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Frontpage: Evict the Tories

2343

 

9.3.13

 

Content

 

Evict the Tories: blame the bosses not immigrants

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1

9.3.13

 

People are already sick of millionaire ministers insisting on the need to slash benefits.

 

The things they say

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2

9.3.13

 

Colin Brewer (Tory) – Maria Hutchings (Tory) – People of Bolton – Tony Blair – The Foreign Office

 

The Troublemaker: Five things we hate about Ukip, a former banker’s racist club

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2

9.3.13

 

+ Building Society’s war on our homes + Private landlords grab stock + Fit to work lobbyist assesses own test + Developers demolish Berlin Wall + Dirty tricks in Brighton + It takes big bucks to open Obama’s door

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim’s view

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2

9.3.13

 

Dave Sewell: ‘The Tories’ bedroom tax will make us homeless’

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9.3.13

 

Anger is growing at the government’s attacks on benefits. From April sweeping changes to the welfare system will cut benefits for millions. The bedroom tax will take away between £40 and £80 a month from social housing tenants deemed to have “too many” bedrooms.

 

Bedroom tax: Refuse to evict poor tenants

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9.3.13

 

Labour councils and housing associations have criticised the bedroom tax. But campaigners are asking them to refuse to do the Tories’ dirty work by evicting people who fall behind on their rent.

 

Banks pay more bonuses

2343

3

9.3.13

 

Banks mired in scandal and throwing workers on the dole have all agreed on massive bonuses for the people at the top.

 

News in brief

2343

3

9.3.13

 

Children face strip searches – Homeless man froze to death – Tories push secret courts – Live in Britain and die earlier

 

On the web

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3

9.3.13

 

Top five hits this week on www.socialistworker.co.uk
1 Pistorius case shows South Africa’s divide
2 Teachers walk out over bullying in west London
3 George Osborne’s AAA: austerity austerity – austerity – rejected!
4 South Yemen reaches boiling point after ‘Bloody Thursday’
5 Stopping the Nazis in Europe

 

Michael Bradley: We need to nurture the organised resistance to the Tories

2343

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9.3.13

 

A quarter of a million workers in the PCS union could be on strike within days.

 

Tanker drivers’ action wins at Grangemouth

2343

4

9.3.13

 

Striking tanker drivers at Grangemouth oil refinery near Glasgow have beaten back bosses’ attempt to loot their wages and pensions.

 

PCS votes for walkouts and could strike on budget day

2343

5

9.3.13

 

Leaders of the PCS civil service union were debating a programme of strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. A quarter of a million PCS members backed strikes by 61 percent in a recent ballot.

 

Teachers in talks over joint action against Tory attacks

2343

5

9.3.13

 

Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions were discussing taking industrial action together as Socialist Worker went to press.

 

Simon Hester: Tottenham: We’re uniting the resistance

2343

5

9.3.13

 

Over 150 people attended an inspiring meeting in Tottenham, north London, last week. It was called by Haringey Trade Union Council under the slogan, “It’s time to Unite the Resistance in Haringey”.

 

Ben Morris: Unions back Sheffield Unite the Resistance

2343

5

9.3.13

 

The forthcoming Sheffield Unite the Resistance conference is getting a great response.

 

What We Think: The rich scapegoat migrants to divide us

2343

5

9.3.13

 

Politicians in all the main parties are out to divide us. They tell us it isn’t their fault that the NHS is under pressure or that there aren’t enough jobs or affordable homes.

 

What We Think: Israel’s colonial logic

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5

9.3.13

 

Israel and its backers have always reacted with outrage when it is accused of developing a segregated, apartheid state. But now the Israeli government has introduced separate bus lines for Palestinians and Israelis travelling into Israel’s cities from the occupied West Bank.

 

Panos Garganas: Voters humiliated Italy’s ruling elite

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9.3.13

 

There is no doubt that the Italian election results represent a humiliation for the traditional political elite. The centre right under Silvio Berlusconi received 17 million votes in 2008. Now it is down to 10 million—a loss of 41 percent. And the centre left coalition of Pier Luigi Bersani also lost 3.5 million votes.

 

Simon Basketter: Tories turn on each other after a bruising by-election

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6

9.3.13

 

The Tories are arguing among themselves after a bad week. They suffered defeat in the Eastleigh by-election, where the Liberal Democrats and the far right Ukip beat them into third place.

 

Eastleigh: Labour failed to win more votes than in 2010

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9.3.13

 

Labour came fourth in the by-election with a vote that barely changed from the 2010 general election. Instead of realising that moving to the right doesn’t help them they look set to draw the opposite conclusion.

 

Sarah Ensor: Unite Against Fascism debates experience of fighting racism

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9.3.13

 

Hundreds of activists met in London last week to celebrate Unite Against Fascism’s successes against the EDL and plan future campaigns at its annual conference.

 

Mike Killian: Anti-racists block the EDL in multicultural Manchester

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9.3.13

 

A loud, lively 750-strong march called by Unite Against Fascism countered the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Manchester last Saturday.

 

Port Said cops kill protesters

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9.3.13

 

Police in Egypt’s Port Said killed three protesters and injured 500 in clashes last weekend.

 

Officers arrested over driver death in South Africa

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9.3.13

 

South African police handcuffed a taxi driver to the back door of their van and dragged him along the road in Johannesburg last week.

