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Frontpage: Jail them

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23.5.09

 

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Jail them

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MPs seem to think they can get away with anything. They lock up people every week for non-payment of council tax or TV licenses, while at the same time avoiding tax and lying over their ‘second homes’...

 

Who says?: Sleazy quotes

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23.5.09

 

MPs in their own words

 

Simon Basketter: Expenses scandal: Corruption goes right to the heart of the system

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23.5.09

 

There is a range of different ways of making money out of parliamentary expenses – and our politicians have milked them all. Many are centred around claims relating to housing.

 

The Tories: 'We needed the cash to deal with dangerous trees'

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23.5.09

 

The lavish lifestyles of the Tories are still emerging as the expenses scandal unfolds.

 

Lord ‘felt like Guantanamo inmate’

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23.5.09

 

A former Labour minister is facing a temporary suspension from the House of Lords for offering to change legislation in exchange for money. Lord Truscott has compared his treatment to that of a “Guantanamo inmate”.

 

In brief: The spooks they tried to hide

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23.5.09

 

A key part of the “gentlemen’s club” that is the British establishment is the hidden agreement between the media and the security services to cover up information.

 

In brief: Mark Serwotka wants election debate

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23.5.09

 

The huge anger at the corruption in parliament is reinforcing the need for a political alternative that working people can vote for. The PCS civil service workers’ union conference in Brighton this week saw debates over this issue.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Shameless

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23.5.09

 

Simon Basketter: Expenses scandal: Jail these corrupt ministers

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23.5.09

 

The government hammers those most affected by the poverty and misery of Gordon Brown’s Britain with hypocrisy and draconian laws. Every week people are jailed for not paying their council tax or are dragged in front of the courts for not paying their TV licence.

 

House of Commons Speaker resigns – who’s next?

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23.5.09

 

Michael Martin became the first commons speaker in more than 300 years to resign on Tuesday. The last one to go was Sir John Trevor in 1695 when he was found guilty of accepting a bribe.

 

Alex Callinicos: Obama is marching into the graveyard of empires

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23.5.09

 

Two events last week underlined the fact that Barack Obama is not kidding when he says he intends to escalate the war in Afghanistan.

 

Sadie Robinson: Celebrating victory at Ford-Visteon

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23.5.09

 

The victorious Visteon workers left their picket lines and occupation this week as they received details of their payouts.

 

Job cuts: BT hangs up on workers

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23.5.09

 

British Telecom (BT) is to make over 15,000 workers from across Britain redundant this year – a tenth of its total workforce. This follows the culling of a a similar number of jobs last year.

 

Unions must fight attacks

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23.5.09

 

Fujitsu, the giant computer and IT corporation, has announced it will close its final salary pension scheme to 4,000 employees.

 

Matthew Cookson: Workers march in Birmingham against jobs massacre

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23.5.09

 

Anger over mounting job losses brought more than 7,000 people onto the streets of Birmingham last Saturday for the Unite union’s national march for jobs.

 

Keep pressure on union leaders for action

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23.5.09

 

Workers across Britain are desperate for a fightback against the bosses’ offensive.

 

Fight for the Right to Work conference is key step in campaign

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23.5.09

 

The next major date in the jobs fight is Saturday 13 June. That is when the Fight for the Right to Work conference will take place in central London.

 

Nazis: Many fear BNP will gain votes

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23.5.09

 

Many people on the jobs protest in Birmingham were concerned by the fascist British National Party’s (BNP) attempts to capitalise on the impact of the economic crisis.

 

Chris Bambery: Marxists and recession: Gramsci and the phases of war

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23.5.09

 

In the first part of our new series Chris Bambery looks at the link between workers’ struggle and revolution

 

Thousands rally in support of Palestinians

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23.5.09

 

Over 3,000 Palestinians and their supporters took to the streets of central London on Saturday of last week.

 

Ken Olende: Sri Lanka: Hollow 'victory' over Tamil Tigers won't bring peace

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23.5.09

 

The Sri Lankan army finished its brutal conquest of the areas of the island previously controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)—the Tamil Tigers—this week. Most of the Tigers’ leaders are now dead.

 

Yuri Prasad: India: Voters give Communists a battering

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23.5.09

 

India’s ruling Congress party this week returned to power following the country’s month-long election process which concluded at the weekend. The Congress-led alliance trounced its rivals, winning more than 260 seats, while the right wing Hindu chauvinist coalition mustered just 158.
But the biggest losers in the polls were the mainstream Communist Party, known as the CPIM, and the Left Front alliance that it dominates.

