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The EU and Brexit: What we stand for

The European Union (EU) is a social war machine against the European workers and people. It is a response of the main imperialist European countries to the economic hegemony of the USA that began in the 1920s and was reinforced during and after WWII. Because of the division of...

For a fighting and democratic PCS union

There has been an extraordinary development in the Public and Commercial Services Union, (PCS), where the position of Assistant General Secretary is being contested by two candidates of the same political party and the same union faction, Left Unity (LU). Janice Godrich, the current President and member of the...

Snapshot into 21st century Britain

Interview with Tameside Against The Cuts (TATC) – an anti-austerity activist group who have campaigned against the brutal regime of cuts and sanctions to Welfare, outside Ashton-under-Lyme Jobcentre Plus office (JCP) once a week over the last 4 years also providing advice, food parcels, empathy and solidarity. By Ashley Walker...

Socialist Party deepens illusions in Labour Party

The SP (Socialist Party) and TUSC (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) do not appear to understand that the Labour Party is a reformist, pro-austerity party whose leadership is committed to maintaining the Labour Party as a “broad church”. Broad means that Corbyn has no intention of getting rid of...

UK government and EU fight for the spoils

Brexit has nought to do with either the British workers and British people taking back control (as the ‘Leavers’ would have you believe) or preserving the EU as a beacon of international cooperation (as the ‘Remainers’ would have you believe), it is all to do with a conflict between...

Pay Rise Now!

Half of the UK’s population are financially vulnerable, more than 8 million are over-indebted with 4.1 million already facing serious financial difficulties (source: Financial Conduct Authority). At the same time, we are seeing a rise in trade union militancy. By Matt Prittlewell.   Civil service union PCS have recently conducted a consultative...

Let’s build a National Strike against Austerity Plans!

Theresa May wants to appear to be concerned and doing something about housing and tuition. However, her aim is to save her own and the Tory government’s skin while the pain of austerity continues to overwhelm millions of people. Socialist Voice Editorial - International Socialist League   Taking Thatcherism into the 21st...

Protest stops planned feast by Israel to celebrate Balfour at Manchester University

In the last issue of the Socialist Voice, we discussed the Balfour Declaration of 1917. However, in Manchester, on 31 October, activists held a demonstration against the special Balfour Declaration “celebrations” being held in the city by the Zionist state and their supporters. By Peter Windeler.   The link with Manchester consists...

Precarious workers are organising

 It wasn’t long after he joined Uber in 2013 that it became clear to Yaseen Aslam – a ten-year veteran in the minicab trade – just how vulnerable he was if he didn’t team up with other drivers. By Emiliano Mellino*   “For me, it was about how Uber could turn me...

Stop Violence Against Darfur Refugees Now!

The following information and pictures have been sent by Darfur refugees form 1.5 million Kalma refugee camp. The pictures are not pleasant but think what it means for the refugees: Al-Bashier, president of Sudan, announced he was going to visit the Kalma refugee camp where 1.5 million Darfuri live and...

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