacrifice of D-Day soldiers and others […]
The scandal of low pay by profiteering shipping lines is being fought by a sustained campaign of the RMT transport union. Protests have taken place recently at Portsmouth International Port to build support for a living wage and decent working conditions on Condor Ferries. A recent protest took place in Portsmouth, where Darren Procter, RMT […]
Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since 19 December. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers outside Sudanese embassies to show their solidarity. In contrast, most media outlets in neighbouring countries have been silent. Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed, Committee for a Workers’ International State subsidies on flour have been […]
Over the last few years, the Chinese regime has been slowly introducing its ‘social credit system’. Private companies and state-maintained ‘watchers’ rate citizens on their purchases and behaviour. The stated aim is to help banks make loans – something finance capitalists find difficult in a country without a ‘credit score’ system, due to many people […]

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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