Friday, 15 December @ 7.30pm London Head Office Seasonal Social Everyone welcome - bring a friend... and something to drink! Manchester Branch Social Friday, 15 December @ 8.30pm - Bolton Sweet Green Tavern, 127 Crook Street, Bolton BL3 6DD Across the road from Bolton rail station Winter social; quiz - probably no prizes but fun and comradeship with excellent beer.
The richest 1% Indians possess 58% of all wealth in the country
More than 80 percent of women aged 60 and over and 70 percent of men in Swaziland live in poverty, according to a new report. This comes at a time when the Swazi Government has run out of money and cannot pay elderly grants (pensions) to all people in that age group. About seven in ten of Swaziland's 1.3 million population live in abject poverty defined as having incomes less than the
Filipe Nyusi, the president of Mozambique, is reported to have spent £7million of public cash on a plane to fly around the world. The country has a GDP per person of just $1,200 (£900) – making it more impoverished than nearly any other nation in the world. The lavish purchase comes despite the fact his country is so poor it is reliant on aid money. But it recently bought a 14-seater Bombardier
Arms sales are increasing around the world. Munitions, tanks, drones: The global trade in arms and military services increased again in 2016. It was up 1.9 percent on the previous year — and 38 percent compared to 2002. These new figures are from the latest report on the international arms industry by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). It says that in 2016 the
The Socialist Standard highlighted the persecution of the Roma, particularly in Eastern Europe. But the scapegoating also exists here in Scotland.
In Govanhill, in Glasgow, the besmirching of another immigrant community is in full spate. A century ago, it was the poor Irish, fleeing famine and persecution by the British government, who were being demonised. Now it’s the turn of the Roma people. Britain’s largest concentration of Roma families resides in Glasgow, where they began to settle in numbers following the 2004 expansion of the
The Socialist Party is a political party of the working class, for the working class, for socialism, for a sustainable future and a world without profit. The biggest myth is that hunger and food security are the result of food scarcity. We produce one and a half times more than enough food to feed every man, woman, and child on the planet. People go hungry because they are poor and don’t