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Frontpage: Tell Gordon Brown: ‘Scrap bank bonuses, save our jobs’

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14.2.09

 

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Mark Dolan: Tell Gordon Brown: ‘Scrap bank bonuses, save our jobs’

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Have the priorities of the system we live under ever been more clearly exposed than by the events of the past week?
A few hundred bankers who helped bring the economy to the brink of collapse are being rewarded for their failures with fat bonuses—all to be paid for with billions of pounds of our money, of course.

 

G20 leaders will face mass protests

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14.2.09

 

We have an opportunity to come together in our thousands next month to say “Put People First”.
That’s the slogan around which the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has helped initiate a coalition involving unions, leading charities and anti-poverty campaigns.

 

Who says?

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14.2.09

 

The news in their own words

 

‘Ford bosses are rewarding us with a kick in the teeth’

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14.2.09

 

Tony, a car worker at Ford’s Southampton plant, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the recession is affecting workers there

 

Crisis hits the car industry as companies cut jobs

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14.2.09

 

There is a dramatic crisis sweeping through the car industry in Britain. New car registrations dropped by 30 percent in January alone.

 

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thai socialist writer escapes to Britain

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14.2.09

 

The dissident Thai socialist Giles Ji Ungpakorn has fled to Britain to avoid censorship and imprisonment in Thailand.

 

Sleazy does it

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14.2.09

 

A round-up of the activities of our leaders

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Signs of Depression

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14.2.09

 

Simon Basketter: Waterford occupiers keep factory alive

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14.2.09

 

Noel is part of a group of workers who are keeping the Waterford Crystal flame burning.

He is among a dozen who make sure that 18 tonnes of molten glass continue to be produced by the plant’s furnace every 24 hours.

 

Support statement saying 'Fight job cuts with unity'

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14.2.09

 

Hundreds of trade unionists have signed a broad-based statement calling for a united fight over jobs and pointing to the dangers of targeting “foreign workers”.

 

More than two million jobless

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14.2.09

 

Official figures to be released on Wednesday of this week are expected to reveal that the total number of unemployed topped two million at the end of last year – the highest figure since Labour came to power in 1997.

 

Weyman Bennett: An urgent fight to stop the Nazi BNP

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14.2.09

 

The British National Party (BNP) is aiming to win seats in the European parliament in June. The Nazis believe they have the wind in their sails following the walkouts at the Lindsey Oil Refinery.

 

Jim Wolfreys: NPA: A new party in France against war and neoliberalism

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14.2.09

 

The founding conference of the NPA in France shows the potential for the left to grow as struggle rises. Jim Wolfreys reports from Paris

 

French activist: ‘Now we have a real left’

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14.2.09

 

Nora from Avignon has been working with newly arrived immigrants in France’s impoverished urban areas – the quartiers populaires – for many years. She explained what drew her to the NPA.

 

John Basketter: Focus construction industry anger over jobs on bosses and Brown

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14.2.09

 

Workers protesting at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire returned to work on Monday of this week after management promised an additional 102 jobs would be made available to “British” workers.

 

Analysing the fallout from the Lindsey dispute

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14.2.09

 

The walkouts at Lindsey Oil Refinery have set a number of precedents – both good and bad.

 

Use of subcontracting is a scandal

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14.2.09

 

The European Union (EU) Posted Workers Directive allows foreign contractors to hire staff from overseas for temporary projects, provided they are granted the same legal rights as British workers.
But it only entitles them to minimum labour standards – the minimum wage rather than the rate for the job.

 

Judith Orr: The free market vs protectionism

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14.2.09

 

It’s a bit rich that politicians and big business lined up to lecture us on the virtues of racial tolerance and international solidarity during the recent wildcat strikes.

 

Yuri Prasad: Capital problems for NHS PFI privateers

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14.2.09

 

The economic crisis has put New Labour’s flagship PFI scheme in jeopardy, but its love of the market in healthcare continues.

