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Frontpage: Time to bury the free market

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29.11.08

 

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Time to bury the free market

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29.11.08

 

Gordon Brown’s pre-budget report this week has been heralded by the media as marking the end of three decades of Thatcherism.

 

Pre-budget report: What Darling is trying to do –– and why it won’t work

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29.11.08

 

The Tories and the right wing press have attacked the government for allegedly reverting to its “Old Labour” tax-andspend instincts in its pre-budget report.

 

Pre-budget report: Here’s how Labour could offer a real alternative

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29.11.08

 

Socialist Worker looks at the detail of the pre-budget report and what Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling could have done.

 

Pre-budget report: More cuts and sell-offs in store

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29.11.08

 

Chancellor Alistair Darling announced £5 billion in “efficiency savings” as part of his pre-budget report. In plain language that means more public sector cuts and more privatisation.

 

Pre-budget report: Cash handouts for private firms

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29.11.08

 

The government’s plans announced this week involve suspending a proposed tax increase of 1 percentage point on profits for small business.

 

Siân Ruddick: Defend Council Housing: ‘We won’t let town die without a fight’

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29.11.08

 

The announcement of massive job losses at the Hoover plant in Merthyr Tydfil has sent a shockwave through South Wales. Siân Ruddick spoke to the people affected—and found burning anger at both the bosses and the government.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Venezuela: Election reveals growing tensions

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29.11.08

 

Venezuela went to the polls last Sunday supposedly to elect new state governors and mayors. In reality the election was a confidence vote in left wing president Hugo Chavez.

 

Alex Callinicos: Contradictions in Brown’s policy

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29.11.08

 

THE PARALLELS between the present crisis and the 1930s are growing. Summing up the steep falls in financial markets, last Saturday’s Financial Times said, “All this is consistent with the fear that the world is heading for a true depression, that will at least bear comparison with that of the 1930s.”

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Seize this chance to isolate the Nazis

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29.11.08

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya argues that the leaked BNP list has provoked a crisis in the party and that we need to build a mass anti-fascist campaign.

 

Where do fascist parties win the most support?

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29.11.08

 

For years the mainstream media has peddled a myth about racism and fascism – that they are primarily an affliction of the “white working class”, and that respectable people steer clear of such unsavoury political affiliations.
In fact historically fascism has been a primarily middle class phenomenon.

 

Simon Basketter: Leaked membership list reveals middle class base of the fascist BNP

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29.11.08

 

Looking at where the people on the British National Party (BNP) list live – and the kinds of jobs they do – tells us a lot about the nature of their support.

 

Simon Basketter: Chart showing class make up of BNP

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29.11.08

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Disillusion feeds fascist votes

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29.11.08

 

The leaked BNP list contains some 12,800 names. Not all of these are members of the party – some of the names have not paid subscriptions for three years.

 

Sally Kincaid: We need to organise to kick the Nazis out of our workplaces

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29.11.08

 

Just over five years ago I was sitting at home marking my pupils’ work when a neighbour banged on the front door to say our car was on fire.

 

Volkhard Mosler: The German Revolution: Horrors of war gave birth to new struggle

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29.11.08

 

In the second part of our series Volkhard Mosler looks at how the German left grew during the war

 

Mass demonstration in Iraq

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29.11.08

 

Iraqi supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, the rebel Shia cleric, demonstrated in their tens of thousands in Baghdad on Friday of last week.
They were protesting at the Status of Forces Agreement negotiated between the US and Iraq’s government.

 

Simon Assaf: Toxic scandal in Somalia gave birth to new piracy

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29.11.08

 

The escapades of Somali pirates made headlines last week. But the media has ignored the injustice behind the phenomenon.

