Monday, August 10, 2020
Cuts imposed under austerity have not just impacted on people's health through cuts to NHS and care services, but also through cuts to other vital services which support physical and mental well-being. This includes access to libraries, culture and creative activities, which have experienced reduced funding. The situation has been made worse by the impact of coronavirus.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Roger Scruton was an academic best known for his advocacy of conservatism. But what does this amount to? Rather than a set of lofty ideals it boils down to a defence of privilege, prejudice and reaction.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
THE SOCIALIST CORRESPONDENT ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION MEETING Confounding conventional expectations, right wing governments are printing trillions in dollars, euros, pounds and yen, casting aside fears of rising national debts. And while the rich pile up wealth, unemployment rises and wages fall. Now Keir Starmer is urging Rishi Sunak not to increase taxes on the rich in the Autumn budget. A policy in the interests of the working class must be based on an understanding of money, the capitalist system and imperialism; can ‘modern monetary theory’ show the way, or does it have fatal pitfalls? For a presentation and discussion looking at these and related issues, attend our Zoom meeting at 2pm on Sunday 27th September 2020 With speaker: Noah Tucker chair: Elly Baker Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfu-qqzkuHNfZIfPWbibyj4B2HGNqDdCB
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
You are invited to join the Socialist Correspondent analysis and discussion meeting: USA vs China, and the New Cold War Amid escalating rhetoric about ‘human rights’ and ‘national security’, China is now being cast, alongside Russia, as an enemy of the West. • What are the real factors underlying this fracture? • Is this the end of the current model of globalisation? • Are the attacks on Huawei and TikTok steps on a path towards military conflict?
Monday, April 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has once again demonstrated the clash between capitalism's priority of safeguarding profits over peoples lives. But it has also revealed the deeper problem that working class people's lives were already precarious before the virus struck. We are not in this together.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
China was where the coronavirus outbreak originated, bit also where there was an effective response, bringing it under control. China has offered what it has learned about the virus along side practical support to other countries and Cuba too continues its tradition of health care solidarity with others. This contrasts sharply with the response of the United States which has tightened sanctions not only on Cuba, but on Venezuela and Iran.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Ten years after his first report Professor Sir Micheal Marmot shows that little has changed in terms of the health of the population. In fact things are getting worse, with stalling life expectancy. The report puts the blame on austerity - not only its impact on health services, but on the wider impact that cuts, poor housing and fewer opportunities have had on peoples lives.
Friday, April 17, 2020
The extradition hearing for Julian Assange continues as he battles against the US and British states' determination to make an example of anyone who brings their misdeeds to light - particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the process he has suffered many injustices and his treatment has been condemn by the UN rapporteur on torture and the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute.