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Lindsey German: Back the left challenge to New Labour

2094

1

29.3.08

 

Gordon Brown wants us to pay for crisis, but there is an alternative writes Lindsey German, Left List candidate for London mayor

 

Matthew Cookson: How the left can make a breakthrough in London

2094

2

29.3.08

 

The Left List campaign for the London mayoral and assembly elections is up and running. Activists have been hitting the streets of the capital getting the message of opposition to war, racism and privatisation across to voters.

 

BNP success in Havering election shows Nazi threat

2094

2

29.3.08

 

A council by-election held in Havering, east London on Thursday of last week has highlighted the danger posed by the fascist British National Party (BNP) – and underlined the importance of the Love Music Hate Racism carnival to be held in April.

 

Simon Assaf: The migrant workers sleeping rough in Peterborough's boom town

2094

3

29.3.08

 

Peterborough has one of the fastest economic growth rates of any city in Britain, and for decades that growth has in part been based on the sweat of immigrant labour.

 

Get the army out of our schools

2094

3

29.3.08

 

Teachers at the NUT union conference highlighted the issue of army involvement in education by voting on Tuesday to oppose army recruitment in schools.

 

Alex Callinicos: China’s complex problem for George Bush

2094

4

29.3.08

 

The Chinese crackdown in Tibet has raised the pitch of criticism of China’s government in the US. Calls for a boycott of the Olympics, originally in protest at China’s support for the Sudanese regime, are gaining strength.

 

New round of strikes sweeps across Egypt

2094

4

29.3.08

 

Egyptian democracy campaigners have called for a “day of popular anger” to coincide with a textile workers’ strike on 6 April. The protest comes as rampant inflation fuels a new round of strikes and protests against the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, a key US ally in the Middle East.

 

Ken Olende: Anger over price rises in Cameroon spills over into political demands

2094

4

29.3.08

 

Anti-government anger is simmering across the West African state of Cameroon. The removal of government subsidies on basic prices sparked a series of strikes and riots last month.

 

Yuri Prasad: Why is the National Union of Students planning a vote to abolish itself?

2094

5

29.3.08

 

A key vote at next week’s annual conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) could see the organisation transformed from a campaigning body into a “professional lobbying group”.

 

Student unions: Coffee, booze and a career – but no politics

2094

5

29.3.08

 

The depoliticisation and commercialisation of student unions has found a particularly strong expression in King’s College, London, says student John Cooper.

 

Transforming the student union in Essex

2094

5

29.3.08

 

Students at Essex university have shown that it is possible to build campaigns outside the structures of student unions that can then capture its leading positions.

 

Students: Striking a blow for democracy at UCL

2094

5

29.3.08

 

Activists at University College London (UCL) were celebrating last week after they defeated the right’s attempt to suspend Sam Godwin, the student union’s general secretary, and reverse a democratic decision to block military recruitment on campus.

 

Students: Pressure from below forced NUS to become radical

2094

5

29.3.08

 

The huge student movements of the 1960s largely bypassed the NUS, which activists wrote off as both irrelevant and hopelessly right wing.

 

Esme Choonara: Embryology Bill: Why embryo research matters

2094

6

29.3.08

 

Attacks on human/animal embryo research must be resisted.

 

Simon Basketter: Iraq occupation: Hiding failure with talk of ‘success’

2094

6

29.3.08

 

Despite George Bush’s claims, the US is no nearer victory in Iraq five years on. It is laying the groundwork for its future defeat.

 

Dahr Jamail: Winter Soldier: US Iraq veterans testify against their leaders’ war

2094

6

29.3.08

 

Jason Moon suffers from persistent insomnia as he wrestles with memories of his time in Iraq.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Are we going back to the 1930s? The economic similarities

2094

8

29.3.08

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses similarities and differences between the crisis then and today

 

Matthew Cookson: Are we going back to the 1930s? A decade of political polarisation

2094

8

29.3.08

 

Matthew Cookson looks at the decade of economic turmoil and political polarisation

 

Mark Bould: Arthur C Clarke’s vision of benevolent empire

2094

11

29.3.08

 

Mark Bould looks at the politics of the “endlessly reasonable” science fiction writer who died last week

 

CND Archive

2094

11

29.3.08

 

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s 50 years of activism have produced an amazing archive of posters, leaflets, banners and photos. Its peace symbol is recognised across the world.

 

Editorial: HBOS crisis: City traders are even ripping each other off

2094

12

29.3.08

 

It was just one more crisis in the constant turmoil in the financial sector – last week Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, HBOS, nearly went bust.

 

Editorial: Mortality report shows inequality from the cradle to the grave

2094

12

29.3.08

 

New Labour has a well deserved reputation for “burying bad news”. During budget week earlier this month the government released its report into health inequalities in Britain since 1997. Its damning verdict was that life expectancy and child mortality for poorer people has got worse since Labour came to power.

 

Editorial: Tories and the unions: Cameron’s unlikely charm offensive

2094

12

29.3.08

 

Tory leader David Cameron has appointed a trade union envoy. Richard Balfe, a former Labour MEP, has been sent off to talk to general secretaries and sell the Tory message to the eight million plus union members in Britain.

 

Rachel Cohen: Anti-war marches: who goes and why

2094

12

29.3.08

 

Rachel Cohen has been surveying anti-war protesters on recent demonstrations – and uncovering a few surprises in the process

 

Penny Howard: Human nature and social change

2094

13

29.3.08

 

Anthropologist Penny Howard argues against the commonly held notions that human beings are inherently selfish and that capitalism is somehow “natural”

 

Mike Haynes: Obituary: Pete Glatter 1949–2008

2094

15

29.3.08

 

Pete Glatter, my friend, activist, Russia specialist and member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), died last week with a lot left to give.

 

Sadie Robinson: NUT Conference: Teachers to give Gordon Brown a lesson

2094

16

29.3.08

 

Teachers took the lead in the revolt against Gordon Brown’s public sector pay limit last weekend when the NUT union’s conference voted unanimously to call for more strike action.

 

Sally Hunt: Lecturers are set to join the battle

2094

16

29.3.08

 

by Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary
The UCU union is balloting members in further education (FE) colleges in England to take strike action in support of a better pay deal.

 

Health workers: Keep backing victimised trade unionists

2094

16

29.3.08

 

A crucial time is coming for two high profile health workers who have been victimised by their employers for their trade union activities.

 

Simon Assaf: Revolt spreads across Iraq (online only)

2094

 

29.3.08

 

A mass revolt has broken out across Iraq against attempts by the US and its allies to crush the Shia Muslim resistance to the occupation.

 

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