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Frontpage: Greece: the struggle continues

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20.12.08

 

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Panos Garganas: Greece: the struggle continues

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20.12.08

 

The anger that exploded in Greece following the police killing of 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos is still raging.
Workers’ strikes, student occupations, walkouts by school students, mass demonstrations and clashes with the police are intensifying the pressure on the right wing New Democracy government.

 

Simon Basketter: Verdict shows police lied over Jean Charles

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20.12.08

 

Key parts of the police account of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes are untrue, according to the jury that took part in the inquest into his death.

 

De Menezes quotes

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20.12.08

 

Fitting farewell to a warmonger

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20.12.08

 

In the end all it took was a well-aimed shoe to give George Bush his final humiliation in Iraq

 

Simon Assaf: Afghan occupation is ‘corrupt from top to bottom’

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20.12.08

 

Kim Howells, the former foreign office minster responsible for Afghanistan, has described the occupation of the country as corrupt “from top to bottom”.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: accurate targetting

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20.12.08

 

Shoe hurler

 

Simon Assaf: Dubai: free market monument wavers

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20.12.08

 

It was dubbed the sparkling jewel of the Persian Gulf – and held up as proof of the wonders of the free market. When the credit crisis broke in September, Dubai’s rulers, leading economists and the financial press gloated about how the Gulf kingdom would buck the trend.

 

Martin Empson: Climate change: Poznan talks offer little hope

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20.12.08

 

Anyone who hoped that the recent international climate treaty meeting in Poznan, Poland, would come up with a solution to climate change will be severely disappointed.

 

Chris Bambery: A year of revolt and recession

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20.12.08

 

The New Year will begin with a sense of fear gripping both the top and bottom of society. Working people across the globe fear for their jobs, pensions and services. At the top there is fear that the economic crisis is entering freefall and will lead to widespread resistance.

 

US factory occupation shows way to beat attacks

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20.12.08

 

Workers in Chicago have fought back over compensation and won. But the problems are mounting for people across the US

 

United fight for education in Ireland

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20.12.08

 

Over 120,000 parents, teachers, and school and university students have joined protests against the Irish government’s cuts to education.

 

Tom Behan: Italian general strike rocks right

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20.12.08

 

A general strike by millions of workers in the CGIL union federation against Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s right wing government on Friday of last week was a big success.

 

Simon Basketter: Economic crisis: Fights, not concessions, can save workers’ jobs

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20.12.08

 

Unemployment in Britain was set to pass two million over the Christmas period. As the economic crisis bites, it brings more announcements of job losses and reasons for people to be fearful for their jobs.

 

James Eaden: Chesterfield: Tony Benn rallies support for resistance

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20.12.08

 

Tony Benn addressed a rally in Chesterfield last Saturday – for the first time since he stopped being the local MP in 2001.
Around 90 people came to the meeting on how workers can fight back in a recession, which was organised by Chesterfield Trades Council.

 

Dan Swain: Challenging the decimation of Wirral council’s services

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20.12.08

 

Around 300 workers and service users demonstrated outside Wallasey Town Hall in the Wirral, Merseyside, on Wednesday of last week against a drastic series of closures being proposed by the council.

 

Housing: Tenants’ anger in Winchester

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20.12.08

 

Council tenants in Winchester, southern England, are battling a major attack on council housing. Their Tory-run council voted through a £3 million cut to the housing department’s repairs and renovations grant on Wednesday of last week.

 

Alan Walter: Get the Defend Council Housing newspaper

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20.12.08

 

The new Defend Council Housing (DCH) newspaper will be available soon.

 

Matthew Cookson: Welfare state: Labour’s benefits plans hark back to workhouses

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20.12.08

 

Attacks on benefit claimants echo notions of the “undeserving poor”.

 

Ken Olende: Kenyan asylum seeker: ‘I fear for my life if I am deported’

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20.12.08

 

Steve, an asylum seeker living in Manchester, fears for his life if he is sent back to Kenya.
His story sheds some light on the inhumane and illogical nature of the British government’s treatment of asylum seekers.

