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Issue: 2660

Dated: 25 Jun 2019

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How the toxic toffs still rule over us

A new report from The Sutton Trust this week showed that 39 percent of the Tory cabinet were privately educated. Just 7 percent of the population as a whole go through the same system.

International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other


Deportation policy ‘poses a serious threat to the rule of law’

A man who was deported from Britain says the Home Office “could not care less if I lived or died”.

School strikers keep up defiant protests to demand climate action

Cries of “No more fossil fuels” echoed through Whitehall in London on Friday as hundreds of teenagers marched for climate justice.

Hospital ‘price list’ is a chilling vision of what is to come if NHS cuts are not resisted

A backlash has forced hospital bosses to drop a plan to make patients pay up to £20,000 for health services.

Protests restart in Sudan, but the military maintains repression

In an effort to regain momentum, the opposition coordinated workplace protests, mass meetings, and marches.

Tory ‘price cap’ causes energy bills to soar

 It was supposed to cut bills. Instead they have risen as energy firms cash in

Anti-racism round up—Facing up to Nigel Farage

Donald Trump’s savage war on migrants ramped up on ­multiple fronts last week.

Joan Roan School strikers battle on against academy plan

NEU union members have held their 15th day of strikes against plans to turn the school into an academy

School workers at Waltham Holy Cross win support for anti-academy strikes

NEU union members at Waltham Holy Cross Primary School in Waltham Abbey, Essex, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Protesters rally in support of sacked UCU union rep Dave Muritu

Protesters marched through West Bromwich, in the West Midlands, last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of UCU rep Dave Muritu.

International round-up—Protest at German mine

Thousands of activists stormed a German coal mine last weekend to draw attention to the use of climate-wrecking fossil fuels.

Tory rats turn on each other in bid to be prime minister

Boris Johnson is fighting to re-inject momentum into his bid to be the prime minister after revelations of a serious altercation between him and his partner last week.

Wheeler deals a racist blow in anti-Irish email outburst


Corbyn goes to union leaders to float his second referendum plan

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn met union leaders this week to discuss a shift in the party’s position on a second Brexit referendum.

Transport round up: Drivers walk out in a row over split shifts

School drivers and assistants for disabled children in Hackney, east London, struck on Tuesday of this week.

Life-threatening water shortages in India flow from climate catastrophe

Millions of people in India are battling an acute water crisis and a

Industrial round up: ‘We want to stay in NHS’, say Birmingham workers

Essex distribution staff ready to strike

Solidarity needed after arrest of Egyptian socialist Hisham Fouad

Hisham Fouad was a leading student activist in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and went on to play a key role in the workers' movement

Unison union leader Dave Prentis slam Tory rogues

The Unison union’s national conference last week saw hundreds of delegates thrash out how to defend public services and take on the Tories.


Donald Trump ramps up savage attacks on migrants

Donald Trump’s savage war on migrants ramped up on ­multiple fronts last week.

Istanbul mayor vote a blow for Turkey’s president

Opposition delivers major defeat to the ruling AKP party by winning re?run Istanbul election

US cancels war on Iran—for now

US president Donald Trump pushed the button for air strikes on Iran last Thursday. He then cancelled 13 minutes before the missiles launched—and that’s according to Trump.

Sudan - revolution at the crossroads

Sudan’s opposition leaders have said they will agree to a compromise deal with the country’s military rulers. But the military rejected it.


Windrush scandal is a result of government racism

The 71st anniversary last Saturday of the arrival of the Empire Windrush saw the government desperately trying to escape the shadow of last year’s scandal.


Remember Stonewall was a riot

The Stonewall Riots started a movement for gay liberation. Attacks on LGBT+ people show that five decades later we still need its militancy, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

New York state housing campaigners win big victory

Glyn Robbins reports from New York, where tenants and campaigners have scored a victory against the landlords

Inside the protests rocking Hong Kong

Hong Kong socialist Lam Chi Leung says the retreats by the government have not ended the protests sweeping the country and Sadie Robinson looks at the background to the revolt


Asian strikers are heroes in exhibition of Leicester resistance

A new exhibition looks at how the Imperial Typewriters dispute played a part in forcing the anti-racist struggle into workplaces across Britain

Series of Catch-22 defies book’s ‘unfilmable’ reputation

The new TV adaptation of Catch 22 captures the ridiculous and unsettling atmosphere of Joseph Heller’s classic novel.

What We Think

A system in meltdown

Much of northern Europe was set to experience a punishing heatwave this week.

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LETTERS—Migrants are being left to die in the sea while the EU watches

Italy passed a law last week that allows it to fine any person who rescues refugees at sea up to £44,000.

The things they say

‘Gove stabbed us in the back—we’ve stabbed him in the front’

The Troublemaker - All the bombs for the US war with Iran driven up the M4

If you drove along the M4 motorway on one evening between 15 to 19 May you may have noticed large fleets of lorries.

Who’s behind the Tory leadership hopefuls?

The least sophisticated electorate available—Tory MPs—has selected Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to stand to be the next leader of the Tory party and prime minister.

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