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Frontpage: Ban bonus payouts to bankers

2126

 

8.11.08

 

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Simon Basketter: Ban bonus payouts to bankers

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8.11.08

 

“This is an investment in the banking system that will eventually pay off,” says chancellor Alistair Darling about New Labour’s bailout of the banks. And pay off it certainly will – to the enormous benefit of the bankers themselves.

 

Europe’s growing wave of resistance to the crisis

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8.11.08

 

Across Europe there is a growing rebellion against attempts to make ordinary people pay for the economic crisis. Socialist Worker reports on the protests that have swept Greece, Italy and Germany in the past week

 

Halloween protest at Canary Wharf

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8.11.08

 

Some 400 demonstrators took to the streets of the Canary Wharf financial district of London on Friday of last week for a lively protest against the bankers’ bailout.

 

Video of 'Dancing on the Grave of Capitalism' protest in London, Friday 31 October 2008 (online only)

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8.11.08

 

Hundreds of protesters staged a mock funeral of capitalism outside the headquarters of the failed Lehman Brothers bank in Canary Wharf on a bitterly cold Halloween night.

 

Simon Assaf: Stop the War launches protesters’ defence campaign

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2

8.11.08

 

The Stop the War Coalition has launched a campaign to defend demonstrators who were beaten or arrested during a peaceful protest at a visit by George Bush to London on 15 June.

 

Jennifer Jones: Student grant cuts attack on education rights

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2

8.11.08

 

It is a disgrace that 40,000 students will no longer receive the grants that the government promised them. Outrageously the National Union of Students is yet to properly respond to this attack on higher education.

 

Simon Basketter: Witnesses say police shot Jean Charles de Menezes without warning him

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2

8.11.08

 

Police officers who shot and killed Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station in July 2005 say they shouted a warning.

 

Simon Assaf: Afghan people face a winter of famine

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8.11.08

 

Famine is stalking Afghanistan and is threatening the lives of millions of its people, international aid agencies have warned. An estimated 8.4 million Afghans – one in four of the population – are in danger of starvation as winter closes in because of severe food shortages, high prices and a summer drought.

 

Iraq: Basra rises against wage cuts

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3

8.11.08

 

Thousands of Iraqi workers took to the streets of Basra on 27 October in a protest at massive cuts in salaries demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

 

Egyptian Mahalla workers back on the streets

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3

8.11.08

 

Textile workers in the Egyptian town of Mahalla al-Kubra staged a protest on Thursday of last week against plans to privatise the company.

 

Alex Callinicos: IMF still wields the neoliberal cosh

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4

8.11.08

 

Neoliberalism is for mugs. This has turned out to be one of the main lessons of the present economic crisis.

 

Detroit family resists home repossession attempts

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4

8.11.08

 

Demonstrators blocked the doorstep to stop the eviction of 72 year old Rubie Curl-Pinkins, a disabled woman who has lived in her Detroit home for 45 years. Bank of America, her bank, attempted to repossess her home after she fell behind on mortgage payments.

 

Chris Bambery: The bosses have their eyes on our pensions

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4

8.11.08

 

The Tory press has launched a crusade against decent pensions.We need to fight back against their plans to rob retired workers, writes Chris Bambery

 

BT workers will feel pinch

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4

8.11.08

 

Tens of thousands of telecom workers face having to work an extra five years before they can retire. BT is discussing increasing both its retirement age and staff contributions to its pensions scheme.

 

Don’t trust their promises

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4

8.11.08

 

The government was boasting last month of its plans to ensure that half a million people would be entitled to the full state pension despite not having paid sufficient national insurance (NI).

 

Esme Choonara: Westfield: ‘Champagne shopping’ an insult to London poor

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5

8.11.08

 

“Soulless” and “like an airport lounge” – this was the verdict of west Londoner Katie Ducali on the new Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, west London. The opening of Westfield London – the largest indoor shopping centre in Europe – must be one of the most over-hyped events of the year.

 

Regeneration

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5

8.11.08

 

Media attention has focused on whether shopping centres such as Westfield London can survive the oncoming recession. But the economic crisis throws into question not only the future of the giant shopping malls, but the whole basis of the government’s favoured model of regeneration through retail.

 

Housing: Evictions on the rise as banks scramble for profits

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5

8.11.08

 

Hundreds of tenants in Colwyn Bay and Pensarn in north Wales and Stoke-on-Trent are facing eviction. More than 350 people had received eviction or repossession orders and been told they had to move out of the properties owned and managed by Whalley Huws.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: History of economics: How the cover-up of exploitation began

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8.11.08

 

In the second part of our series on economics Anindya Bhattacharyya shows how the ruling class rewrote their economic theories as capitalism developed

 

Charlie Kimber: Stop this attack on right to strike

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6

8.11.08

 

A very serious attempt is being made by bosses and their legal jackals to extend the anti-union laws by stealth. This is a threat to every trade union and, if successful, will make it virtually impossible to organise legal strikes.

