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Issue: 2545

Dated: 14 Mar 2017


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Here to stay, here to fight. Muslims and migrants on how they're fighting racism

Ten activists from around Britain who will be marching on Saturday told Socialist Worker why they will not be moved


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

Thatcher government feared inquiry into truth about Miners' Strike cops

Newly released documents from 1985 show that then home secretary Leon Brittan wanted to avoid “any form of enquiry into the behaviour of the police”.

British Airway strikers defy management with mass pickets at airports

BA workers continue their strike against poverty pay from Brutish Airways

Go all out to build for the 18 March anti-racist demonstrations

Stand up to Racism campaigners had a coordinated push last night, Thursday, to build the turnout for the 18 March demonstrations

The fight against racism is international, says activist in Greece

The weekend of Saturday 18 March will be an international mobilisation against racism across Europe that was initially called by the movement in Greece.

Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety

Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.

After Article 50 vote, fight for a Brexit for workers

The formal process of Britain leaving the European Union could start as early as this week, and will definitely happen by the end of the month, say the Tories

Merseyrail guard faces jail even though bosses cleared him

Dozens of RMT union reps with banners protested outside Liverpool Crown Court last week with family and friends of Martin Zee.

Thousands march in Ireland demanding an end to deadly anti-abortion law

Thousands took to the streets in Ireland on International Women's Day to demand a repeal of the 8th Amendment which makes abortion illegal in Ireland

Anti-sexist action fuels the fight back against Trump

Activists tell Socialist Worker how International Women’s Day became a focus for the movement in the US with massive numbers of women taking to the streets

Hospitals rationing care are rapped—but not funded

NHS bosses have told local trusts to stop denying hip operations. But the Tories’ STP plans insist they make cuts

Protesters demand justice for Orgreave

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Home Office in London on Monday to demand justice over the Battle of Orgreave.

Cops have ‘no case to answer’ over Rotherham abuse—just ‘failings’

Police officers have “no case to answer” regarding their handling of child sexual abuse in Rotherham, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.

Anti-migrant Labour MPs attack Corbyn over Brexit

Backbench Labour hypocrites who support the EU’s worst aspects but not the rights of migrant workers only deepen the party’s crisis

Durham and Derby TA's won't be beaten

TA's are still going strong

Reports round up—Unite workers fight for pensions

Unite strikes are growing along with Ian Allinson's campaign, cleaners take on the bosses and Picturehouse workers go from strength to strength

March for homes planned to take on Tories attack on social housing

National demonstration in defense of social housing has been called for the 24 June

Ian Allinson for Unite—invite Ian to your workplace and help build the campaign

Ian Allinson is the left wing candidate for Unite general secretary, invite him to speak at your workplace and help with the campaign

Yes to a new Scottish independence referendum

Socialist Worker supports the break-up of the British state.

Teachers and parents unite against Tory cuts

Around 1,000 people took to the streets against Tory education cuts in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, last Saturday.

‘Going back isn’t possible’ —refugee slams new rules

The Home Office quietly pulled the rug out from under thousands of refugees with new rules last week.

Reports round-up: Nazis drowned out in Alloa

Nazis drowned out in Alloa

MPs vote down the Lords over Theresa May's Brexit bill

Tories triggering Article 50 should be a spur to fight to shape the outcome, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans


International

Big protests in Ireland, the US and across the world mark International Women's Day

Protests for abortion rights and against sexist governments took place across the world to mark International Women’s Day

Celebrations in South Korea after president Park Geun-hye is forced out

Opposition activists in South Korea are celebrating the Constitutional Court’s unanimous decision by all eight judges to uphold the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye.

Anti-racists prepare for mass protest in Netherlands

State austerity and racism have boosted the racist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, says Dave Sewell

South Korea: protests continue after President Park is impeached

The removal of President Park Geun-hye from office last week has not stopped mass demonstrations


Comment

The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment

What’s the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people?

Struggles in China pay off everywhere

Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China


Features

Simmering Petrograd was ready to boil over

Rapid capitalist development in Russian cities gave birth to a working class that dug the Tsar and capitalism’s grave

Capitalism—a system born of slavery

People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so.


Reviews

My Country play brings ordinary voices to the political stage

With six ballot boxes set up on tables towards the back of the stage, My Country—a work in progress, immediately transports you back to 23 June.

The Good Postman—a Bulgarian village where solidarity shone through

The Good Postman documentary is the true story of a missed opportunity.


What We Think

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum

The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

We need bold politics to beat the racist right

Racist lies dominate much of mainstream politics. But wide sections of the population are repulsed by the lurch to the right of those at the top.

Famine and crisis fuelled by the West

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.


Other Categories

LETTERS: Stuff the bigoted Daily Mail and decriminalise abortion

The Daily Mail newspaper complains that Marie Stopes’ doctors are effectively providing abortion on demand by certifying women for the procedure without actually seeing them.

The things they say

‘You talk shite, hen’

The Troublemaker - Spooks fight to cover up Britain's role in torture

The Ministry of Defence and MI6 are insisting that claims made by people tortured must be heard behind closed doors.



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