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Issue: 2670

Dated: 03 Sep 2019


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How to make sense of the Tory crisis over Brexit

Tomáš Tengely-Evans dissects the latest stage of the Tory crisis and looks at how the left should respond


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Protests across Britain against Johnson’s suspension of parliament

Over 70 protests took place across Britain on Saturday.

Activists take to the streets in Northern Rebellion

The climate emergency was brought to life in central Manchester this weekend as activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) mounted a four-day occupation.

Glasgow asylum seekers face eviction on a ‘mass scale’ at the hands of Serco

Private landlord Serco could begin evicting some 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow as early as this week.

Strike over pay draws more workers out onto picket lines

A major battle over low pay and outsourcing stepped up a notch on Monday, as new groups of workers joined the strike.

Strike for higher pay at five Science Museum sites

Workers at Science Museum group sites across England struck for 24 hours last Friday in a fight over pay.

Local government round up: Bromley library strikers can bring bosses to book

Library workers on strike in south east London were set to protest outside a council committee meeting on Tuesday night as Socialist Worker went to press.

Reports round up: Big gate meetings to build for Royal Mail strike ballot

IT workers at driver agency stay strong on picket lines

Transport round up: Strikers are ‘rock solid and united’ against unsafe railways

‘Rock solid and united’ against unsafe railways

Education round up: ‘Try living on my salary’, say Birmingham strikers

Around 300 Birmingham university caterers, cleaners, security guards and other support staff struck on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Health round up: Lincolnshire health visitors escalate pay fightback

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are stepping up their fight for equal pay.

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

Flooding and devastation in The Bahamas

The Bahamas has suffered death and extreme devastation as a result of Hurricane Dorian

Defeat for Johnson should clear way to a general election

Anger against the Tories was seen on the streets of London on Tuesday as the prime minister lost a key vote in parliament


International

Protests and strikes in Hong Kong as cops ramp up violence

Defiant action by protesters has been met with increasing levels of brutality, writes Sadie Robinson

Austerity and racism is on the cards for new government of chaos in Italy

Italy looked on the verge of having a new unstable government as Socialist Worker went to press.


Comment

Fight for a genuinely democratic society

On many of the demonstrations against Boris Johnson there are placards calling to “defend democracy”.


Features

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet

Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

Why the history of Israel is deliberately forgotten

A new book on the origins of Israel is welcome and useful, but flawed

The British arms firms dealing in death

Arms deals, generals and government officials will gather at the DSEI arms dealers’ conference in east London this week


Reviews

An insight into the struggles inside an American Factory

A new Netflix documentary tells the stories of workers in a US rust belt car factory

Honeyland—a story of people, nature and destruction

Hatidze Muratova is one of the last wild beekeepers in Europe

The Daisy Age—when hip hop turned hippy

This briefest of hip hop moments still casts a multi-coloured shadow.


What We Think

A radical Labour can win a general election

We should welcome a general election as an opportunity to drive out Johnson and the Tories

Tory funding promises are for the rich

The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people


Other Categories

The Troublemaker—Police officers caught stealing and abusing

A detective who stole £9,000 related to murder cases from a police safe has been jailed.

HRT: women’s inequality shapes how the menopause is treated

Society’s structures—and sexism—mean women going through the menopause face many problems, including the side effects of HRT used to treat its symptoms, writes Sarah Bates



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