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Issue: 2673

Dated: 24 Sep 2019


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Biggest climate rebellion so far hits Britain as part of global revolt

Hundreds of thousands of people, led by school students, took part in protests across Britain on Friday calling for action to tackle climate change and the system that causes it.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Where to find your nearest climate strike rally

Join the action on 20 September in your local area

‘I was arrested for the crime of journalism at Heathrow’

Trying to tell the truth about climate activism saw Guy Smallman seized by police

20 September global climate strikes—as they happen

Workers and students are taking action against catastrophic climate change today. We're reporting on all the protests and rallies across Britain and internationally. Come back often for regular updates.

Fury after Fukushima nuclear plant bosses walk free

The executives in charge during the 2011 nuclear plant meltdown have been found not guilty of negligence

Pictures from the London climate strike, 20 September

A great day of protest in London, across Britain and internationally

Labour conference is a chance to challenge right over Brexit

Brexit is not the only issue at this year’s Labour Party conference—despite what the media suggests.

After historic day on 20 September - build a bigger climate movement

Friday 20 September 2019 will go down in history as a key date in the fight against climate catastrophe.

Labour delegates vote to back Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit

Labour Party members saw off moves to make their party back Remain

Millions join worldwide protests to save planet

The global climate strike saw some 5,800 actions across 161 countries—and shows the mood to fight back

Labour conference round-up—delegates show solidarity with Palestine

Delegates to Labour Party conference near-unanimously passed a significant motion on Palestine solidarity on Monday afternoon.

Compass workers point to a fightback

Hundreds of health workers in the north west of England struck last week in the face of bosses’ attempts to stop them from speaking out against low pay.

Tayside pharmacists are in their fifth week of indefinite action

Spirits were high on the picket line as Scottish pharmacy workers began their fifth week of an indefinite strike on Monday.

Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford

Over 160 people joined an angry meeting in Keighley Civic Centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire, to stop the cuts to libraries and museums.

Reports round-up: Cleaners still out at business department

nFirefighters have claimed victory in their fight against cuts to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Boris Johnson’s ‘friend’ given £126,000 of our cash

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s friendship with a US entrepreneur who was granted £126,000 in public money during his time as London mayor is a damaging scandal.

Education round up: Support staff strike over pay at Liverpool university

Workers at the University of Liverpool have launched a programme of industrial action.

Political chaos in Britain after court judgement - drive the Tories out now

The Tories have to be driven out—now.

‘The fight of our lives’ at Royal Mail as ballot for strike begins

Around 120,000 postal workers will start voting this week in a national strike ballot.

Thomas Cook fat cats should pay up after collapse

The collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook on Monday highlighted rip-off corporate culture.


International

Resistance in Egypt piles pressure on Abdel Fattah al-Sisi regime

Egyptians took to the streets on Friday and Saturday in courageous demonstrations against the regime of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Workers in France strike back as Emmanuel Macron attacks pensions

Strikes on the railways, in schools and many other sectors swept France on Tuesday against president Emmanuel Macron’s assault on pensions.

Hong Kong fight rages on streets

Protesters in Hong Kong defied police repression as they took part in a 16th successive weekend of protests last weekend.


Comment

New book Bad News for Labour busts antisemitism claims

A book on Labour, the media and antisemitism is both rigorous and accessible


Features

1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution

Seventy years ago revolution in China threw off the rule of landlords and struck a blow to Western imperialism. But it wasn’t a socialist revolution, and its aims were not to put people in power, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans


Reviews

Ad Astra—a good space film that’s just too male-centric

Visually striking and ­emotionally raw space adventure Ad Astra takes Brad Pitt on a journey into danger, dad issues and probably the Oscars.

Tim Walker exhibition shows beauty is more than escapism

 


What We Think

Climate denial is tip of iceberg at United Nations summit

When Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders at the United Nations (UN), she spoke for millions who are angry at their inaction on climate change.

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis

Millions are in housing need while hundreds of thousands of homes lie empty.


Other Categories

Letters—Progressive groups listed on cop ‘counter-terror’ list

 A counter-terrorism document giving advice to workers includes left wing groups in its safeguarding bulletin—alongside proscribed terrorist organisations.

The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US

A mass strike over pay and jobs at General Motors has swept across the US— Gabby Thorpe says the dispute could inspire many more workers’ struggles



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