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Issue: 2767

Dated: 10 Aug 2021


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New climate warning is a ‘code red for humanity’

Governments have delayed curbing their fossil-fuel emissions for so long that they can no longer stop global warming from intensifying over the next 30 years.


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News

Reports round-up: HS2 construction workers protest

Construction workers in the Unite union working on HS2 protested over pay and conditions

‘It’s time we started fighting back’, say outsourced cleaners

“We believe in doing right by our people, our customers, our society and our planet. We embrace our responsibility to deliver the best possible outcomes by making people happier in their environments."

Fossil fuel businesses set to punish poor with price hike

The same corporations that base themselves mostly on the fossil fuel economy have been cleared to ramp up energy bills for millions of people in Britain.

Polyflor workers show they are no walk over

Workers who make vinyl floorcoverings at the Polyflor company in Manchester were set to strike for two days on Wednesday and Thursday this week over pay.

Barnoldswick Rolls-Royce strikes now need to escalate

Workers at the Rolls-Royce plant in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, protested on Monday as part of their continuing strikes.

Unite leadership has failed the JDE strikers

Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner last week retweeted the union’s triumphant announcement about the settlement of the dispute at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) coffee factory in Oxfordshire.

ScotRail, East Midlands, Hull, Rail Gourmet and the Tube—rail workers fight back

ScotRail workers in the RMT union are continuing their battle for pay justice in a long-running dispute.

Battle continues at DVLA + Vote No in Haringey Love Lane demolition ballot

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has admitted it is dealing with a huge backlog of work. It comes amid strikes by PCS union members at its offices in Swansea.

Why would a businessman pay £100,000 for breakfast with Boris Johnson?

The Tories made numerous payments last year to a company owned by its chairman.

Home Office pushes for deportations to Jamaica

Jamaican nationals who came to Britain as children faced deportation this week, despite an agreement to not deport people who arrived as minors.

Have Tories learned the lesson of last year’s exam scandal?

Counselling charity Childline has revealed that the amount of pupils who rang regarding exam-related stress jumped from 861 between April and June last year to 1,812 this year

Keir Starmer is ‘determined’ to pull Labour further right

Labour leader Keir Starmer has said one of his most important jobs is “rebuilding the relationship between the Labour Party and business.”


International

International round-up: Democracy under threat in Tunisia after coup

President Kais Saied is manoeuvring for total power after his takeover last month, explains Nick Clark


Comment

Hope and danger a year after Beirut blast

The days surrounding the one-year anniversary of Beirut’s port blast saw examples of unity against the ruling class alongside the danger of sectarian divisions.


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What We Think

Profit, not people, is destroying the climate

Climate chaos flows from the capitalist system that subordinates humanity and the rest of nature to the demands of profit-making

China used as cover-up for climate crimes

For the West, blaming the climate crisis on China will provide a scapegoat for the havoc they’ve wreaked


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Diplomat reveals Kuwait flight cover-up 30 years on

A former British diplomat has said he is “convinced” there was “military intelligence exploitation” of a British Airways flight that landed in Kuwait during the Iraqi army’s 1990 invasion, which led to the capture and mistreatment of nearly everyone on board,



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