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Frontpage: Seize this chance for a united fight over pay

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13.9.08

 

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Chris Bambery: One in four people face fuel poverty – Unions call for joint action on pay: Seize this chance for a united fight over pay

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13.9.08

 

Chancellor Alistair Darling claims that the purpose of his government is to create “fairness”. His definition seems a long way from that understood by most people.

 

Bus workers strike for pay

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13.9.08

 

“We are fighting for pay – but we are also fighting for respect. We want our lives and our dignity back.” These were the words of one of 2,500 striking London bus workers employed by First who took action over pay recently.

 

Tough times? Spare a thought for the wealthy

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13.9.08

 

Are you feeling the pinch as the credit crunch bites hard? Is Gordon Brown holding down your pay below inflation?
Well, spare a thought for a much-overlooked group who are also suffering – company executives.

 

Afghan civilian deaths soar

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13.9.08

 

There have been angry protests at civilian deaths in eastern Afghanistan.
Human Rights Watch says that civilian deaths in the country from US and Nato air strikes have nearly tripled in two years.

 

Sadie Robinson: Victory as the military are kicked off North London campus

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13.9.08

 

Activists at the College of North East London (Conel) in Tottenham won a major victory last week when they kicked the military off their campus.

 

Meetings mobilise for Manchester anti-war demonstration

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13.9.08

 

Support is growing for next weekend’s anti-war demonstration outside the Labour Party conference in Manchester. Students and trade unionists from across the country will be travelling to make their protest.

 

Alex Callinicos: Ideology behind Gordon Brown’s ‘death wish’

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13.9.08

 

Has there ever been a government with as great a death wish as this one? You would have thought Gordon Brown had a sufficient sense of self-preservation to realise that the only people more unpopular than him are the bosses of the big energy companies. What better way to start rebuilding his government’s popularity than to hit them with a windfall tax?

 

Simon Basketter: TUC conference: Union leaders reflect growing pay anger

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13.9.08

 

Simon Basketter reports from Brighton on a changed mood among union leaders and growing calls for action at this years’ TUC conference

 

Simon Basketter: TUC conference: Tensions between unions and New Labour

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13.9.08

 

Delegates to the TUC conference were clearly angry with the government not just over pay, but over the direction of the Labour Party.

 

Nick Grant: Pay revolt: Teachers will ballot for national strike action

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13.9.08

 

The executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) agreed unanimously last week to ballot members for discontinuous strike action against a below inflation 2.45 percent pay deal.

 

PCS plans to ramp up civil service pay campaign

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13.9.08

 

More than a quarter of a million workers across the civil service in the PCS union will vote on strike action in protest at the government’s pay policy.

 

Esme Choonara: Metrobus workers are the latest to join London-wide battle of the buses

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13.9.08

 

Around 1,000 bus workers at Metrobus in south east London are set to join the pay battle on the London buses when they strike alongside 2,500 First Bus workers on Friday of this week.

 

Jacob Middleton: Economics: Can state intervention solve the crisis?

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13.9.08

 

Recession is built into capitalism and state intervention cannot eliminate it, argues Jacob Middleton

 

Ken Olende: Devastating storm hits poor in Haiti

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13.9.08

 

The Caribbean islands have been struck by three tropical storms – Gustav, Hanna and Ike – in the last three weeks. According to the United Nations (UN) some 600 people have died in Haiti – which is occupied by UN troops – and 650,000 have been made homeless.
Yet the neighbouring island of Cuba rarely suffers deaths during tropical storms.

 

Simon Assaf: Egypt—the trial of the Mahalla 49 begins: Detainees accuse state of torture

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13.9.08

 

Egyptian security used torture and cooked up evidence against workers arrested following mass protests that erupted in the town of Mahalla earlier this year.

 

Esme Choonara: The ‘acceptable’ face of privatisation?

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13.9.08

 

The government’s attempt to use ‘third sector’ organisations like charities to provide public services is yet another attempt to introduce the market.

 

The ‘third sector’ is filling gaps in welfare shortfall

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13.9.08

 

Rachel works in a voluntary sector organisation supporting vulnerable tenants in East London. She has also worked for a national charity working with people with learning difficulties.

 

Big profits behind privatised services

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13.9.08

 

Over the past few years New Labour has targeted the employment service for privatisation and outsourcing as part of its drive to get people off benefits. In the process it has helped a new generation of private companies to get rich off the back of government contracts and transformed some charities into major businesses.

 

Eileen Boyle: Scotland: The SNP’s left wing gloss to pro-business policies

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13.9.08

 

The Scottish National Party (SNP) government in Scotland recently announced its proposed legislative programme for the coming year.

 

Christine Lewis: Reviews: Karen Malpede interviewed on her anti-war play Prophecy

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13.9.08

 

US writer Karen Malpede talks to Christine Lewis about her play on lives shattered by the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, which has recently opened in London.

 

Millie Fry: Review: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles: A compulsive vision of hope betrayed by social rules

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13.9.08

 

The new BBC adaptation of Tess Of The D’Urbervilles is a perfect way to get to grips with Thomas Hardy’s dark and intense novel.

 

Editorial: US nationalises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as panic grows over crisis

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13.9.08

 

Imagine that a government summons the heads of two of the biggest corporations to its treasury headquarters in order to deliver an ultimatum – either they agree to a state takeover or have one forced upon them.

 

Tony Phillips: Democracy: Crisis And Renewal: Democratic doldrums

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13.9.08

 

Tony Phillips welcomes a new book that criticises the shallowness of our democratic structures and calls for them to be radically extended

 

Simon Assaf: Iraq: image and reality

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13.9.08

 

The media is full of reports about US successes in stabilising Iraq. But behind the headlines lies a country on the verge of chaos.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Rotherham’s carnival: Show of defiance against the Nazis

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13.9.08

 

The fascist British National Party (BNP) is on the march again – but we can build a mass movement to stop them in their tracks. That was the message last weekend coming from Rotherham and Stoke-on-Trent, two key targets for the BNP Nazis.

 

BNP plans to hold a fascist rally in Stoke

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13.9.08

 

The BNP plans to hold a fascist rally in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday of next week to whip up race hatred against Muslims.

 

Powerful strikes hit London bus companies (online only)

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13.9.08

 

Strike action over pay by around 3,500 London bus workers at two companies brought many garages and bus routes to a complete standstill this morning.

 

TUC conference: Abortion debate (online only)

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13.9.08

 

The TUC overwhelmingly voted to call for an end to anti-abortion attacks on women’s rights and for improved access to abortion services. Their demands included extending abortion rights for women in Northern Ireland.

 

TUC conference: Fringe meeting on neoliberalism in the EU (online only)

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13.9.08

 

A packed fringe meeting organised by the RMT transport workers’ union saw Tony Benn, Unite's Irish regional secretary Jimmy Kelly and the RMT’s Bob Crow speak against the neoliberal drive in the European Union (EU).

 

TUC conference: TUC conference backs call for windfall tax (online only)

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13.9.08

 

All the unions at the TUC backed the call for a windfall tax on the super profits of the energy companies. The Unite union published a “dossier of disgrace” highlighting the industry’s greed.

 

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