 

New Labour’s asylum policies are cruel and unjust

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20.12.08

 

The cruel hypocrisy of the government’s approach to asylum was driven home last week as home secretary Jacqui Smith attempted to use the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe to tighten asylum laws.

 

Letters

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20.12.08

 

Solidarity at Woolworths | Inspections and Baby P | March against benefit ‘reforms’ | Dishonest lawyers ripped off miners | Bullying rife in Royal Mail | Support for bus strike | Great footage of bank demo | Memories of Brian Rose | Terrorists are not jihadists | Blacklist gets the brush-off

 

Maria Styllou: Greece in revolt

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20.12.08

 

Revolutionary socialist Maria Styllou analyses the background to the mass rebellion, strikes and riots spreading through Greece following the police killing of a school student.

 

Yiannis Theoharis + Evdokia Moustaka: Voices from the Greek struggle

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20.12.08

 

Yiannis Theoharis is a member of the steering committee of the union of workers of the Intracom telecoms company in Athens. Evdokia Moustaka is a law student at the university of Athens.

 

Matthew Cookson: 1973: the student uprising that drove out the colonels in Greece

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20.12.08

 

One of the high points of resistance in Greece is the Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973, which helped to sweep away the right wing dictatorship that ruled the country.

 

Chris Bambery: Our history: Scotland’s solidarity with Republican Spain

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20.12.08

 

“If I don’t go out and fight fascism, I’ll just have to wait and fight it here.” That was how John Patsy McEwan explained his decision to leave Dundee to go and fight in the Spanish Civil War – alongside hundreds of others.

 

Gareth Jenkins: Che: the inspiring life of a vibrant revolutionary

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20.12.08

 

Che Part One brings the politics of revolution to a new audience.

 

Alan Gibbons: Christmas books: tour de forces for teenagers and toddlers at Xmas

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20.12.08

 

Leading children’s author Alan Gibbons picks out are a few stocking fillers from the world of children’s books.

 

Editorial: A split ruling class with no answer to the crisis

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20.12.08

 

Gordon Brown has been stung by remarks from Peer Steinbrück, the German finance minister, who described Britain’s response to the economic crisis as “crass Keynesianism”.

 

Editorial: Lisbon treaty: Irish can say no to neoliberal Europe again

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20.12.08

 

Next October the Irish people will be asked to vote once again on the European Union’s (EU) Lisbon Treaty. This is despite the referendum held in June this year, when 1.6 million people turned out and rejected the treaty by a margin of over 110,000 votes.

 

Editorial: Bernard Madoff: a Wall Street crook

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20.12.08

 

The German playwright Bertolt Brecht once asked, “What is the crime of robbing a bank compared to the crime of owning a bank?”
He could have been talking about Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff, who now awaits trial charged with defrauding $50 billion from a string of banks and fantastically rich individuals.

 

Siân Ruddick: New lapdancing laws – a step in the right direction

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20.12.08

 

Recent changes in the way that lap dancing clubs are licensed are a step in the right direction for women’s rights.

 

Conor Kostick: The First Crusade: for faith and plunder

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20.12.08

 

The princes, knights, peasants and pilgrims who answered the pope’s call for the First Crusade in 1095 were driven by many different motivations.

 

The route of the First Crusade

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20.12.08

 

Back the battle to save the post

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20.12.08

 

Up to 2,000 postal workers at seven sorting offices in England are set to strike on Friday of this week against the closures of their mail centres.

 

Esme Choonara: Bus drivers’ fury after their terrifying ordeal

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20.12.08

 

“I was terrified – I thought that I was going to be shot like Jean Charles De Menezes.”
This was the thought of Selwyn Dhannie as he was stopped at London Bridge underground station, handcuffed, and then pinned to the floor by ticket inspectors and transport police.

 

Greece's hot winter of protest continues (online only)

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20.12.08

 

Mass protests and strikes are continuing in Greece, two weeks after the police killing of 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The mass movement that has taken to the streets has intensified the pressure on the right wing New Democracy government. Alexandros’s killing has become a focus for all the general discontent in society.

