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Frontpage: Three steps to save jobs

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6.12.08

 

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Three steps to save jobs

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6.12.08

 

Nationalise to stop closures | 35 hour week with no pay cut | Build council houses
The threat of redundancy is hanging over the head of millions of workers as the economic slump deepens. Every day seems to bring new announcements of huge job losses at factories, shops and offices around the country.

 

Chris Bambery: Jobs slaughter continues as bosses slash production

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6.12.08

 

Signs that Britain faces the worst recession in more than 20 years were confirmed by a collapse in the value of the pound, a sharp drop in the value of shares, and reports of a dramatic drop in demand by British manufacturers.

 

US bank bailout doubled but recession continues

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6.12.08

 

News that the US economy has been in recession for a year will come as little surprise to millions of Americans facing job losses and home repossession.
Figures released at the start of this week showed US manufacturing had its biggest fall in 26 years triggering fears of a global economic slump. Unemployment has grown every month since December last year.

 

Trouble in China

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6.12.08

 

The dramatic fall in the US economy came as official unemployment rates in China were set to rise to 4.5 percent – the highest in a decade.

 

Siân Ruddick: Hoover campaigners say job losses suck

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6.12.08

 

Campaigners against the closure of the Hoover factory in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, are gearing up for a protest meeting planned for Wednesday of next week.

 

PFI con keeps costing us more

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6.12.08

 

Figures hidden away in the government’s pre-budget report last week show that the price we are paying for privatisation is spiralling out of control.

 

PCS union signs up to bad deal

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6.12.08

 

The national executive committee of the PCS civil service workers’ union this week delivered a setback to all those fighting against cuts in services and the cap on public sector pay.

 

Simon Basketter: Market chaos brings down Woolworths

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6.12.08

 

The Woolworths in the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London is a depressing place at the best of times. But last week things got a whole lot worse for those working there.

 

The bank that very quietly went bust

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6.12.08

 

London Scottish Bank is bust. The bank specialised in lending money to people with poor credit, as well as running a door-to-door debt collection business.

 

Iraq deal will not end occupation

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6.12.08

 

The Iraqi parliament has approved the Status of Forces Agreement that sets a date for the withdrawal of US combat troops from the country by 31 December 2011.

 

Simon Assaf: A major defeat for US in Somalia

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6.12.08

 

The US has suffered a bloody defeat in the “third front in the war on terror” after Ethiopia announced it will be ending its occupation of Somalia at the end of the year.

 

Chris Bambery: Building a radical left for the future

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6.12.08

 

Mass movements and rebellions can erupt suddenly. The left must win these movements to new, revolutionary ideas and lead the rejection of the old ideas that, if re-established, can dissipate and restrict movements and their demands.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Fighting fascism: Unions and activists beat back the BNP

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6.12.08

 

Troubles are piling up for the fascist British National Party (BNP) in the wake of last month’s leak of a list of the organisation’s members and supporters.

 

Fighting fascism: Blocking the BNP in Liverpool

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6.12.08

 

Some 300 people came to a rally to demonstrate against the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Liverpool on Saturday of last week.

 

Fighting fascism: Kick fascism off campus

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6.12.08

 

Students at Manchester University have taken the anti-fascist message to their campus – and won. Dave Sewell spoke to Socialist Worker about the campaign.

 

Esme Choonara: Solidarity gives boost to Dover dock strikers

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6.12.08

 

The potential of solidarity to win crucial industrial disputes was seen in Dover on Thursday of last week.

 

Richard Allday: Let’s block the dock to win this crucial fight

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6.12.08

 

by Richard Allday, member of the Region One committee, T&G section of Unite (pc)

 

Sadie Robinson: York march for jobs: ‘We won’t be thrown on scrapheap’

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6.12.08

 

Hundreds of workers marched through York last Saturday in protest at attacks on jobs and services.

 

Derry occupation gets results

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6.12.08

 

Workers at Calcast in Derry, Northern Ireland, have won better redundancy pay after occupying their factory. The plant makes parts for Ford. Some 90 redundancies were announced there.

 

Julia Armstrong: Journalists plan cuts fightback

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6.12.08

 

Journalists working on three of Britain’s biggest regional newspaper groups were called to an emergency NUJ union meeting last weekend.

 

Electric wildcat strike is winner

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6.12.08

 

Electricians at Fiddler’s Ferry power station in Cheshire have won their unofficial strike against lay-offs.

