Labour councils attack services – No cuts, make the rich pay the debt.

In December Liverpool City Council like many if not all Labour councils are making plans to rob “99%” of Liverpool in particular devastating the lives of the most vulnerable in the next year of austerity cuts. Below is listed just a few of the areas being targeted for 100%...

Electricians:Biggest unofficial action in decades Sparks fly in London

 Letter from the Joint Strike Committee The electricians rank and file organized the biggest nationally coordinated unofficial strike seen in any industry for many years on December 7, thousands of workers were involved. There were protests and picket lines at a number of Balfour Beatty sites in Scotland, Grangemouth, Glasgow,...

English workers show their strength

Demonstrations with 30 thousand people in London, 20 thousand in Manchester and 15 thousand in Liverpool are some of the events that marked the day that 2 million public sector workers walked out in England. The British government tried to minimize the impact of the biggest day of...

Nov. 30th – The mass mobilisations begin

More than 2 million workers were on strike November 30 against the reform of pensions - where workers will have to pay more, work longer and receive less.   There were over 1000 demonstrations nationally joined by many more protesting against the cuts in student fees, the attack on...

Defend the NHS! Join the strike!

Socialist Voice interview Larry Bowles. Larry Bowles is a Unite Safety Representative and Shop Steward at Broad Green Hospital where he has worked for 40 years. He is a member of the joint Shop Stewards Committee for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust that includes Unite,...

Legal abortion in England at risk of death

In England, Scotland and Wales, abortion was legalized in 1967 through the Abortion Act. At that time, the British legislation was one of the most liberal in Europe. Today, it is under threat. A real ideological war travels across the island, implemented through the in no way ideological...

Build a joint movement with students

Students in Britain are renewing their struggle for public education joining the world struggle. From Chile to Britain and from the USA to Greece, a fight for free and quality education not under the control of capital is underway. Internationally governments are carrying out the same IMF policy...

Strike November 30, Workers and students unite Link European actions.

Another important step in the fight against the cuts has taken place with the agreement for strike action on November 30 in defence of pensions, jobs and services. This was agreed at the TUC conference as the first day of united action and will be an unprecedented coming...

Bill Hunter’s archives: Inquiry into allegations of police violence

A reproduction of material from a Liverpool and Knowsley Trades Councils inquiry into police violence. A committee was set up in 1979 to establish an Inquiry into Allegations of Police Violence, Bill Hunter was Chairman, Kevin Earley was Secretary. Another well known local person who participated on the committee...

How the Labour Party supported capitalism in the post war years

Public sector debt, economic turmoil, rising unemployment, inflation, a programme of cuts, agreement with the IMF, agreement with the Liberals. Is this 2011? No, this was 1976 to 1979 under the James Callaghan Labour government. Attacking the working class to pay for the crises of capitalism was developed...

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