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Frontpage: Tax the rich to fund jobs and services

2128

 

22.11.08

 

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Tax the rich to fund jobs and services

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22.11.08

 

20,000 workers sacked in one week | 181 top British firms pay zero tax
Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron have been bickering about tax cuts in the run-up to Monday's pre-budget report. Brown says he plans a "temporary and affordable fiscal stimulus" to cushion the blows of recession.

 

Simon Basketter: Taxing time for the poor as rich get off scot free

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22.11.08

 

Poor people pay too much tax, rich people pay too little, and really rich people and companies pay hardly any tax at all.
The poorest 20 percent of people lose nearly 40 percent of their total income in direct and indirect taxes, compared to 34.8 percent for the richest 20 percent. And that figure is for the rich who do pay tax.

 

Chris Bambery: Britain lies exposed to the global economic hurricane

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22.11.08

 

Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, admitted last week that Britain is probably now in recession. It joins a long list of economies which are now experiencing a downturn, including the US, Japan and the European Union.
In Britain there are forecasts that unemployment will hit the three million mark by 2010.

 

Simon Assaf: Iraq deal does not end the war

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22.11.08

 

It is being hailed as an honourable end to a disreputable war, the Status of Forces Agreement signed by the Iraqi cabinet last weekend sets out a timetable for the withdrawal of US combat troops from cities by June 2009, and the whole country by December 2011.
But the deal, the full text of which is yet to be published, will not end the occupation.

 

People Before Profit Charter: Turning the heat on banks

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22.11.08

 

Supporters of the People Before Profit Charter are continuing to organise protests and events to highlight the charter's ten demands to improve the lives of working people in the face of the crisis.

 

Esme Choonara: Dover dock strikers have bosses all at sea

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22.11.08

 

"We're not just fighting for our jobs and pensions, but for everyone who works in the ports.
"Everyone knows if they get away with this here, it will spread."
So says Graham Gladwin, one of more than a hundred workers at the Dover Harbour Board (DHB) who began a 48-hour strike on Tuesday of this week.

 

Alex Callinicos: G20 has no answers to crisis

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22.11.08

 

You would have had to be very naive to believe that the G20 meeting in Washington last weekend would really mark, as Gordon Brown put it, "the birth pangs of this new global order" demanded by the world economic crisis.

 

Simon Basketter: Trade unions must lead a national fight to save jobs

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22.11.08

 

Over 1,200 people are being forced out of work every day in Britain as the recession deepens. The number of people out of work has climbed to 1.8 million – the highest figure since November 1997.

 

Simon Basketter: House building blocked by reliance on private sector

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22.11.08

 

New Labour's plans to build more houses using the private sector lie in ruins. Plans for more than 68,000 homes have been shelved so far this year.

 

Diverse: Baby P case: Media witch-hunt puts more children at risk

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22.11.08

 

by a child protection social worker
The horrific case of Baby P, who died after abuse and neglect in Haringey, north London, has provoked headline-grabbing stories.

 

Volkhard Mosler: The German Revolution: How a workers' uprising ended the First World War

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22.11.08

 

Volkhard Mosler opens our new series by looking at how revolt spread from the front to the factories in 1918
It is widely claimed that the 1918 November Revolution in Germany failed. But it succeeded in ending the First World War – the biggest and bloodiest war in human history up to that time.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: The growing scandal of firefighter deaths

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22.11.08

 

A new report commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has revealed a scandalous rise in the number of firefighters dying on duty.
At least 13 firefighters were killed at fires in the five years between 2003 and 2007.

 

Colin Wilson: Letters: Fighting for gay rights in the US

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22.11.08

 

Around 120,000 LGBT people and their supporters protested for equality across the US last week. They were angered by votes in four states to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

 

Esme Choonara + Kate Connelly: Can socialist planning work?

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22.11.08

 

With economic crisis sweeping the globe, many people are asking if there is a better way to organise society. Kate Connelly and Esme Choonara explain how a planned socialist economy might work

 

Simon Assaf: Obama's new strategy as the US faces defeat in Afghanistan

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22.11.08

 

When Barack Obama takes office on 20 January next year he will be handed a document crafted by Admiral Michael Mullen, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff.
This document will spell out a shift in US strategy to manage its defeat in what used to be called the "good war" in Afghanistan.

 

Matthew Cookson: VR Main: rewriting the history of Manet's favourite model

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22.11.08

 

Author VR Main spoke to Matthew Cookson about her novel based on the life of Victorine Meurent

 

Matthew Cookson: Call Mr Robeson: celebrating Paul Robeson's life and songs

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22.11.08

 

Tayo Aluko is bringing Call Mr Robeson, his brilliant performance of Paul Robeson's life and songs, to London this week for a fundraiser for the Left Alternative organisation.

 

Editorial: Double standards over child welfare

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22.11.08

 

Over half of adults in Britain believe that children behave like "animals" and over a third think that "something needs to be done to protect us from children".

 

Editorial: Pay gap between sexes is widening

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22.11.08

 

New figures showing the complete failure of Labour's policies on equal pay were released last week.
The Office for National Statistics has revealed that the gap between men and women's pay is actually growing – and is now over 17 percent. This means that, on average, women earn £12.88 an hour compared to men's £15.54 an hour.

 

Editorial: Genoa trials are a brutal injustice

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22.11.08

 

Sixteen top police officers responsible for a vicious raid and the illegal detention and torture of scores of anti-G8 campaigners in Genoa eight years ago walked free from an Italian court last week.

 

Michael Rosen: Class selects the educational elite

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22.11.08

 

A recent report into educational achievement shows the enduring strength of the class divide

 

Ken Olende: Uniting in struggle: John Riddell on the Communist International in 1922

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22.11.08

 

Historian John Riddell spoke to Ken Olende about his latest project – shedding a new light on the 1922 congress of the Communist International

 

Yuri Prasad: Campaign against privatisation blocks NHS profiteers

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22.11.08

 

Health service privatisation can be beaten is the message that campaigners in north London want to send out after beating an attempt to build a polyclinic in Camden, which could have been privately-run.

 

Health workers to strike over pay

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22.11.08

 

Around 100,000 health workers are set to strike against a derisory three-year pay offer after members of the Unite union voted for industrial action.
The national strike, set for early next year, will be the first in the NHS for two decades and will involve laboratory technicians, community nurses, as well as many administrative staff.

 

Charlie Kimber: 500 march to stop postal job cuts in Milton Keynes

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22.11.08

 

Around 500 postal workers and their supporters marched in Bletchley on Saturday to protest at the announced closure of Milton Keynes mail centre.

 

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