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Frontpage: 'A fight for jobs and the planet'

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Vestas workers occupy: 'A fight for jobs and the planet'

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Workers at Vestas, the UK’s only wind turbine manufacturer, occupied their factory in Newport, Isle of Wight on Monday evening against plans to close it. Dave is one of the ­occupying workers. He spoke to Socialist Worker on Tuesday.

 

Demonstrate to stop the Nazi BNP’s festival of hate

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The leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP), Nick Griffin, thinks that Islam is a “cancer” that must be removed by “chemotherapy”.

 

Who says?: Quotes of the week

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in their own words

 

Tom Walker: Vestas occupation is part of struggle for the future

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Workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight have joined the fight against ordinary people being made to suffer for the recession.

 

Vestas: Profits come first for bosses

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Vestas proudly states that, “With a 20 percent market share, and 38,000 wind turbines installed, Vestas is the world’s leading supplier of wind power solutions.”

 

Ford-Visteon workers back the fight for justice

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The occupation at Vestas is just the latest in the wave of unofficial and militant actions that workers have taken in response to attacks on their jobs, terms and conditions.

 

Vestas: Workers’ action can save the planet

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Jonathan Neale of the Campaign Against Climate Change spoke to Socialist Worker about the importance of the fight at Vestas.

 

How you can help the Vestas occupation

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Text or mail messages of support – Demonstrate in support – Join the picket – Send donations

 

Swine flu: Labour in panic about pandemic

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More than 700 people have died from H1N1 swine flu around the world so far. The British government is in crisis-management mode—its announcement of hotlines follows contradictory advice for pregnant women.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: 'Green' economy

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Simon Assaf: BNP is at the heart of web of Nazi filth

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A motley collection of Holocaust deniers, antisemites, white supremacists and admirers of Adolf Hitler will gather for their annual hate-fest in the Derbyshire village of Codnor at the Red, White and Blue festival on Saturday 15 August.

 

Esme Choonara: Hundreds rally against fascists at UAF conference

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More than 400 anti-fascist activists from around Britain gathered in Manchester last weekend for a conference organised by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

 

Alex Callinicos: Banks go back to bubble bonuses

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Alex Callinicos looks at the staggering arrogance of the bankers who think the crisis is over and they can return to their multi-million pound bonuses.

 

Dora Teloni: Brutal police raid on refugees in Greece

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Dora Teloni spoke to Socialist Worker about how the Greek authorities’ destruction of a refugee camp is part of Europe’s war on the vulnerable

 

Support grows for soldier who spoke out against Afghanistan war

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Support has been flowing in for Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, a British soldier who spoke out against the war in Afghanistan in last week’s Socialist Worker, calling for British troops to be brought home.

 

Tension growing over Iraq

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The US military is finding the Iraqi interpretation of its Status of Forces Agreement a little hard to swallow.

 

Charlie Kimber + John Gilmore: Workers forge united fight to save steel jobs

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

 

Danny McGregor + Graeme Cumming: Fight is on to stop Diaego Johnnie Walker closures

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“If you shut Johnnie Walker’s you might as well close the shutters in every shop in Kilmarnock.” So says one worker at the whiskey bottling plant in Kilmarnock, which the multinational drinks company Diaego plans to close.

 

Tom Walker: Conference protest: Take the battle for jobs to Labour

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Thousands of students, pensioners, campaigners, unemployed people and others will join the march on the Labour Party conference in Brighton on Sunday 27 September.

 

Ben Wray: Organising for revolution: Strategy and tactics – what’s the difference?

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In the first part of our new series Ben Wray looks at debates in the socialist movement in the 20th century

 

Guy Smallman: Photo: Protesters say no to Miss England competition’s misogyny

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Protesters denounced the sexist Miss England finals in west London on Monday of this week

 

Matthew Cookson: Is there pattern in raids on cleaners?

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Immigration officers arrested seven cleaners in a raid at the central London building of global insurance giant Willis on Tuesday of last week. All were employed by the contractor Mitie and all face deportation.

 

Simon Basketter: Don’t let legal threats stop national construction strike

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More than 2,000 engineering construction workers in the Unite and GMB unions at seven petrochemical plants and power stations are to be balloted for an official strike over jobs.

 

Construction blacklisters get off

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Companies behind the secret blacklist in construction will escape scot free. Ian Kerr was fined £5,000 last week for operating the list after pleading guilty to breaking the Data Protection Act.

 

Letters

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Equality Bill can be a weapon against bosses | Stop the profiteers | Emancipate the soil as well as workers | Crisis in rape centre funding | Cost of public sector cuts | Who lost out at Lindsey? | Fight attack by Royal Mail | Alan Sugar you’re fired | Soldier is right to refuse

 

Guy Smallman: Granai: the murder of an Afghan village

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Photojournalist Guy Smallman is the only Western reporter to visit the village that was devastated by a US air attack. He questions the conclusion of the investigation into the incident.

 

Guy Smallman: Photos of bombed out Granai in Afghanistan

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Chris Bambery: Stalin’s Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky

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Chris Bambery looks at a new account of Leon Trotsky’s life and death, which was recently Radio 4’s Book of the Week
Stalin’s Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky by Bertrand M Patenaude is available for £20 from Booksmarks, the socialist bookshop.

 

Banksy versus Bristol Museum

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The popular artist Banksy has brought together over 100 pieces of work at an exhibition in Bristol.

