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Frontpage: People power rocks Iran

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20.6.09

 

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People power rocks Iran

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20.6.09

 

There is a new popular power sweeping Iran. In one of the biggest mass demonstrations since the toppling of the US-backed Shah in 1979, some one million people descended onto the streets of the capital Tehran to protest at an election widely seen as rigged.

 

Who says?: Quotes from the week's news

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20.6.09

 

In their own words

 

Sadie Robinson: Soas: Did bosses target their cleaners for deportation?

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20.6.09

 

Were bosses of one of the most multicultural colleges in London complicit in an immigration raid that led to cleaners being deported to a country under a brutal regime?

 

The Soas raid and the mystery of the missing employer

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20.6.09

 

The immigration raid at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) has raised many questions. But there is one you might have expected would have a clear answer – who employed the cleaners?

 

Immigration laws made for bosses

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20.6.09

 

Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable, as fear of deportation often means they put up with worse pay and conditions.
Bosses can do very well out of this.

 

Guy Smallman: Photo of Soas student occupation (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Students occupying the office of Soas principal Paul Webley

 

Recession: No ‘green shoots’ of recovery for the young

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20.6.09

 

With journalists sighting “green shoots of economic recovery” everywhere, Socialist Worker lists a few sobering facts about youth unemployment and poverty that present a different story.

 

War inquiry to be kept secret

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20.6.09

 

Anti-war campaigners protested on Monday as Gordon Brown announced that the government’s inquiry into the Iraq war will be held in secret.

 

Left unity call wins wide hearing

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20.6.09

 

Trade unionists and activists have responded to the open letter calling for left unity, which was launched by the Socialist Workers Party last week.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Inquiry

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20.6.09

 

Richard McEwan: Walkouts over job cuts at Tower Hamlets college

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20.6.09

 

Students and workers at Tower Hamlets College, east London, are involved in a rollercoaster campaign to stop education cuts and defend jobs.

 

Sadie Robinson: Fight for the Right to Work conference calls for united battle for jobs

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20.6.09

 

Over 300 trade unionists, students and unemployed workers came together in London last Saturday to build a united response to the crisis that threatens millions of people with unemployment, job insecurity, low pay and poverty.

 

Matthew Cookson: Labour hypocrisy on planned cuts

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20.6.09

 

Gordon Brown renewed his attack on the Tories’ plans to slash public spending if they win the next general election at the GMB union congress in Blackpool this week.
Tory shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley told the BBC that a Conservative government would cut spending on areas other than the NHS and schools by 10 percent between 2011 and 2015.

 

Anthony Shaw: Has the Labour left lost its Compass?

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20.6.09

 

New Labour’s devastation in the European and county council elections has led some commentators to speculate whether the party is finished as a political force in Britain.

 

Simon Basketter: Construction workers walk out over union-busting

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20.6.09

 

Wildcat strikes in construction could spread, reports Simon Basketter.
Workers at Total’s Lindsey oil refinery in Lincolnshire went out on unofficial strike on Thursday of last week after some were threatened with redundancy.

 

Exposed: construction bosses’ secret plans to block national strike

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20.6.09

 

Secret documents seen by Socialist Worker show how building bosses are planning to prevent a successful vote for action in the national engineering construction ballot.

 

Matthew Cookson: London Underground: Tube workers defiant as their action hits home

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20.6.09

 

Thousands of RMT transport union members on London Underground and Transport for London responded magnificently to a series of attacks on them by taking part in a solid 48-hour strike last week.

 

Where next for crucial London Underground fight?

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20.6.09

 

The RMT and London Underground management are to hold talks over the dispute in the coming days.
The threat of strike action forced bosses to seriously negotiate with the union before last week’s action, but bosses withdrew a deal at the last minute.

 

The three key issues in the London Underground dispute

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20.6.09

 

Jobs – Pay – Bullying

 

ASLEF: Tube drivers’ union leaders fail the test

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20.6.09

 

Leaders of the Aslef train drivers’ union told their members to continue to work as normal during the strike.
The fact that Aslef members crossed picket lines, along with managers working overtime, meant that bosses were able to keep some of the tube network running.

