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Sacked Greek Worker Brings Solidarity

Sacked Greek Worker Brings Solidarity

A highlight of last weekends National Shop Stewards Network annual conference was hearing from sacked Greek worker Harris Sideris, a member of Xekinima (sister party of the Socialist Party in Greece). He said he did not want to talk about the difficulties facing Greek workers, but rather their determination. Up until recently an employee of […]

Janner Case: Another Example of Establishment Child Abuse Cover Up

Janner Case: Another Example of Establishment Child Abuse Cover Up

The news that allegations of child sexual abuse committed by Lord Greville Janner are to be heard in court is to be welcomed. They should have been heard in a proper trial at least 25 years ago when public accusations were first made. Now there is to be a ‘trial of the facts’, where victims […]

Will Leicester Politicians Now Support Greek’s Historic No Vote

Will Leicester Politicians Now Support Greek’s Historic No Vote

On Sunday the people of Greece made their intentions clear by overwhelming rejecting austerity in their national referendum. The No campaign exceeded all expectations and stormed to victory, securing 61% of the popular vote. The Greek working class are showing that austerity can be resisted giving workers across Europe hope. Local TUSC candidate, Damon Gibbons, […]

Fight Devastating Spending Cuts

Fight Devastating Spending Cuts

At this point, it just seems like a sick joke. The Tories swing the axe down again in their grim carnival of cuts. In this financial year alone the government wants £3 billion of cuts from ‘non-protected’ departments. First a March budget, now a surprise June budget. Closely followed by the July budget to detail […]

Mobilising For Action to Oppose Austerity

Mobilising For Action to Oppose Austerity

“First-Person article” that I got published in today’s Leicester Mercury. Pay cuts and misery for us… but pay rises and jollies for them? Then our leaders have the gall to repeat the lie that austerity and further public sector cuts are the only way we can save our economy. Yet if they were to collect […]

TUSC Shows Support for NHS Campaigners

TUSC Shows Support for NHS Campaigners

When looking through some old copies of the Leicester Mercury I came across this article that I hadn’t previously seen which was published in the paper last month, on Wednesday 29th April.

Cuts to Mental Health Funding Affect the Most Vulnerable

Cuts to Mental Health Funding Affect the Most Vulnerable

Mental health has long been seen by authorities as the “Cinderella” of the health service. It attracts relatively little funding because it is not visible and because people who suffer from mental health problems are less likely to be able to articulate their concerns. The cuts being passed on by my council in Leicester are […]

A Working Class Alternative in Turkey

A Working Class Alternative in Turkey

With the Turkish elections fast approaching on June 7, Dave Nellist, the national Chair of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) sends the following message in solidarity with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (Halkların Demokratik Partisi – HDP): Across the world the political representatives of the rich multinational companies and bankers have attempted to force […]

A LUSH Political Debate

A LUSH Political Debate

Britain is a nation of animal lovers, they say – so it is surprising that events like the one above, where candidates were asked questions on their party’s stance on animal rights, are not more common. Animal rights was hardly mentioned in the mainstream media during this election campaign. From left to right above are […]

Leicester Manifesto Launched

Leicester Manifesto Launched

Leicester Independent Councillors Against Cuts (LICAC) say they would keep the promises they have made to the city and oppose all cuts to public services. This is the same pledge made by all 135 parliamentary candidates standing for Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), the coalition of which LICAC is a member, across the country. […]