The Tory crisis and the EU

29th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

David Cameron’s long-delayed speech on Europe does not mark a decisive turning-point for Britain’s economic relations with the EU. But it may signal a breach by the Tory Party with the vital interests of the British ruling class. If so, this will severely damage its electoral prospects and will mark a new stage in the long-term decline of the Tory Party and the recomposition of British politics.

Photo : ljcybergal

Save Lewisham Hospital

28th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Adam Jones

Up to 25,000 people marched in Lewisham on Saturday to protest at the closure of the local hospital. The demo was led by trade unionists, especially in the NHS, community groups and local residents. It was supported by unions nationally as well as local MPs and councillors.

Photo by: ussocom_ru

Al Qaida is imperialism’s offspring

26th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Tom Castle

Representative of both French and British imperialism have begun to talk of prolonged military operations in North Africa, lasting a decade or more. Although the US wishes to limit its own commitment of troops to the adventure, the sentiments were echoed by departing Secretary of State Clinton.

Photo: German Federal Archives Georgii Zelma

The 70th Anniversary of the Nazi defeat at Stalingrad

25th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The battle fought across the Volga River in Stalingrad from summer 1942 until 2nd February 1943, which cost the lives of an estimated half a million Soviet solders was one of the greatest and most decisive class struggles in history. It broke the back of Hitler’s Eastern army and ensured Nazi defeat in the Second World War.

Graphic by mattlemmon

Action on climate change – an urgent priority for socialists

23rd January 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Paula Lewis

The most important political battle of human history is being fought at this very moment, a battle not only for justice but also for human survival

Fidel Castro Ruz, December 2009 talking about climate change

Fighting for the measures necessary to avert catastrophic climate change needs to be at the centre of socialist thinking and action.