This article is scheduled for Solidarity 3/85.
Solidarity 3/85, 8 December 2005
Solidarity 3/85 is now online. Read it here.
By Colin Foster
Back in the 1960s, writers used to puzzle about how we would cope with “the leisure revolution”. New technologies were reducing the work-time needed to produce the necessities of life, and so we would all work less.
The unions should fight for an alternative of democratic social provision.
Old age pensions have been won by labour-movement campaigning, or granted by conservative politicians trying to pre-empt rising labour movements.
The Socialist Green Unity Coalition - an alliance including the Alliance for Green Socialism, the Alliance for Workers' Liberty, the Socialist Alliance, and the Socialist Party — has decided on a joint campaign about pensions, with leafletting, street stalls, petitioning, and public meetings.
This is the text of the basic leaflet for the campaign.
By Stan Crooke
Along with many other health trusts around the country Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are currently running a deficit.
by Martin Thomas
The Bush government is slowly and clumsily moving towards accepting that Iraq will slide into sectarian civil war, and relying on US airpower to bomb it into a result acceptable to the USA without too many US casualties.
The Independent Labour Party (ILP) was founded by Keir Hardie and others in 1893 and “ended” some time in the 1970s, when what was left of it joined the Labour Party. For the first 25 years of its existence, it played a central role in British working class politics.