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Issue: 2651

Dated: 23 Apr 2019


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Where next for this new movement of climate rebellion?

Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement for climate justice are busy preparing for the next steps.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Extinction Rebellion day three - ‘We refuse to be intimidated and we’re not going away’

The International Rebellion against climate change entered its third day on Wednesday.

Pictures from the Extinction Rebellion protests

Guy Smallman's photographs from three days of revolt on London's streets

Extinction Rebellion day four - new rebels join London climate occupations

The International Rebellion over climate change swept into its fourth day on Thursday.

Extinction Rebellion day six - fighting on despite 715 arrests

The police are ramping up their pressure, but the defiant actions have been very successful

Richard Burgon is right to criticise Zionism

Labour’s shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon has faced calls to resign for describing Zionism—the ideology that is used to justify Palestinian oppression—as “the enemy of peace”.

Greta Thunberg, Massive Attack, protest and resistance at Extinction Rebellion

Guy Smallman's latest images from the rebellion in central London

European Union’s border plan will put more refugees at risk

Europe’s rulers are split between those who want stronger external borders and those who back stronger national borders. But all their policies are deadly, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

NHS strikes demand justice from Sodexo

Catering workers at two hospital in South Yorkshire are taking the fight to outsourcing giant Sodexo

Back Unison election candidates who want an active union

Unison union members are voting for seats on the national executive with the ballot closing on 17 May

NEU delegates back fight

Delegates backed motions to ballot for a boycott of the hated Sats tests and for more action on pay

Support Jo McNeill for UCU general secretary

Voting in the UCU union general secretary election was set to begin on Monday of next week

Reports round-up: Deliveroo bulletin is ready to collect

Deliveroo workers have launched a monthly bulletin to discuss the way forward for their fight for better pay working conditions

Foreign Office cleaners walk out to sweep away low pay

Cleaners at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have called strikes against subcontractor Interserve.

March to demand second Scottish independence referendum

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend a demonstration for Scottish independence in Glasgow on Saturday of next week.

Extinction Rebellion has shifted politics on the climate

A new movement to demand action over climate change has changed British politics, argues Sarah Bates

Brexit crisis - Tories say Theresa May has got to go

Theresa May was facing a growing revolt as Brexit talks with Labour resumed on Tuesday.

Donald Trump set to visit Britain 3-5 June - flood the streets with protests

Donald Trump is coming to Britain in June for a three-day state visit from 3 June.


International

The Yellow Vest struggle to reinvent democracy in France

Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, reports from France

Schools out in Poland as 600,000 join strikes

Poland has been struck by the biggest all-out walkout in over 25 years, reports Andy Zebrowski

Protests grow in Sudan as military refuse to step aside

Sit-ins, demonstrations and workers' protests are spreading across the country

Brutal state repression lies behind horrific attacks in Sri Lanka

At least 290 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a series of eight bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Yellow Vests take on the cops as protest numbers rise

Riot police and Yellow Vest protesters battled in the centre of Paris last Saturday as numbers on the streets rose for the second week in a row.

Protests grow bigger in Algeria despite brutal police crackdown

A protester in Algeria has died in hospital of injuries sustained while protesting. Yettou Ramzi’s relatives said this was because he was beaten by police.


Comment

Extinction Rebellion marks a watershed - don’t miss the boat of climate rebellion

I’m sure there are very many people who feel the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London over Easter mark a watershed.


Features

Algeria’s fights for freedom

Algerians had to fight a brutal war for independence. But the struggle for freedom didn’t end when the nationalists kicked out the French in 1962, writes Alistair Farrow

Southall ’79, when the police killed Blair Peach

The Nazi National Front came to the heart of the Asian community in West London on 23 April 1979. They wanted to humiliate but instead provoked rebellion. Rampaging police arrested scores, injured many and murdered Blair Peach. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks back at the crucial battle


Reviews

Loro - an uncomfortable view of Silvio Berlusconi’s seedy world

A movie about former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi can be hard to watch—but it exposes a horrible and vulgar system, writes Simon Basketter

Styx - showing up the brutality of borders

Styx centres around a woman on a solo sailing journey from Gibraltar to Ascension Island who comes across African refugees in a sinking fishing vessel.


What We Think

Turn up the heat on the system burning our planet

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been a stunning success. Its action has helped to expose the urgency of the threat posed by climate change—and insisted that tackling it cannot be postponed.

Vote for Labour in local elections

Local elections will take place in 248 English councils on Thursday of next week.


Other Categories

LETTERS - Big business loves Trump’s welfare state for the richest

US president Donald Trump is rightly often criticised as a racist, a sexist and a climate change denier. But we should never forget that he is also a vicious class warrior for the rich.

The Troublemaker—Profits go up for firm denying benefits as one victim dies

A SIX STONE emaciated man who was deemed “fit to find work” has died. But the company running the tests that deny people benefits is rolling in profit.



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