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Frontpage: Break Britain’s links with Israel

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17.1.09

 

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Break Britain’s links with Israel

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Expel the Israeli ambassador | Stop all arms sales

 

In Brief: Medics struggle to get into Gaza

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As Gaza’s hospitals overflow with the casualties of Israel’s aggression, growing numbers of medical staff – including specialist trauma surgeons – are stuck in Egypt on the border with Gaza.

 

In Brief: Scottish MSPs offer support

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The Scottish parliament has spoken out against the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire.

 

Simon Assaf: Evidence is mounting of Israel’s atrocities

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Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza is creating a wave of human suffering of unimaginable proportions.
It will mark Palestinian society in blood for years to come.
Now the Israeli cabinet is set to turn Gaza into hell on Earth by pushing tens of thousands of troops, backed by tanks and bulldozers, into cities and towns.
The snippets of news emerging from the rubble tell of immeasurable fear, suffering and death.

 

Israeli commander gives candid account of killing

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The true horror the events in Gaza is only slowly emerging from under Israel’s press embargo.
But one Israeli army commander gave a sense of the military operation when he told the Associated Press news agency how his troops are killing everyone they come across.

 

United mass protests in Turkey shake up the region

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The anger at Israel’s assault on Gaza has reached new heights across the region.
One indication of the growing pressure on Israel and its allies is the change in language among politicians long considered friendly to Israel and the West.
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Erdogan told a recent rally that Israel is “perpetrating inhuman actions which would bring it to self-destruction.

 

‘War on terror’: No lull in the Afghan war

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British foreign secretary David Miliband’s hope for a “winter lull” in Afghanistan has proved to be hopelessly optimistic.

 

Siân Ruddick: Massive protests in solidarity with Gaza

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Last weekend saw hundreds of thousands spilling onto the streets in cities and towns across the world to protest against Israel’s murderous attack on Gaza.

 

Siân Ruddick: Radical Wales: Unrest rolled out across the Valleys

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Welsh workers’ struggles from the mid-19th century onwards were very powerful, writes Siân Ruddick in the second part of our series

 

John Basketter: Economic crisis: Nissan cuts jobs as the recession hits

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As a quarter of the workforce are made redundant at Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland, retired engineer John Basketter looks at its history.

 

Matthew Cookson: Economic crisis: Gordon Brown's plans aren't enough to secure jobs for all

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Gordon Brown has promised to help 500,000 people into work or training as part of the government’s plans to deal with the recession.

 

Sadie Robinson: Barack Obama faces tough tasks on economy

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As US president-elect Barack Obama prepares for his inauguration next Tuesday the impact of the recession on the US grows more severe by the day.

 

Anger at Obama's silence over Gaza slaughter

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Barack Obama was elected on a wave of hope following eight years of the warmongering neoliberal George Bush.
But Obama’s failure to condemn Israel’s barbaric attack on Gaza has sparked anger among ordinary people.

 

Michael Reilly: Response to police shooting shows US society is a tinderbox

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News of the shooting of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) police in Oakland on New Year’s Day has made its way around the world.

 

Greek protests shake government

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The movement against Greece’s right wing government returned to the streets last week.
Huge protests, walkouts and strikes spread across the country following the police killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15 year old boy, in Athens in December.
The anger over this and issues such as the economic crisis has not gone away.

 

SWP conference 2009: Debating the fightback in an age of slumps and war

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The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) held its annual conference last weekend in London.
The discussions were framed and focused by the global crisis of capitalism that erupted last year.

 

SWP conference 2009: Understanding a system caught in deep crisis

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Chris Harman, editor of the International Socialism journal, introduced the opening session on the state of the capitalist system held on Friday evening.

 

SWP conference 2009: The SWP: building a party at the heart of the movements

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A debate on Sunday focused on the importance of building the SWP to help resist the effects of the economic crisis and imperialist wars.
The session was introduced by Martin Smith, the SWP’s national secretary. He noted that the current situation could lead to “either anger or fear” among ordinary people.

 

SWP conference 2009: Stop the War: Mobilising a mass response to imperialism

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Lindsey German introduced a session on imperialism and the Stop the War Coalition.
She began by highlighting the scale of mass resistance to Israel’s attack on Gaza, which she described as a “phenomenal response”.

 

SWP conference 2009: Seizing chances to resist the recession

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The session on responding to the economic crisis saw a productive discussion of strategies for encouraging working class resistance.
It was introduced by SWP industrial organiser Charlie Kimber. “The economic crisis is central to the work that the party will be doing over the next 12 months,” he said. “The questions of who pays for the crisis and the level of resistance is vital.”