 

Simon Assaf: Iran: Rulers divided as anger bursts onto the streets

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20.6.09

 

The elections in Iran, and the mass protests against fraud that followed, have revealed the deep divisions at the heart of Iran’s ruling class.

 

Lies, treachery and bribes at the heart of the Iranian system

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20.6.09

 

Iran is a country ravaged by corruption. Ordinary people have to pay bribes for services to policemen and state officials.

 

Chris Bambery: Iran: State was born in revolution

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20.6.09

 

The Islamic Republic of Iran was created by a mighty, popular revolution 30 years ago that overthrew the Shah.
This despotic monarch came to power in 1953 in a coup organised by the CIA and British intelligence.

 

Letters

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Resistance against fascism is on the rise – We must act now – Blitz Boris not strikers – A wheely good tube strike – It’s time to get involved – Black is a political word – BA managers flying low – Majority want out of Europe – Electrifying British debut

 

Esme Choonara: Why the Nazis hate democracy

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20.6.09

 

Esme Choonara examines the threat caused by the fascist ideology at the heart of the BNP and explains why Nazi organisations must be confronted

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Racist ideas fuel the BNP

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20.6.09

 

The election of two fascist BNP MEPs has led to predictably craven reactions from some quarters.
Andy Burnham, New Labour’s health secretary, responded to the fascist gains by saying, “Clearly there are concerns about immigration. The government has got to respond to those concerns...

 

Anti-fascist diary

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20.6.09

 

Reporting the BNP | Protest against the BNP ‘summer school’ | UAF emergency conference | Stop the ‘Red, White and Blue’ festival

 

Yuri Prasad: Post workers reject BNP: ‘I’m damned if I’m going to deliver their racist filth’

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20.6.09

 

Hundreds of thousands of leaflets for the fascist British National Party (BNP) went undelivered during the recent elections after many postal workers used a "conscience clause" agreement with Royal Mail and refused to handle them.

 

Megan Trudell: Reviews: Futurism: worshipping the modern and damning the past

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20.6.09

 

A new exhibition of art from the Futurist movement dazzles but does not tell the full story.

 

Martin Smith: Music: Hidden Conversations – Terry Callier

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20.6.09

 

Imagine you are sitting on a sun-kissed beach and playing in the background is one of those “Chilled Ibiza” soundtracks.
But instead of some second rate vocalist singing about nothing, you hear the voice of a man who sings with the soul of Curtis Mayfield and the heartache of Donny Hathaway.
That about sums up jazz, soul and folk singer-songwriter Terry Callier’s new album, Hidden Conversations.

 

Film: Sparks of Hope: Polish Paths to Freedom

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20.6.09

 

This special season of free film screenings provides a unique opportunity to follow the revolt that 20 years ago liberated Polish society from Stalinist dictatorship.

 

More4 Miners' Strike Night

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20.6.09

 

Digital TV channel More4 is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike with an evening of documentaries on one of the most important class battles in British history.

 

Iain Ferguson: Probation: Labour passes buck over crime

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20.6.09

 

There are depressing similarities between the case of the two young French students Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez, brutally murdered in south London last July, and the case of Baby Peter, who died a slow and painful death in 2007 at the hands of his carers.
In each case, the supervising officer involved was carrying a caseload well beyond the recommended levels.

 

Michael Rosen + Gill Motion + Kumar Murshid: Open Letter to the left: How we can join together

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20.6.09

 

Michael Rosen welcomes the Socialist Workers Party’s (SWP) open letter to the left and discusses how he thinks unity can be achieved. Plus responses from Gill Motion and Kumar Murshid

 

Chris Bambery: Economic crisis and the right

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20.6.09

 

Right wing forces were the main beneficiaries of the European elections, but there is a complex relationship between economic crisis and political polarisation.