 

Esther Neslen: Film: Frozen River: Warming to people living on the edge of society

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Ray’s husband has left just as Christmas approaches, taking the down-payment on their new house with him.

 

Ken Olende: Music: Imidiwan: Companions – Tinariwen

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The swirling, hypnotic sound of Touareg rock band Tinariwen returns on their fourth album Imidiwan (which means “companions”).

 

Liz Wheatley: Music: The Ecstatic – Mos Def

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This is a return to form for a rapper who has never subscribed to “gangsta” hip hop, preferring more socially-conscious lyrics. On Supermagic he declares, “There has to be a change, a better world has to be built – and the only way it is going to be built is with extreme methods.”

 

Matt Mankelow: Gaza: Truth catches up with Israel

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‘When war is declared, truth is the first casualty’, wrote Arthur Ponsonby in “Falsehood in Wartime”, his 1928 critique of military propaganda.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Social mobility

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Jenny Sutton: Open letter responses: Out of the wilderness

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We can’t allow petty divisions to come between us, argues Jenny Sutton, in response to the Socialist Workers Party’s open letter calling for left unity

 

Robin Tennant + Sophie Jongman: Open letter responses: 'We must link arms in struggle'

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I welcome the response from Hannah Sell of the Socialist Party to the SWP?s open letter (»Socialist Party calls for a federal approach«, 11 July).

 

Simon Gilbert: Where now for China?

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Riots in the Xinjiang province of north west China have shone a light on more than just the ethnic tensions running through the country, argues Simon Gilbert.

 

Stephen Feddes: Unity is First on the agenda during Aberdeen bus strike

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Workers at First Bus in Aberdeen struck on Thursday of last week – the same day the company held its annual general meeting in the city. The workers, who are members of the Unite union, took action to protect conditions and win a pay rise. They demonstrated at the Exhibition Centre where the meeting was held.

 

Pensions battle at IBM

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IBM is one of the latest companies looking to close its final salary pension scheme to existing members. Other companies using the recession to attack their workers’ pension rights include Barclays, BP, Morrisons and Fujitsu.
The company’s plan has provoked an angry response from workers in IBM.

 

Yuri Prasad: Battle is on for postal workers

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The fight for the future of Royal Mail is intensifying.
Demands by leading activists in the postal workers’ CWU union for a national strike to beat back attacks by management have reached fever pitch after a third day of successful strike action across London, and parts of England and Scotland, on Friday of last week.

 

Upcoming London post strikes

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Unions back protest at Labour conference

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The growing anger against the Labour government’s handling of the recession is building momentum for protests at the Labour Party conference on 27 September.

 

Still taking to the streets in Iran (online only)

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More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Tehran on Friday of last week in the biggest show of defiance since a crackdown on mass protests against elections widely thought to be rigged.

 

Mike Gonzalez: Challenging the coup in Honduras (online only)

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Trade unions, farmers, student organisations and social movements have called a general strike in Honduras for Thursday of this week. The protest movement has continued and grown since the 28 June coup, despite increasingly brutal repression and the murder of several demonstrators by the army.

 

Don't let them starve Vestas occupiers out (online only)

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Police and Vestas management are trying to starve out the Vestas workers who are occupying their plant in Newport, on the Isle of Wight.

 

Supporters of Vestas workers get food to the occupation (online only)

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Women protesters have defied the police blockade at the occupied Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight. The protesters managed to throw up food to the workers, who the police were attempting to starve out.

 

Tom Walker: Solidarity and the siege of Vestas (online only)

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The workers occupation of Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight saw both impressive displays of solidarity and an escalation from management against the workers on Wednesday.

 

Sadie Robinson: Vestas: Protest at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (online only)

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Around 100 campaigners lobbied the Department of Energy and Climate Change tonight – demanding that the government takes real action to save the planet. The occupation at the Vestas wind turbine plant in Newport added an extra buzz to the action.

 

Tom Walker: Vestas occupation still going strong (online only)

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On the morning of the fourth day, Thursday, the occupation to save jobs at the Vestas factory in the Isle of Wight remains solid.
Managers at Vestas have this morning taken in food to the occupying workers. This appears to a climbdown after protesters repeatedly attempted to get food into the occupation.

 

Guy Smallman: Photos of Vestas occupation (online only)

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Tom Walker: Support grows for Vestas occupation (online only)

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Vestas wind turbine workers and their supporters have taken to the streets of Newport, Isle of Wight, today to leaflet for another protest outside the factory tonight. Dozens of people gave out flyers for the protest, which starts at 6pm. Public support for the Vestas occupation is growing every day.

 

Tom Walker: Workers occupying Vestas face court on Wednesday 29 July (online only)

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Around 300 people gathered outside the occupied Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight this evening. At 6:30 pm this evening the crowd heard the news that the company has applied for a possession order against the occupation. However, the court case is not until next Wednesday, giving extra time to build the campaign further.

 

Tom Walker: Hundreds rally in support of Vestas occupation (online only)

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More than 400 people rallied outside the occupied Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight tonight after a march from Newport town centre. The workers have now been in occupation for four days in the fight to save their jobs.

 

Tom Walker: Vestas bosses back down over hot meals (online only)

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Workers occupying the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport on the Isle of Wight today managed to force bosses to give them the first hot meal they’d had since the occupation started last Monday.

 

Tom Walker: Defend the Vestas occupation on Wednesday at the court (online only)

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The occupation at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight is still solid as it nears the end of its first week.
The “solidarity camp” outside the factory is growing all the time, and public support across the island – and the world – is building.

 

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