 

Vultures want to use the NHS to save their profits

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14.2.09

 

As one part of NHS privatisation hits the rocks, the government is ploughing ahead with others.

 

Diverse: Letters

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14.2.09

 

What was reality of the ‘British jobs’ strikes? | Hull academy attacks | Back Ferihgey airport strikers | Protest for Kurdish rights | Snowmen face job insecurity | Musical Gaza solidarity | Police play by different rules | Snow strike suspension

 

Mike Haynes: Eastern Europe: a return to crisis

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14.2.09

 

Twenty years after the 1989 revolutions Mike Haynes looks at the recession and revolts shaking eastern Europe today

 

Esme Choonara: Nationalism: Who really benefits when ‘we’re all in it together’?

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14.2.09

 

Esme Choonara argues that nationalism is bad news for the workers’ movement

 

Hussain Ismail: England People Very Nice: why racism and comedy do not mix

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14.2.09

 

Playwright and activist Hussain Ismail is shocked at the racism of the National Theatre’s England People Very Nice

 

Louise Rathbone: Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner: photographs of mixed race Britain

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14.2.09

 

This exhibition tells the stories of black mixed race families in Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

Editorial: Whoever wins the Israeli elections will oppress Palestinians

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14.2.09

 

Whatever the outcome of the elections in Israel, one thing is guaranteed – the Palestinians will find no respite from the endless war and oppression they face.

 

Editorial: The left must always organise to raise politics in strikes

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14.2.09

 

Recent construction walkouts have raised many arguments about who is to blame for the jobs crisis and how the left should respond to strikes that wrongly target “foreign workers”.

 

Editorial: The cost of Tony Blair bringing 'peace' to the Middle East

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14.2.09

 

The carnage in Gaza is the latest reflection of Tony Blair’s “success” in his role as Middle East peace envoy.

 

James Norrie: Students are building a new resistance

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14.2.09

 

The solidarity occupations on campus have brought to life a new student movement, writes Oxford University student James Norrie

 

Alex Callinicos: Charles Darwin’s discovery

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14.2.09

 

Alex Callinicos looks at the political controversies that still surround Charles Darwin, who was born 200 years ago, and founded modern biology with his theory of evolution

 

SWP National Committee meets to discuss fightback

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14.2.09

 

The national committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) met last weekend to discuss the economic crisis and the party’s response to it.

 

Stop the War: Movement of solidarity for Gaza grows

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14.2.09

 

Activists across Britain have been stepping up activity around Gaza. Local initiatives have included meetings, collections in workplaces and street stalls to raise awareness and money for the people of Gaza.

 

Siân Ruddick: Student rebellion spreads across campuses

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14.2.09

 

The past week has seen the 27th occupation start on a university campus in as many days. For students across Britain, the first weeks of term in 2009 look set to shape the politics on campus for many months to come.

 

Simon Assaf: Afghanistan: war is ‘tougher than Vietnam’ for US

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14.2.09

 

The US has admitted that winning the war in Afghanistan will be “tougher than Vietnam”.
Richard Holbrooke, Barack Obama’s special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, told a Nato conference in Munich recently, “It is like no other problem we have confronted, and in my view it’s going to be much tougher than Vietnam.”

 

Chris Nineham: A week of fury will greet G20 in London

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14.2.09

 

The leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will meet in London in April. They come together against a backdrop of world slump, war and rising anger at the nightmare they have created.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Campaigning for Venezuela's referendum (online only)

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14.2.09

 

Mike Gonzalez in Caracas watches the intense campaigning for the referendum on whether President Chavez will be allowed to stand again for the presidency in 2012

 

Video of management sacking agency workers at BMW Cowley (online only)

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14.2.09

 

Management tell the workers of shift C "yellow" Mini production at BMW's Cowley plant that they are sacked at the end of a night shift on the morning of 16 February 2009

 

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