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Frontpage: It’s one law for them... and another law for us

2139

 

21.2.09

 

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It’s one law for them... and another law for us

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21.2.09

 

Compare the treatment of a disgraced banker like Andy Hornby with BMW workers like Roger Freitis, sacked at an hour’s notice

 

Who says?

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21.2.09

 

The week in their own words

 

Sadie Robinson: Fury as Cowley workers sacked with hour’s notice

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21.2.09

 

BMW’s sacking of 850 workers at its Cowley plant in Oxford on Monday offers a snapshot into the contempt with which bosses treat workers in Britain.

 

Derek Simpson and the ‘British Jobs’ slogan danger

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21.2.09

 

Some in the leadership of the union movement seem determined to run the fight against the recession into a dead end.
Unite general secretary Derek Simpson teamed up with the right-wing rag the Daily Star last week to push the British Jobs for British Workers slogan.

 

Union fight derailed by reliance on Gordon Brown

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21.2.09

 

Some people may find Unite’s failure to fight over jobs such as those at Cowley confusing. Is it really true that the union is incapable of fighting for jobs?

 

Agency staff: Labour blocked workers’ rights

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21.2.09

 

Agency workers are paid much less than their directly employed counterparts. There are an estimated 1.4 million agency workers in Britain. They are not entitled to sick pay or proper holidays. They can be laid off without any notice or redundancy pay.

 

Bankers’ ‘sorry’ just isn’t good enough

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21.2.09

 

Leading bankers were finally forced to say “sorry” for their part in the economic crisis when they were brought before a Treasury select committee hearing last week.
But few people were convinced by this newfound humility.

 

RBS to sack 2,300 workers

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21.2.09

 

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced last week that up to 2,300 jobs are to go in Britain.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: nuclear sub

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21.2.09

 

Siân Ruddick: Solidarity with Gaza: Manchester at heart of student rebellion

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21.2.09

 

Students remain at the forefront of the movement in solidarity with the people of Palestine, with over 25 universities seeing occupations in the last few weeks.

 

Student occupations keep on spreading

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There have been a number of other occupations in the last week. Students at Goldsmiths, a university in south east London, occupied on Wednesday of last week. The occupation won two scholarships for Palestinians every year for ten years. The university will fully fund these places.

 

Lord Moonie: new troubles for New Labour

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21.2.09

 

A small flat in south London seems to be a place close to the heart of senior Labour politicians.

 

Alex Callinicos: The real change facing Obama

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Barack Obama’s administration is starting to put itself about internationally. Having stayed away from the World Economic Forum in Davos, the US sent a high-powered delegation headed by Vice-President Joe Biden to the Munich security conference the weekend before last.

 

Ken Olende: Mass strikes spread across Guadeloupe and Martinique in response to crisis

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21.2.09

 

General strikes that are taking place in French Caribbean islands are part of a global battle to stop workers paying for the crisis, writes Ken Olende
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse

 

Egyptian workers defy repression

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21.2.09

 

Egyptian security forces have launched a campaign of intimidation against supporters of Palestine.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Chavez wins Venezuela referendum (expanded online)

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21.2.09

 

Just after 9pm last Sunday a crowd erupted into cries of joy in Venezuela's capital, Caracas. They were gathered on Urdaneta Avenue, the street that runs alongside the presidential palace, and had just heard the announcement that President Hugo Chavez had won a hard-fought referendum on a constitutional amendment.

 

General strike in Italy

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21.2.09

 

Millions of workers in Italy last week joined a general strike against attempts by the government and the bosses to make them pay for the economic crisis.

 

Simon Basketter: Ireland: Gains of Waterford fight are crystal clear

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21.2.09

 

The inspirational fight to save jobs at Waterford Crystal took a step forward this week.
Hundreds of workers have been occupying the threatened factory in south east Ireland since the end of January after a receiver moved to try to lock them out.

 

Irish ‘pensions levy’: ‘The people that caused this crisis should take the pain’

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21.2.09

 

As the economic crisis grows by the day, bosses and the government are agreed on one thing – that it is workers who must pay for the mess that those at the top have presided over.

 

Chris Bambery: Economy: Trying to have it both ways

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21.2.09

 

The new US director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, last week proclaimed that instability caused by the global economic crisis had outstripped terrorism to become the country’s biggest security threat.
But for finance ministers from the G7 rich countries, who gathered in Rome on Friday of last week, there is a rival problem – protectionism.

