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We’re not all in it together

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4.6.11

 

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Siân Ruddick: We’re not all in it together – as bosses’ pay rockets by 32 percent

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Gareth Lane is 30 years old and has been unemployed for four months. He lives in Sheffield. He told Socialist Worker, “People’s opinions of you change when you don’t have work. People look down on you, like you’re going to cheat them out of something. It’s degrading. When you have work people treat you with respect.”

 

Who says?

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Quotes from the week's news

 

Geoff Dexter: Tens of thousands march in Birmingham for LGBT rights

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4.6.11

 

Thousands of people lined the streets of Birmingham as the largest Pride parade for years weaved its way through the city centre last weekend.

 

Private firms are cashing in on NHS operations

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4.6.11

 

More than 200,000 NHS operations were carried out by private firms last year—up from just 11 in 2001. The latest government figures reveal the shocking scale of back door privatisation of the service.

 

AIDS: HIV charities’ funds cut

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4.6.11

 

Tory cuts are destroying a host of charities that provide vital sexual health work and support, particularly those playing a pivotal role relating to HIV and Aids.

 

Tories hand out the wealth

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4.6.11

 

The government hands £56 million worth of contracts to private companies every day. It has given almost 3,000 contracts to firms since the beginning of the year.

 

From army to arms firm

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4.6.11

 

Geoff Hoon was Labour’s defence secretary in 2005. Defence giants Westland got a £1.7 billion contract from the Ministry of Defence in March of that year.

 

Figure it out

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4.6.11

 

0.13 Percentage of British population now in prison
0.67 Percentage of MPs from the last House of Commons in prison

 

Ex-ministers get the top jobs

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4.6.11

 

Many former Labour ministers are now working for the corporate sector. JP Morgan has hired Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson is advising Lazard, and Patricia Hewitt is employed by Boots and Cinven.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim's view

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4.6.11

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Two headed monsters

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4.6.11

 

A top scientist explains nuclear power

 

Editorial: Nuclear dealt blow by protest power

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4.6.11

 

The disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in March has led to an unprecedented climb down in one of the world’s biggest economies.

 

Editorial: Tory plans bring bigotry to the heart of government

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4.6.11

 

The Tories have invited Life—a group opposed to all abortions and contraception education—to advise the government on sexual health. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, with a 40-year record in providing pregnancy counselling, has been excluded. Worried? You should be.

 

Italians reject Berlusconi cronies

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4.6.11

 

Voters in Italy have dealt a resounding blow to prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing government in local and mayoral elections.

 

Greek movement steps up pressure

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4.6.11

 

The European Union’s plans for new bailout conditions for Greece, which will lead to even harsher austerity and privatisation, have sparked new protests.

 

Alex Callinicos: Masters of world have lots of worries

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4.6.11

 

THE G8 summit gathered last week in the French resort of Deauville. Apart from endorsing Barack Obama’s attempt to co-opt the Arab revolutions, it’s not clear what it did.

 

Viv Smith: 30 June: 30 June strikes can turn the tide against the Tory government

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4.6.11

 

Thousands of council workers across two cities are set to join the planned mass strike against the cuts on Thursday 30 June.

 

Sadie Robinson: 30 June: Teachers’ unions are mobilising to defend pensions and education

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4.6.11

 

The government’s attacks on public sector pensions have sparked a national fightback. Talks between unions and the government are ongoing over the planned pensions “reforms” and the Tories say they are “negotiating”. Trade unionists see it differently.

 

30 June: ‘We need to lose our fear and strike hard’

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4.6.11

 

Some 80,000 lecturers in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme are set to join public sector strikes to defend pensions on 30 June. This includes lecturers in the UCU union in further education colleges and in newer universities.

 

30 June: Meeting to unite the resistance

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4.6.11

 

A very important meeting is to take place in central London the week before the strikes, on Wednesday 22 June.

 

Sasha Simic: The Hague will not deliver justice in the Balkans

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4.6.11

 

Western forces were the main criminals behind the slaughter in the Balkans.

 

Siân Ruddick: Police intimidation won’t stop protest

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4.6.11

 

The police and the state are clamping down on our right to protest as the anti-cuts movement gathers pace. Images of the violence meted out by the Metropolitan Police during the student protests last year created shockwaves.

 

Ken Olende: Why is Home Office deporting gay man to Tanzania?

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4.6.11

 

The Home Office rejected a gay Tanzanian’s appeal to stay in Britain on Friday of last week. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is trying to deport Edson Cosmas back to east Africa where he faces arrest and persecution.