 

Gary Duke: Fighting job cuts in Salford

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6.12.08

 

Around 100 workers and students protested on Wednesday of last week against proposed redundancies and cuts at Salford University.

 

Volkhard Mosler: The German Revolution: Workers’ councils had power to run society

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6.12.08

 

In the third part of our series Volkhard Mosler examines the movement that rocked Germany’s rulers in 1918

 

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Democracy crisis shakes Thailand

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6.12.08

 

The occupation of Bangkok’s airports is part of an attempt to overthrow the government, writes Giles Ji Ungpakorn of Turn Left in Thailand

 

Letters

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6.12.08

 

Why didn’t Darling hit ‘wealth creators’? | VAT cuts won’t reach shoppers | Teach Nazi a lesson | Back to chain gang | Can socialists explain abuse? | Boycott Burma regime now | How to make bosses pay up | Ditch the dogma? | Defend our pensions

 

Yuri Prasad: What’s behind the Mumbai attacks?

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6.12.08

 

Indian politicians have been quick to blame the Pakistani state for acts of terrorism, but, argues Yuri Prasad, the gunmen’s motivation is more likely to be closer to home.

 

How the state got away with murder in Gujarat

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6.12.08

 

The anti-Muslim pogrom that killed an estimated 2,000 people in the western state of Gujarat in 2002 remains an open wound and an injustice at the heart of Indian politics.

 

Meena Menon: ‘Demand justice and peace’

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6.12.08

 

Meena Menon, from the group Focus on the Global South, sent Socialist Worker the following statement

 

A bloody struggle to keep Kashmir partitioned

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6.12.08

 

Since it was denied independence, Kashmir has been an open wound between India and Pakistan, sparking wars, rebellions and repression

 

Map showing partition of Kashmir

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6.12.08

 

Jonathan Maunder: Babylon: Myth and Reality

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6.12.08

 

Jonathan Maunder explores a new exhibition about the city of Babylon’s continuing relevance

 

Some great novels to read over the Christmas period

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6.12.08

 

Zugzwang – Exit Music – The White Tiger – Carpentaria – Taxi

 

Editorial: Learning the wrong lessons from Baby P tragedy

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6.12.08

 

The horrific case of Baby P should have highlighted how cuts to welfare services are putting more children’s lives at risk. Instead it has opened a vicious assault on social workers by the right wing press, which the government has had no hesitation in joining.

 

Editorial: Whistleblowers and the right to the truth

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6.12.08

 

A group of heavily armed anti-terrorist police raid a house and, for a change, it is met with criticism in the media. The reason is that the raid targeted a Tory MP, Damian Green, who was arrested for conspiring to get government leaks from a civil servant.

 

Carola Becker: Welfare reform will risk increase in childhood poverty

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6.12.08

 

Government proposals to force single parents into work risk plunging them and their children further into poverty.

 

Kate, Dorset: 'Single parents are working hard to stand still'

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6.12.08

 

I am appalled at the government’s new welfare reforms. Most single parents won’t be able to work full-time as it’s so exhausting bringing up your child alone.

 

Sadie Robinson: How workers resist recession

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6.12.08

 

Despite fears of unemployment, some of the most inspiring struggles have taken place against the backdrop of a recession.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Mumbai massacre: War threats will only fuel terror

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6.12.08

 

The horrific terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai last week left up to 200 people dead. Countless more ordinary people’s lives will be lost if the tensions in the region escalate into war between India and Pakistan.

 

‘I fear that Islamophobia will increase’

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6.12.08

 

Muserat Sujawal is the co-chair of Leeds Coalition Against the War. She spoke to Socialist Worker about her response to the attacks in Mumbai

 

Richard Seymour: Press targets British Muslims

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6.12.08

 

The British press has responded to the events in Mumbai with a frenzy of sensationalist and unsubstantiated claims about the involvement of British Muslims in the attacks.

 

Protest against Channel 4 giving platform to convicted Holocaust denier (online only)

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6.12.08

 

Channel 4's offshoot channel More 4 is planning to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by giving a platform to the Nazi sympathiser and convicted Holocaust denier David Irving.

 

Protest against the Nazi BNP in Hastings (online only)

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6.12.08

 

Anti-fascist protesters will gather in Hastings tonight (Monday 8 December) to demonstrate against a meeting called by the BNP.

 

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