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Frontpage: ‘The West’s war machine won’t help us win’

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5.3.11

 

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Ken Olende + Simon Assaf: Libyan revolutionaries speak out:: ‘The West’s war machine won’t help us win’

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Intervention will strengthen Colonel Gaddafi -- “We are against any foreign intervention or military intervention in our internal affairs,” said Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga in Libya’s second city Benghazi last Sunday.
Alt. url: På dansk i Socialistisk Arbejderavis 307

 

Who says?

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The week in quotes

 

Peyman Jafari: Crackdown in Iran could spark a new movement

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The revolutions in the Middle East have not only revealed the hypocrisy of Western governments—they have also demonstrated the double standards of Iran’s conservative leaders. While they have welcomed the protests outside Iran, they have stepped up the crackdown on their own pro-democracy opposition.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim's view

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Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Do you hear any protest?

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Foreign intervention works. Do you hear any protest from these guys?

 

Editorial: Don’t let the West hijack these revolts

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The Western powers are severely shaken by the revolts in the Middle East and North Africa. The region is of massive strategic and economic interest to the US and its allies.

 

Editorial: ‘A plague on both their houses’ plays into the racists’ hands

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A report released this week rehashes the lie that Muslims need to tackle “extremism” in their own community—saying it is “acting as drivers and recruiters for the right”. This is blaming the victims of racism for the growth of fascist groups. It adopts the slogan, “A plague on both their houses.”

 

Students picket university bosses

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Hundreds of students protested in London last week. They were outraged by the rise in tuition fees and the cuts being imposed on education by the government and vice-chancellors.

 

Yuri Prasad: Socialists are at risk in Zimbabwe

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A group of socialists in Zimbabwe faces a possible death sentence for watching a video about the Egyptian Revolution. Forty-five activists were charged with treason and “subverting a constitutionally elected government” in a Harare court last week.

 

Judith Orr: Egypt's workers fight to deepen the revolution

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Cairo’s Tahrir Square became a battlefield again on Friday of last week when masked commandoes from the Egyptian army waded into demonstrators with tasers, whips and sticks.

 

Tim Nelson: Middle East: Repression and concessions fail to stop mass protests

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As Colonel Gaddafi’s dictatorship continues its attempt to violently suppress the revolution in Libya, regimes across the region are struggling to keep control

 

Ken Olende: British elite's links to the butchers of Libya

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The uprising in Libya has spread and deepened across the country. As Socialist Worker goes to press Muammar Gaddafi is only just holding onto the capital Tripoli, and threatens a bloody counter- attack against rebels.

 

Simon Assaf: New forms of democracy spring up in Benghazi

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Benghazi, Libya’s second city and birthplace of the revolution, has made official the revolutionary council that emerged during the uprising.

 

Richard Seymour: The West should stay out of Libya – intervention will make things worse

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As Colonel Gaddafi ruthlessly slaughters his opponents some are calling for a revival of “humanitarian intervention”—a military response by other countries under the pretext of safeguarding human rights.

 

Greek workers keep up the fight with eighth general strike

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The eighth general strike against harsh austerity measures in less than 12 months hit Greece on Wednesday. It was as successful as the other strikes that have rocked the Pasok Labour-like government, despite the worsening of the economic situation and the length of time the struggle has been ongoing.

 

Viv Smith: 26 March: A day to boost our fight

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The national TUC demonstration against cuts on Saturday 26 March will be a key moment in the fight against the Tories. An estimated 250,000 people are already set to come. Here, Viv Smith chairs a roundtable discussion with activists from Cambridge to see how one city is organising for the protest.

 

Letters

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Support for Arab revolt helps fight in Britain | Wrong on the cuts | Growth is not to blame for floods | Not another lost generation | Democracy not revolution | Is reprieve a victory? | Grey power | Small battle in big war | Unions should lead pay fight

 

Sarah Ensor: International Women's Day: Celebrating the struggle against oppression

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International Women’s Day, which marks its 100th anniversary this year, is now celebrated across the world on 8 March.

 

Siân Ruddick: Epic battle in Wisconsin is a taste of our power

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The battle in Wisconsin has seen hundreds of thousands of US workers rediscover their power. In the most powerful protests for many years, public sector workers—with the support of students, war veterans, pensioners, local campaigners and even some police—have brought the city of Madison to a standstill.

 

Wisconsin's radical history

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Wisconsin was the site of crucial battles in the 1930s and 1950s. It was the first state to win collective bargaining rights for workers in 1959. In 1934 strikes at the Kohler Company—a huge plumbing supply firm—shook the state.

 

Don’t trust the Democrats

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President Barack Obama is the architect of the economic policies that ultimately lead to attacks on workers’ rights and living conditions across the US.

