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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 […]
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 […]
With local council elections today Thursday, 2ndMay, Coxford anti-cuts councillor Don Thomas has decided to stand down and we should pay tribute to the contribution he has made. The fight to save Oaklands swimming pool with the support of the local community and council trade unions, taking up all issues of importance to local people, […]
Keith Morrell, independent councillor, Southampton City Council Unite and Unison unions representing Southampton City Council staff have declared that they will oppose and campaign against budget cuts announced by the Labour administration. The unions have branded as “callous and shoddy” the proposed closure of two council-run residential care homes, the replacement of Sure Start staff […]
Reading Borough Council plans to privatise many of its key services. Bins, parks, road maintenance, housing benefit payments and council tax support are all at risk. It is threatening to restrict the free bus pass for disabled people and their carers. If it gets away with this, museums, libraries and adult education could be next. […]
Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party Sadly it wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity policies that were on offer in Southampton but his right-wing Blairite opponent, Labour council leader Simon Letts’ and his fellow councillors who have cruelly voted to close disabled services. Despite a heroic campaign by parents, these Blairites consistently turned down calls to save Kentish […]
Restore Council Funding! Restore Council Jobs & Services! We want our £120 million back! Re-Elect Southampton anti-cuts councillor, Keith Morrell, May 3rd, 2018 On Thursday 3 May, Southampton anti-cuts councillor is standing for re-election in Coxford. Since his expulsion from the Labour Party in 2012 for voting against cuts with fellow Coxford councillor Don Thomas, […]
Passing the council cuts test The editorial of the April edition of Socialism Today, No.217 The age of austerity has claimed its first failing local authority. In February the chief financial officer of Northamptonshire county council declared that it was at risk of spending £21.1m more in the 2017-18 financial year than the resources it […]
Teacher Stella Collier and health worker James Morbin are standing for the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition on the Blackbird Leys estate in city and county council by-elections on 27 November. Rather than stand up and fight wage cuts and privatisation, or back strikers fighting for a wage rise, Labour councils like Oxford have meekly carried out Con-Dem […]

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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