According to Healthinvestor magazine, a trade journal for the parasitic profit makers in healthcare, private companies are complaining about how long it’s going to take for them to get their dirty hands on the profits from the great NHS giveaway.
Solidarity 250, 20 June 2012
On Monday 18 June tens of thousands of people marched through the northern Spanish towns of Léon and Langrero in solidarity with the month long miners’ strike.
All staff at John Lewis are “partners” who supposedly share “in the benefits and profits of a business that puts them first”.
Low-paid striking workers will have their tax credits reduced as part of the Tories’ reforms.
Bus workers across London will strike on Friday 22 June to win a £500 across-the-board bonus for Olympics working.
A motion at GMB congress which called for the union’s national political officer to “monitor” the activity of Progress, a Blairite pressure group within the Labour Party, has received significant coverage.
On Sunday 17 June, the local government conference of the public sector union Unison voted for a ballot of members over the new local government pensions deal.
In Solidarity 242, we began series of recollections and reflections from activists who had been involved with the “third camp” left in the USA — those “unorthodox” Trotskyists who broke from the SWP USA in 1939/40 to form the Workers Party, and the tradition they built (the Independent Socialist League, and later the Independent Socialists and International Socialists).
Here, we reprint an extract from a speech by Al Glotzer given at the “Oral History of the American Left Conference”, organised by the Tamiment Library in New York from May 6-7, 1983.
Kote Tsintsadze was a Bolshevik from the age of 17 (1904), and joined the Left Opposition in its fight against Stalinist bureaucratism in 1923.