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Frontpage: Solidarity can win – Spread the strikes

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27.6.09

 

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Solidarity can win – Spread the strikes

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27.6.09

 

Lindsey dispute is a fight for us all – Oil bosses sack over 600 workers for organising action – Thousands walk out of construction sites in support
Thousands of construction workers have walked out of work and taken illegal unofficial strike action. The wildcat strikes follow the Total oil multinational’s sacking of over 600 workers at the Lindsey refinery site in Lincolnshire.

 

John Basketter: Lindsey is a battleground for the future of the unions

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27.6.09

 

There is a war going on in the construction industry, and its outcome will affect us all.
Last week Total, the huge multinational oil company, launched a major attack against the working class when it sacked 647 workers at the Lindsey oil refinery for taking unofficial strike action.

 

Solidarity action spreads

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27.6.09

 

Workers at refineries, power stations and major construction sites have walked out in support of the strike at Lindsey.
As Socialist Worker went to press, these are the main sites affected, with the number of strikers listed below.

 

'We won't go back crawling on our bellies'

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27.6.09

 

Hundreds of pickets marched down the road around the Lindsey refinery to the entrance of the nearby ConocoPhillips site on Monday morning.

 

'British jobs' slogan pushed back but the argument remains a danger

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27.6.09

 

The construction industry has been at the heart of debates over “British jobs for British workers”. This slogan was raised during a series of unofficial strikes earlier this year over contractors who were using “foreign” or “non-local” labour.

 

Company wants Total obedience

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27.6.09

 

Bosses at Total insist they did not trigger the dispute at the Lindsey refinery. Yet according to the GMB union the company ensured that workers it described as “unruly” were not re-employed.

 

Build support for the strike

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27.6.09

 

Trade unionists are rallying behind the striking construction workers. Delegations from the Unison union, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Chesterfield trades council all joined protests at the Lindsey site.

 

Union leaders and the law

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27.6.09

 

The wo rkers who walked out unofficially at Lindsey and elsewhere have shown the power that can beat the anti-union laws. But many workers are angry that the union leaders have not done more to support them.

 

Graham Kirkwood: Scrap this private health rip-off

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27.6.09

 

As Labour and the Conservatives argue over who is or isn’t going to cut public sector spending after the next general election, it is worth having a look at a report produced by the employers’ organisation, the NHS Confederation.

 

Tamils’ London protest: Sri Lanka’s war crimes marked

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4

27.6.09

 

Some 50,000 Tamils and their supporters marched through central London last Saturday.

 

Sadie Robinson: Brown can’t escape the crisis he created

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27.6.09

 

Not long ago Gordon Brown looked like he was finished.
The week that Brown received multiple resignations from his cabinet also saw disastrous results for Labour in the council and European elections.
It seemed that he could be forced out of office any day.
But Brown has survived. And, what’s more, it seems that the bulk of Labour ministers have closed ranks around him.

 

Even censors can’t hide extent of expenses scandal

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27.6.09

 

Gordon Brown promised we are entering a “new chapter” in British politics with the election of Tory MP John Bercow as the new Speaker of the House of Commons

 

Gordon Hewitt: Belfast: Community unites to resist attacks on Roma

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27.6.09

 

The simmering sectarianism that dominates Northern Ireland boiled over last week as a series of racist attacks forced more than 100 members of the Roma community out of their homes in Belfast.

 

Paul Jenkins: Nazis show true colours at Blackpool protest

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27.6.09

 

Britain’s fascists let their mask of respectability slip when they were confronted by a lively 150-strong protest in Blackpool last Saturday.

 

Esme Choonara: Media: Debates around reporting BNP (expanded online)

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5

27.6.09

 

Around 50 media workers met in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) headquarters last week to discuss how best to respond to the threat of the Nazi BNP.

 

Sadie Robinson: Occupation wins victory for Soas cleaners

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5

27.6.09

 

Students occupying the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) last week won a victory in their campaign for justice for deported and detained cleaners from the school.

 

Matt Mankelow: David Aaronovitch book: Cover-ups, collusion and conspiracies

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27.6.09

 

Voodoo Histories, David Aaronovitch’s new book is an attack on all those who ask questions

 

Yuri Prasad + Pat Smith: Action strikes a blow to Royal Mail

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6

27.6.09

 

Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh hit back last week at bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the CWU union by ramming through “cost saving” measures.

 

Letters

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27.6.09

 

Class questions over mass protests in Iran | Greens not middle class | Back in the NHS | Right to egg BNP Nazis’ | Dave Prentis taps into anger at Labour | Why soldiers quit the army | Who should we vote for? | Iraq inquiry must be open | UB40's music of resistance | Innocent until proven guilty?

 

Simon Assaf: Behind Iran’s rising

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27.6.09

 

The Iran that emerged after its long and bloody war with Iraq in 1988 was not one envisoned by those who rose to power after the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.

