The English Slavers and the “Battle of Statues” at Bristol

The images of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston being toppled, defaced and "strangled" by hundreds of protesters, and then thrown into the river on the British port city of Bristol, will be on our minds for a long time. The truth is that something like this is...

Ban the ‘cure’! LGBTQIA+ people are not sick! Capitalism is the illness!

Stockport Alliance For Equality (SAFE) launched its campaign demanding a ban on the so-called the LGBT ‘cure’ in this country, at Stockport Pride in July 2018. Ashley Walker The ‘cure’ ideology (also known as reparative therapy, conversion therapy or the gay ‘cure’), is an archaic remnant from when LGBTQIA+ people were...

Committee for a Workers International (CWI) Breaks Apart

In order for the main leader, Peter Taaffe, to keep control of the CWI International he decided to carry through a split of the CWI on 21 July 2019, at the Socialist party congress and then created a new International the following day! By International Socialist League   The differences emerged in...

Unions and students together defending pensions and public education

The International Socialist League warmly applauds UCU members, who took the unprecedented decision to call 14 days of strike action in pre-92 universities to defend their pensions and the FE members who voted to strike over pay.   The pension deficit and the pro-Tory university employers’ solution of removing defined benefits...

NHS Student nurses lead the fight for pay and funding

Socialist Voice interviewed Dafydd Jones, a student nurse at Swansea SV. As a mental health student nurse in Swansea you participated in one of many demonstrations on 8 August, how did the event go? The march was around 200 strong, which isn’t bad for Swansea, especially given the current circumstances. Nurses...

May loses her Brexit vote as the abyss deepens for workers

Co-ordinate strikes against the bosses and government! Demand the TUC call a general strike to finish the government! End the EU with workers struggle and international solidarity! By Martin Ralph Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated in the British parliament on 15 January by 432 to 202 votes. This is an historic defeat, the...

National Unity and Popular Fronts Attack Workers

The ‘broad church’ and the Popular Front The kind of adulation that arose at the beginning of Corbyn’s reformist leadership is weaker than it once was, his refusal to break from the party establishment, for fear of losing his ‘electorability’ has shown his weakness. If he is too scared to...

UCU strike for pensions on March 8

USS is the tip of the iceberg - Our pensions system is a hot mess This week, university staff have been on strike against devastating changes to their pensions, braving the freezing weather to stand on picket lines waving placards with brilliantly dweeby slogans (personal faves: “Geertz ya dirty hands...

Johnson’s throws sand in workers’ eyes and £2 billion into bosses’ pockets

On Wednesday 8 July, the government of Boris Johnson in the person of Chancellor Sunak Rishi, announced that the government will make available £2bn pounds to mitigate the economic and social crisis caused by the Coronavirus. By Etiandro Costa The government admits the following on the gov.uk website. The global economy...

Theresa must go now

TUC don't flee from your duty, organise a general strike! For student and workers’ assemblies to decide a workers way out from the EU! Unite our strikes against the bosses and government! For a workers and socialist exit from the EU! By ISL – International Socialist League Theresa May is Prime Minister in name...

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