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Issue: 2684

Dated: 10 Dec 2019


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Vote for Corbyn and build the fightback

Socialist Worker urges everyone to back Jeremy Corbyn and vote Labour on Thursday.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

Will striking French trade unions and the Yellow Vests converge?

Richard Greeman writes from Montpelier saying that strikes that began on Thursday offer the focus for a powerful movement against neoliberalism

University strikers ready for round two

Lecturers and other higher education staff are back to work but the fight over pensions and conditions goes on, writes Sadie Robinson

Boris Johnson announces racist visa plan

Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has ramped up racist scapegoating in the final week of the general election campaign. He unveiled a draconian plan on Sunday that would deny tens of thousands of migrants the right to live in Britain after Brexit. 

Protests hound Johnson's campaign efforts

Protesters forced Boris Johnson to cancel several campaign events in the days running up to the election.

‘Anything seemed possible’ as Corbyn fires up the crowd in Wales

Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to South Wales last Saturday introduced excitement into a campaign that had seemed only to consist of canvassing.

Revealed - shocking state of child homelessness in Britain

At least 135,000 children will be homeless by Christmas—the highest in 12 years, according to a report by housing charity Shelter.

Education round up: School strikers want head to confess to bullying

Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in Bexleyheath began a three-day strike on Tuesday.

Reports round up: Tax office strike on election day

Whirlpool bosses in a spin after defeat

Workers determined as rail strikes enter second week

“We’re not giving up” was the defiant message from train strikers entering their second week of walkouts on Monday.

Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Wave of protests in Madrid to pile pressure on climate talks

The streets of Madrid were filled with defiant scenes last week as thousands of climate campaigners protested outside United Nations (UN) climate talks.

Take action to stop cuts, racism and the climate catastrophe

We have to go out and fight. Socialist Worker went to press before the general election took place on Thursday.

Antisemitism is a real danger—it comes from the right not the left

Right wingers will continue to use accusations of antisemitism against the left after the general election.

Resist racist Nigel Farage’s fake anti-establishment act

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party went into this Thursday’s general election in turmoil, running at just 3 percent in opinion polls.

Big rallies for Corbyn show a mood for radical ideas

A mass rally in Bristol showed the potential behind Corbyn’s campaign, despite sneering from sections of the media

Deadly NHS crisis shames Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson doesn’t care about the NHS—or the deaths and pain caused by Tory cuts.

Tory Brexit drive behind divisions with business

The Financial Times newspaper and The Economist refused to call for a vote for the Tories.

Firms plot to keep profits in case of Labour win

Top bosses have shown their contempt for democracy by taking measures to avoid Labour’s renationalisation plans.

Strikes and marches challenge Algeria vote

Algerian workers began a four-day general strike last Sunday to protest against a fraudulent presidential election scheduled for this week.

International round up: Biggest protest in Hong Kong for months

Protesters in Hong Kong staged their biggest demonstration in six months last Sunday.


International

Millions of workers strike to defy French pension assault

A huge strike swept France on Thursday as millions of workers revolted against pension attacks from president Emmanuel Macron.

Protests have put resistance back on the agenda

Nick Clark says that revolts sweeping the Middle East are overcoming sectarianism and terrifying US rulers


Comment

Build the resistance as risk of recession grows

News from the German economy last week sent a shiver through bosses across Europe.


Features

Politics, bias and the media

TV, print and online media exposed its pro-Tory sentiment during this year’s general election campaign. Nick Clark looks at why this is whether it can be resisted

How they fight back in France

After years of attacks on pay, pensions and living standards, ordinary people in France have had enough. Huge strikes—the most significant wave of workers’ action since 1995— should be an inspiration to everyone, says Charlie Kimber


Reviews

Senegalese movie Atlantics tells eerie tale of oppression

French actor Mati Diop’s directoral debut set in west Africa is a love story that carries a powerful message about our divided society, writes Charlie Kimber

Reviews round-up: Art from the front lines of protest

The art of protest


What We Think

Break power of rich to win real change

The ruling class and its hangers on threw everything at Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the general election.

A warning from Sydney

Sydney was choking in smoke as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.


Other Categories

LETTERS - Collective action is the best way to push a radical agenda

Dave Jones (Letters, 4 December) says there isn’t any difference between saying vote Labour in Socialist Worker and “campaigning with the Labour Party to tell your neighbours to vote Labour”.

The things they say

‘Grim vision of Marxist Britain’

As cop hearing begins, Alfie Meadows demands justice

A police officer who allegedly hit a student in the head with a baton during protests in December 2010 faces a disciplinary hearing.



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