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Royal wedding: a match made in heaven!

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30.4.11

 

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Royal wedding: a match made in heaven!

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Sick of the wedding? Had enough William and Kate to last a lifetime? You’ll love our centre spread on the feckless royal scroungers who live it up on state benefits.

 

Teachers vote for strikes

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30.4.11

 

The possibility of a mass strike involving nearly a million workers on 30 June came one step closer this week.

Teachers at the NUT union’s annual conference last weekend voted almost unanimously to be balloted for a strike over the Tories’ attack on their pensions.

 

Who says?

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Quotes from the week's news

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Cameron's next speech

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Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Avoiding the Royal wedding

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Editorial: Coalition's in crisis: now's the time to strike

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The Tories are calling the Liberal Democrats “whingers” and “yapping dogs”. The Liberals are calling the Tories liars. The coalition of cutters is in crisis.

 

Editorial: Greece can break from the cuts consensus and default on debt

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Greece is being buffeted around in the financial markets as speculation grows that it will default on its huge debts.
The country’s massive austerity package of cuts, which has devastated workers’ lives, is not enough for the markets.
Plans to privatise national industries and sell off beaches and government buildings are met with calls to go further.

 

Guantanamo files show US horrors

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Some 700 leaked US government files about Guantanamo Bay show the brutality and paranoia at the heart of the regime. The documents show the lengths the US has gone to in order to get confessions at the notorious island prison—using torture, threats, and drafting in interrogators from regimes like Yemen and Morocco.

 

Alex Callinicos: Financial crisis is far from history

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30.4.11

 

Hardened boosters of capitalism must be tempted to dismiss the global economic and financial crisis as history. The Financial Times reported last Saturday that the hedge funds that profit from speculative bets in the financial markets now manage over $2,000 billion—“more money than they have ever done before, surpassing their peak in the pre-crisis boom days of 2007, when the industry could lay claim to $1,930 billion of client investments”.

 

Truckers close Shanghai port

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30.4.11

 

Truck drivers have shut down the world’s biggest port—for five days. And their strike has forced significant concessions from bosses and the Chinese government.

 

Botswana shut down by first mass strike

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30.4.11

 

A strike by more than 90,000 government workers has paralysed Botswana in southern Africa for more than a week. It is a historic moment for the working class in Botswana.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: India: Left Front facing possible election defeat

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30.4.11

 

Voting started this month for elections in the Indian state of West Bengal. It could spell the end for one of the region’s longest serving left wing governments.

 

Sri Lanka: UN atrocity report out

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30.4.11

 

A damning new report confirms human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan government during the last months of its war against the Tamil Tigers.

 

Sadie Robinson: NUT conference: boost for 30 June fight as teachers back ballot

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30.4.11

 

Teachers in the NUT union will hold a national strike ballot over the Tory assault on their pensions—and aim to ­coordinate action with other public sector unions. They could be set to strike alongside another teachers’ union, the ATL, as well as the UCU lecturers’ union and the PCS civil service union.

 

NUT conference: 'If we can do it, everyone can'

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30.4.11

 

Some 250 NUT delegates discussed “Where next after 26 March?” at what was the biggest Friday night fringe meeting at NUT conference in years.

 

Viv Smith: Reclaim the true spirit of May Day

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30.4.11

 

The Tories are attacking workers’ day because they hate what it stands for.

 

Yuri Prasad: Judge orders trust to reinstate Yunus Bakhsh

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30.4.11

 

Yunus Bakhsh, the high profile nurse and activist who was unlawfully sacked for trade union activities, won reinstatement at an employment tribunal last week.

 

Yunus Bakhsh: Trade unions must defend members fighting back

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Health bosses are not the only ones who will find the judge’s ruling uncomfortable—national and regional leaders of the union Unison will be squirming too. They targeted Yunus, sensing an opportunity to weaken the left in the union.

 

Judith Orr: Libya: West’s mission is to hijack the revolution

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30.4.11

 

There is no “mission creep” in the Western intervention in Libya. What is happening is “mission reveal”. The contradictions show up in the battle for the city of Misrata.

 

Tim Nelson: Yemen: protests stay on the streets

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30.4.11

 

President Ali Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for 32 years, announced last Saturday that he intended to stand down in 30 days.

 

Siân Ruddick: Egypt: the struggle continues

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30.4.11

 

Thousands of workers in Egypt continue to hold strikes and sit-ins as they fight for their rights under the new regime.

 

Letters

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Government cuts will ghettoise sick people | Protest at election counts | Bye bye business | SWP Iran meeting big step forward | ‘Widening access’ is a sick Tory joke | Addicts need help, not cuts | Defending Tony Souter | AV: it’s not all about winning | A riot that still matters today | Electing cops isn’t progress | Labour pandering on race not new

 

Tom Walker: Meet the right royal scroungers

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They’re bone idle, filthy rich and live in palaces, explains Tom Walker, Junior assistant royal reporter.

 

What Socialists Say: Does a monarchy make a difference?

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30.4.11

 

Why do we still have a monarchy? England led the way in abolishing the absolute rule of monarchy when King Charles I was executed on 30 January 1649.

 

Leo Zeilig: Ivory coast crisis

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30.4.11

 

Leo Zeilig speaks to Pascal Bianchini, a writer and researcher on Africa in France, about the background to the fighting in the West African country.

 

Mani Tanoh: Ivory coast crisis: Without politics from below resistance is difficult to build

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30.4.11

 

Mani Tanoh of the International Socialists Ghana discusses possibilities for Ivory Coast’s future.

 

Zaher Laham: People will defy the Syrian crackdown

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30.4.11

 

The Syrian government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations will not keep the country’s people silent. Its attacks on protesters on Friday of last week reportedly left over 114 dead and many more injured. Despite police raids to imprison those demonstrating, and live ammunition being fired, voices for democracy will echo through the streets again.

 

Siân Ruddick: New attack on Bahrainis in Britain

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30.4.11

 

Seven young Bahraini citizens training to be commercial pilots in Britain have been ordered to return to their home country and present themselves to the government’s Gulf Aviation Authority (GAA).

 

What we think: How can 'Arab Spring' win fundamental change?

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It looked like the rulers across the Middle East and North Africa might fall like nine-pins in January and February. Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak were brought down by struggles. Yet the revolutions that came after these have not followed the same pattern.

 

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