 

SWP conference 2009: Weighing up the lessons of the split in Respect

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Alex Callinicos introduced a session looking at the party’s handling of the 2007 split in Respect and the issues that this threw up regarding the SWP’s internal life.

 

SWP conference 2009: Changes in the party’s leadership

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At its annual conference last weekend the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) faced one of its biggest tests in three decades.
For over a year there has been a debate inside the party that has affected every level of the organisation, including its leading body, the central committee.

 

SWP conference 2009: Democracy commission: ‘Working body’ elected

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Conference established a commission that will spend the next few months examining ways of strengthening party democracy.
As Chris Harman put it in his introduction to the session, the commission would “refresh the structures of accountability and democracy inside the party”.

 

Simon Assaf: Time for revolution in the Middle East

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The Israeli assault on Gaza has exposed deep divisions between Arab ruling classes, their Western allies and the people of the region, argues Simon Assaf

 

Matthew Cookson: Palestine’s enduring resistance

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The Palestinians have a long history of resisting imperialism and Zionism – the belief that Jewish people need a separate homeland in Palestine.
Their struggles have stopped Israel and its supporters being able to deny their history and existence.

 

Tariq Ali: 'Why the West wants to destroy Hamas'

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The writer and activist Tariq Ali spoke at a Stop the War 'Israel out of Gaza' rally in London on Thursday of last week. Here are edited extracts of his speech.

 

Letters

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Rage against Israel’s terror attacks on Gaza | ‘Sex work’ not liberating | Council inspections are sick farce | MPs don’t care about asbestos | Save vital neonatal unit | Questions on union leaders | Tribute to Brian Pearce | Che’s Cuban tensions | Probation role contradictory

 

Editorial: Heathrow expansion plan is a threat to the planet

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Big business and trade union leaders formed an unholy alliance this week when they backed the expansion of Heathrow airport

 

Editorial: Islamophobia: reject the divisions

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Last Saturday saw Muslims in their thousands join trade unionists and others in opposition to a real terror campaign – Israel’s war on Gaza.

 

Editorial: Prince Harry is no role model

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No apology can alter the simple fact that Prince Harry calling one army colleague a “Paki” and another a “raghead” is racist and unacceptable. Thousands of people have heard those words as they became victims of racist violence and harassment.

 

John Basketter: Documents reveal Labour government was prepared to crush discontent

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Thirty years ago James Callaghan’s Labour government was prepared to use troops to break strikes over pay.

 

Colin Wilson: Edward Carpenter: for liberty and love (expanded online version)

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17.1.09

 

Radical historian Sheila Rowbotham spoke to Colin Wilson about her new biography of Edward Carpenter, the pioneering gay socialist writer.

 

Carole Vincent + Guy Smallman: Ex-guard at Guantanamo speaks out on torture camps

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17.1.09

 

The main hall of Friends Meeting House in Euston was packed out last Sunday with people demanding an end to the Guantanamo prison camp and similar institutions.

 

How did far right know details of Yunus Bakhsh case?

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17.1.09

 

It has shockingly come to light that the allegations against Yunus Bakhsh were available to Nazis before Yunus knew what they were.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Defiant pay fight at Chemilines shocks bosses

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17.1.09

 

Workers at the Chemilines pharmaceuticals firm in Wembley, north west London, are stepping up their campaign for decent pay and dignity at work.

 

Key accuser of health activist Yunus Bakhsh is a Facebook friend of BNP Nazi

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A most extraordinary scandal has been exposed in the case of Yunus Bakhsh, a health worker who has been sacked by his employer and expelled from the Unison union.

 

Thai socialist academic charged with offending royal dignity (online only)

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17.1.09

 

Associate Professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn is fighting charges of lèse majesté (offending the dignity of a sovereign) over his book A Coup for the Rich, an academic work on the 2006 military coup.

 

Soas students occupy university building in solidarity with Gaza (online only)

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17.1.09

 

Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have occupied the Brunei Gallery Suite in protest at a Ministry of Defence exhibition being held there and in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

 

Siân Ruddick: Soas student occupation declares victory as university concedes demands (online only)

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Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) occupying the Brunei Gallery in solidarity with Gaza have declared victory after winning significant demands from the university management.

 

Siân Ruddick + Vladimir Unkovski-Korica: Occupation at London School of Economics over Gaza (online only)

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17.1.09

 

Over 40 pro Palestine students occupied a lecture theatre at the London School of Economics (LSE) on Thursday afternoon to demand that the university releases a statement condemning the attack on Gaza and stops investing in arms companies that supply the Israeli military.

 

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