Solidarity with striking workers – hands off pensions

30th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

Today (30 June), hundreds of thousands of teachers, lecturers, government office workers, job centre staff, air traffic controllers and many other public sector workers are striking against the Tory government’s attacks on their living standards with cuts to pay and pensions.

Young people fighting for Palestine

29th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jennifer Nash

The youth movement for Palestine in Britain has continued to strengthen, with a number of significant advances.

The growing support for Palestine amongst young people in Britain has finally encouraged the National Union of Students (NUS) to join the growing movement for justice and peace for Palestine.

Financial Times admits capitalism hits your income

28th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Brian Jowells
In a serious admission the Financial Times, which cannot be accused of pro-socialist bias, has set out the facts on how capitalism, at least in the imperialist economies, now makes you worse off. In an article under the title ‘Spectre of stagnating incomes stalks globe’ it notes:

‘In the postwar years, there was a belief in developed economies that each generation could expect to have materially better living standards than their parents. Yet the outlook for income growth has rarely looked worse than it does today…

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Latin America and socialism of the 21st Century

24th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

The most advanced political struggles in the world today are taking place in Latin America, specifically in Cuba and Venezuela where forces representing the working class have conquered state power, broken with imperialism and continue to consolidate their own revolutions and assist the leftward advance across the continent.

By Manic Street Preacher

Ed Balls speech can put Labour on the offensive

17th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The highly flagged speech made by Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, at the London School of Economics on 16th June potentially can help put Labour on the offensive against the Tories’ disastrous economic policies. It does not go far enough but is a welcome step forward.