Dated: 16 Jul 2011
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The News International phone hacking scandal has revealed the poison coursing through the veins of the establishment.
The News of the World hated working class people.
Rupert Murdoch broke the print unions with his move to fortress Wapping in 1986.
Revelations about the illegal activities of News International have given new hope to supporters of jailed Scottish Socialist leader Tommy Sheridan.
The racist English Defence League’s (EDL) planned summer of hate began badly as thousands from Plymouth to Middlesbrough marched against it last Saturday.
Nearly all public services could be sold off under new Tory plans—just as private care home provider Southern Cross has collapsed.
Hundreds of health workers and campaigners marched on parliament on Thursday of last week.
Hundreds of journalists at the BBC were set to walk out on Friday of this week over compulsory redundancies.
Some 40 journalists in Sheffield were set to begin an indefinite strike on Friday of this week against job losses.
The number of Barnsley College lecturers threatened with compulsory redundancy has decreased massively after a series of management climbdowns during the last week of term.
Up to 300 people protested outside parliament, last Saturday defending a woman’s right to free, safe, on-demand access to abortion.
Campaigners for Yunus Bakhsh, the Newcastle nurse who was unlawfully sacked for his trade union activities, are continuing to raise funds for his legal defence.
More than 400 workers at Burton’s Foods biscuit factory in Blackpool struck over pay on Tuesday of this week.
Around 35 disabled activists and supporters demonstrated against cuts to disability benefits at the offices of Atos in Islington, north London, on Friday of last week.
Disabled activists from across the capital attended a meeting last Saturday called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) to discuss coordinated protests against the government’s attacks.
Unite union members at the Manchester site of the Fujitsu IT firm are to ballot for strikes against a number of attacks on the union, including the threat to dismiss Crewe rep Alan Jenney.
Essex firefighters are stepping up their industrial action as bosses try to force through more attacks on fire crews.
UCU and Unison union members protested against job cuts and attacks on English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) provision at Westminster Kingsway in central London on Monday of this week.
Lecturers at Leeds College of Building struck over job and pay cuts on Wednesday of last week. They had also struck the previous week on 30 June.
Langdon School NUT teachers’ union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week over workload and "oppressive management".
Over 100 Plymouth First bus drivers have voted for industrial action over management scrapping the staff bus.
Six Zimbabwean socialists are in court from 18 July, charged with "subverting a constitutional government"—which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
The CWU union is calling more strikes at the Romec engineering and facilities company. Over 550 engineers are planning a nationwide 48‑hour walkout from midnight on Thursday 20 July.
Workers have wasted no time in preparing for the next steps in their battle against the Tories after the magnificent strikes on 30 June.
Workers at drinks giant Coca-Cola are to vote on whether to take industrial action over a pay offer described as "insulting" by their Unite union.
The government’s decision not to give the £1.5 billion contract to build Thameslink carriages to the Bombardier firm is devastating for Derby.
The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) collapsed on Monday, leaving thousands of migrants without legal support.
The Gibson Inquiry into British torture of terror suspects and the use of rendition flights has been described as a "whitewash" by human rights charity Reprieve.
On 31 August, some 400 people could be made homeless overnight. That’s the awful prospect hanging over Travellers at the Dale Farm site in Basildon, Essex.
A 20-year old protester has been jailed for 12 months for his part in the 26 March demonstrations in London.
More than a third of English universities have been granted permission to charge fees of £9,000 as standard from next year, it was revealed on Tuesday.
It is a critical week in the Southampton council dispute—now in its seventh week of rolling strikes.
Council workers in Shropshire are to ballot for strikes over plans to sack them all to force through new contracts.
One of the top cops who was supposed to investigate the News of the World phone hacking scandal has admitted his decision not to pursue the investigation was "pretty crap".
Christmas at News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks’ house was quite the social occasion.
Did Rebekah Brooks oversee the theft of medical records belonging to Gordon Brown’s sick son, Fraser?
News International has been allowed to systematically get away with paying virtually no tax on its super-profits.
