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Frontpage: We need nurses, not Tory hit squads

2362

 

20.7.13

 

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After health report shows cuts kill...: We need nurses, not Tory hit squads

2362

1

20.7.13

 

Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt is threatening to send “hit squads” into hospitals following an inquiry into excess deaths at 14 hospital trusts.

 

Things they say

2362

2

20.7.13

 

The week’s news in their own words

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Health tourists

2362

2

20.7.13

 

The Troublemaker: Tory plot for ‘new workers’ party’ aims to attack unions

2362

2

20.7.13

 

Ken Olende: Anger at racism explodes after Trayvon Martin verdict

2362

3

20.7.13

 

Protests have spread across the US following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case last Saturday.

 

Annette Mackin: Jordan Begley died after police shot him with a taser

2362

3

20.7.13

 

Jordan Begley collapsed and died in the street after being hit with a 50,000 volt police taser gun in Gorton, Manchester last week. It’s thought that he suffered a heart attack.

 

News in brief round-up

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3

20.7.13

 

Home Office gave secret cops fake IDs | Police evict Brixton squat | Britain has the richest bankers | Lords vote for equal marriage

 

In this week: 1877: US national rail strike begins

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3

20.7.13

 

Railway workers in the US began a strike on 14 July 1877 in what became known as the Great Upheaval.
The strike lasted 45 days and was only put down by use of local and state militias, and federal troops.

 

Dave Sewell: Tory benefit cap will drive thousands more into destitution

2362

4

20.7.13

 

Thousands of people took a huge hit to their housing benefits on Monday of this week. The first part of the Tories’ benefit cap came into force in the majority of Britain’s councils.

 

Bedroom tax campaigns prepare for a national day of protests

2362

4

20.7.13

 

Campaign groups against the bedroom tax from towns and estates across Greater Manchester were set to launch a city-wide federation on Saturday of this week.

 

Nick Grant: Teachers’ strikes can hit the Tories hard this autumn

2362

5

20.7.13

 

The two biggest teachers’ unions covering England and Wales, the NUT and NASUWT, have announced national and regional strikes in their campaign to defend pensions, pay and conditions.

 

Sadie Robinson: Dozens more cops altered Hillsborough statements

2362

5

20.7.13

 

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said that 55 more police officers’ statements may have been altered in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

 

MPs to get bumper pay rise

2362

5

20.7.13

 

Sir Ian Kennedy, head of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, has recommended that MPs get a 10 percent pay rise.

 

Figure It Out

2362

5

20.7.13

 

200 – The number of Commons cleaners government ministers wanted to sack to fund a proposed £10,000 annual pay rise for MPs, half of the worker’s yearly pay
£7 – The average hourly wage of cleaners and domestics, one of the lowest paid jobs in the country
£20k – What Tory MP Sir Peter Viggers spent on gardening expenses

 

What We Think: Trayvon case lays bare a rotten racist system

2362

5

20.7.13

 

The black inner city ghettos of the US exploded in the 1960s, in a series of uprisings against racism.

 

What We Think: Tories lie to divide us

2362

5

20.7.13

 

The devastating benefit cuts are not enough for some Tories. A group of MPs in marginal constituencies is calling for a vicious clampdown on teenage mothers.

 

Sameh Naguib: The Egyptian Revolution must spread to win

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6

20.7.13

 

When we say the Egyptian Revolution is permanent, it’s not just that it literally hasn’t stopped since 2011. It’s that revolutions don’t happen in a vacuum. Egypt and Tunisia are well integrated into world capitalism, and the revolutions have been expressions of the crisis in that system.

 

Sarah Ensor: Health campaigners win a victory as bosses stop Whittington Hospital cuts

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6

20.7.13

 

The Defend Whittington Hospital Campaign (DWHC) has completely overturned NHS bosses’ plans to dismantle services and slash staff at the north London hospital.

 

Figure It Out

2362

6

20.7.13

 

34 A&Es are earmarked for closure or downgrading or have been closed
37 percent rise in emergency patient deaths at Newark Hospital since its A&E closed two years ago
800 fewer nurses in February 2013 alone due to cuts

 

Marxism 2013: Thirst for socialist ideas shows potential to build a new world

2362

7

20.7.13

 

Thousands of people took part in debates on Marxist theory, the working class, how to fight oppression and how to beat the Tories at the Marxism 2013 festival in London last weekend.

 

Voices from Marxism

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7

20.7.13

 

Marxism 2013: How do we beat the Tories?

2362

7

20.7.13

 

Trade unionists discussed how unions can win in David Cameron’s Britain at Marxism 2013 last weekend.

 

Panos Garganas: Coalition on the edge as new strikes hit Greece

2362

8

20.7.13

 

Workers across Greece joined a general strike on Tuesday of this week as the government prepares to face two crucial votes in parliament.

 

Benedict Wachira: Kenya’s government feels the heat from workers’ strikes

2362

8

20.7.13

 

A national strike by teachers in Kenya entered its 22nd day on Tuesday of this week.

 

Workers walk out in Brazil – and Chile

2362

8

20.7.13

 

Workers struck at hundreds of workplaces across Brazil on Thursday of last week. Thousands marched in the main cities of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro.

