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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. […]

Leicester’s Three TUSC Parliamentary Candidates Issue Challenge to Other Parties

Leicester’s Three TUSC Parliamentary Candidates Issue Challenge to Other Parties

The publication of the Sunday Times Rich List just last weekend once again highlighted the growing gap that exists between the super-rich and the majority of the people of Leicester. The Rich List highlights how over the last year the richest 1,000 people have seen a £28 billion rise in the wealth they control. Heather […]

A Celebration of Working-Class History

A Celebration of Working-Class History

May Day is celebrated as a day of international solidarity between workers and the oppressed around the globe. So earlier today I was happy to participate in the annual May Day rally and march here in Leicester.   A number of excellent speakers addressed the rally in the city centre, but with the elections looming […]

TUSC is the Only Party Opposing Cuts

TUSC is the Only Party Opposing Cuts

Footage of myself and other candidates at Leicester South Hustings, at Highfields Community Centre – a local community facility, which is itself under threat because of cutbacks to council funding. This is at the hands of Leicester Council, which is overwhelmingly Labour-controlled. What is the point of Labour if it offers no opposition to Tory […]

Save Our NHS: TUSC Parliamentary Letter

Save Our NHS: TUSC Parliamentary Letter

This letter was recently sent to a member of the Campaign Against NHS Privatisation by TUSC’sParliamentary Candidate for Leicester West, Heather Rawling. Dear Campaign Against NHS Privatisation (Leicester), Thank you for your enquiry re my position and the position of TUSC on the NHS. TUSC is opposed to all cuts. I am totally opposed to cuts […]

Spectacle Wins Over Politics For Keith Vaz

Spectacle Wins Over Politics For Keith Vaz

Judging by last Sunday’s Bollywood convoy, speaking directly to his electorate is old-hat for 28 year Labour incumbent Keith Vaz. Mr Vaz thus managed to create a media spectacle which eclipsed even the recent visit of Labour-leader, Ed Miliband. Many politicians now perform like world-class actors in their own right, blurring the boundary between politics and […]

Leicester TUSC Backs ’38 Degrees’ Anti-TTIP Campaign

Leicester TUSC Backs ’38 Degrees’ Anti-TTIP Campaign

Earlier today, local campaigners working with 38 Degrees held a protest in town to oppose the anti-democratic nature of the little-known Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In Leicester the only political party take part in today’s Global Day of Action against TTIP  were members of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC). TUSC parliamentary […]

The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election broadcast with Dave Nellist was on TV tonight (Friday) – did you see it? You can watch it online here! TUSC and Leicester Independent Councillors Against Cuts have also been very busy in Leicester. Today we featured in the Leicester Mercury, after holding a protest against low […]