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200,000 Council Homes Face Axe

200,000 Council Homes Face Axe

Almost 200,000 council homes will go by 2020 if the Tory housing bill passes through parliament. It would force councils to sell one in every eight council properties through the ‘right to buy’ scheme. Over five million people are waiting for social housing in Britain. Since 2010 when the Tory-led Coalition came to power, housebuilding […]

No Shelter for Poor Under Tories Policies

No Shelter for Poor Under Tories Policies

The Tories are planning to kill off council housing altogether. The Housing Bill is just the latest in a long line of attacks on decent, publicly provided, cheap housing. In 1979, 42% of us lived in council homes, now it is just under 8%. This process was not reversed by governments of all three main […]

Socialist Party National Women’s Meeting

Socialist Party National Women’s Meeting

On 9 January around 40 members from across the country travelled to London to attend the Socialist Party’s annual national women’s meeting. It’s an event I always eagerly anticipate, and this year was no exception. The discussion kicked off with an excellent first session on Jeremy Corbyn and looked at what fresh political developments may […]

Doctors Launch Strike Action in Leicester

Doctors Launch Strike Action in Leicester

Comments made by doctors on the picket line to Socialist Party member Steve Score: “We are here because we want to stop the dismantling and privatisation of the NHS. Individually we would be better off if it was, but that’s against our principles.” “I never expected to have to go on strike, Jeremy Hunt should […]

Deselecting the War Mongers

Deselecting the War Mongers

Yesterday evening saw the fourth protest in Leicester since the commons voted in favour of further bloodshed in the Middle East. The action came off the back of a well-attended public meeting last Tuesday where Leicester Against War activists sat down to discuss the best way to build the anti-war movement, both locally and across […]

Bringing Home the Consequences of War

Bringing Home the Consequences of War

The bombing in Syria has begun. Across Britain, millions of people have been sickened by the rush to war. Lots of us are especially angry at Labour MPs who, against the wishes of their leader Jeremy Corbyn, spoke in favour of dropping bombs. This military action will lead to the deaths of many innocent men, […]

Women: Fight for Equality, Fight for Socialism

Women: Fight for Equality, Fight for Socialism

It’s hard to believe that in the 1990s, articles were appearing asking: “Is the future female?” and “Are we witnessing a genderquake?” Leading bourgeois feminists like Naomi Wolf in her book Fire with Fire argued: “Men are seeing their empire crumble. Their world is indeed dying. We must understand that we are in the final […]

“What do we want? An End to War. When do we want it? NOW!”

“What do we want? An End to War. When do we want it? NOW!”

VOTE UPDATE: Jon Ashworth voted to oppose bombing, while Keith Vaz and Liz Kendall voted in favouring of bombing Syria. David Cameron’s attempt to rush through a vote to start bombing Syria was met with significant opposition from Leicester’s diverse communities today, when, at spectacularly short notice, over 200 people took to the street to […]

Leicester Fights Climate Change

Leicester Fights Climate Change

The massive and growing threats posed to human life by global warming are critical issues that must be addressed. This is why hundreds of concerned citizens marched through Leicester earlier today — to demand that our government take meaningful action in the forthcoming climate negociations which start later this month in Paris. Today’s protest was, […]

Leicester Feminists Take to the Streets

Leicester Feminists Take to the Streets

By Tom Barker On November 25, protestors took to the streets to “raise awareness and show solidarity with victims of sexual violence.” The event was attended by, amongst others, members of Leicester Young Feminists, the Fawcett Society, the Women’s Equality Party, and Leicester Socialist Students, although members of the community turned out in support. Before […]