 

Japan: More cancer risk after Fukushima

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8

9.3.13

 

People living near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are more likely to develop cancer, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

 

Figure it out

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9.3.13

 

3 meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant following the earthquake and tsunami in 2011
6 Fukushima plant workers died during or soon after the disaster
20 years until some of the areas surrounding Fukushima will be fit for human habitation

 

Judith Orr: West wants to block the fight for freedom in Syria

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9.3.13

 

Western powers are stepping up their attempts to shape the opposition in Syrian by announcing an increase in aid to those who are fighting.

 

Ken Olende: France extends invasion in Mali

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8

9.3.13

 

The French government says its troops will stay in Mali, west Africa, at least until July. It had promised to leave this month—but said that Islamic rebels have put up a tougher fight than expected.

 

Simon Basketter: Iraq torture inquiry finally begins

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9.3.13

 

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

 

Letters

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9.3.13

 

NHS – Brazil – Grillo (Italy) – bedroom tax – family wage – and more

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: ‘Fight them on the beaches’

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9.3.13

 

Mahienour El-Massry: Eyewitness Egypt: ‘Never lose faith in the revolution’

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9.3.13

 

Mahienour El-Massry, a leading member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Alexandria, Egypt, spoke to Socialist Worker about the ongoing revolution and the role that women have played in it.

 

Judith Orr: International Women’s Day: How can women win liberation?

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9.3.13

 

Understanding women’s oppression as a product of class society is crucial if we are to defeat it, says Judith Orr

 

How radical socialists began the tradition of International Women’s Day

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9.3.13

 

The call for 8 March to be celebrated as International Women’s Day was made at a conference for socialist women in Copenhagen in 1910. It was originally called International Working Women’s Day.

 

Meetings and events

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9.3.13

 

Greg Jones: Film Review: Relatives bring the 1926 General Strike in Fife to life

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13

9.3.13

 

A powerful new film, The Happy Lands, recreates the General Strike of 1926 with non-professional actors and relatives of the strikers, says Greg Jones.

 

Amanda Hassan: Film Review: A story of south London just after the 1982 riots

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13

9.3.13

 

The battered cassette recorder on top of the fridge and yellow Tupperware help to place new play God’s Property in a Deptford council house in 1982.

 

Reviews round-up

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13

9.3.13

 

Iraq: Photographs by Sean Smith – Exhibition: From Mary Wollstonecraft to Margaret Thatcher – Labour in film

 

Ian Birchall: Stalin’s river of blood

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14

9.3.13

 

On the 60th anniversary of the death of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin, Ian Birchall looks at his life and how his politics damaged the idea of socialism for decades.

 

Rehad Desai: South Africa: Government tries to keep the lid on a boiling pot

2343

15

9.3.13

 

Rehad Desai looks at the continuing inquiry into South Africa’s Marikana massacre and how the fall out is affecting the country

 

Jerry Hicks: ‘We need to take a lead in the fight’

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17

9.3.13

 

Voting for the next general secretary of the Unite union opens later this month – rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks argues for a new approach to fight the cuts.

 

Jerry Hicks: Smash the anti-union laws

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17

9.3.13

 

Jerry said, “One of the main things that affects workers are the anti-union laws.”

 

Jerry Hicks: Build the rank and file

2343

17

9.3.13

 

Both candidates in this election hold left wing views and call themselves socialists. But the difference between them is more important. The key divide in any union is between the rank and file workers and the bureaucracy of mostly unelected full time officials.

 

Why we’re supporting Jerry Hicks

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17

9.3.13

 

Brett Davis, Ministry of Defence – Amanda Logan, London bus driver – Gareth Lane, Unite community

 

Karen Reissmann: We need to step up the fight against attacks in health

2343

19

9.3.13

 

How should health workers respond to the unprecedented wave of attacks on their jobs, pay and conditions? And what can be done about health unions that are retreating in the face of a vicious bosses’ offensive?

 

Dave Gibson: Yorkshire Ambulance workers ballot for strikes

2343

19

9.3.13

 

Some 450 Unite union members employed by Yorkshire Ambulance Trust are being balloted for strikes against job cuts and derecognition of the union.

 

Doctors gear up to fight

2343

19

9.3.13

 

Some 50 doctors met in London under the banner of the Medical Practitioners’ Union (MPU) section of the Unite union last Saturday.

 

John McLoughlin: Local government: Time to fight the 1 percent

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19

9.3.13

 

The prospect of a fight over pay in local government in England and Wales increased significantly last week.

 

Fighting the cuts round-up

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9.3.13

 

Defend council horses in Cardiff – 300 tackle Hull councillors – Cremation costs more in Sefton – Lord Freud chased out of Wigan – Secret entrance for Brum vote – Cuts won’t wash say occupiers – Salford protest demands answers – Southwark and York say no

 

Dave Sewell: Portugal says no to the cuts

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9.3.13

 

Up to 800,000 protesters took over the centre of Lisbon, Portugal, on Saturday of last week. More demonstrations across 20 other cities brought the total protesting to one and a half million—over a tenth of the population.

 

France: Hollande attacks worker rights for ‘flexibility’

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9.3.13

 

The French parliament was set to vote on Wednesday of this week on an attack on workers’ rights effectively drafted by the bosses.

 

Bulgaria: Protests against poverty

2343

20

9.3.13

 

Some 100,000 people took to the streets last Sunday in Bulgaria’s latest wave of protests against poverty and rising utility prices.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Hugo Chavez 1954-2013

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9.3.13

 

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez Frias has died in hospital after a long fight with cancer. Mike Gonzalez looks back at Chavez’s life and ideas—and the Venezuela he leaves behind.

 

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