 

Letters

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29.11.08

 

Haringey social services: a view from the inside | We won’t accept scapegoating | End this war | Police out of college | You can’t eat a credit crunch | This won’t benefit us | Judges are like bosses

 

Sadie Robinson: Shockwaves of the crisis of capitalism spread round the world

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29.11.08

 

Panic over the recession often focuses on the Western economies. But it is the world’s weaker economies that are bearing the brunt of the turmoil.

 

David Jardine: Indonesia: Jangled nerves and the begging bowl

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29.11.08

 

As the global financial crisis broke one of the countries where ordinary people especially held their breath was Indonesia. Ravaged by the economic crisis of 1997-8, whole sectors of the economy were brought down and many millions were thrown below the poverty line.

 

Pakistan: On the edge

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29.11.08

 

Pakistan is facing economic collapse. Inflation has soared to a 30-year high and in October its currency plunged to an all-time low.

 

Andy Zebrowski: Turning against the privateers in Poland

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29.11.08

 

Last year the governing party in Poland proclaimed that it could build a miracle economy. Events are changing so fast that many politicians and economists have been made to look stupid.

 

Jacob Middleton: Bretton Woods: Why economic history will not repeat itself

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29.11.08

 

The Bretton Woods conference laid the foundations of our international economic order – but world leaders will struggle to reach a similar agreement today.

 

Dave Sewell: A Long Exposure: A century of turbulence caught by the camera

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29.11.08

 

Dave Sewell explores a new exhibition of 100 years of photography by the Guardian newspaper

 

Despina Mavrou: Waltz With Bashir: Reliving nightmare of Israel’s 1982 war on Lebanon

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29.11.08

 

Waltz With Bashir is a film that highlights the horror of war. Director Ari Folman sets out to find his missing memories from the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

 

Editorial: Pre-budget report: When balancing books no longer matters

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29.11.08

 

The Tories and the Murdoch press are crying out that Britain will face bankruptcy in a few years thanks to Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling’s supposed extravagance in this week’s pre-budget report. They claim our children’s future is threatened.

 

Editorial: Barack Obama is drinking from two cups

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29.11.08

 

US president-elect Barack Obama has put forward a “stimulus” package for the US economy that makes chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-budget proposals taste like weak milky tea.

 

Editorial: Housing crisis: Fill the empty homes

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29.11.08

 

As the number of home repossessions rises, the scandal of empty homes is also increasing – there are almost 900,000 empty homes in Britain.

 

Graham Turner: Facing the economic deluge

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29.11.08

 

The intervention by governments around the world will have little effect on the deepening economic crisis.

 

Lindsey German: Is the family a haven or a hell?

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29.11.08

 

The media and politicians hold up the nuclear family as the ideal way to live our lives. But this vision is far from the reality for most of us.

 

Esme Choonara: Glimpse of mood for a workplace fightback

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29.11.08

 

As attacks on jobs, pensions and working conditions grow, the question of whether workers can fight back against them is a crucial debate. Yet a series of current disputes, from Aberdeen to Dover, give some sense of both the mood and the determination that exists to fight.

 

Yuri Prasad: Anger as Unison expels Yunus Bakhsh

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29.11.08

 

Britain’s biggest public sector union has expelled one of its best-known activists following a campaign against him that has lasted for nearly two years.

 

Statement on Mumbai attacks (online only)

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29.11.08

 

Socialist Worker is appalled at yesterday’s gun and grenade attacks in the centre of Mumbai and offers its condolences to the families of all those who have been killed or injured.

 

Sophie Drouillet: Defending education in France (online only)

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29.11.08

 

Last Thursday around 200,000 teachers and students took to the streets across France against the government’s attacks on education. The strike was called by all the teachers’ and students’ unions. The right-wing administration of Nicolas Sarkozy wants to cut the education budget rather than focussing on improving teaching and learning conditions.

 

Pietro Taviani: Italian protests spread (online only)

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29.11.08

 

The huge wave of protests by students, teachers, lecturers and school students continues to send shock waves across Italy. The demonstrations are against the Berlusconi government’s assault on secondary and higher education.

 

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