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Frontpage: Fighting to put food on the table

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23.8.08

 

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Claire Lyall: As prices soar, millions of us are...: Fighting to put food on the table

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23.8.08

 

Thousands of workers in Scotland strike to defend their living standards | Step up the action to beat Brown’s pay limits

 

London tube workers hit back at profiteers

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23.8.08

 

The threat to strike by 1,000 workers at the Tube Lines consortium on the London Underground over pay and conditions this week has won a new offer from bosses as Socialist Worker went to press.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Angry protest against the BNP’s Nazi ‘Red, White and Blue’ hate-fest

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23.8.08

 

Over 500 anti-fascist activists and trade unionists marched in Codnor, Derbyshire, last Saturday in opposition to the British National Party (BNP) and its “Red, White and Blue” Nazi hate-fest that took place in the area.

 

Siân Ruddick: Asylum: Campsfield hunger strikers fight deportation

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23.8.08

 

Nearly sixty asylum seekers detained at the Campsfield House detention centre, in Oxfordshire, went on hunger strike last week in protest at the brutal treatment they have suffered and their looming deportations.

 

Matthew Cookson: Migrant workers: Why were two tube cleaners deported?

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23.8.08

 

Thursday 3 July was no ordinary day for the mainly migrant workers at the contractors that supply cleaning services to London Underground. The workers’ RMT union had called a strike against the cleaners’ pitiful wages and poor conditions, and everyone knew that this would be an important battle.
But for three cleaners who reported to the offices of their GBM Services employer only to find a squad of immigration officers laying in wait for them, it was to be a day of humiliation, rather than protest.

 

Tube cleaners’ striking back for a living wage

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23.8.08

 

Tube cleaners are set to step up their fight for fair pay with a 48-hour strike from Thursday of this week.

 

Alex Callinicos: David Miliband is playing a dangerous game

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23.8.08

 

British politicians love playing Winston Churchill. Tory leader David Cameron was at it last week when he flew to Georgia. According to the Guardian, Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili invited him after he compared the situation there to “the appeasement of Hitler”.

 

London bus workers to walk out over pay

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23.8.08

 

Bus workers at two companies owned by the First Group – First Centrewest and First Capital – have voted resoundingly for strike action over below-inflation pay offers.

 

Yuri Prasad: CWU to strike over mail centre closures

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23.8.08

 

CWU union reps have reacted with outrage to the decision by Royal Mail to shut ten mail centres and axe thousands of postal worker jobs across Britain.

 

Sadie Robinson: Thousands thrown out of work by the crisis

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23.8.08

 

Over the last three months, 60,000 more people in Britain have become unemployed. This massive rise takes the unemployment total to 1.67 million.

 

Boris Kagarlitskij: War in the Caucasus: The limits of a superpower

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23.8.08

 

Boris Kagarlitsky is a Russian socialist activist and a director of the Institute for Globalisation Studies in Moscow. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the reaction to the Georgian war within Russia, and its implications for the politics in the region and worldwide.

 

A Georgian tragedy

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23.8.08

 

Mark Almond is a lecturer in history at the University of Oxford, and an expert in the politics of the Caucasus region. He was one of the speakers at the Stop the War Coalition’s emergency meeting on the Georgia crisis held in London on Thursday of last week. He spoke to Socialsit Worker.

 

John Rees: Imperialism’s unstable world order

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23.8.08

 

After seven days of bloody war in the Caucasus and growing tension between the US and Russia, John Rees asks what is it about the new world order that has made it so prone to warfare?

 

Nato moves east (map)

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23.8.08

 

Jan Magicek: It’s not Czechoslovakia 1968

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23.8.08

 

In the Czech Republic, just as in most European countries, we have been watching television pictures of Georgia’s “brave” president Mikheil Saakashvili “defending his small country against imperial Russia”.

 

Andy Zebrowski: Polish activists: ‘We’ve had Moscow, we don’t want Washington’

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23.8.08

 

The US and Poland’s leaders have escalated the militarisation of Europe and the tensions between the West and Russia. They signed a preliminary deal on the Polish part of the so-called missile defence “shield” last week.

 

Martin Smith: The Fugs: Proto-punk and the 60s sound that echoes today

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23.8.08

 

Ed Saunders of The Fugs spoke to Martin Smith about the music that helped change America
“This is the era of the civil rights, sexual and consciousness expansion revolutions, and those are the banners under which The Fugs are going to present themselves to America.”

 

Dominic Kavakeb: Nas Untitled: Racism and Obama inspire politically charged hip-hop

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23.8.08

 

“Although it seems heaven sent, we ain’t ready to have a black President… some things will never change”, argued the rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996. Twelve years on it would seem things have changed as White House braces itself for a black occupant. This change has not been lost on Nasir “Nas” Jones, one of rap music’s favorite sons.

 

Editorial: Scottish Labour leadership contenders stick to Brown’s script

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23.8.08

 

The spin from inside New Labour is that the party leadership accepts that it will lose the forthcoming Westminster by-election in Glenrothes to the Scottish National Party (SNP). It would be a shocking indictment of New Labour to lose yet another rock solid Labour seat.

 

Editorial: Buying Olympic gold medals

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23.8.08

 

The bosses’ Financial Times newspaper is very clear that “Team GB’s” success in the Chinese Olympics shows “you can, literally, buy gold metals”. Britain’s Chinese haul of medals has come in what the paper terms “elite sports”.

 

Editorial: Teenager’s conviction on ‘terrorism’ charges shows threat to civil liberties

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23.8.08

 

Hammaad Munshi became the youngest person convicted under the Terrorism Act this week. He was under police surveillance from the age of 16 and was found guilty along with two other men of “making a record of information likely to be useful in terrorism”.

 

James Norrie: Rejecting the right in Bolivia

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23.8.08

 

Bolivia’s recent referendum showed the deep divisions inside the Latin American country, reports James Norrie in Cochabamba.

 

Ken Olende: The Notting Hill riot and a carnival of defiance

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23.8.08

 

Resistance to a vicious race riot in west London fifty years ago this week inspired the creation of the Notting Hill Carnival, writes Ken Olende.

 

Tony Staunton: Missile system turns Britain into a target

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23.8.08

 

George Bush’s plans for a “missile defence shield” have already played a major part in goading Russia and destabilising the Caucasus. Now it could turn Britain into a target in any future nuclear confrontation.

 

Yuri Prasad: Key Bush ally Musharraf forced out of power in Pakistan

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23.8.08

 

One of George Bush’s favourite dictators fell on his sword this week. Pervez Musharraf, the former general and president of Pakistan, resigned rather than face impeachment by the country’s parliament.

 

Sadie Robinson: Afghan insurgency builds and moves on Kabul

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23.8.08

 

The uprising against the Nato occupation of Afghanistan has gathered pace over the summer. Fighting has spread across a number of regions – and is now moving towards the capital Kabul.

 

Simon Basketter: Solid council workers' strike shuts down Scotland (online only)

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23.8.08

 

Reports on the one-day strike on Wednesday 20 August 2008 across Scotland

 

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