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Unions unite against the Tories: 800,000 ready to strike

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21.5.11

 

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Sally Kincaid + Marianne Owens: Unions unite against the Tories: 800,000 ready to strike

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...and you can join the fight!
Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are preparing to go into battle against the Tory government. Teachers, civil service workers and lecturers plan to strike in defence of pensions and the welfare state on 30 June.

 

Who says?

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Quotes from the week's news

 

Patrick Ward: Rich-poor divide going back to Victorian times

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The gap between the highest and lowest paid in Britain is not only growing but is set to return to Victorian levels.

 

Figure it out

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£9.5bn Vodafone pre-tax profits in the last year
58% The increase in the number of people needing “pay day” loans to survive

 

Spot the difference

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A group of rich parasites organised a Rally Against the Debt in London last Saturday.

 

Yuri Prasad: Cameron health ‘reforms’ are a mess

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Tory plans to “reform” the NHS out of existence are taking a battering as public anger continues to grow. Now even the leading doctor brought in to review the proposals has declared the plans “unworkable”.

 

Hound the Con-Dems everywhere

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A group of anti-cuts activists surrounded business secretary Vince Cable when he arrived to open the Portsmouth ferry terminal on Friday of last week.

 

Green deal is a con

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Energy secretary Chris Huhne was set to unveil his new “green deal” in parliament as Socialist Worker went to press. Much was made of the idea that it would include a legally binding target for cutting carbon emissions—a first in the world. But the targets may not be legally binding—Britain may be able to “opt-out” of them.

 

Tories charge children to play

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Not content with slashing services and jobs, Tory-run Wandsworth Council has decided to charge children to use a local playground.

 

Cleaners not guilty of terror

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21.5.11

 

Six Westminster street cleaners arrested on terrorism charges during the visit of Pope Benedict to Britain last September have been cleared.

 

Students are fodder for CBI

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21.5.11

 

Bosses want to turn education into a big training camp for business.

 

Festival to unite the resistance

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21.5.11

 

Trade union general secretaries Mark Serwotka of the PCS and Len McCluskey of Unite will speak at the opening rally of Marxism 2011 on the 30 June.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim's view

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Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Royal visit to Ireland

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Editorial: The Queen: heir to brutality in Ireland

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The media has been full of stories about how Ireland was being blessed by the visit of Elizabeth Windsor. This was presented as the high point of peace and reconciliation. Anyone who didn’t celebrate the occasion was a malcontent stuck in the past.

 

Editorial: Chris Huhne frames pictures of himself and takes our money

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Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat environment minister, states clearly that he did not ask someone to fiddle his speeding penalty points. Perhaps.

 

Ken Olende: LGBT rights: A setback for bigots in Uganda

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A draconian anti-gay bill has failed to pass through parliament in Uganda.

 

Yuri Prasad: US provokes deep anger in Pakistan

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President Barack Obama’s decision to send a hit squad to assassinate Osama Bin Laden has nudged up his faltering opinion poll ratings at home. But in Pakistan it has stoked a crisis that threatens the country’s status as a US client state.

 

Siân Ruddick: Nakba protests spark regional resistance

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Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians as tens of thousands marched on Israel’s borders last weekend. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, and refugees in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, took part in the protests to mark the anniversary of the Nakba.

 

Dave Crouch: Libya: West’s forces drop bombs 1,800 times a month

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The bombing of Libya should expand to include the country’s infrastructure, the head of the British armed forces has argued.

 

Matthew Cookson: 30 June: A springboard for resistance to cuts

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Thursday 30 June is set to be the next major day of resistance to the Tories’ plans to punish ordinary working people for the failures of their banker buddies.

 

Anne Lemon: 30 June: ‘I’ve never seen our union be so proactive before’

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Anne Lemon, NUT executive member for North Somerset, spoke to Socialist Worker about building the strike ballot.

 

30 June: Meeting debates how to win

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More than 200 trade unionists attended a Socialist Workers Party (SWP) meeting in London last Sunday to discuss the importance of the planned strikes.

 

Julia Armstrong: Super-injunctions for the super-rich

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In the topsy-turvy world of celebrity obsession, it took a tweet by the famous daughter of an obscenely rich family to decisively lift the lid on super-injunctions.

 

Sadie Robinson: BA workers should reject shoddy deal

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A terrible deal is on the table at British Airways (BA)—and the Unite union is backing it. Cabin crew have shown fantastic resilience in their long-running dispute with BA. They have voted time and time again for strikes and struck for 22 days, having a big impact and winning widespread support. The current offer leaves BA’s main objectives in place while making it harder for workers to strike. Crew deserve much better.

 

Letters

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Profiting from misery | Fighting the cuts in Wales | Democracy, not new ways of voting | A new wave of revolt this May Day | Who’s policing the police? | Lib Dems are taking the hit | Labour loses, can left gain? | Keep all our options open | Queen doesn’t give us more

 

Cop: ‘Don’t dress like a slut and you won’t get raped’

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A student at York University in Toronto, Canada, spoke to Socialist Worker about the incident that has led to the emergence of the new protest movement.

