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Frontpage: ‘Bring the troops home now’

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18.7.09

 

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Soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan speaks out: ‘Bring the troops home now’

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AS politicians vie with each other to express their sympathies for British soldiers who have been killed in Afghanistan – soldiers that they all voted to send – a brave young man stands ready to be jailed for refusing to fight.

 

Who says?: The week in quotes

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The Afghan war in their own words

 

Simon Assaf: Quagmire deepens for Britain in Afghanistan

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Britain’s failed enterprise in Afghanistan has been exposed. Fifteen British soldiers have died in the past two weeks, along with countless numbers of Afghanis.

 

No Trident replacement

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Opposition to spending billions of pounds to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system is growing across Britiain.

 

Simon Basketter: Truth behind Britain’s torture of Iraqi prisoners

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Shocking images of British soldiers abusing Iraqi civilians were shown for the first time at the start of a public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa.

 

Rally of resistance against Gordon Brown’s Afghan war

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Anti-war protesters surged to the gates of Downing Street on Monday evening after the prime minister’s office refused to take delivery of a letter calling for troops to be brought home from Afghanistan.

 

Chris Bambery: G8 fail people and planet

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The G8 summit of world leaders held in L’Aquila in Italy committed itself to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. But the meeting failed to make short-term targets to reduce emissions.

 

Police continue to evade responsibility for G20 violence

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The report into the policing of the G20 protests was released last week. The 106 page Adapting to Protest document was produced by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. The method of using the police to investigate the police has once again proven flawed.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: 'The mice have come out'

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Yuri Prasad: Soldier interviewed: ‘I realised the war was wrong’

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Lance Corporal Joe Glenton is 27 years old and has been in the army since 2004. For the last two years, after he was told that he would have to return to Afghanistan, Joe has been absent without leave and on the run. He spoke to Yuri Prasad about his experiences.

 

BA bosses face lemming protest

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British Airways (BA) workers are furious at management plans for job and pay cuts at the airline. BA is proposing to cut 2,000 cabin crew and 1,700 other workers.

 

Heathrow climbdown over minicabs

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Unions showed that militant action can win when BAA airport management at Heathrow were forced into a major climbdown last week.

 

We’re still paying to prop up banks

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Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have run up a huge debt in bailing out the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank. Some £70 billion of public money has been handed over to buy the major shareholding in each bank.

 

Alex Callinicos: Afghan war brings political fallout

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The crisis around the war in Afghanistan reveals more of the corruption of British politics.

 

Siân Ruddick: Chinese state crackdown brings more fear

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Violent clashes in the Xinjiang region of China have thrown a spotlight on ethnic divisions in the country and the role of the heavily militarised Chinese state.

 

Simon Assaf: Iranian movement defies state repression

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Pro-democracy protests in Iran have continued despite a bloody crackdown by the authorities. A protest strike closed down the city of Saqez, in the Kurdistan province, some 150 miles north of the capital Tehran on Tuesday of last week.

 

Tom Walker: Vestas: fighting for jobs and the environment

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The campaign against the closure of the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight swung into action with mass leafleting and petitioning last Saturday.
Vestas, based in Newport, is the Britain’s only wind turbine manufacturer – and the largest employer on the island.

 

John Gilmore: Durham Miners’ Gala 2009

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More than 60,000 people attended the 125th Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday.
The Gala marked the 100th anniversary of the West Stanley Colliery disaster, when 168 men and boys died in the mine owners’ pursuit of profit.

 

Matthew Cookson: New threat to Ford-Visteon workers' pensions

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Former workers at Visteon face a new battle to protect their pensions.
Magnificent protests at car components plants in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon forced the Ford multinational to offer the workers tens of thousands of pounds in redundancy packages after Visteon failed earlier this year.
But the question of pensions was not resolved and all the people in the company’s pension scheme could lose up to half of their entitlements.

 

Sadie Robinson: Job cuts: Corus is killing steel, and Scunthorpe

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The future of Britain’s steel industry is in jeopardy. The multinational Corus announced plans for another 366 job cuts at its Scunthorpe plant last week.

 

Nikos Loudos: Greek left’s obstacles and opportunities

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The effects of the December revolt that rocked the government are still being felt.

 

Esme Choonara: Dominique Walker: ‘Unite against racists who killed my brother’

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Dominique Walker, whose brother Anthony was killed in a racist attack in 2005, speaks out against racism and says that a united campaign against the BNP is vital.

