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Frontpage: Unite the fightback

2192

 

13.3.10

 

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Unite the fightback

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13.3.10

 

As 200,000 civil service workers strike, thousands march against cuts in Glasgow and mass strikes spread across Europe, we need to argue to bring the struggles together.

 

Viv Smith: The BNP Nazi at the heart of the EDL

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13.3.10

 

Chris Renton, BNP activist, was on the English Defence League march in London last week.

 

Who says?

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2

13.3.10

 

The week in quotes

 

Matthew Cookson: Civil service workers plan budget day walk out

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13.3.10

 

Over 200,000 civil service workers struck on Monday and Tuesday in the first major national battle against the government’s cuts programme.

 

Sadie Robinson: BA: huge vote for action—but will Unite set dates?

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13.3.10

 

Crucial talks between British Airways (BA) bosses and the Unite union were due to end as Socialist Worker went to press.
BA boss Willie Walsh wants to slash cabin crew jobs, impose worse conditions, cut pay and attack their union.

 

Sadie Robinson: Real wages for BA cabin crew have fallen

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13.3.10

 

The bosses and right wing rags say BA cabin crew are well paid. They claim workers earn £29,000 a year.

 

Left’s candidates are ready for election

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2

13.3.10

 

Two new candidates have joined the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) to stand in the upcoming general election.

 

Reports from PCS picket lines across Britain

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13.3.10

 

Birmingham – North London – Nottingham – South London – Newcastle – Dundee – St Austell, Cornwall – Barnsley – Chorlton, Manchester

 

Pictures of the PCS strike (online only)

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13.3.10

 

Glasgow – London – Telford

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Extremists

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13.3.10

 

Gustavo Toshiaki: General strike rocks Portugal

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13.3.10

 

Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese workers took part in a general strike on Thursday of last week.

 

Far right gain ground in Dutch elections

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13.3.10

 

Local election results in the Netherlands are a serious warning to the left.

 

Matthew Cookson: Greek strikes show the way to resist here

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13.3.10

 

Greek workers have stepped up their resistance to cuts while politicians and bosses are demanding more. A third general strike was set for Thursday of this week.

 

Picture of police attack on Greek left wing politician

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13.3.10

 

Police sprayed 87 year old Manolis Glezos in the face during a mass demonstration in Greece last week. He is a Greek left wing politician and writer who, along with Apostolos Santas, tore down a Swastika flag from the Acropolis in 1941.

 

Total announced closure of refinery in Dunkirk

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3

13.3.10

 

The French CGT union has threatened “fire and blood” after oil giant Total announced the closure of its refinery in Dunkirk.

 

Finnish dockers lead shut down

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3

13.3.10

 

A dockers’ strike has paralysed large parts of Finnish industry.

 

New battles against cuts in Ireland

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13.3.10

 

Trade union leaders in Ireland have been forced to announce a new series of strikes over pay cuts, job losses and attacks on pensions.

 

Icelanders vote against compensation

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13.3.10

 

Voters in Iceland have overwhelmingly rejected the terms of a deal to compensate British and Dutch banking customers for their losses after the bank Icesave collapsed in 2008.

 

Alex Callinicos: Michael Foot’s nationalist spirit still lives on

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13.3.10

 

The hypocrisy of the British media can still surprise. Look at the warmth with which they bade farewell to Michael Foot when he died last week, after they had vilified him while he was leader of the Labour Party between 1980 and 1983.

 

Simon Basketter: Ashcroft’s millions are tip of the iceberg

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13.3.10

 

Lord Ashcroft, who effectively owns the Tory party, hit the headlines as he admitted that he didn’t live here in order to avoid paying tax.

 

Siân Ruddick: Sussex bosses wine and dine while they slash jobs

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13.3.10

 

Management at Sussex university have been stuffing their faces in the company of high-paid business executives—while pushing through cuts that will devastate education.

 

Sussex lecturers to strike next week (online only)

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13.3.10

 

Lecturers at the University of Sussex are set to strike on Thursday 18 March. They are fighting against job cuts.

 

Siân Ruddick: Jail for British soldier who wouldn’t go to war

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13.3.10

 

Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton has been imprisoned for his refusal to fight in Afghanistan. A military court on Friday of last week sentenced him to nine months in the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester.

 

Siân Ruddick: Gaza trials: Build support for activists

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13.3.10

 

Over 100 people met last Tuesday to build solidarity for people jailed after protesting at Israel’s assault on Gaza last year.

 

Simon Basketter: Evidence of torture haunts the British government

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13.3.10

 

More evidence is emerging that the British government is allowing its territory of Diego Garcia to be used for torture.
Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni, a former prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, endured three months of torture.

 

John Clossick: New Labour wants to cover up Guantanamo links

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13.3.10

 

New Labour is determined to continue its cover-up of MI5 collusion with Guantanamo Bay. London resident Shaker Aamer has been in Guantanamo Bay for eight years without charge or trial.

 

Shocking birth defects in Fallujah

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13.3.10

 

Children in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are still being born with severe birth defects.

 

Iraq war: Inquiry into torture claims begins

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13.3.10

 

An inquiry into allegations that British soldiers tortured and killed people in Iraq began this week. The Al-Sweady inquiry looks at events following the “Battle of Danny Boy” in May 2004.

