19 activists arrested in Liverpool for supporting the Homeless

We're publishing a motion by the LOVE activists (Liverpool) who occupied an emptied building of the Bank of England to demand its utilisation to help the homeless people. The motion is going to be presented at the International Meeting of Solidarity and Struggle to be held in the city...

Interview by Martin Ralph, International Socialist League

Socialist Voice interviewed Daz Procter a member of Stand Up In Bootle, one of several groups in Merseyside fighting the bedroom tax. He is also a member of the national executive council of the RMT. The hated bedroom tax means a cut in benefits if a household is...

Fight Racism Where Ever It Is: BLACK LIVES MATTER

Keelie was one of the organisers of a Sandbach BLM event in late August and her speech she said, the past couple of months have been a rollercoaster of emotions and the actions of some have proved our point as to why we need to start an anti-racism campaign...

Labour Abandons Workers, They Abandon Labour

The summer period has not gone well for the Labour Party. While Prime Minister David Cameron occupied the headlines trumpeting that now the economy is “on the mend” due to a meagre 0.6 per cent growth in the last quarter, Ed Miliband is criticised for his inaction and...

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...

Labour Party’s Ten Years of betrayals

Blair was forced to stand down on 27 June because opposition to his policies has been building for years. Both Blairite and Brownite backbench MPs demanded he announce last autumn that he would go within a year- they feared he was becoming unelectable. They were correct! Labour lost 500...
Coronavirus outbreak in Britain

Stop capitalism to stop the virus

Full pay and full sick pay for all – take all workers in-house! NHS take over all private health provision! ISL Statement The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus emerged in China as a consequence of the huge and lucrative wildlife market, which continued to grow despite evidence of its link to the...

Liverpool Trade Unions Council meeting approves engagement in BDS campaign

Liverpool TUC Believes: Trades Council has a moral responsibility to heed the call of oppressed people like we did in the 1980s when adopting the BDS call by South Africans fighting racism and apartheid. The call for BDS has come from over 170 Palestinians civil society organisations as well as organisations within Israel. The campaign...

Socialist Party suspend political challenge to Labour

It is not that usual to read a Trotskyist journal overtly supporting left-wing popularism. However, Peter Taaffe’s article Corbynism and the rise of left populism, does just that. Today left populism at best means socialism in words, but without a socialist programme or action. By ISL - UK.   Under the came...

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...

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