 

Stop the Nazi hate-fest as Nick Griffin shows his true colours

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Nick Griffin, the Nazi leader of the British National Party (BNP), has continued to defend comments he made last week calling for boats with migrants on them to be sunk.

 

Leon Kuhn: Cartoon: Sink Griffin

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Letters

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Safety questions after the Camberwell fire | The real reason for league tables? | Collusion in torture | Racism is institutionally ingrained within army | A defeat for NHS privatisation plan | In an Estate of revolt | Wrong on Connect vote | Campaign for the Book | Danger in Total strikes? | A threat to vital events

 

Ken Olende: Kenya's Mau Mau war: veterans demand justice from Britain

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Veterans of Kenya’s Mau Mau independence struggle came to Britain in June demanding compensation for atrocities committed by the British.

 

Kenya's ugly tale of colonialism

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The British arrived in East Africa in the 1890s and took what is now Kenya by savage military conquest.

 

Mau Mau veterans case: Seeking justice after 50 years

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The delegation of three men and two women veterans presented their case to the high court in London at the end of June

 

Paul Kellogg: Recession: British parties turn to the Canadian option

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A meeting that may be a sign of things to come took place in London a few weeks ago. Two former Liberal government bureaucrats from Canada – Jocelyne Bourgon and Marcel Massé – met with leading British Tories and senior civil servants.

 

Dave Davies: Review: Nicholas Dane: we must not try to hide brutality from teenagers

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How should novels aimed at young people approach the problem of sexual abuse? Dave Davies thinks a reworking of Charles Dickens has got it right

 

Sadie Robinson: Review: The Street: powerful drama that transcends stereotypes

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Pub landlord Paddy has barred the local gangster’s son and so put his life in danger.

 

Eamonn Kelly: Review: Soul Power

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In 1974 a roster of the top soul acts in the US travelled to Kinshasa, Zaire, (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to play a three-day concert timed to coincide with Muhammad Ali’s world championship challenge to George Foreman.

 

Review: We Don’t Want Them – Lowkey

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British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey penned this hard-hitting assault on the British National Party (BNP) in response to their election to the European parliament.

 

John Parrington: Moon landing anniversary: Walking to a dark future?

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Forty years ago Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. I was only five years old on 20 July 1969 but I still remember the thrill of staying up to watch the event on television.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: The good war

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Hannah Sell: Open letter responses: Socialist Party calls for a federal approach

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18.7.09

 

Hannah Sell for the Socialist Party’s national executive responds to the Socialist Workers Party’s open letter calling for unity on the left

 

Mike Healy + Niaz Faiz: Open letter responses: Facing the Nazis

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Eyes on the prize

 

Simon Basketter: Using nationalism to divide and rule

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National oppression, racism and ethnic conflict are the legacy of the nation state and colonialism, argues Simon Basketter. And the struggles they produce are contradictory.

 

Simon Basketter: Construction: Safety must come first

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A hard-hitting report on deaths in construction is being used by the government to give the appearance that it is doing something about safety on sites.

 

Bus workers: Bosses fail to stop First bus strike

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18.7.09

 

Striking bus drivers at First South Yorkshire were jubilant after the courts kicked out the firm’s bid to stop their walkout on Friday of last week.

 

Paul Brandon: Outbreak of ballots on London’s buses

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Ballots for industrial action are breaking out across London bus garages

 

Mark Dolan: Step up the post strikes to win

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18.7.09

 

The fight by postal workers against Royal Mail bosses and the government that stands behind them is at a crucial stage – and the stakes could not be higher.

 

Step up the post strikes to win

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The attacks that postal workers are facing are being driven through by Royal Mail bosses who know they have the backing of the Labour government.
Despite this the postal workers’ CWU union continues to spend thousands of pounds in affiliation fees and donations to New Labour.

 

Charlie Kimber: Thousands march against Corus job cuts (online only)

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18.7.09

 

A whole town united on Saturday in a fight for jobs. Around 5,000 people marched through Redcar in the north east of England in bitter anger at Corus’s threat to axe their steel plant.

 

Save jobs, save the planet: Vestas plant occupied (online only)

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18.7.09

 

A group of workers have occupied the Vestas plant on the Isle of Wight. Their brave stand is in defence of 600 jobs under threat and to keep production going at almost the only British producer of wind turbines.

 

From the occupation: Vestas workers speak out (online only)

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As workers at a wind turbine manufacturer, we were confident that as the recession took hold that green or renewable energy would be the area where many jobs could be created—not lost.

 

TAKE ACTION FOR VESTAS OCCUPATION NOW! (online only)

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YOUR SOLIDARITY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

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