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...

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...

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...

May’s resignation is not enough… We want the Tories out!

Theresa May announces her resignation for 6 June, but the Tories are desperately hanging on to power and face turmoil in their efforts to leave the EU. People across the country whether in support of Leave or Remain are withdrawing their support from the mainstream parties who are unable...

British people fight back Boris Johnson’s parliament suspension

One million in 24 hours sign against Johnson's parliament suspension! Defend democracy; no parliament shut down! Only mass mobilisations, strikes, and occupations can stop Johnson! Martin Ralph - ISL England The new British Prime Minister, in order to push through a Brexit by the 31 October (which is the EU deadline for the...

Capitalism’s response to COVID-19: Not enough PPE, even less testing, many die

The class nature of pandemics is revealed by the fact that in the Flu Pandemic of 2009 three times as many of the poorest died compared to the richest despite both groups having the same level of infection. Today NHS doctors, nurses, porters, and care workers, bus drivers, construction...

Join the Marches! Unity in Struggle! Silence is Violence!

“You can’t have capitalism without racism” International Socialist League leaflet After George Floyd’s death and 400 years of a “knee on our neck”, hatred of governments, police and symbols of inequality and oppression has burst out onto the streets. The diversity of the Black-led protests appeared across the world in unprecedented...

Highly effective national industrial action fights pension attack

The UCU (University and College Union) first five days of the 14-days escalating programme in the pre-1992 universities have been rock solid! It is the best ever strike of workers with the most pickets, the most of new members joining, the most demonstrations and protests, and with the best...

Johnson and his cabinet – the blood-letting begins

There was rapid political bloodletting to create a new government for a Tory Brexit on 31 October, in order to fight European imperialism with the methods of British imperialism and to prepare for a Trump style onslaught on workers, immigrants and women. By Martin Ralph – ISL - Britain Only hard...

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