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Frontpage: Caucasus conflict: Bloody cost of the new world order

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16.8.08

 

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Lindsey German: Caucasus conflict: Bloody cost of the new world order

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16.8.08

 

The outbreak of war in the Caucasus over the past week has stunned the world. More fighting, more bombing, thousands dead and tens of thousands of refugees are the daily scenes on our television screens.

 

Guy Smallman: Climate protesters defy police at Kingsnorth power station

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16.8.08

 

The week-long climate camp in Kent climaxed last Saturday with mass civil disobedience at the Kingsnorth power station, in which some protesters managed to enter the station’s site.

 

Food and water prices up again

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16.8.08

 

Workers are facing even more devastating price rises on essential foodstuffs, according to figures out this month.

 

Esme Choonara: Repossessions soar as housing crisis worsens

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16.8.08

 

The number of house repossessions hit a 12 year high last week, leaping 48 percent in just six months.

 

General strike sweeps South Africa

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16.8.08

 

South Africa was brought to a standstill on Thursday of last week by a one-day general strike demanding government action over rising living costs.

 

Nigerian teachers win their dispute

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16.8.08

 

An all-out strike by state sector teachers in Nigeria has ended after four weeks with a government recommendation that teachers get a 27.5 percent pay increase.

 

Egypt: Mahalla strikers’ trial is adjourned

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16.8.08

 

The trial of 49 Egyptian workers in Mahalla opened last Saturday, with 25 of the accused in a cage in court. The trial has been adjourned to 1 September.

 

Alex Callinicos: Olympian hoo-hah over China power

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16.8.08

 

I find the Olympics irritating at the best of times. Two weeks of corporate-sponsored flag-waving in honour of a bunch of muscle-bound dullards is not my cup of tea. But the orgy of China-bashing surrounding the Beijing Olympics is enough to make one spew.

 

Simon Assaf + Anindya Bhattacharyya: Caucasus conflict: War is result of imperial game

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16.8.08

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya and Simon Assaf look at the imperialist manoeuvrings that lie behind the war between Russia and Georgia
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse (Soc. Arb.avis)

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya + Simon Assaf: Caucasus conflict: Scramble for resources is destabilising the world

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16.8.08

 

The global system of competition between rival power blocs has transformed the Caucasus – with its myriad of ethnic and historic rivalries – into a surrogate test of will between the US and Russia.

 

Caucasus conflict: Maps of the region of conflict in the Caucasus

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16.8.08

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya + Simon Assaf: Caucasus conflict: Deepening unease with US strategy

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16.8.08

 

The recent fighting between Georgia and Russia has revealed splits in the Western ruling class over whether or not to turn up the heat on Russia.

 

Simon Assaf + Anindya Bhattacharyya: Caucasus conflict: Ossetia – a history of division and war

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16.8.08

 

The Caucasus region is populated by a patchwork of different nationalities and ethnic groups that have been caught for centuries in wars between rival empires.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse (Soc. Arb.avis)

 

Megan Trudell: Radical America: The 1930s revival of US working class struggle

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16.8.08

 

In the last part of our series on Radical America Megan Trudell looks at how US workers reacted to the Great Depression

 

Matthew Cookson + Sadie Robinson: Growing industrial battle on London transport

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16.8.08

 

Matthew Cookson and Sadie Robinson report on a series of disputes on the buses and the underground that show a determined mood to fight back.

 

Sadie Robinson: A year of economic crisis: Crunch time for capitalism

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16.8.08

 

The economic crisis provoked by the ‘credit crunch’ a year ago has created fear and panic, writes Sadie Robinson, but there can be an alternative.

 

Sadie Robinson: A system built on a shaky foundation of debt

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16.8.08

 

The current credit crunch was triggered by the subprime mortgage crisis in the US. But how did the global economy become so reliant on consumer debt in the first place?

 

Simon Basketter: Nationalisation: Governments are not as helpless as they claim

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16.8.08

 

New Labour chancellor Alistair Darling explained last week that he was unable and unwilling to bring in a windfall tax on the fuel companies. His explanation was that these companies made a lot of their money outside Britain – and therefore paid taxes in other countries.

 

Jacqueline Mulhallen: Shelley’s plays still emit the light of freedom

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16.8.08

 

Shelley is well-known for poetry that opposed oppression, but his plays also show his hatred of tyranny.

 

Trevor Griffiths: Celebrating sedition and Tom Paine

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16.8.08

 

Acclaimed radical playwright Trevor Griffiths spoke to Socialist Worker about his work on the life of the revolutionary Thomas Paine.

 

Editorial: Labour’s crisis: ‘Dream ticket’ will not improve party’s woes

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16.8.08

 

The trade union leaders who back New Labour are now so desperate that they are touting health secretary Alan Johnson and former Labour deputy leader contender Jon Cruddas as a “dream ticket” to win the next general election.

 

Editorial: Institutional failure over rape compensation

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16.8.08

 

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has been reducing the amount of compensation it gives to rape victims by up to 25 percent if it judges that the woman was drunk when she was raped.

 

Editorial: A hot autumn of class struggle ahead

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16.8.08

 

Socialist Worker readers may have noticed the start of the “silly season” in the mainstream media, where relatively irrelevant stories are bumped up to the front pages. But Socialist Worker has not been able to indulge in it. August is usually a quiet month with little struggle to report – but not this year.

 

Dave Crouch: Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Witness to the Gulag

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16.8.08

 

Dave Crouch looks at the politics and work of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the great chronicler of Stalin’s Russia who died recently.

 

Martin Empson: What sort of society can save the planet?

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16.8.08

 

A sustainable future requires a radical break with capitalism, argues Martin Empson

 

Simon Basketter: Royal Mail’s new assault on post

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16.8.08

 

Royal Mail has launched a vicious assault on the postal service, threatening to axe up to 35,000 jobs and close dozens of sorting offices.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Unions throw their weight behind protest to stop Nazi BNP rally

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16.8.08

 

Trade unionists and other anti-Nazi activists will be gathering in Codnor, Derbyshire, on Saturday of this week to protest against the “Red, White and Blue” event being held there by the fascist British National Party (BNP).

 

Price rises fuel Scottish strike

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16.8.08

 

The official rate of inflation soared to record levels this week at the same time as millions of workers across Britain are told they have to “tighten their belts” and swallow below-inflation pay deals.

 

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