 

Tom Behan: Ennio Odino interview: Anti-fascist fighter and concentration camp survivor

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21.2.09

 

Italian former partisan Ennio Odino spoke to Tom Behan about his lifelong struggle against fascism

 

Don’t let the BNP grab a Euro seat

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21.2.09

 

Martin Lynch, convenor of Unite Against Fascism in the Black Country, spoke to Socialist Worker about the local campaign against the Nazis

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Love Music Hate Racism has deep roots in community

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21.2.09

 

This year’s Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) carnival will be a key event in the battle against the fascist BNP. It takes place on Saturday 30 May, just five days before the European elections, in Stoke-on-Trent—a city where the Nazis have nine councillors.

 

Letters

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Fight backdoor threat to our abortion rights | Keep racist MP Geert Wilders out | ‘Personal budgets’ are just more NHS privatisation | Words that reflect a racist society | Little justice in tribunals | Why no army of snowploughs? | Too negative on strikes | A spanner in Israel’s works | Life is game – for the rich

 

Sadie Robinson: Rotherham: Labour’s forgotten heartland

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21.2.09

 

As unemployment in Britain heads towards two million, Sadie Robinson reports from Rotherham, a town at the centre of the jobs massacre

 

Yuri Prasad: Unemployment: rise in jobless provokes fear and anger

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21.2.09

 

A shocking report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently predicted that global unemployment could rise by more than 50 million and leave more than 7 percent of the world’s labour force without a job by the end of 2009.

 

Esther Leslie: Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism

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21.2.09

 

Esther Leslie looks at how revolution shaped the work of two leading Russian artists whose work is featured in a new exhibition

 

Yuri Prasad: Flygirls! Three decades of women in hip-hop

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21.2.09

 

For 30 years women rappers have defied the image of hip-hop as a citadel of sexism. In a notoriously male centred music industry, they have fought their corner as rappers, DJs, producers and label owners.
This excellent double CD compilation charts their successes.

 

DVD: Winter Soldier | Sir! No Sir! | FTA

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21.2.09

 

This is a long awaited chance to get hold of three classic films about the hidden history of US troops in the Vietnam War

 

Esme Choonara: Film: Tokyo Sonata

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21.2.09

 

Ryuhei is a low level manager in an anonymous firm in Tokyo who loses his job. Rather than face telling his family, he carries on pretending that he has a job and heads out each day in suit and tie.

 

Editorial: An Olympic race to the bottom for migrant workers

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21.2.09

 

The right wing press has a new battle cry over the Olympics building site in east London – “East End jobs for East End workers”

 

Editorial: A fine British tradition of torture and empire

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21.2.09

 

David Miliband, the New Labour foreign secretary, is a liar.

 

Editorial: Slumps won’t stop arms industry’s dance of death

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21.2.09

 

The global recession has claimed millions of jobs – but the business of war has never had it so good.

 

Viv Smith: LGBT rights: so much more to win

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21.2.09

 

Some LGBT rights activists say recent reforms mean victory has been won. But liberation is about more than legal equality.

 

Natalie Adler + Ron Oppenheim: Israeli society: No room for change

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21.2.09

 

Collusion with the oppression of the Palestinians lies at the root of the Israeli left’s weakness, according to socialists Natalie Adler and Ron Oppenheim

 

Esme Choonara: Bus workers: ‘We can still fight in a recession’

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21.2.09

 

Two pay settlements on the London buses have raised wider arguments about how bus workers can fight in a recession.

 

How did Nazis get Yunus Bakhsh case info?

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21.2.09

 

Last week saw further important developments in the case of Yunus Bakhsh.

 

Mike Barton + Simon Basketter: Controversy over construction walkouts

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21.2.09

 

Building workers at two sites went on unofficial strike on Wednesday of last week as part of the battle over jobs in the construction industry.

 

Siân Ruddick: Rage at meeting of G20 leaders

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21.2.09

 

The world economy is in meltdown and the effects on working people are becoming more stark by the day. Workers are bearing the brunt as the bosses impose mass job losses.
It is in this context that the G20 leaders from the world’s most powerful countries are meeting in London in April to discuss ways to make ordinary people continue to pay for the crisis.

 

Simon Assaf: Truce in Pakistan is a blow to US war aims in Afghanistan

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21.2.09

 

Unmanned US Predator drones are continuing to wreak death in Pakistan’s tribal areas despite a peace deal signed between the government and insurgents in the country.

 

Why were nine people held over aid to Palestine?

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21.2.09

 

Supporters of the Viva Palestina convoy heading to Gaza have become the most recent victims of anti-terror legislation.

 

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