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Frontpage: Palestine under siege: Israel holds a nation hostage

2007

 

1.7.06

 

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Palestine under siege: Israel holds a nation hostage

2007

1

1.7.06

 

Every inhabitant of the Gaza Strip knows what it is like to be held hostage by the Israeli state. It is the daily reality for the Palestinian population in one of the most densely inhabited places on the planet.

 

Andy Reid + Sue Bond: New Labour reneges on civil service pensions

2007

1

1.7.06

 

Just two days before proposals for a civil service pension scheme for new entrants were due to be tabled, a leak last weekend revealed cabinet minister Hilary Armstrong’s plans to rip up last year’s public sector pension deal.

 

Who says?

2007

2

1.7.06

 

Snippets from the week's news

 

Joseph Choonara: Replacing Trident will be dangerous and wasteful

2007

2

1.7.06

 

Gordon Brown expressed his determination to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system in a speech made in the heart of London’s financial district last week.

 

Iain Ferguson: Positive moves in SSP dispute

2007

2

1.7.06

 

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) took a major step last weekend towards resolving the internal crisis that has wracked the party over recent months

 

Simon Assaf: Torture of Iraqi prisoners self-inflicted says US army general

2007

3

1.7.06

 

A recently revealed US department of defence report has sounded alarm bells among human rights groups. The report marks an attempt by the US military to reclassify the meaning of torture while discrediting its victims.

 

Guantanamo: Suicide attempt due to treatment

2007

3

1.7.06

 

Prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay attempted to commit suicide in 2003. The attempt was in protest at their treatment by guards and the fear that they will never be released, according to recently declassified military documents.

 

More slaughter in Afghanistan

2007

3

1.7.06

 

Two more British troops died early this week in southern Afghanistan—the second and third killed since British troops took over from the US in Helmand province

 

Alex Callinicos: Attac divisions reflect a shift

2007

4

1.7.06

 

At the organisation’s annual general meeting in Rennes a fortnight ago, two slates were put forward for the administrative council.

 

Austria: Anti-Bush demo

2007

4

1.7.06

 

Around 50,000 people demonstrated against George Bush’s visit to Vienna in Austria on Wednesday of last week. US activist Cindy Sheehan and Respect MP George Galloway led the protests

 

Laurent Sorel: French left debate need for alternative

2007

4

1.7.06

 

The conference of the radical left LCR party saw a crucial discussion about candidates for next year’s presidential election.

 

Panos Garganas: Greece: A hot autumn lies ahead

2007

4

1.7.06

 

The struggle against the right wing Greek government’s privatisation plan for education is continuing

 

Egypt: Jailed activists released

2007

4

1.7.06

 

The Egyptian state has released members of the Kifaya (Enough) movement who were arrested during recent protests in support of rebel judges. The judges had exposed ballot rigging in last November’s parliamentary elections.

 

Esme Choonara: Labour and Muslims: crack down and co-opt

2007

5

1.7.06

 

The government is pursuing a “carrot and stick” approach towards British Muslims. The “stick” has been very much in evidence in recent weeks.

 

Grace Lally: Ireland’s fight: Irish independence didn’t bring radical change

2007

6

1.7.06

 

In the final column in our series Grace Lally looks at the divisions in the Irish movement.

 

Jimmy Ross: Joanna Blythman on Bad food Britain

2007

6

1.7.06

 

Award winning writer Joanna Blythman’s new book Bad Food Britain is a blistering critique of the state of food. She spoke to Jimmy Ross

 

Letters

2007

7

1.7.06

 

Shetland Sakchai Makao campaign | We need climate action | Life in modern Britain: underpaid and abused | Industrial action or legal action? | Race or class in Burnley? | Don’t let BNP build in Riba | Racism in football

 

Neil Faulkner: Slaughter at the Somme

2007

8

1.7.06

 

The Battle of the Somme, which took place 90 years ago, reveals the horror of the First World War of 1914-18 and the system that created it.

 

Books, music and films about the Somme

2007

9

1.7.06

 

Socialist Worker recommends books, music and films about the battle and the experience of the First World War.

 

Was Germany to blame for the First World War?

2007

9

1.7.06

 

Who caused the First World War? Revisionist historians argue that the war had to be fought because Germany was aggressive and militaristic, a “rogue state” that threatened “the balance of power” and “the peace of Europe”.

 

Megan Trudell: Rebels and Martyrs: how Romanticism and revolution changed art

2007

11

1.7.06

 

As a new exhibition opens at the National Gallery Megan Trudell looks at the Romantics’ legacy.

 

Editorial: New Labour salami tactics on the unions

2007

12

1.7.06

 

Tony Blair has always edged away from a full scale confrontation involving more than one group of workers. He has emulated Margaret Thatcher, whose strategy was to pick off one group at a time, starting with the weakest.

 

Editorial: Hungary: Bush hijacks history

2007

12

1.7.06

 

The neo-conservatives in the White House have always been happy to hijack history in order to rationalise their imperial ambitions.

 

Editorial: Cameron: Tory is the new Tony

2007

12

1.7.06

 

Can David Cameron lead the Tories out of the wilderness? There is a mounting sense of despair in New Labour’s ranks as opinion polls raise the prospect of the Tories winning the next election. Those fears will be played on by those who argue that all we can do is rally behind Gordon Brown.

 

Teresa Hayter: Amnesty for “illegal immigrants”: freedom or trap?

2007

12

1.7.06

 

Calls to free “illegal immigrants” from deportation threats seem attractive, but the reality should make us wary.

 

Andy Zebrowski + Kuba Olszewski: Poland 1956: The Poznan uprising

2007

13

1.7.06

 

Fifty years ago this week Polish workers rose up in rebellion, demanding bread and freedom. Kuba Olszewski and Andy Zebrowski trace the story of a heroic struggle.

 

Karol Modzelewski: ‘The rebellion had all the features of a classic revolutionary uprising’

2007

13

1.7.06

 

Karol Modzelewski was a student and political activist in 1956. He went on to co-write the Open Letter to the Party, which challenged Stalinism from the left and was key to setting up the Solidarity union. Karol answered questions from Socialist Worker.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Respect – voice for workers

2007

14

1.7.06

 

New Labour in Tower Hamlets, east London, is running scared of the issues raised by Respect. And it has come up with a novel tactic for avoiding any kind of public accountability for its programme of neo-liberalism and privatisation.

 

Organising for Fighting Unions: Wave of support for this political trade union conference

2007

14

1.7.06

 

The Organising for Fighting Unions conference, set for Saturday 11 November, will discuss defending public services from the government’s assault. It will also discuss political representation for trade unionists. The conference has been initiated by Respect, and hundreds of trade unionists from across the labour movement have signed up to back it.

 

Noel Douglas: UCU left conference: Activists discuss organising the left

2007

15

1.7.06

 

Over 200 activists in the newly formed University and College Union (UCU) met in London last Saturday for the launch conference of UCU Left, a new rank and file organisation within the union.

 

Simon Basketter: Wal-Mart: Workers ready to take on Asda

2007

16

1.7.06

 

Thousands of workers are in a battle for union rights with the world’s largest retailer. The dispute pits a multinational firm against low paid workers and their union.
+ Wal-Mart’s record
Asda is owned by Wal-Mart, the infamous US multinational. Wal-Mart is the largest US private sector employer with more than 1.3 million workers.

 

Jane Loftus: Wal-Mart: Strike ballot at the Royal Mail as Leighton’s PR stunts fall flat

2007

16

1.7.06

 

Royal Mail workers across Britain are to vote on strikes to defend basic union rights and to stand up against dictatorship in the workplace.

 

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