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Issue: 2653

Dated: 07 May 2019


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News

Climate emergency declared - now it’s time for action

Huge cheers erupted on Wednesday evening as news emerged that parliament had passed a motion declaring a climate emergency.

Anti-racists defy Nazi Tommy Robinson’s thuggish election campaign

Nazi Tommy Robinson’s election campaign has been marked by intimidation by him and his supporters—and opposition to it

Tories battered in local elections—but Labour needs radical vision on Brexit and austerity to break through

The local election results in England are a shattering blow to the Tories and to Theresa May in particular

March in Glasgow shows widespread hunger for Scottish independence and an end to Tory rule

All Under One Banner, the organisers, said 100,000 people joined the march for Scottish independence

New report calls for ‘transformative changes’ to halt mass extinction

A landmark report released on Monday shows how over one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within decades.

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were treated like “dirt”, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry began hearing oral evidence last week.

Anti-fascists mobilise action against Nazi Tommy Robinson

Anti-racists are taking the fight against Tommy Robinson to the streets.

Right wing threat as Brexit Party of Nigel Farage surges in polls

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party could come top of the polls in this month’s European elections.

Reports round up: Royal Mail workers hold unofficial walkouts in Medway and Paisley

Workers at Sandwell council in the West Midlands are celebrating after winning a pay regrade.

Inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa begins

An inquest into the death of Edson Da Costa began on Tuesday of this week. Edson died after being stopped by police in Beckton, east London, in June 2017.

A heavy sentence for Julian Assange

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher, was sentenced to almost a year in prison by a British judge last week for bail violations.

Black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched

New analysis has revealed that black people are 40 times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police.

Transport round up: Aberdeen airport workers taxi towards taking action

Aberdeen airport workers taxi towards taking action

Strike wins equal pay at Doncaster hospital

A strike by health workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has forced outsourcing giant Sodexo to give them NHS rates of pay.

AFG carers fighting to stop huge pay cuts

Over 650 care support workers at Alternative Futures Group (AFG) began the latest phase of their industrial action this week.

Education round up: College strikes see results in London

College strikes are forcing bosses to make improved offers to workers on pay and conditions.

Fury at Serco drive to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes

Over 300 asylum seekers living in Glasgow face being kicked out of their houses by the hated privatising firm Serco.

Extinction Rebellion activists organise across Britain

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists across Britain continued their campaigning last weekend.


International

Yellow Vests and trade unionists together in Paris on 1 May

Unity against president Macron defied the police in France

Yellow Vests and trade unionists defy cops together on May Day

Hundreds of thousands of people defied police repression to march on May Day in France

Juan Guaido’s coup fails in Venezuela - but threat against Maduro remains

Juan Guaido’s abortive coup in Venezuela this week would go down in history as a pathetic spectacle if it wasn’t so dangerous.

Sit-ins and strikes win more support in Sudan

A strike at Sudan’s government-owned SEEN Flour Company in Red Sea state near Port Sudan has sharply posed the challenges for the continuing uprising.

Israeli murder in Gaza Strip

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu said his military is “preparing to continue” its violence in Gaza following an assault that killed at least 25 Palestinians.


Comment

The right smear Corbyn because they hate his anti-imperialism

The latest smear of antisemitism against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is another attempt to discredit the left and its opposition to war.

Security leak farce and Gavin Williamson sacking shows Tory weakness

In many ways Gavin Williamson, the sacked Tory defence secretary, is a preposterous figure. As chief whip, he helped Theresa May become prime minister. Promoted to defence secretary in November 2017, he struck hawkish poses.


Features

How do we build a climate movement that wins?

The only chance of stopping catastrophic climate change is with a ­“revolutionary transformation of our politics”, according to campaigner Roger Hallam


Reviews


What We Think

Crisis of political elite caused election losses

Local elections in England last week reflected a deep crisis of mainstream politics

A campaigning victory in Cambridge

The decision to end academic Noah Carl’s research fellowship is a victory for campaigning.


Other Categories

Colwyn Williamson 1938-2019

Colwyn Williamson was a central figure of the Swansea left for decades,

LETTERS—On the streets against Trump to show there’s an alternative

Why has Donald Trump achieved popularity in the US and beyond? Above all, why does he appeal to working people?

The Troublemaker—Is the latest royal parasite enough to save Theresa May?

The arrival of royal baby Sussex on Monday was met with polite indifference by most people who don’t work in newspaper offices.



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