 

Esme Choonara: Unison conference: How to resist attacks on the public sector

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20.6.09

 

Delegates to the Unison union’s national conference met in Brighton against a backdrop of political turmoil, economic crisis and a profound threat hanging over the future of public services.

 

Defend Yunus Bakhsh

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20.6.09

 

The scandal surrounding the victimisation of Yunus Bakhsh, the widely-respected black trade unionist from Newcastle, has plumbed new depths.

 

Sadie Robinson: Linamar: Sacked militant Rob Williams reinstated

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20.6.09

 

Rob Williams, the Unite union convenor at the Linamar (ex-Visteon) plant in Swansea, South Wales, has been reinstated after being sacked in April.
Workers at the plant were set to begin all-out strike action on Thursday of last week. But it seems that the threat of militant action has forced management to back down.

 

Yuri Prasad: Wave of strikes to hit Royal Mail

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20.6.09

 

Business secretary Lord Mandelson’s plans to hand a chunk of the Royal Mail to a private equity firm are set to receive a blow on Friday, as 10,000 postal workers in London prepare to strike.

 

Post bosses’ interference increases the anger

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20.6.09

 

Royal Mail’s challenge to some of the London strike ballots means that three big offices – Nine Elms, Mount Pleasant and Rathbone Place – will not be on strike this week.

 

Unity needed to beat post privatisation

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20.6.09

 

Solidarity from other workers is critical to the fight against post privatisation, says CWU rep Mark Dolan.

 

Leon Kuhn: Cartoon: Nick Griffin (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Mike Gonzalez: Peru: Hundreds dead in attacks (online only)

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20.6.09

 

According to Peruvian president Alan García, the Amazonian peoples “are not first class citizens”.
This is his justification for the continuing vicious attacks on them with helicopter gunships and heavily armed soldiers.

 

Sean Purdi: Police move onto university campus in Brazil (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Striking students, staff and professors have faced brutal police repression at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, the largest university in South America, with more than 75,000 students.

 

Ken Olende: Shell makes payment over oil campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa's death (online only)

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20.6.09

 

In an out of court settlement oil multinational Shell has paid £9.5 million to the family of Nigerian author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. The family had taken the company to court in New York, accusing it of complicity in the execution of Saro-Wiwa in 1995.

 

March for Tamil rights (online only)

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20.6.09

 

The British Tamils Forum has called a March to defend the Tamils in Sri Lanka, to remember the tens of thousands killed in the government offensive earlier this year and the hundreds of thousands now locked in government displacement camps.
Saturday 20 June, 1pm. Assemble on Park Lane, central London. March to Embankment

 

Cleaners demand respect at City Hall demo (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Around 25 cleaners and their supporters lobbied Tory mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall in London today to demand that he fulfils his promise to guarantee the London Living Wage of £7.60 an hour to all cleaners working on Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London (TfL) contracts in the city.

 

Sadie Robinson: Student occupation wins victory at Soas (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Students occupying at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have won an important victory in their campaign to win justice for deported and detained cleaners from the school.

 

Solidarity with Romanian families in Belfast (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Email messages of support to the chair of the Anti-racism network in Belfast Bmuldoon2000@yahoo.co.uk

 

John Basketter: Attacks on Romanians in Belfast reflect the sectarian state (online only)

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20.6.09

 

The simmering sectarianism that still dominates Northern Ireland has boiled over this week with more than 100 Romanians forced out of their homes in a series of racist attacks in Belfast.

 

The sacking of the Lindsey workers is a challenge for the whole working class (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Support this statement on the construction dispute.
The sacking of 900 workers at the Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) is an attack on every trade unionist in the country.

 

Yuri Prasad: Striking London postal workers defy bosses (online only)

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20.6.09

 

Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh have delivered a blow to bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the union by ramming through “cost saving” measures.

 

Photo: Post workers on the picket line (online only)

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20.6.09

 

On the picket line in North London

 

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