 

Wisconsin: Police are not friends

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The police have played a contradictory role during the Wisconsin struggle. Much has been made of the police attending the occupation to support the protests.

 

Phil Gasper + Sarah Blaskey: Wisconsin: ‘Workers need a chance to survive—this is the boiling point’

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The battle between Wisconsin’s unions and the state’s Republican governor Scott Walker moved to a new level on Saturday when over 100,000 people marched and rallied in support of union rights at the State Capitol building in Madison.

 

What Socialists Say: Multiculturalism: Defending the right to be different

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Socialists were right to rush to the defence of multiculturalism after David Cameron’s outrageous attack. The idea that we should respect all cultures and not regard some as inferior or backward was a major step forward for anti-racists.

 

Mark Thomas: Germany's Forgotten Revolution

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Between 1918 and 1923 revolution erupted in Germany. Open class warfare gripped the country with uprisings, mass strikes and army mutinies. Armed workers clashed with counter-revolutionary paramilitaries.

 

Judith Orr: TV review: Treme: A community using jazz and carnival to survive

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Treme exposes New Orleans’ corrupt legal system and the despicable political response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. It explores the rich culture of the city and its deep inequality through a multitude of interlocking stories and characters.

 

Ken Olende: Music review: Let England Shake: bleak songs expose the empire’s new clothes

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The overt anti-war message of PJ Harvey’s new album, Let England Shake, marks a departure for a singer better known for intimate and inward-looking songs of relationships and emotions.

 

TV review: The British At Work

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This is the first of a four-part series, exploring the post-war British workplace covering seven decades of turbulent change.

 

Exhibition: Projects 1973–2010 by Mary Kelly

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This is a retrospective of US feminist artist Mary Kelly, who tries to make the personal political.

 

Film: Howl

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Allen Ginsberg’s beat poem Howl caused outrage in 1950s America.

 

Town halls occupied as councillors vote for cuts

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Anti-cuts protesters have been occupying town halls up and down Britain as councillors vote through slasher budgets.
Alt. url: Pictures from town hall protests and occupations against the cuts

 

Manchester protesters save their local pool

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Manchester council has retreated on plans to shut Levenshulme baths after daily protests to save it.

 

Manchester protest to save nurseries

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More than 300 parents and children joined a protest to save Manchester’s Sure Start nurseries last Saturday.

 

Martin Smith: Debates in the movement: 26 March: What does a militant march look like?

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Nobody can predict how big the TUC’s demonstration on 26 March is going to be. But it is certainly going to be one of the biggest protests Britain has ever seen.

 

Yuri Prasad: Health workers battle for NHS

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Health workers in London have called a “Day X for the NHS” in response to growing NHS job losses and cuts. They have been inspired by the student “Day X” protests that rocked the government over fees last year.

 

Simon Basketter: Bosses' party implodes as left makes gains in Irish election

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Voters in Ireland have given the main Irish bosses’ party a drubbing in the country’s general election. The radical left made a significant breakthrough with the United Left Alliance (ULA) winning five TDs (MPs). The biggest shift was the collapse in support for the ruling Fianna Fáil party.

 

Matthew Cookson: Olympics demo over blacklisted workers

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The sacking of trade unionist Frank Morris at the Olympics construction site in east London has raised suspicions that companies are continuing to blacklist activists.

 

Andrew Fullwood: Scottish teachers announce a ballot against pay freeze

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Industrial action came a step closer today, Tuesday, as Scotland’s biggest teachers’ union announced that it would ballot its members over proposals to impose a two-year pay freeze and changes to working conditions.

 

University lecturers vote for strikes

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University lecturers across Britain have voted for strikes to defend their jobs, pay and pensions. It’s a major step forward in the battle against Tory cuts.

 

Leon Kuhn: Cartoon: Arab Street

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Bob Peterson: Wisconsin – how we built a mass movement

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On Friday 11 February governor Scott Walker declared war on public sector workers in the US state of Wisconsin by trying to ban trade unions.

 

Hannah Dee: Fighting homophopia: Attacking one form of bigotry with another is a dead end

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It was shocking to read the response of liberal gay journalist Johann Hari to the recent appearance of “gay free zone” stickers carrying slogans from the Koran in Tower Hamlets, east London.

 

Bob Peterson: Republicans and bosses are watching Wisconsin

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Scott Walker’s attacks on Wisconsin teachers and other public sector workers are part of a national agenda to privatise public institutions and destroy public sector unions.

 

Sadie Robinson: Jamie Oliver patronises us with his Sainsbury's school experiment

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Poor Jamie Oliver. He’s dedicated his life to trying to help us working class people live better lives—but it’s like throwing pearls before swine. This seems to be the message of his latest project, Jamie’s Dream School, which began on Channel 4 last night.

 

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