This Sunday sees the latest national elections in Italy. The result is likely to return a right-wing coalition. This will mean further attacks on workers and the oppressed – and further strikes and explosive struggles, as the masses mobilise.
Oliver Eagleton’s new book examines the rise and fall of the Corbyn movement, and how ‘Sir’ Keir Starmer came to lead the Labour Party. With the class struggle intensifying, it is vital that the left learns the lessons of these events.
Only weeks into the new academic year, it is clear that UK schools are suffering from a severe staff shortage. Swathes of teachers are dropping out of the profession, due to low pay and high workloads. But teaching unions are fighting back.
As prices soar, more and more people are being forced into theft to put food on the table, or petrol in the tank. Tough Tory promises about ‘law and order’ are no solution. Instead, we must fight to make the bosses pay for this crisis.
Unison members in higher education at 22 universities are staging stikes over pay. At the same time, lecturers in the UCU are balloting for action. The scene is set for united struggle by workers and students on campuses across the country.
The last year has seen a wave of strikes across industry, with a number of important victories recorded by Unite members under Sharon Graham’s leadership. The lesson is clear: to win, workers need unity, militant action, and socialist policies.