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Issue: 2781

Dated: 16 Nov 2021


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Unite fights to beat the Tories

The Tories are in a deep political crisis. Even Boris Johnson’s own backbenchers are worried he might lose them the next election.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Protests help stop deportations to Jamaica

A deportation flight due to take up to 50 people back to Jamaica left with just a handful

Cuts and shifting Covid-19 rules led to attacks on tube workers

One worker said, "Being sworn at every day and confronted with violence and aggression has become part of the job"

Labour Party leaders condemn solidarity with Palestine at LSE university

Labour has lined up with Israel's racism and suggested protest against it is antisemitic

Cop26 set to end as failure

The Cop26 climate conference is expected to run into “extra time” as world leaders squabble over already inadequate climate promises

Mandatory vaccinations risk making NHS crisis worse

The Tories have decreed that NHS workers will have to be fully vaccinated by next April or risk being sacked

Tube workers set for festive season of strikes over Night Tube

Bosses are making unreasonable demands on workers as the Night Tube is set to restart

Extinction Rebellion disrupts Lord Mayor's parade in London as Cop26 fails

The Rise and Rebel action came as the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow ended with a total failure to confront systemic environmental collapse.

Thousands protest in London at Chinese embassy for Uyghur freedom

Chants of, “We will not be silenced” rang out as people flooded the streets

The failure of Cop 26 reflects a system that will take us over the cliff edge

Great Thunberg said, 'Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah'.

Refugees are the real victims of Priti Patel’s border plans

Three people were feared lost at sea after two kayaks were found off the coast of Calais

Midwives vow to fight back against NHS underfunding

Midwives, birth workers, parents and children are set to protest across Britain this Sunday at the shocking state of NHS maternity services.

Avalanche of Tory sleaze puts Johnson on the back foot

Ministers are in a panic over corruption, says Isabel Ringrose

Reports round-up: Caledonian sleeper strikers boosted after Cop

Recent pickets in Glasgow were well attended and joined by climate campaigners and Jeremy Corbyn MP

Don’t stop the fight in Glasgow cleansing + Civil service round-up

Both the GMB and Unite unions have accepted a revised pay deal for ­workers in 34 councils across Scotland.

Big march backs Clarks fire and rehire fightback + round-up

Around 400 people joined a march through Street in Somerset last Saturday in support of the striking Clarks shoe warehouse workers.

Escalate now at Weetabix + round-up

Weetabix bosses have resorted to outrageous lies about the long-runnng strike in Kettering and Corby, Northamptonshire.

UCU union members reject leaders’ plan

Activists in the UCU universities union have pushed overwhelmingly to take bolder action than their general secretary, Jo Grady, wanted


International

Regime attacks revolution in Sudan, as protesters in Britain show solidarity

Saturday had been announced as a massive show of force by people protesting against the coup

After Rittenhouse verdict—‘no justice, no peace’

Far right gunman Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of murder on Friday


Comment

Hydrogen power is not a green alternative

The Tories and world ­leaders are pinning their hopes on hydrogen power to reduce carbon emissions and help reach their net-zero promises.

The right hopes terror attack will divide us

Terror attack used to target Muslims

Rebuff claim that de Klerk ended apartheid

South African Marxists helped end apartheid, not F W de Klerk


Features

The ‘anti-woke’ university will provide a safe haven for bigots

A new US university is building a faculty of bigots

Britain’s colonial soldiers—made to die for empire

We shouldn’t celebrate the fact that Indian soldiers were sent to fight for Britain

Belarus-Poland: one example of borders that kill

The Polish state and the European Union have adopted the anti-migrant attitude of the far right


Reviews

The Empire’s lasting legacy on British society today

Empire State of Mind explores how British colonialism fed into nationalism and racism at home


What We Think


Other Categories

Obituary—Dave Ayre 1931-2021

Dave will always be remembered with great affection by trade unionists in County Durham and the north east of England

Letters—Silvertown doesn’t want to be part of polluting Formula One

​​​​​​​The proposal of a new Formula One (F1) race in Newham, east London, is an insult to residents who already suffer the highest levels of particulate matter air pollution in the country.

A killer soldier is rendered a hero by the establishment

The British army turned out in force for the funeral of one of its killers last week.

The Virgin Islands—Britain’s worst-kept corruption secret

Britain's corruption is flown out to The Virgin Islands



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