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Frontpage: Guilty of wrecking the planet

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28.11.09

 

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Guilty of wrecking the planet

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28.11.09

 

World leaders won’t stop climate change – so join the protests on Saturday 5 December

 

Who says?

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28.11.09

 

Quotes from the week’s news

 

Yuri Prasad: Put post strikes back on, say reps across country

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28.11.09

 

Union leaders were meeting to discuss whether to resume national post strikes as Socialist Worker went to press. The deal which led to the suspension of industrial action was supposed to end management’s practice of imposing cuts without union agreement.

 

Texts show post workers’ anger

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28.11.09

 

A string of texts from union reps in London delivery offices, seen by Socialist Worker, shows the anger that exists across the capital.

 

Ireland: Around 250,000 public sector workers struck in Ireland on Tuesday against budget cuts.

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28.11.09

 

Esme Choonara: BNP’s fascist Franco trip

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28.11.09

 

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party (BNP), took time out from stoking up race hatred in Britain last weekend to hobnob with fellow fascists in Europe.

 

Jeff Hurford: Welsh Defence League chanted out of Wrexham

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28.11.09

 

Swansea, Newport, and now Wrexham – each time the racist thugs of the Welsh Defence League (WDL) have threatened to march they have either been seen off or failed to appear.

 

De Menezes family’s paltry payout

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28.11.09

 

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes, the man killed by police in 2005, look set to receive just £100,000 compensation. That is a quarter of the £400,000 payoff given to Sir Ian Blair, the former Metropolitan Police commissioner who was in charge when Jean Charles was killed.

 

Chris Bambery: Jobless rate rise as wages fall

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28.11.09

 

Unemployment up, inflation up and wages down – that’s the cheerful message just a month before Christmas.

 

Council houses need more cash

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28.11.09

 

The government promised to fund a significant council house building and repair programme – but it has been revealed that it raised repairs funding by just 24 percent.

 

Hated Ofsted gets inspected

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28.11.09

 

Ofsted, the hated schools and children’s services inspectorate, is used to branding workers as “failures”. This week it got a taste of its own medicine.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: 45 minutes

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28.11.09

 

Siân Ruddick: Liverpool's defiant protest against homophobia

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28.11.09

 

Anger and defiance at the rise in homophobic attacks was seen on the streets of Liverpool last Sunday when more than 1,500 people marched through the city.

 

Tom Walker: Floods in Cumbria: Cuts behind the bridge failures

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28.11.09

 

The floods that devastated parts of the country last week have left at least three people dead and thousands with their homes ruined.

 

Jonathan Neale: 2012 and climate change: Off screen, real disaster looms

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28.11.09

 

Socialist Worker asked me to go see the new film 2012 and to use the review as an excuse to riff on climate change. So I went. At the end of the film my date said, “Good luck writing a review of that.”

 

Sadie Robinson: Is China to blame for climate change?

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28.11.09

 

Bitter rows over who is responsible for climate change lie behind much of the dithering by world leaders in the run up to the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen next month.

 

London climate protest set to make waves

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28.11.09

 

There will be huge climate protests around the world next Saturday 5 December.

 

Siân Ruddick: Afghan regime and US strategy teeter on the brink

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28.11.09

 

Britain’s foreign secretary David Miliband has admitted that the eight years of Western occupation of Afghanistan has built an unstable regime that would fall without the support of foreign troops.

 

Siân Ruddick: New revelations as Iraq war inquiry opens

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28.11.09

 

The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war began its public hearings on Tuesday of this week amid a storm over leaked documents that show the backroom deals George Bush and Tony Blair made in the run-up to the slaughter.

 

Free Joe Glenton—the soldier who refuses to fight in Afghan war

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28.11.09

 

The British army has detained Lance Corporal Joe Glenton for 28 days after a hearing on Wednesday of last week for speaking out against the war in Afghanistan.

 

Simon Basketter: Did British soldiers kill Iraqi civilians?

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28.11.09

 

An announcement of another public inquiry into allegations of torture by British troops is expected this week.
+ Shocked medic gives evidence in Baha Mousa inquiry.

 

Jonathan Maunder: Radical thinkers today: What force can solve Zizek’s antagonism?

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28.11.09

 

In our final column Jonathan Maunder looks at the ideas and limitations of Slavoj Zizek.

 

Sadie Robinson: Superdrug strikes force concessions

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28.11.09

 

Striking workers at the Superdrug distribution centre in South Elmsall, Yorkshire, have forced management to retreat after more than two weeks of all-out, indefinite strike action.