 

Who’s who in Iran

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27.6.09

 

Ayatollah Khomeini – Ali Khamenei – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Mohammad Khatami – Mir Hussein Mousavi – Hashemi Rafsanjani

 

Dominic Kavakeb: Protests bring a chance of change for Iran

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27.6.09

 

The Iranian revolution of 1979 was a mass popular uprising. Some 30 years on, the Iranian people are again out on the streets in their millions.

 

Naz Massoumi: Iran: A vital moment for the movement

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27.6.09

 

Events in Iran are at a pivotal moment. This is a struggle over the legacy of the 1979 revolution.

 

Simon Assaf: The West’s bloody role in the Middle East

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9

27.6.09

 

There is a dark shadow that hangs over all events in the Middle East. In Iran they call it the “hungry wolf”. Imperialism has been such a destructive and powerful force in the region that many suspect that it has a hand in all events that take place there.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse

 

Marxism 2009: In a world gripped by capitalist crisis we need socialist answers

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27.6.09

 

From Thursday 2 July for five days the Marxism 2009 festival in central London will bring together the strands of international resistance – campaigners, writers, activists, workers, students and academics will debate, discuss and share experiences.

 

Simon Behrmann: Mendelssohn and the documenting of Nazi absurdities

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27.6.09

 

A new BBC4 documentary, Mendelssohn, The Nazis And Me, provides an excellent insight into the absurdities of the fascist ideology of national culture, and the horrific impact it has when it achieves state power.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Parasites

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12

27.6.09

 

Peter Murray + Bill Kerry: Open letter responses: 'We need unity in struggle'

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12

27.6.09

 

NUJ vice president Peter Murray (pc) responds to the SWP’s call for left unity and argues that lessons from union work can help the left today + Keep it broad with common ground

 

Zombie capitalism

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27.6.09

 

Chris Harman, who has just written a new book about why Marxist ideas are key to grasping how the system works, spoke to Socialist Worker.

 

Matthew Cookson: Transport: Stoppage shunts the tube bosses

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27.6.09

 

The powerful 48-hour strike by London Underground and Transport for London workers two weeks ago has forced management back to the negotiating table.

 

Karen Reissmann + Sam O’Brien: Left captures spirit of Unison conference

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14

27.6.09

 

The Unison union’s national delegate conference last week was left reeling by general secretary Dave Prentis’s opening speech in which he said the union would issue “no more blank cheques” for Labour.

 

Visteon workers still fighting for pensions

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27.6.09

 

The fight by former Visteon workers to save their pensions continues. Around 50 people held a protest outside the Visteon headquarters in Chelmsford on Monday of this week.

 

Simon Assaf: Iran repression: a regime in crisis

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16

27.6.09

 

Iran is in the grip of a popular rebellion, the like of which has not been seen since the 1979 revolution.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse

 

Simon Assaf: Workers’ action is key to the success of the Iranian movement

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27.6.09

 

The diversity of the movement in Iran reflects the different forces that have been drawn onto the streets.
Alt. url: Dansk oversættelse

 

Demand more from Iraq inquiry

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16

27.6.09

 

The row over the transparency, or otherwise, of the inquiry into the war on Iraq has exposed the continuing influence of Tony Blair on the Labour Party – and the weakness of Gordon Brown

 

Siân Ruddick: US brutality in Afghanistan

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27.6.09

 

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have launched air strikes in the Helmand province as they try to secure bridges and river crossings to beat back the Taliban

 

Lindsey strike: Photos of construction strike meetings (online only)

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27.6.09

 

Strikers at Lindsey – Mass meeting at Lindsey – Mass meeting at Stanlow – Mass meeting at Radcliffe

 

Victory at Lindsey shows how to fight (online only)

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27.6.09

 

Construction workers have won their dispute at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire. An immediate walkout when job cuts were announced, backed up by thousands of workers striking at other sites, has won a huge victory.

 

Bob Holman: Fred Perry: the radical of Wimbledon (online only)

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27.6.09

 

It's tennis time again at Wimbledon and everybody is watching Andy Murray – the great British hope. The last male British player to win the trophy was Fred Perry in 1936. Unlike Murray, the Wimbledon establishment never accepted him.

 

Sabby Sagall: Review: Madam Butterfly (online only)

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27.6.09

 

Giacomo Puccini presents a paradox insofar as this resolutely non-political composer wrote two operas—Madam Butterfly and Tosca—with strong political themes. Madam Butterfly, one of the most popular operas in the repertory, tells a powerful, tragic story in which the issues of colonialism, racism and sexism are closely interwoven.

 

Win Eric Cantona ‘Sardines’ T-shirt (online only)

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27.6.09

 

Ken Loach’s new film Looking for Eric features footballer Eric Cantona. Philosophy Football’s Cantona “sardines” T-shirt is now available.

 

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