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Issue: 2657

Dated: 04 Jun 2019

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Protesters in London say, ‘We won’t let Donald Trump wreck our planet’

Tens of thousands of people marched through central London on Tuesday to protest against Donald Trump’s state visit.

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How the way was cleared for capitalism in Scotland

A new book by Tom Devine offers a fresh interpretation of how capitalism was established in Scotland. He spoke to Charlie Kimber

Edson Da Costa inquest hears cops' use of CS gas could have contributed to his death

Police use of CS gas could have contributed to the death of Edson Da Costa, an inquest has heard.

Join the demonstrations when Trump comes to Britain - when and where

Take to the streets against Donald Trump’s visit.

Anti-racist forum calls on people to step up the fight against the racists

Anti-racists are debating how to take on the far right in the wake of the European elections. 

Labour Roots gets underway in Leeds with debates over bridging Brexit divide

The first of a series of Labour Roots events, held in Leeds on Saturday, showed the continuing support for Jeremy Corbyn.

Hundreds protest against Donald Trump in London on day one of his state visit

Up to 500 people formed an unwelcoming committee for US president Donald Trump in London on Monday, the first day of his state visit to Britain.

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths

Research out this week is another damning indictment of how austerity measures have cut short the lives of thousands of poor people in Britain

Tory council lied about safety spending in run-up to Grenfell Tower fire

At least 72 people died because the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower was done on the cheap.

Transport round up: Lancashire bus drivers gear up for more pay strikes

Around 300 bus drivers at Stagecoach depots in Chorley and Preston struck last Friday and Saturday as part of a long-running battle over pay.

Reports round up: 5,000 march for Scottish independence

Climate rebels block main roads in Bristol city centre

Education round up: Protests over cuts to special education needs budgets

Thousands of people protested over the crisis in Special Education Needs and Disabilities funding on Thursday of last week.

Defend black union activist Dave Muritu against victimisation

The UCU union has launched a national campaign to call for the immediate reinstatement of Sandwell College UCU branch secretary and maths lecturer Dave Muritu.


Rows on the Israeli right force fresh elections

Failure to form a government is good for parties that want to take Israel further to the right

Students take on far right president in Brazil

Students and workers took to the streets across Brazil last week in the latest series of protests against Jair Bolsonaro’s attempts to slash education funding

Algerian state cracks down on movement

The Algerian state is stepping up its repression of protesters in an effort to quash the mass movement demanding real change

Resist Sudan’s killer regime

Revolution hangs in the balance after Sudan’s military launched a brutal crackdown against the opposition. But a call for an indefinite general strike offers hope


Boris Johnson won’t end the Tories’ woes

The fact that Donald Trump has endorsed Boris Johnson for the Tory leadership, telling the Sun newspaper “he would be excellent”, is no surprise


The politics of the D-Day landings

As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings sees politicians commemorate the events Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the horrific reality of the Second World War

Europe—the struggle against the right

Socialists from across Europe on the success of the right—and the tasks for the left


Allegory for the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire

Budapest high society basked in a heatwave in the summer of 1913. In Hungarian language drama Sunset, its depravity, decadence—and destruction—lie in the shadows.

Killing Eve is a show defined by its complex characters

The new series of this high octane BBC thriller builds on the complex relationship between spook Eve and assassin Villanelle

What We Think

Theresa May leaves a broken Tory party in her wake

Theresa May was to step down as Tory leader this week in a fitting manner—humiliated, derided and friendless.

A ban to beat bigotry in Birmingham?

The threat to LGBT+ education is growing as bigots pledged to press ahead with protests outside a school in Birmingham.

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LETTERS - State wants to take revenge against Extinction Rebellion

The police are pushing to charge over 1,100 people who were arrested on the Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) International Rebellion in London in April.

The things they say

‘Nigel Farage is a friend of mine. Boris is a friend of mine. They are two very good guys’

Murdering Michael Jackson denies cover-up of Ballymurphy massacre

The British Army “don’t do conspiracies” according to a man responsible for at least two cover-ups of massacres

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers

Over a decade of resistance in Scotland has won equal pay settlements for 14,000 mainly women council workers—and their walkouts were key to the result, writes Sarah Bates

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