 

Simon Basketter: British Airways (BA): Cabin crew waiting for Christmas strike take off

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28.11.09

 

British Airways (BA) chief executive Willie Walsh went on the offensive this week. Walsh is in the process of ripping up cabin crew workers’ existing terms and conditions and imposing new ones without agreement with the workers’ Unite union. The changes include pay cuts and freezes, the abolition of allowances, and a jobs cull.

 

Letters

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28.11.09

 

New revolts in Europe | Stand up to sexism | Understanding our movement is vital | Badiou’s events just generalise | Hit council in the wallet | Challenging factory farms | Drugs can stifle creativity | Victims of the system | Scapegoats for failure | Correction

 

The battle of Seattle

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28.11.09

 

Socialist Worker looks at the 1999 protests that shut down the World Trade Organisation

 

Charlie Kimber: Voices from the Seattle protests

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28.11.09

 

Charlie Kimber interviewed participants for Socialist Worker during the original protest.

 

Alex Callinicos: The 1999 Seattle protests gave birth to a global movement

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28.11.09

 

Ten years ago, on 30 November 1999, like a lightning flash in an empty sky, the World Trade Organisation summit in Seattle was paralysed by mass protests. Trade unionists, and environmental and debt campaigners came together to expose the damaging effects of the drive for free trade.

 

Esme Choonara: Theatre: Who Do We Think We Are?: Imagining the nightmare of a fascist-run Britain

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28.11.09

 

A group of young people involved in the first staging of a new anti-fascist play earlier this month spoke to Esme Choonara about the show and the issues it raises.

 

Pat Stack: Book review: Meltdown – Ben Elton

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28.11.09

 

Ben Elton is a strange figure. He rose to fame with his anti-Thatcher rants back in the 1980s and earned much-deserved praise for his writing for Blackadder.

 

Big Red Diary

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28.11.09

 

This year’s Big Red Diary is all about resistance.

 

Karen Reissmann: Nurse training cut by degrees

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28.11.09

 

The tabloids have greeted the news that all nurses will soon go to university by declaring we will become “too posh to wash”. But such backward comments ignore the real problems with the plan.

 

Tom Walker: Does British politics revolve around the Sun?

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28.11.09

 

New Labour’s worries over the content of the Sun newspaper reflect its patronising and flawed attitude to ordinary people, writes Tom Walker.

 

Amy Leather: The struggle for the heart of Marx

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28.11.09

 

Karl Marx’s ideas have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Most mainstream commentators, however, concentrate on Marx’s economic theories and tend to ignore the other fundamental aspect of his politics – his belief in the ability of the working class to liberate itself.

 

Tom Walker: Camden NHS campaign stops private GPs threat

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28.11.09

 

Health bosses in Camden, London, have been forced to shelve plans to hand a health centre over to a private firm.

 

ISS cleaners’ bosses arrested for blackmail

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28.11.09

 

Three managers at private cleaning firm ISS have been arrested on suspicion of blackmailing migrant workers.

 

Climate protesters parade through Norwich

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28.11.09

 

Hundreds of climate campaigners took part in a colourful parade in Norwich last Saturday that brought traffic to a standstill.

 

CWU president resigns from SWP

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28.11.09

 

Jane Loftus, a Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member and the president of the CWU post workers’ union, voted to accept the interim agreement in the post dispute and to call off the strikes.

 

Sadie Robinson: Victory in Leeds for bin workers

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28.11.09

 

Refuse workers in Leeds have humiliated their council bosses—and shown that militant action can get results.
Around 600 refuse workers had been out on all-out, indefinite strike since 7 September against plans to ram through huge cuts that would have slashed their pay by up to a third.

 

Details of the Leeds bins agreement (online only)

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28.11.09

 

In the run up to the vote that ended the Leeds refuse workers' strike, the union negotiating team produced the following document to explain to workers what they were voting on.

 

Esme Choonara: Striking east London bus workers: 'They pushed and we finally stood up'

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28.11.09

 

Hundreds of bus workers joined picket lines across east London last week as a two-day strike shut down almost 60 bus routes in the area.

 

Superdrug settlement explained in joint union/management statement (online only)

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28.11.09

 

The following statement was issued jointly by Superdrug management and the Unite union to explain the deal that finished the recent strike in South Elmsall.

 

Chris Bambery: Mourners gather to remember Chris Harman (online only)

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28.11.09

 

Hundreds of mourners from all corners of the globe gathered in the late winter sun today to say farewell to Chris Harman, the editor of International Socialism journal and before that Socialist Worker.

 

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