Solidarity with Kaity Squires

THIS IS AN URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Kaity Squires, a local socialist and activist, has been convicted of assaulting a police officer during the anti-fracking campaign in Balcombe. She was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay £300 in court costs. For those of us who have followed the trial this seems like yet…

Antifascism: Some thoughts for the coming year…

Despite the EDL seemingly disintegrating, there can be no let up for antifascists, as the once leading group splinters into more openly fascist and racist organisations. With the first national EDL demonstration since Tommy Robinson’s resignation on Saturday, and the upcoming EDL-splinter group March For England’s annual demonstration in Brighton just around the corner, the…

Portsmouth University Lecturers Strike Again for Fair Pay

UCU members at the University of Portsmouth again picketed several buildings during their second two hour strike on Tuesday January 28. The pickets joined together at the Park Building off Guildhall Square for the second hour of the strike so that all told there were around 30 strikers joining the picket and handing out leaflets…

Pompey Lecturers strike for fair pay in HE

While Vice-Chancellors sit on six-figure salaries and Universities buy up more and more non-teaching buildings, Lecturers up and down the country struck for two hours against an 1% pay increase. The deal, which would be a pay cut in real terms, comes after four years of salary decline for lecturers. On the other hand, Vice-Chancellors…

Portsmouth Socialist Network: Statement of Intent

The world is scarred by economic crisis, inequality and war. This is no accident; these horrors are an inevitable result of the system under which we live. As the rich grow richer so the poor get poorer by the day. There are multi-million pound bonuses for the few, while working class people are forced in ever-larger…