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Issue: 2613

Dated: 17 Jul 2018


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The Troublemaker - Glasgow shop walkout after workers find hidden cameras

Workers at the Harvest Stores health food shop in Glasgow have walked out after finding hidden cameras in an area where they get changed.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Support for migrants is on the increase, survey shows

A growing number of people think that immigration has had a positive impact on British society.

Is the world going back to the 1930s?

The growth of right wing populism and fascism provokes fears of a re-run of a disastrous decade

Thousands protest on first day of Donald Trump’s visit to Britain

Thursday evening saw protests across Britain, including in London, Leeds, Cardiff, Swansea, Newcastle, Oxfordshire and Cambridge.

Report 1: Protesters fill streets of London ahead of mass anti-Trump demo

A carnival-like atmosphere filled the streets of London on Friday lunchtime as thousands gathered to march against Donald Trump.

Report 2: Mass demonstration against Trump in London

Tens of thousands of people are on the streets against Donald Trump in London.

Report 3: A great day as 250,000 march against Trump in London

There was an atmosphere of defiance and jubilation as tens of thousands of people poured into Trafalgar Square in London on Friday to protest against Donald Trump’s visit.

Huge march against Trump in London

Around 250,000 took part in a defiant and jubilant show of resistance

Show of resistance against Donald Trump in London

Footage from the huge march against Trump in central London

Updated - thousands of anti-fascists rally against Tommy Robinson supporters

It is the largest mobilisation by anti-Nazis against a new fascist street movement, and was clearly much stronger than previous ones.

Labour staffers bought adverts to deceive Corbyn

Labour Party bureaucrats spent thousands of pounds to trick Jeremy Corbyn

Care workers lose wages after court ruling as bosses blame them for crisis

A legal decision is set to rob thousands of pounds from care workers’ wages.

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers

Tens of thousands of health workers will be forced to wait up to eight months for thousands of pounds promised by the Tories and union leaders.

Nazi attack on anti-racists and trade unionists shows threat of far right

A violent fascist attack against trade unionists shows the threat posed by the forces of the British far right.

Fresh strikes on South Western to derail plan to scrap guards

The RMT union has announced a fresh round of strikes on the South Western Railway (SWR) as part of a long-running dispute over driver only operation (DOO).

Local government round up: Kirkless bin workers have bosses on the run

in workers in Kirklees, west Yorkshire are tentatively celebrating a union victory after management agreed to all their demands.

Grenfell adviser says do not ban all flammable cladding

Over 200 people joined the monthly Silent Walk for Grenfell last Saturday—the first since the one-year anniversary of the blaze at the west London tower block.

Reports round-up - Vote yes for strikes in PCS pay ballot

A ballot for strikes over pay by civil service workers in the PCS union was set to end on Monday of next week.

Fight the Tories’ vision of Brexit

Theresa May found a new way of avoiding defeat in parliament over Brexit this week. She told Tory MPs who agreed with her to vote with those opposing her.

Pressure mounts on disgraced Tory MP to quit over sexual harassment

Former Tory minister Andrew Griffiths was desperately clinging on as an MP at the start of this week, despite growing calls for him to resign.

Second union joins John Roan strikes

GMB union members at John Roan school joined NEU union members in a two-day strike on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Birmingham care workers plan escalating strikes to stop £2 billion cuts plan

Birmingham care workers are planning a huge series of strikes against devastating cuts to adult social care.

Riots erupt around annual festival of anti-Catholic bonfire celebrations

Rioting broke out around the annual expression of sectarianism in Northern Ireland.


International

Protests in Iraq demand funding for key services

Iraq’s government has responded with brutality to huge protests over living standards and unemployment

Two dead after Israel bombards Gaza

Israel launched its biggest bombardment of the Gaza Strip since 2014 over the weekend.

Chicago cops kill black man

Protesters in Chicago faced down police after cops killed Harith Augustus last Saturday, shooting him in the back.


Comment

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering

The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

Trump’s chaos tour will unleash far right

The extreme centre, as author Tariq Ali dubbed mainstream neoliberal parties, is convinced that Donald Trump’s European tour confirmed he is unfit to be president. And it’s true that his performance has been characteristically erratic, and occasionally idiotic.


Features


Reviews

When the American Dream turned into a nightmare

The Lehman Trilogy is a three-hour, three-person play that tells the story of the rise and fall of US banking giant Lehman Brothers.

Path of Blood helps us understand contradictions of Al Qaeda

The mainstream media likes to portray Al Qaeda fighters simply as fanatical terrorists, but a new documentary shows how they live, says Harjeevan Gill

Culture round-up

This new exhibition places Rembrandt’s work alongside pieces by the British artists he inspired.


What We Think

Huge protest shows prospects for a fightback

The protests against Donald Trump and the Nazis who love him have transformed the mood among socialists and anti-racists in Britain.

Labour MPs out to undermine Palestinian solidarity

Supporters of Israel are piling pressure on the Labour Party to change its new code of conduct which says discussion of the foundation of Israel is “legitimate”.


Other Categories

Obituary: Teresa Elligott, 1956-2018

It is with great sadness that we have to inform comrades of the tragic, premature death of Teresa Elligott.

Don Trudell, 1940-2018

Comrades and friends will be saddened to hear that Don Trudell, a long-standing member of the SWP and its predecessor the International Socialists, died recently.

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight

On Sunday 2 July the Turkish state crushed Istanbul’s LGBT+ Pride celebrations for the third year in a row.

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses

The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates



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