 

Figure It Out

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8

20.7.13

 

12 – number of union federations in Brazil—many of which are linked to political parties
44 – the number of hours in the official working week in Brazil. Workers are demanding that it is cut to 40 with no loss of pay
35 percent of people in Brazil live in poverty

 

Letters

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9

20.7.13

 

Demanding justice, feeling the heat and debating revolution.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Trayvon Martin trial

2362

9

20.7.13

 

Brian Richardson + Ken Olende + Talat Ahmed + Gary McFarlane + Esme Choonara: Say it loud – Marxism and the fight against racism

2362

10

20.7.13

 

An important new book on the politics of anti-racism has just been published. Here Socialist Worker reprints some small extracts.

 

Meetings and events

2362

12

20.7.13

 

SWP branch meetings | Movement events

 

Honor Donnelly: Finally, reality TV that sees beyond the benefit myths

2362

13

20.7.13

 

Despite a contrived setup, BBC’s We All Pay Your Benefits showed ‘taxpayers’ how hard life on benefits can be, says bedroom tax activist Honor Donnelly

 

John Sinha: George Monbiot’s new book Feral begs the question of how we could recapture our long lost wildernesses

2362

13

20.7.13

 

George Monbiot’s new book Feral puts forward a radically unconventional philosophy of nature conservation—“rewilding”, writes John Sinha

 

Music: Electric – Pet Shop Boys (X2)

2362

13

20.7.13

 

The dance duo’s 12th studio album is a refreshing return to the upbeat tone of earlier records.

 

Art: Tyger Mural by Tim Sanders and Paul Skelding

2362

13

20.7.13

 

On a council estate wall metres from east London’s Silicon Roundabout, the big eyes of a vivid tiger peek out from behind a fig tree.

 

Enter Socialist Worker’s competition to win two tickets to Lowry exhibition at Tate Britain

2362

13

20.7.13

 

This summer, Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of landscapes by the much loved painter LS Lowry—and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

 

Talat Ahmed: Where did capitalism come from?

2362

14

20.7.13

 

Talat Ahmed looks at how the system developed the way it did in different parts of the world and argues that there was nothing special about the West other than accident

 

John Parrington: Genetic technology should be free – and tested

2362

15

20.7.13

 

The term “three parent baby” is misleading but the technology could combat disease, says John Parrington.

 

Simon Basketter: What do unions get for giving money to Labour?

2362

17

20.7.13

 

Simon Basketter looks at why Ed Miliband is trying to cut union members’ automatic subs to Labour—and why union leaders continue to fund the party.

 

How donations to Labour can be ‘tax efficient’

2362

17

20.7.13

 

John Mills handed over £1.65 million worth of shares in his JML company to the party earlier this year.

 

A history of attacks on unions’ political funds

2362

17

20.7.13

 

Unions are not legally allowed to support a political party in any way out of the general fund raised from members’ subscriptions. They have to set up a separate political fund.

 

Simon Basketter: Ballot to strike over fire bosses’ capability tests

2362

19

20.7.13

 

Firefighters are set to ballot for strikes over attacks on their pensions.

 

Andy Reid: PCS union consults on new action

2362

19

20.7.13

 

The civil service workers’ PCS union is to hold a two month consultation across 600 union branches on tactics to continue its ongoing national dispute. The union’s national executive agreed this move when it met last week.

 

Paul Burnham: Huseyin Derinkuyu 1977-2013

2362

19

20.7.13

 

We are sad to report that Huseyin Derinkuyu has died, at the age of 36. He was a Kurdish activist and a revolutionary socialist.

 

Don’t let Tories deport Rose to her death

2362

19

20.7.13

 

The UK Borders Agency is continuing attempts to deport Roseline Akhalu, a seriously ill woman, despite accepting that deportation will lead to her death.

 

Annette Mackin: Racist terror won’t split us

2362

20

20.7.13

 

A nail bomb exploded outside the Kanz-ul-Iman Muslim Welfare Association Central Jamia Mosque in Tipton, West Midlands, on Friday of last week.

 

London protest demands justice for Trayvon Martin

2362

 

20.7.13

 

Around 100 people protested at the US embassy in London yesterday, Tuesday, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.

 

Annette Mackin: Striking post workers march through London

2362

 

20.7.13

 

Workers in 372 Crown Post Offices (CPOs) struck today, Wednesday, over plans to cut the crown network by a fifth and slash 800 jobs.

 

Annette Mackin: Setback for London fire cuts after hundreds of firefighters take to the streets

2362

 

20.7.13

 

Some 600 firefighters and supporters marched against station closures and job cuts in London yesterday, Thursday. Workers were protesting at plans by Tory mayor Boris Johnson to close 12 stations, remove 18 engines and slash 520 frontline firefighter posts. London FBU union called the march.

 

Annette Mackin: Bridgwater Postal workers escalate to three day strike

2362

 

20.7.13

 

Some 110 post workers walked out yesterday, Thursday, for three days in Bridgwater, Somerset. The workers are members of the Communication and Workers Union (CWU). They are out in protest at cuts to full time jobs, allegations of bullying management and to demand the payment of £800 owed to each worker by management.

 

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