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Issue: 2685

Dated: 17 Dec 2019


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Boris Johnson is set for further battles

Boris Johnson had a spring in his step after the Tories’ resounding win over the Labour Party in the general election last week.


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News

Jeremy Corbyn calls for redistributing wealth and power at final campaign rally

A great wave of hope swept through people at Corbyn’s election rally on Wednesday night.

After the election, keep up the fight against Tory rule

In a bitter blow the Tories have won a substantial majority in parliament after Thursday’s general election.

After the vote - activists look at what the results show and how to resist Tory rule

Labour Party members, socialists and campaigners spoke to Socialist Worker on Friday about what the general election has shown and how to build resistance to the Tories.

Thousands join angry marches against Boris Johnson

Rage against the Tories was on the streets of London on Friday evening as around 2,000 people joined a demonstration outside Downing Street. 

New attack on right to strike, but workers can derail the Tories

Privateering prime ­minister Boris Johnson was set to announce plans to attack workers’ rights in the queen’s speech this week.

Climate talks crash as world leaders fail to set new targets

The United Nations’ Cop 25 conference said it would focus on stopping climate change. Instead it showed world leaders are unable to protect the planet, says Sarah Bates

Independence demonstration can deepen Scottish resistance to Tories

A demonstration for Scottish independence in Glasgow on 11 January is set to be huge.

Democratic Unionist Party bigots rejected

The general election saw Northern Ireland return more non-unionist than unionist MPs to Westminster for the first time.

Start the resistance now and keep building it till Johnson and the government are out

Rage against the Tories was on the streets of towns and cities across Britain last week.

Will racism get worse after the election?

Migrants, Muslims and minorities fear attacks in the wake of Boris Johnson’s win.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

Reports round up: Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

Test for bosses from Large Goods Vehicle examiners

Why Labour lost the general election

Leave voters in Labour's former seats thought it would betray them over Brexit

The election result isn’t all old people’s fault

Age affected how people voted

Brexit Party disrupts and fails

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party took just 2 percent of the vote in the general election


International

A million French workers strike to say ‘screw it’ to pension attacks

Another massive day of strikes and protests in France on Tuesday showed workers’ continuing determination to beat neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron.

Historic strike in Northern Ireland NHS

Thousands of nurses and other health workers in Northern Ireland are fighting for higher pay.

International round-up—Get Trump out of the White House

The US House of Representatives was set to vote on whether to impeach Donald Trump on Wednesday of this week.

‘Macron out,’ say strikers in France

Workers across France are staging inspirational action against pension attacks


Comment


Features

Capitalism and climate—the system’s recipe for disaster

Climate change is creating extreme weather events that put food production at risk. To deal with it we have to challenge and transform a food system that is run for profit, writes Sarah Bates

Nicolae Ceausescu—death of brutal dictator was a Christmas gift

Stalinist regimes across Eastern Europe fell in 1989, but Romania was the icing on the Xmas cake says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

General election analysis—workers aren’t all right

As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on


Reviews

The Trial of Christine Keeler rights some historic wrongs

This new BBC drama looks back on the events of the Profumo Affair—and tells a story of wealth, power, sexism and abuse, says?Tomáš Tengely-Evans

The Ocean at The End of The Lane—A bittersweet fairy tale of loss, magic and fantasy

The Ocean at The End of The Lane tells the story of Alex, a man who returns home for his father’s funeral and looks back on his childhood.

Reviews round-up: A Christmas Carol and more

The BBC promises a “unique and original take” on Charles Dickens’ Christmas ghost story.


What We Think

We’re not pudding up with the Tories

Boris Johnson’s victory has to be met with a step change in our resistance

The system protects sexual abuse

Powerful people are trying to justify sexual abuse by powerful people


Other Categories

Letters—Iraq movement shows how climate can feed resistance

Thank you for your fantastic coverage of the inspirational movement in Iraq.

New West Bank settlement will ‘destroy hope for peace’

Israel’s government plans to build yet another settlement bloc in Hebron. Local Palestinian activist Issa Amro told Nick Clark that the move will ‘strengthen apartheid policies in the city’



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