 

Letters

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Institutional amnesia | Putting Eric in a pickle | Not all conspiracy theories are wrong | ‘SlutWalk’ does not speak for me | Solidarity for 30 June | Obama’s call is significant | Unequal opportunities | Scrap the UN and Nato

 

Andy Durgan: Spain: Fighting for ‘A future without capitalism’

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4.6.11

 

Andy Durgan spoke to Socialist Worker from Barcelona about the ongoing Spanish revolt against the economic crisis.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse

 

Spain: Barcelona resists violent police attack on assembly

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4.6.11

 

Police violently attacked the protest camp in Barcelona on Friday of last week.

 

Siân Ruddick: Spanish activists: ‘We are building bridges between different sections of the movement’

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4.6.11

 

Siân Ruddick spoke to some activists taking part in the protests. Miguel is an unemployed worker living in Seville. Jesus is a biology teacher in Pablo de Olavide University in Seville. Miguel and Jesus are in En Lucha. Jaime Pastor is a member of the anti-capitalist organisation Attac and is a professor of political sciences in Madrid.

 

Mike Gonzalez: The labyrinth of Spain's history

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4.6.11

 

The history of Spain is one of imperial conquest, repression and mass resistance to its rulers. Mike Gonzalez examines the struggles for change that have defined its existence.

 

Rosa Dunn: Gil Scott-Heron: Poet who weathered the Winter in America

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4.6.11

 

Rosa Dunn commemorates the poet, songwriter, activist, comic, orator and revolutionary performer Gil Scott-Heron who died last week.

 

Sarah Creagh: Film: The Flaw: What happens when the rich get richer?

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4.6.11

 

This new documentary attempts to explain what caused the sudden and devastating collapse of the US financial system in 2008.

 

Jonathan Maunder: Book: Voices from the West Bank

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4.6.11

 

This book is a fantastic achievement. It is the outcome of six years of solidarity visits to Palestine, during which the authors interviewed nearly 300 young people living in the West Bank.

 

TV: Poor Kids

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4.6.11

 

Three and a half million children live in poverty in Britain. This new BBC documentary follows four children to show how having little money affects their everyday life.

 

Geoff Brown: The Muck of Ages – Surplus Value art collective exhibition

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4.6.11

 

This portable exhibition by Surplus Value uses advertising techniques to put a socialist message across to the audience.

 

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

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4.6.11

 

This exhibition shows lynching as a form of social violence in the US from 1880 to the 1960s.

 

Sadie Robinson: Teaching school heads to stop their bullying

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4.6.11

 

How to stand up to bullies is one of the most important lessons many of us learn in school. But a recent rash of teachers’ strikes against heads trying to ram through cuts shows that pupils aren’t the only ones who can discover the power to resist.

 

Anger as school staff get ‘deleted’

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4.6.11

 

by an NUT member at Woodbridge High School, east London
Management attempts to drive through a “business plan” that would cut jobs is creating a storm at our school.

 

Ken Muller: Islington fights on against academy plans

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4.6.11

 

Three weeks ago we heard that three primary schools in Islington were proposing to form a chain of academies.

 

Jonny Jones: Debates in the Movement: Are we divided by generation?

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4.6.11

 

Jonny Jones tackles the argument that the political response to the crisis is fragmenting on generational lines.

 

Judith Orr: Every Afghan is target for Nato

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4.6.11

 

A Nato air attack wreaked carnage on two extended families in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last week. It killed 14 people—two women and 12 children. This is what humanitarian intervention looks like.

 

Simon Assaf: Military tries to put brakes on Egyptian revolution

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4.6.11

 

Opposition to Egypt’s ruling military council (Scaf) is growing following revelations of widespread torture of activists seized by military police and huge demonstrations on Friday of last week.

 

Simon Assaf: Support Egyptian activist Hossam el-Hamalawy

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4.6.11

 

Hossam el-Hamalawy, a leading voice in the revolution, was summonsed to appear before a military tribunal. He had appeared on television and named a senior military commander responsible for the torture of activists.

 

Arab uprisings round-up

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4.6.11

 

The wave of uprisings inspired by the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions is continuing across the Arab world.

 

Tom Haines-Doran: Election in Peru: is Ollanta Humala a new Hugo Chávez?

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4.6.11

 

Peru’s presidential election this week could be a critical moment in the battle against neoliberalism across Latin America. This second round is a runoff between the right wing Keiko Fujimori and populist Ollanta Humala.

 

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