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Frontpage: ‘Why are the bankers bailed out when we are left with nothing?’

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13.12.08

 

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‘Why are the bankers bailed out when we are left with nothing?’

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13.12.08

 

ask the victims of Farepak’s collapse
Christmas was ruined for thousands of families two years ago when the Farepak savings scheme collapsed. The HBOS bank pulled the plug on the scheme’s parent company – and 120,000 people lost a total of £38 million in savings.

 

Bank workers: ‘We must fight these job losses’

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13.12.08

 

The economic crisis is leading to massive job losses in the financial sector – and it’s ordinary workers who are paying the price. Now it’s time to fight back, writes a Royal Bank of Scotland worker

 

Kelly Hilditch: Thousands march to demand climate action

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13.12.08

 

Around 10,000 people marched in London last Saturday at a demonstration called by the Campaign Against Climate Change. The march was young, noisy – and prepared to take direct action.

 

Sadie Robinson: Debt scandal: Lenders use ‘charging orders’ to grab people’s homes

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13.12.08

 

People who have taken out unsecured loans are increasingly finding that their homes are under threat – thanks to the scandal of moneylenders going to the courts to obtain “charging orders” on their loans.

 

Siân Ruddick: A World in Crisis: Debating socialist solutions as the recession bites

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13.12.08

 

The Socialist Workers Party hosted A World In Crisis: the Socialist Solution, a special one-day conference on Saturday of last week.

 

Pension lifeboat is under threat

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13.12.08

 

A government scheme to guarantee the pensions of millions of workers is in danger of collapsing because of the huge growth in corporate pension shortfalls.

 

Taliban ‘slowly encircling Kabul’

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13.12.08

 

The Nato-led occupation of Afghanistan is coming under severe threat, with Afghan resistance forces led by the Taliban threatening to encircle the capital city Kabul.

 

Stop the G20 in London in April

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13.12.08

 

The next meeting of the G20 group of nations will take place in London on 2 April.
The Stop the War Coalition and CND are calling a demonstration on the day of the conference to demand that world leaders turn away from war and neoliberalism.

 

Simon Basketter: Jean Charles de Menezes: Shot, then slandered and still no justice

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13.12.08

 

On 22 July 2005, Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder with hollow tip bullets by police who had followed him on to a tube train at Stockwell, south London.

 

Ken Olende: Strange alliances in Thailand’s ruling class

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13.12.08

 

The Thai ruling class is seriously split. The royalist People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) is set against supporters of the government and populist leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

 

Alex Callinicos: Damian Green, the police and civil liberties

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13.12.08

 

How should socialists react to the immense furore over the police arrest of Tory frontbencher Damian Green and search of his parliamentary office and home?

 

Chris Bambery: Soaring job losses intensify crisis in US

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13.12.08

 

As recession brings misery to the lives of millions across the US, some workers are showing that it is possible to fight back.

 

US: Worries for car workers

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13.12.08

 

The US Congress and the White House seem set to finalise an emergency $15 billion short-term loan to keep the General Motors (GM), Chrysler and Ford car companies afloat.

 

Siân Ruddick: Labour’s nasty attacks on benefit claimants

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13.12.08

 

Labour and Tory politicians have been falling over each other to prove that they are the toughest on those who claim welfare benefits.

 

Is there an underclass of welfare dependents?

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13.12.08

 

The conviction of Karen Matthews for kidnapping her daughter, Shannon, has led politicians and the media to denounce the supposed “underclass” of benefit claimants that exists in Britain.

 

Government uses Queen’s Speech to signal new draconian legislation

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13.12.08

 

Alongside the attacks on welfare, a number of other bills announced in last week’s Queen’s speech effectively dispel any notion that Labour is making a turn to the left.

 

Volkhard Mosler: The German Revolution: Berlin’s days of hope turned into despair

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13.12.08

 

Our series concludes as Volkhard Mosler describes the moves to crush the revolution in January 1919

 

Simon Basketter: Councils’ privatisation frenzy is gathering pace

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13.12.08

 

Councils across Britain are thinking of selling off vital services as the economic crisis deepens, writes Simon Basketter, but there is resistance

 

Councils’ privatisation frenzy is gathering pace

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13.12.08

 

A possible sign of things to come in the councils is the Southwest One project in the south west.
This is a £400 million, ten year public-private partnership involving Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Avon & Somerset Police and IBM.

 

Letters

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13.12.08

 

Jim Wolfreys: France: crisis and revolt

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13.12.08

 

The attacks from France’s right wing government have seen a vigorous response from workers and students, which has opened a political space for the left.

 

Alan Krivine on France’s new Anti-Capitalist Party

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13.12.08

 

Alain Krivine of the Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire (LCR) spoke to Socialist Worker about the conference in January that will found a new party, now known as the New Anti-capitalist Party (NPA).

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Why we need to get the Nazis out of workplaces

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13.12.08

 

Last month’s leak of a list of British National Party (BNP) members and supporters has raised the issue of what we should do about fascists in our workplaces and communities.

 

John Rees: John Milton: poetic genius who was at the heart of revolution

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13.12.08

 

John Rees looks at John Milton’s role in the English Revolution of the 1640s, 400 years after the poet’s birth

 

Non-fiction books for Christmas

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13.12.08

 

The Myth of Mars and Venus – The Revolution and the Civil War in Spain – Black Britain: A photographic history – The Liberal Defence of Murder – Crossing The “River of Fire”

 

Editorial: Western intervention at root of Zimbabwe’s disaster

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13.12.08

 

The British government’s hypocrisy over the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe is jaw-dropping. Gordon Brown has said that “enough is enough” and that the United Nations security council should meet to discuss action against Robert Mugabe’s government.

 

Editorial: Unjust show trials at Guantanamo

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13.12.08

 

Five men accused of connection with the 9/11 attacks of 2001 emerged this week from the isolation of the Guantanamo detention centre to stand before a military commission. Each entered a guilty plea and demanded the death sentence. Their spokesperson Khaled Sheikh Mohammed had been subjected to torture.

 

Editorial: Crazy competition over car production

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13.12.08

 

There were three million unsold cars sitting in storage or salesrooms across the US last month. Even before the current crisis, car production has far superseded the level of sales needed to achieve the scale of profit the companies demand.

 

Mark Brown: Saving art ‘for the nation’: The art of robbery

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13.12.08

 

A real Campaign For The Titians would challenge the art market and the private ownership of great paintings.

 

Paul Le Blanc: Why read Lenin today?

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13.12.08

 

The acclaimed Marxist historian Paul Le Blanc explains why Lenin’s political ideas are vitally important for anyone who wants to understand capitalism and struggle against it.

 

Greek mass movement rises up against the state

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13.12.08

 

Panos Garganas spoke to Socialist Worker about the demonstrations shaking Greece

 

Mail centres vote to go on strike at Christmas

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13.12.08

 

Postal workers in seven mail centres have voted to take one-day strikes in the run-up to Christmas.
The strikes – at Oxford, Milton Keynes, Crewe, Merseyside, Bolton, Stockport and Coventry – are in response to Royal Mail's plans to close several mail centres across Britain. Many ballots were held in other mail centres and were very narrowly lost.

 

Simon Basketter: Jean Charles de Menezes jury reject police case as family say coroner failed (online only)

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13.12.08

 

Key parts of the police account of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes are untrue according to the jury at the inquest into his death.

 

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