HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS –  NOT PERSECUTION AND FINES! Homelessness and evictions soar under the Tories So why is Stoke-on-Trent Independents/Tories City Council trying to blame homeless people for putting, “people off the city centre?” Are they for real? Haven’t they noticed that it’s ordinary hard working people who are paying through job cuts, low pay, zero-hour contracts and endless destruction of council services? Students in this city are leaving university with debts of £50,000 – has no-one told the council about this? In short, the buying power of working class people and youth in particular has been savagely cut for millions since the economicRead More →

Checkout the initial video of Socialism 2017 here and check out below what members of Stoke Socialist Party had to say about Socialism 2017; Ex pottery worker, Mandy had this to say, “The highlight for me was the main rally on Saturday, what an inspiration our comrades are! Kshama Sawant was absolutely incredible and what our comrades in America have achieved is also incredible.” Teacher Chris told us,  “The best thing about Socialism is the opportunity it provides to discuss and learn from other comrades ultimately making us a stronger force” Staffs Uni student, Connor, “My first Socialism was informative and inspiring. Having MP Ian MearnsRead More →

Stoke Socialist Party is backing Jeremy Corbyn’s call on the government to provide £1 billion in their 22 November budget to ensure that sprinklers are retrofitted in all social housing across the country. We have all witnessed the horror of Grenfell with a minimum of 80 people losing their lives but since then there has also been other fire deaths. On the 1st October in Northwood, Stoke-on-Trent a 36 year old mother and her 6 year old daughter died through smoke inhalation from a fire in the flat below. Her 6 month old daughter remains in hospital fighting for her life. Under pressure from theRead More →

To replace today’s bankrupt capitalism with a genuine socialist system it’s necessary to build a mass movement with the correct leadership. The Socialist Party is the most determined and effective socialist organisation in the country. We are part of the Committee for a Workers’ International, the world socialist organisation. Our branches meet every week for inclusive and democratic, political discussion and to organise our forces to work with campaigns, trade unions and activists in our communities and beyond to change the world. see: Stoke Socialist Party’s programme of political discussions towards the end of the year are as follows;                                                                   .2 November  “100Read More →

The so called ‘Rally Against Grooming’ organised by Britain First and Stoke Infidels in Burslem on Saturday 28 October will do nothing to prevent or protect victims of grooming or sexual exploitation. Their sole aim was to stoke up racism and division in an area of Stoke-on-Trent where there is a significant Asian population. After two weeks of building for their ‘rally against grooming’ they managed to attract just 100 people despite having the national leaders of Britain First as speakers. In just two days, North Staffs against racism and fascism (NorScarf) and other anti-racists mobilised over 100 to counter their racist bile. Stoke SocialistRead More →

Catalonia: What’s going on in Catalonia? What do socialists think about it all? Hear from members of the Socialist Party’s sister party in the Spanish state at Socialism 2017. General secretary of Izquierda Revolucionaria Juan Ignacio Ramos and Coral Latorre, general secretary of the Student Union in Catalonia will be among our guest speakers. Meet and discuss with other Socialists from across the world! For more details and to book tickets go to: www.socialism2017.netRead More →

CWU activist explains why he voted yes, Royal Mail workers have voted for a massive, historic national strike. The CWU postal workers’ union announced a huge vote for action in the result of a national ballot of Royal Mail workers in the fight to win the ‘Four Pillars’. 89% voted yes on a 74% turnout. After months of unsatisfactory talks between the business and CWU representatives, the union has now decided to act over the company’s attacks on pensions, terms and conditions of employment and working practices. As part of the ‘Four Pillars’ of security the union is seeking from the business, the CWU hasRead More →

Many thanks to John Hird from Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left) in Spain for this report on the latest developments in Catalunya which took place on Sunday 8 October. Izquierda Revolucionaria along with our Socialist Party here are part of the Committee for a Workers International – you can find out more about the CWI here) “Following on from the flight of capital from Catalonia the Spanish State managed to organise a march in Barcelona this Sunday in support of the constitution with the help of PSOE and all the press and media, the far right and open fascist groups. We never underestimated the ability ofRead More →

Over 200 people signed our petition in Hanley today calling on the city council to start installing sprinklers immediately in all Stoke-on-Trent tower blocks. That makes 1,500 in total. At times people were queuing up to sign. There is also an online petition which has another 1,300 names calling for the installation of sprinklers. The near miss for residents in a six storey block in Burslem yesterday makes even clearer the urgency of carrying out this work immediately. If neighbours had not alerted residents in the block by banging on their doors then we could have been looking at more lives lost.    It wasRead More →

In the early hours of Sunday 1st Oct a fire broke out on the ground floor of a 3 storey bock of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley. A mother and 2 daughters were rescued from their flat above and rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation – others were moved out of their homes for safety reasons. Local people were shocked by this horrific event but quickly rallied round with toys, clothes, food, donations etc for all the families affected. Stoke-on-Trent city council provided accommodation for all those who had to move out of the block. Tragically, less than 2 days later 36 year oldRead More →