 

Sally Campbell: The 'SlutWalk' phenomenon: Women refuse to take the blame for rape

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Protests, billed as ‘SlutWalks’, are spreading after a cop’s sexist comment to Toronto students. Sally Campbell looks at the culture that blames women for rape and questions whether we should embrace language bound up with oppression.

 

What Socialists Say: Why conspiracy theories let the system off the hook

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Conspiracy theories—the belief that secret networks of powerful individuals rule the world—have had a recent resurgence.

 

Martin Smith: End of the road for the BNP?

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The BNP’s recent election defeat has led many commentators to declare the fascist party finished. But, argues Martin Smith, the anti-fascist movement must continue to mobilise.

 

Mary Brodbin: Film: Under the Cranes: Personal tales of inner city 'redevelopment'

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Under the Cranes is a new film that mixes documentary footage and poetry to explore the effect of urban redevelopment on local people, writes Mary Brodbin.

 

Miriam Scharf: Book review: The Forgotten Palestinians: ‘aliens’ in their own country

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The “forgotten” Palestinians are those living within Israel’s borders. Their history is different to the refugees who fled when Israel was founded in 1948 or those caught in the territories occupied in 1967.

 

Mark Thomas: Film: Outside the Law

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French-Algerian film director Rachid Bouchareb challenges the myths of French colonialism in his new film Outside the Law. In Days of Glory he recalled the central but forgotten role of soldiers from France’s North African colonies in the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. His new film is an uncompromising defence of the struggle for Algerian independence against French rule.

 

London International Documentary Festival

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More than 130 films from 44 countries will be shown over the 15 days of the London International Documentary Festival, which is on until 28 May.

 

Viv Smith: Disabled people say: we won’t pay for this crisis

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A wave of anger swept through London last week when 5,000 disabled people marched on parliament against the cuts.

 

Bosses move to re-employ nurse

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Supporters of Yunus Bakhsh, the Newcastle nurse unlawfully sacked for his trade union activity, were jubilant this week after NHS bosses moved to re-employ him.

 

Private companies cash in on NHS

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The continuing scandal of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the health service is revealed by the sorry tale of Barnet Hospital in north London.

 

Matthew Cookson: Austerity rains chaos down on Greece

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Greece is still caught in the economic storm sweeping Europe following the arrest of International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 

Greece: After the bailout-1,000 jobs go every day

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The European Union, the European Central Bank and the IMF agreed a 110 billion euro bailout for Greece last year. This was supposed to help the state pay off its debt, lead to growth and stop the “contagion” spreading to other countries.

 

Italy: Crisis deals a blow to Silvio Berlusconi

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Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was flattened in local elections last Monday which he had previously called a referendum on his leadership.

 

Tom Walker: Climate activists debate nuclear power

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21.5.11

 

Activists debated whether nuclear power has any place in the fight against climate change at a meeting organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change last week.

 

Matthew Cookson: PCS conference: Civil service workers vote for strike ballot

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Delegates to the PCS civil service workers' union today (Wednesday) sent a defiant message to the government by voting almost unanimously to launch a strike ballot.

 

Siân Ruddick: Defiant London demonstration demands end to health service cuts

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21.5.11

 

Some 2,000 health workers, students and campaigners marched through central London yesterday (Tuesday) to save the NHS. The demonstration, called by Keep Our NHS Public and the Heath Workers Network was in response to government plans to tear apart the public health service and open the floodgates of privatisation.

 

Ken Olende: Botswana strike escalates as government sacks 'essential' workers

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21.5.11

 

The mass public sector strike in Botswana, southern Africa, escalated on Tuesday when the government sacked health workers in "essential" services. Some 90,000 public sector workers have struck for over a month demanding a 16 percent wage increase. The government has fired workers who defied a court order to return to work.

 

Siân Ruddick: Protests erupt across Spain

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Mass demonstrations and protest camps have mushroomed across Spain as the young and the unemployed say “enough”. As many as 40 percent of Spain’s 4.5 million unemployed are under 25.

 

Video of protests in Spain

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Protesters in Puerta del Sol Square, central Madrid on 20 May 2011

 

Demonstrate Monday, 7pm, in London in solidarity with Spanish protests

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The Education Activist Network is calling on its supporters, groups and affiliates to join a protest outside the Spanish embassy at Belgrave Square in London (Hyde Park Corner tube)from 7pm on Monday.

 

En Lucha: Socialists in Spain say spread 15 May revolt!

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by En Lucha, the International Socialist Tendency group in Spain.
The camps have extended like a trail of gunpowder all over the country since Sunday 15 May. They have provided the spark that has ignited an atmosphere charged with frustration, indignation and anger after three and a half years of crisis and a growing spiral of cuts, the worsening of working conditions and unemployment.

 

Abubakr al-Shamahi: Mass protests build the resistance in Yemen

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As mass anti-government demonstrations in Yemen entered their fourth month the Supreme Coordination Council of the Revolution—a coalition of nearly 300 pro-democracy groups—announced their plans to escalate the protests.

 

Revolutionære Socialister, Egypten: Egyptian socialists: 'Sharaf and the military are the successors of Mubarak'

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A statement issued by the Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt on Monday 16 May, 2011

 

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