Rebekah Brooks is at the centre of the scandal. She began her career in the late 1980s at Eddie Shah’s short-lived tabloid, The Post.
Journalists from the Sun newspaper left their desks for two hours in solidarity with their colleagues on the News of the World after its closure was announced.
Rupert Murdoch is still desperate to grab full control of British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). His News Corporation currently owns 39.1 percent of it.
Advertisers fired the torpedoes that sunk Murdoch’s flagship, the News of the World.
When staff arrived for work at the Immigration Advisory Service on Monday, we were met by security guards hired by the administrators.
Workers at South Yorkshire newspapers owned by Johnston Press today began an all out strike against redundancies. This followed a vote that was 100 percent for action on a 90 percent turnout. Nineteen out of 20 journalists voted for the action—and the last was on holiday.
The accelerating scandal of the police, the politcians and the press will focus on Parliament next Tuesday, 19 July, when the Murdochs and (resigned) Rebekah Brooks appear before a select committee.
One of the 45 socialists arrested by the Zimbabwe government this February for watching a video about the Arab Spring died late on Thursday evening.
What began as the "phone hacking" scandal has grown to engulf three key pillars of the establishment: the Murdoch media empire, the Metropolitan police and the Tory government.
Millions of protesters have returned to the streets and squares of Egypt. And this time they are determined to hold the ruling military council and the government of Essam Sharaf to account
Egypt’s new independent unions are determined not to be "bought off" by forces that want to blunt their opposition to dictatorship and imperialism.
Tens of thousands of brave revolutionaries filled Arba’in Square in Suez during last week’s "Friday of determination" protests. The demands of the demonstrators in Suez are summed up by the call for retribution for the killers of the martyrs, speeding up the trial of Hosni Mubarak and his corrupt henchmen, and the purge of the interior ministry and the judiciary.
The US claims to back the movement against the Syrian regime. But in reality it wants to stabilise the situation for its own benefit.
See the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist website (in Arabic): <a href="http://www.e-socialists.net/node/7123">www.e-socialists.net/node/7123</a>
Demonstrations, protests and occupations played a key role in igniting and continuing our revolution. On their own, these tactics will not bring victory in the battle. You have the power to win this fight and finish off the regime, not only by participating in the demonstrations, but by organising strikes in the workplaces, companies and factories and supporting the occupations in the squares on Fridays.
The old ones are sometimes the best. "Denial is not a river in Africa, but it is a state occupied by many eurozone politicians."
Over the past few months we have witnessed a surge in political activity against Con-Dem government policies. Many of those coming new to the struggle will be asking questions—about the injustices being committed, but also about the whole capitalist system.
Thousands of people will join the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival in Dorset this weekend to celebrate the birth of trade unionism in Britain.
Politicians are terrified of Rupert Murdoch.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s motto is "Expand or die"—and it seems to have served him well. Murdoch is one of the most powerful men in the world. His News Corporation owns newspapers, television and radio stations spanning five continents, including the disgraced News of the World in Britain.
News Corp is an enormous multinational with media and entertainment outlets across the globe.
At a drive-through McDonald’s in east London, News of the World journalists would hand over the wads of cash to police officers in return for information.
Ed Miliband’s denunciation of the 30 June strikes has been rightly condemned by the left.
The summer of 1911 burned with strikes and protests across Britain.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much has gone on over the past eight months.
Taliban fighter Mohammed (Vincent Gallo) is detained by a US patrol in Afghanistan, and subjected to the full inhumanity of the occupation.
This festival offers a "shubbak" ("window" in Arabic) on Arab art and culture. It features over 100 artists at some 70 talks, concerts and exhibitions across the capital.
Just Do It follows environmental groups as they use stunts and direct action to raise the issue of pollution and climate change.
The News International scandal has exposed the general corruption of the mainstream media.
‘Buzzing’ after 30 June The strikes on 30 June were incredible and have changed the atmosphere in many workplaces. The mood among teachers is far more optimistic than before. They are buzzing.
‘Party leaders and prime ministers have lunches and dinners with editors, journalists, proprietors all of the time’