 

Occupation at US university (online only)

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20.12.08

 

An occupation has been taking place for several days at the New School University in New York City. The organisers have issued the following statement.

 

Simon Basketter: Fight Labour’s plan to sell off Royal Mail (online only)

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20.12.08

 

Up to 50,000 postal workers jobs were put at risk yesterday after the unelected Secretary of State for Business Lord Peter Mandelson announced that he plans to sell off parts of the Royal Mail.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Lively scenes outside Chemilines factory as workers stage mass picket (online only)

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20.12.08

 

Some 120 mostly Asian women workers mounted a mass picket this morning at the Chemilines pharmaceuticals factory in north west London on the first of three strike days over pay.

 

Simon Assaf: Egyptian protesters jailed (online only)

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20.12.08

 

An emergency security court in Egypt has jailed 22 textile workers and their supporters for their role in the uprising in the Nile Delta town of Mahalla al-Kubra. A further 27 were acquitted.

 

Simon Assaf: Hundreds killed in Israel’s murderous attack on Gaza (online only)

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20.12.08

 

28. dec.: Israel has launched a barbaric attack on the Gaza Strip killing over 200 people, including scores of women and children. Some 750 people have been wounded.
The Israeli F16 bombers struck at 11.30am on Saturday morning, hitting compounds and government buildings across the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians fear that this is the opening salvo for a full-scale invasion of the Gaza Strip.

 

Frontpage: Gaza Special Issue – Stop Israel’s terror in Gaza

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20.12.08

 

Content

 

Gaza Special Issue: Stop Israel’s terror in Gaza

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20.12.08

 

US and Britain have blood on their hands | End the killing–lift the blockade
Israel is committing mass murder in Gaza, and the US and Britain are giving their blessing to the slaughter. Gaza’s hospitals and morgues are bursting with the dead and the injured.

 

Gaza Special Issue: Eyewitness in Gaza: ‘Can you hear the noise? The Israelis are bombing again’

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20.12.08

 

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are calling on people to protest and “make sure that the world doesn’t forget us”.
Amjad Shawa, the Palestinian NGO network coordinator for Gaza, told Socialist Worker on Tuesday of this week, “We have faced three days of intensive air strikes. When the attack started my children were at school.

 

Lindsey German: Gaza Special Issue: Opposition to war remains a powerful force in the world

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20.12.08

 

The attack on Gaza, pushed through in the dog days of George Bush’s infamous presidency, has galvanised a protest movement that is determined to do all it can to defeat this attack.

 

Joseph Choonara: Gaza Special Issue: Gaza: a new flashpoint in the ‘war on terror’

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20.12.08

 

Israel’s latest assault on the Palestinian people is driven by its need to prove itself to its most powerful ally and by the growing instability caused by the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, writes Joseph Choonara

 

Gaza Special Issue: Hamas: the changing face of the Palestinian resistance

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20.12.08

 

Hamas is a radical Islamist organisation in Palestine. It has won widespread support among Palestinians through its resistance to Israeli dominance.
Support for Hamas has grown at the expense of Fatah – the organisation that led the nationalist Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Gaza Special Issue: Palestine’s long torment

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20.12.08

 

The Gaza Strip is effectively the world’s largest prison camp.
Zionist terror gangs drove its population from their homes during the creation of Israel in 1948.

 

Hossam el-Hamalawy: Gaza Special Issue: Egyptians rage at hated regime

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20.12.08

 

From the moment that Israel began its onslaught on Gaza, mass demonstrations broke out in Egypt. Up to a quarter of a million people took part in the first two days of demonstrations.

 

Gaza Special Issue: Israel’s bloody assault on Gaza fuels protests across the world

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20.12.08

 

Outrage at Israel’s attacks has led to demonstrations around the globe.
More than 2,000 people occupied the street outside the Israeli embassy in London last Sunday and Monday. Demonstrations have continued daily.

 

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