 

Sadie Robinson: Is immigration destroying "British culture"?

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13.3.10

 

Everything is changing. Many people worry that we’re “losing the British way of life”.

 

Police criticised in Paul Coker death-in-custody Inquest

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13.3.10

 

An inquest last week criticised police over the death of Paul Coker, who died in a police station in 2005. Patricia Coker, Paul’s mother, gives her view.

 

Leader of Glasgow city council resigns

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13.3.10

 

The Scottish Labour Party has been shaken by the resignation of the leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell.

 

Young not registered to vote

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6

13.3.10

 

More than half of people aged 17 to 25 are not registered to vote, figures from the Electoral Commission revealed last week.

 

Letters

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13.3.10

 

BBC cuts: a victory for the bland and boring | Tories aren't gay-friendly | Banning burqas is not about women’s rights | Debt is just the excuse for bosses | Who supports the fascists? | Bad science? Big pharma! | Hypocrisy on Zuma’s wives | Where is my union now? | Banks getting a little extra | Never forget the miners

 

Education: access denied

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13.3.10

 

Jenny Sutton is a lecturer at the College of North East London in Tottenham, north London, where she has worked for 17 years. She spoke to Socialist Worker about how cuts and neoliberal policies are destroying the life chances of working class students.

 

Siân Ruddick: Resistance escalates as Sussex students and workers fight cuts

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13.3.10

 

Bosses have raised the stakes for students and lecturers struggling against cuts at Sussex university. During the past week they have used harsh and draconian measures to curtail resistance.

 

Simon Basketter: Lack of politics at the cynical heart of Labour

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13.3.10

 

The End of the Party – Andrew Rawnsley, Viking £25
Inside Out – Peter Watt, Biteback £16.99
Two new books chart the long decay of the Labour government.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Chile: tremors of the past

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9

13.3.10

 

The earthquake in Chile and the declaration of martial law reveal the failure of the state – but they also recall the horror of the last time the military ruled.

 

Editorial: Unity, solidarity and action can stop cuts

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11

13.3.10

 

DIVIDE AND rule is a key weapon in the bosses’ armoury.

 

Editorial: Venables: media frenzy masks causes of tragedy

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11

13.3.10

 

The return of Jon Venables to jail for breaching his parole licence has created a storm in the right wing media.

 

Suzanne Jeffery: Real agenda of climate deniers

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11

13.3.10

 

We are witnessing a frenzy of climate “scepticism”

 

David Henry: Exhibition: Carried Away – showcasing a history of working class struggle

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13

13.3.10

 

David Henry says that Manchester’s Carried Away exhibition was well worth waiting for.

 

Mark Thomas: Theatre: A Day at the Racists

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13

13.3.10

 

This is a striking new play about the growth of the fascist British National Party (BNP) in an east London borough – a very thinly disguised Barking.

 

Round-Up: The White Ribbon DVD

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13

13.3.10

 

The White Ribbon – Directed by Michael Haneke.
This film is set in a rural German village on the eve of the First World War.

 

Round-Up: Blood and Oil

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13

13.3.10

 

Written by Guy Hibbert – BBC2, date to be confirmed.
The Niger Delta in Nigeria is a battleground.

 

Round-Up: Exit Through The Gift Shop

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13

13.3.10

 

Produced by Jaimie D’Cruz – Out now.
Guerilla artist Banksy has a film out, Exit Through The Gift Shop.

 

Jonathon Shafi: Glasgow: Ten thousand march against education cuts

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13.3.10

 

Up to 10,000 teachers, pupils and campaigners poured onto the streets of Glasgow to protest against cuts in education on Saturday.

 

Viv Smith: After EDL march in London: 'We’ll stop these racists next time'

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13.3.10

 

The state allowed 250 followers of the racist English Defence League (EDL) to march on parliament on Friday last week.

 

Bolton calling anti-fascists

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16

13.3.10

 

From Glasgow to Dover activists will be coming to join the Unite Against Fascism counter demonstration against the EDL in Bolton on 20 March.

 

UAF week: pushing back the BNP in Barking

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16

13.3.10

 

Alys Zaerin from Unite Against Fascism (UAF) told Socialist Worker about her week in the campaign against Nick Griffin in Barking and Dagenham.

 

Sadie Robinson: Leeds university lecturers set new strike date (online only)

2192

 

13.3.10

 

Lecturers at Leeds University are set to strike on Thursday 18 March.

 

Ken Olende: Protests after deaths of Glasgow asylum seekers (online only)

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13.3.10

 

Some 80 people demonstrated outside the UK Border Agency offices in Govan, Glasgow, yesterday after the deaths of three asylum seekers on Sunday.

 

Viv Smith: English Defence League thugs convicted (online only)

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13.3.10

 

The leadership of the racist English Defence League continue to claim it is a “peaceful” organisation—but the arrest and conviction of key members paints a different picture.

 

Viv Smith: Nick Griffin invited back by BBC (online only)

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13.3.10

 

The BBC has announced that it is going to give another platform to Nazi British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin.

 

Viv Smith: BNP uses apartheid tactics to keep party racist (online only)

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13.3.10

 

BNP leaders are planning to introduce an apartheid-style membership system to keep ethnic minorities from being involved in key areas of the party.

 

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