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Issue: 2522

Dated: 20 Sep 2016

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Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn—let's turn the tide on the Tories

Wrangling over the shadow cabinet and whether there can be “unity” between left and right wingers looked set to dominate the Labour Party conference.

International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other


Tory electoral reform - the case of the vanishing voters

Hundreds of thousands of people have vanished from Britain’s electoral registers—and you’re more likely to be among them if you're young or poor.

Rank and file teaching assistants are taking their union leaders to school

Striking teaching assistants lobbied MPs on Wednesday of last week, with five coachloads travelling down to Westminster from Derby.

Jeremy Hunt can be beaten back by strikes

The battlelines in the fight to defend the NHS have been drawn as junior doctors plan three five-day walkouts in the run-up to Christmas.

UCU members at London Met vote for strikes by two to one


NUT faces backlash from branches over U-turn on strike promises

NUT union branches and associations have passed motions calling on its leaders to name more strike dates.

Manchester firefighters face job cuts if they don't fight

Every firefighter in Greater Manchester could face the sack if they refuse to sign up to a new contract.

Reports round-up

Security guards working at Met Police control centres in London struck on Tuesday and Friday of last week. Workers were set to strike again this Thursday.

Cops won’t face charges over Sean Rigg’s death

Also: Probe into the paralysis of Julian Cole, March for Dalian Atkinson, Rotherham 12 hold justice convention

Police face questions over Rotherham child abuse case

A court has been told that police took no action on rape allegations and lost evidence, reports Sadie Robinson

Thousands demand second Scottish independence referendum

Two separate rallies in Glasgow, joined by around 2,000 people, revived something of the colour of the referendum campaign—and the expectations of what an independent Scotland would bring.

Tube drivers close Hammersmith and City line

Tube drivers on the Hammersmith & City and Circle London Underground lines struck for 24 hours last week, ending on Friday night.

University strike to defend reps and jobs at London Met

Workers at London Metropolitan University were set to strike on Thursday to defend jobs, education and their union reps.

Protesters in US face ‘barbaric oppressor’ after cops kill again

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday of last week after police shot dead black man Keith Scott.


MPs slam David Cameron’s Libya intervention ‘failure’

David Cameron’s imperialist war on Libya in 2011 is to blame for the chaos in the country today, writes Alistair Farrow

Egyptian shipyard workers still face jail threat for organising resistance

A verdict in the trial of 26 workers from Egypt’s Alexandria Shipyard has been delayed for a further month.

Strike and protests confront Greek Nazis

Golden Dawn fascists are facing opposition, writes Greek socialist and anti-fascist Giorgos Pittas



Letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter

A year since his first letter, Charlie Kimber warns that no peace is possible with the vicious Labour right—and that vital battles outside the party risk being neglected


William Blake’s paintings give Tracey Emin’s famous bed new meaning

An exhibition in Liverpool offers a rare chance to see two very different giants of art, writes Alex May

The Magnificent Seven - Cowboys take on capitalism in a slow-paced shoot-out

Director Antoine Fuqua’s new take on 1960s hit western The Magnificent Seven has provoked debate about the film’s intentions. Also: Eastern Europeans in Brexitland, An evening with Peggy Seeger

What We Think

British bombs helped end ceasefire in syria

The shaky ceasefire in Syria has collapsed after just a week. British forces played their role in continuing the suffering of people in Syria.

A band of biased brothers—the media and Corbyn

Two major TV programmes attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters aired this week.

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Nick Howard 1933-2016

Nick Howard, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for six decades, has died a few days after his 83rd birthday. He met Che Guevara.

The things they say

‘I get nothing’

Market forces can’t contain cargo chaos death match

The market is a wonderful thing.

World leaders look on as refugees drown

Dave Sewell looks at a United Nations Refugee Agency report which details the scale of the crisis as world leaders plan a new clampdown on refugees

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