Socialism and the struggle against war

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UK News

UK: Green Party presides over homeless crisis in Bristol
28 July 2015
There are around 15,000 people on the council waiting list for affordable homes in Bristol, the most expensive city for housing after London.
UK government uses demand for weekend work to attack National Health Service
25 July 2015
NHS managers are supposed to introduce additional services, while the government is demanding a further £22 billion in cuts to the health budget.
Tony Blair warns against “radical leftism” in Labour leadership race
24 July 2015
Labour’s leadership lives, works and plays in “the Westminster bubble”—a social circle made up of the super-rich and their hangers-on.
UK announces “anti-extremism” plan sanctioning domestic repression and war
23 July 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron’s five year plan to address “extremism” will target Muslims and encourage anti-Islamic sentiment.
UK: Labour capitulates on Conservative welfare cuts bill
22 July 2015
The bill’s measures will plunge millions of workers and youth further into economic insecurity and poverty.
The Queen’s Nazi salute: Historical revisionism in the service of state censorship
22 July 2015
According to the media, there was barely a family in Britain that wasn’t goose-stepping around their lawns in the early 1930s.
UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war
21 July 2015
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon used the parliamentary debate to propagandize for war.
Buckingham Palace orders inquiry, threatens legal action over Nazi salute film
20 July 2015
The publication of a video showing members of the British royal family, including a young Queen Elizabeth, giving the Hitler salute has ignited a political firestorm in Great Britain.
Scottish National Party’s anti-austerity hypocrisy exposed
18 July 2015
The progressive pretensions of the SNP are a cover for core neo-liberal policies.
Conservative government concealed UK participation in Syria air strikes
18 July 2015
British pilots have carried out attacks in flagrant disregard for the August 2013 parliamentary vote against British military involvement in Syria.

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