 

Letters

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23.5.09

 

Hypocrites, fraudsters, gluttons and thieves | The origin of humans | Fight for our views | Guernica: then and now | Class divide in Delphi plants

 

Simon Assaf: Europe 2009: The new fascist election threats and how they can be stopped

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23.5.09

 

Imagine a group of thugs, implicated in terrorism and racist attacks, becoming our representatives in Europe. In the days following Thursday 4 June, the date of elections to the European parliament, we could wake up to find that this is exactly what has happened.

 

Esme Choonara: BNP’s Euro friends are thugs and bombers

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23.5.09

 

The British National Party’s (BNP’s) “friends” in Europe are an assortment of violent fascist organisations. These links are yet more evidence that the BNP is engaged in building a serious Nazi party.

 

GM Tamás: Hungary: Fascist menace emboldened by capitalism’s crisis

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23.5.09

 

Fascists in Hungary are hoping to make a breakthrough in the European elections. Former MP G M Tamás spoke to Socialist Worker about what is driving them forward.

 

Jimmy Ross: David Rovics: Lay-offs, empty highways and songs of inspiration

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23.5.09

 

US singer-songwriter David Rovics spoke to Jimmy Ross about his musical response to the war and recession
US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has described singer and activist David Rovics as “the peace poet and troubadour for our time”.

 

Siân Ruddick: Fascism in Ruins: Uncovering the overgrown ruins of fascist Italy

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23.5.09

 

Artist Dan Dubowitz and architect Patrick Duerden have been tracking down abandoned fascist buildings in northern Italy since 2005.

 

Round up: Who’s Watching You?

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23.5.09

 

The proliferation of CCTV cameras has made Britain one of the most observed countries in the world. In this new series, Richard Bilton explores the world of surveillance.

 

Round up: Armando Iannucci In Milton’s Heaven And Hell

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23.5.09

 

Writer and director of the recent film In The Loop, Armando Iannucci explores John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost in this part of the BBC’s poetry season.

 

Round up: Clampdown T-shirt competition

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23.5.09

 

Five Socialist Worker readers have the chance to win a new Philosophy Football Clampdown T-shirt in our May competition.

 

Editorial: No sign of crisis easing despite bank bail-outs

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23.5.09

 

What has the government’s largesse in splashing out £1.4 trillion to bail out and guarantee the banks actually achieved?
Last week the Bank of England warned that banks were “reluctant” to lend money to businesses and that credit will be restricted for some time.

 

Editorial: Netanyahu tells it like it is over Palestine

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23.5.09

 

When it comes to arrogance, no one can fault Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel’s new prime minister gave his US paymasters a shock when he declared that his government would not even pretend to back a two state solution for the Palestinians.

 

Editorial: Sports plan fails to score

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23.5.09

 

The launch of a bid for the 2018 football World Cup this week saw Gordon Brown attempt to ease his worries by hanging out with David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.

 

Scarlet Knight: Not what I call care

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23.5.09

 

The solution to the current crisis in the care system lies with putting children at the heart of it, writes youth worker Scarlet Knight

 

Joseph Choonara: Unravelling Capitalism: A Return to Marx

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23.5.09

 

Joseph Choonara talked to Socialist Worker about his new book Unravelling Capitalism and the renewed interest in Marxist economic ideas

 

Simon Basketter: How much did unions know about construction blacklist?

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23.5.09

 

The government has announced that it will “consult” over proposals to outlaw blacklisting after the Information Commissioner revealed that up to 40 construction firms had subscribed to a “blacklist”.

 

Esme Choonara: Uniting together to stop the Nazi BNP

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23.5.09

 

Anti-fascist activists have been out in force over the last few days campaigning to stop the British National Party (BNP) making gains in the European elections on 4 June.

 

Siân Ruddick: Scotland Yard protest will pile pressure on the police

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23.5.09

 

Campaigners against police violence are planning to “kettle” Scotland Yard this Saturday—turning on its head the police’s tactics of surrounding demonstrators and not allowing people to leave.

 

Abiodun Olamosu: Nigerian workers march against government attacks (online only)

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23.5.09

 

Around 10,000 trade unionists marched through Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital on Wednesday of last week. The march grew in size as people joined it on route. It was protesting against government plans to deregulate the price of fuel, demanding a substantial increase in the minimum wage and calling for electoral reform to guarantee free and fair elections.

 

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