Lesson From Grangemouth: No Confidence In Unite Leadership

On 25 October, the owners of Grangemouth oil refinery, petrochemical multi-national Ineos, defeated Unite in a deal that forced its workforce to agree to a three-year pay freeze, closure of their final salary pension scheme, and a three-year no-strike clause. Following threats to close the plant, Unite caved...

Left Unity: is everything possible?

Left Unity applauds Jeremy Corbyn’s victory against the right wing, and their main article on his subject is entitled “everything is possible”. What LU means is that it is possible to put pressure on the Labour leadership to defeat austerity.   “Everything is possible” can, and has already created illusions...

Crisis in the SWP: revolutionary morals and struggle against women’s oppression at stake

A serious crisis is shaking the English SWP, one of the largest parties of the Left in England, which claims to be Trotskyist. It is a moral crisis and the IWL cannot remain on the sidelines, because firstly, the serious events that occur in this Left party are used...

Disaster for Labour as Tories gain majority. For a workers and left struggle against austerity

In the “United” Kingdom general election results, the scale of the Tory victory was a surprise for everyone after five years of austerity. All the polls and commentators thought that the result would be a very close. However, the polls did say just before the election that forty...

Talent overshadowed by mourning

"I died a hundred times," says a line from Back to Black, one of the most famous songs of Amy Winehouse. In fact, in her twenties, the singer-songwriter had already lived a few lives. Amy seems to have been born by mistake in the 1980s. When we hear her...

Name the Day for a General Strike

Persistent shouts from activists demanded a “general strike” and to “name the day”. These were heard in the final plenary of the People’s Assembly in London, which was attended by 4,000 activists, as Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, was speaking. He deflected this pressure to Mark Serwotka...

ISL Public meeting: End Israel’s military aggression

Solidarity with Palestine One child every hour is dying in Gaza because of the Israeli bombardment from the land, air and sea. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government says they bomb “only military objectives”, but they have created a blood bath by killing children, women and old people and bombing...

The working class will face new challenges in 2015

The working class and the youth will not be the beast of burden of the bosses as the deepening of the crisis threatens more budget and benefits cuts; zero-hour contract; no pay rises and increased precarity in work for the youth.  A new recession is threatening Europe and Britain...

The UK Economy – to hell in a hand cart!

While Johnson is pretending to throw the “kitchen sink” at the British economy, as with COVID-19 containment and prevention, many in the health, education and other public services say it is too little too late. The “kitchen sink” is meant to save capital not workers. By Peter Windeler Figures show that...

Interview with Liverpool 8 activist

Stop and search is a common experience Socialist Voice interviewed Anne Traynor, Volunteer Worker in the Canning community  SV: What is the background to the youth clashes with the police in August? SD: It started because of oppression by the police against Black communities. Some people say it is not the...

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