 

Legal firm that specialises in action against unions

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8.11.08

 

Solicitors’ firm Bircham Dyson Bell was at the centre of legal action against the recent bus strike and the injunction against last year’s post strike. On its website the firm boasts, “We act only for employers. We have substantial experience and expertise in challenging industrial action, including identifying potential procedural defects in the union’s balloting and notification process.”

 

Letters

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8.11.08

 

Planning for plenty | Sarkozy’s quotas | Dividing workers is no way to fight racism | Why defend the failed market? | Headline priorities | Students in Naples | Responding to the crisis | Car workers’ fight for jobs | Louder voices of resistance | Correction: RMT protest

 

Ken Olende: Emory Douglas interviewed about the Black Panthers in print

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8

8.11.08

 

The former Minister of Culture in the Black Panther Party talks to Ken Olende about the fight for black liberation in the United States and a new exhibition of his art work

 

Ken Olende: Black Panther: Emory Douglas and the Art of Revolution

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9

8.11.08

 

The outstanding Emory Douglas exhibition at the Urbis in Manchester is much more than an art show. Visitors can feel the atmosphere the Black Panthers developed in and the outrage that made the party grow.

 

Ken Olende: The Black Panthers: defiance in the face of repression

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9

8.11.08

 

The Black Panther Party was founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California. They were enraged by the racism they saw – particularly police brutality – and inspired by Malcolm X and the anti-colonial liberation movements of the time.

 

Sadie Robinson: Climate change: Burning the world to keep up profits

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9

8.11.08

 

Britain’s carbon emissions, the major cause of global warming, are set to increase despite the passing of Britain’s first ever Climate Change Bill last week.

 

Tom Walker: Taking Liberties: documenting the hard fight for civil liberties

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8.11.08

 

Tom Walker spoke to Matthew Shaw, the curator of the new exhibition Taking Liberties, that shows how our rights were won

 

Chris Bambery: Film review: Hunger: The mundane evil at the heart of the British state

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11

8.11.08

 

Looking back the shocking thing is just how mundane it was to visit Northern Ireland’s H Blocks of Long Kesh – or “the Maze” as the British called it.

 

Editorial: Is Barack Obama the change we need?

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12

8.11.08

 

The people of the US were heading to the polls to vote for their new president as Socialist Worker went to press. All the early indications were that Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, is set to sweep aside his Republican rival John McCain.

 

Editorial: Union trade-offs with Labour don’t work

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12

8.11.08

 

As unemployment mounts, the refrain from management and media pundits is that you are lucky to have a job and should, therefore, accept below-inflation wage increases.

 

Peter Dwyer: Of Time And The City: Liverpool’s paradise regained?

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12

8.11.08

 

Pete Dwyer examines a new film that lifts the lid on the contradictions behind Liverpool’s status as European City of Culture

 

Leo Zeilig: Conflict in Congo

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13

8.11.08

 

Western leaders have condemned the fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But as Leo Zeilig shows, the actions of the West lie behind the conflict.

 

Map of Democratic Republic of Congo

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13

8.11.08

 

Mark Serwotka: strikes can beat the pay limits

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16

8.11.08

 

As 270,000 civil service workers prepare to strike over pay, PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke to Socialist Worker about the strike and the next steps in the campaign

 

Yuri Prasad: Resist government attacks on job centres and the unemployed

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16

8.11.08

 

At the Marylebone job centre in west London mini computers have replaced the ranks of boards that used to advertise vacancies. For those looking for work, it initially appears that there is plenty on offer.

 

PCS decision to call off strike is missed opportunity (online only)

2126

 

8.11.08

 

The PCS national executive committee has voted to suspend the strike over pay by 270,000 civil service workers, which was set to take place on Monday. The executive voted to suspend the strike for four weeks to allow three weeks of talks.

 

Obama’s victory captures the mood for real change (online only)

2126

 

8.11.08

 

Millions of people are celebrating across the world today after Barack Obama was elected as the first black president of the United States – a momentous achievement in a country with a long history of entrenched and vicious racism.

 

Teachers vote for action but NUT executive rules out strikes (online only)

2126

 

8.11.08

 

Teachers in the NUT union have voted narrowly in favour of taking several days of national strike action against their below-inflation pay offer. Yet despite this, the NUT executive will not call any action.

 

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