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2104

 

7.6.08

 

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Iraq: New US plan for total control

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1

7.6.08

 

Revealed: George Bush’s plan to impose ‘security accords’ that will mean 400 permanent military bases and US personnel given green light to kill.

 

Sadie Robinson: Nottingham ‘terror arrests’: ‘The clampdown is about trying to depoliticise us’

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2

7.6.08

 

The harrowing story of Rizwaan Sabir – a postgraduate student studying terrorism who was arrested for downloading an Al Qaida training manual – is testimony to the Islamaphobia that has been whipped up by politicians and the media.

 

Matt Foot: Anti-terror bill: 42-day detentions will do nothing to stop terror

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2

7.6.08

 

Gordon Brown came up with a wonderful Blairite and Orwellian phrase this week saying he wants “to protect the security of all and the liberties of each” by extending detention for terrorist suspects to 42 days.

 

Labour: MPs put party loyalty before principles

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2

7.6.08

 

The crisis racked New Labour government is whipping up terror scares in an effort to divert attention away from its own problems. This week, as it attempted to extend internment without trial to 42 days, the government launched proposals to “deradicalise” Muslim extremists.

 

Simon Assaf: British exam board brands PLO as ‘terrorists’

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3

7.6.08

 

A proposed new history GCSE syllabus could force students to accept the government’s point of view on contentious issues such as terrorism and the Middle East conflict.

 

UN food summit ducks the issues

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3

7.6.08

 

World leaders were meeting at the United Nations world food summit in Rome as Socialist Worker went to press. The summit takes place in the shadow of a drastic rise in the global price of staple foods that is causing hunger for millions.

 

Yunus Bakhsh could be fired within days

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3

7.6.08

 

High profile health trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh could be sacked this week after health bosses decided to press ahead with a disciplinary hearing against him – despite Yunus not being well enough to attend.

 

Chris Bambery: Europe’s radical left gets together

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4

7.6.08

 

The radical left in Europe has reasons to be cheerful. That was certainly the message from a 1,000 strong rally held in Paris’s Left Bank on Friday of last week organised by the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR).

 

Yuri Prasad: Indian Communists punished for land grab

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4

7.6.08

 

On the face of it, it was business as usual last week in the Indian state of West Bengal as an alliance of parties headed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), won the state elections.

 

King removed from throne in Nepal

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4

7.6.08

 

There were celebrations across Nepal last week as the Himalayan kingdom declared itself a republic, and gave the former king notice to quit his palace.

 

Zimbabwe: Regime attacks activists to intimidate opposition

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4

7.6.08

 

Zimbabwe’s government is sanctioning attacks on the opposition in the run-up to the country’s presidential election on 27 June. Opposition rallies have been cancelled, and activists physically assaulted and killed.

 

Yuri Prasad + Paul Garraway + Simon Midgley + Paul Turnbull: CWU conference: A key chance to defend future of post service

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5

7.6.08

 

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is set to meet for its annual conference next week amid growing threats of attacks and privatisation. Socialist Worker looks at some of the key issues that delegates will be discussing.

 

Matthew Cookson: Labour in crisis: Nye Bevan’s capitulation and the left’s defeat

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6

7.6.08

 

In the second part of our series Matthew Cookson looks at the battle in the Labour Party in the 1950s.

 

Sabby Sagall: Ford machinists’ strike, 1968: An inspiring strike for women’s rights

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6

7.6.08

 

In 1968 Rose Boland, the leading steward in the Ford machinists’ strike was interviewed for Socialist Worker by Sabby Sagall. Here he recalls the importance of the dispute and we reprint an edited version of the interview.

 

Stop the BNP!

2104

8

7.6.08

 

Socialist Worker’s guide to fighting Britain’s Nazi party

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: How we stopped the fascists before

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9

7.6.08

 

Some people say we shouldn’t worry about the BNP because fascism “just isn’t part of the British character”. But there is a long history of fascism in Britain. And the reason fascists have never triumphed is that they have been confronted, not ignored.

 

Tom Behan: Aldo Moro killing: a miscalculation that almost destroyed the Italian left

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9

7.6.08

 

Thirty years ago in Italy a political drama played out – the kidnapping and killing of Christian Democrat leader Aldo Moro. But the Red Brigades, the left wing group that kidnapped Moro, took a wrong path in their attempt to bring down the system so many people hated.

 

Jonathan Maunder: Review: The Lure of the East – how the British pictured the ‘orient’

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11

7.6.08

 

A new exhibition reveals much about Western artists’ shifting attitudes to the East.

 

Adeola Johnson: Review: The Roots: Rising Down – conscious hip-hop’s resurrection

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11

7.6.08

 

The Roots, the polyrhythmic revolutionary rappers from Philadelphia, have released their latest album to coincide with the 16th anniversary of one of the biggest civil disturbances in US history – the LA Riots.

 

Anna Gluckstein: Review: The Pitmen Painters

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11

7.6.08

 

Lee Hall’s new play is based on a true story about a group of miners from Ashington in Northumberland who, in 1934, hired a professor to teach them art appreciation.

 

Editorial: Bradford & Bingley: panic spreading as credit crunch bites

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12

7.6.08

 

Bradford & Bingley (B&B) is the latest lending company to get caught up in the credit crunch. B&B’s share price collapsed earlier this week after it issued a profits warning while simultaneously asking investors for an extra £300 million in funding.

 

Editorial: Nuclear power is no solution to fuel crisis

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12

7.6.08

 

Gordon Brown says his answer to the spiralling cost of oil is to cut dependency on fossil fuels by building more nuclear power stations. But pushing nuclear power is nothing new.

 

Editorial: Equal pay: the fight 40 years on

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12

7.6.08

 

Forty years ago this week a strike for better pay by women machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant began. Their fight thrust women’s demands for equal pay with men to the centre stage.

 

Huw Williams: Peter Hain’s aspirations for Wales

2104

12

7.6.08

 

Former minister Peter Hain has argued that Welsh Labour must move to the right, but his analysis is way off the mark.

 

Chris Bambery: Syndicalism and the limits of radical trade unionism

2104

13

7.6.08

 

Chris Bambery looks at the issues raised by some fascinating debates between revolutionaries and left wing trade unionists in the early 20th century.

 

Sick show trial for activist Yunus Bakhsh

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15

7.6.08

 

Health bosses in Newcastle have created a storm of anger as they move to discipline leading trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh – despite doctors saying he is too ill to attend their hearing and urging the trust to delay its action.

 

Simon Basketter: Unions shouldn’t pay Labour’s bill

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16

7.6.08

 

Gordon Brown is attacking workers’ living standards while asking the unions to bail out the Labour Party. The rich backers who lent the party money now want it back. In the next month Labour needs to come up with £7.45 million to pay off the loans from banks and wealthy businessmen secured by Lord Levy, or face insolvency. The party is at least £24 million in debt.

 

Sadie Robinson: London lecturers strike over pay

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16

7.6.08

 

Around 7,000 further education lecturers in the UCU union in London are set to strike on Monday of next week in the next stage of the battle against Gordon Brown’s public sector pay limit.

 

Alan Walsh: CWU conference: Union set for crucial fight

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16

7.6.08

 

The CWU union conference, which is to take place in Liverpool next week, is likely to be a watershed. Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, has said that the next six months will determine the future of Royal Mail and its thousands of workers. He is right.

 

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