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Issue: 2564

Dated: 25 Jul 2017


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March for justice for Rashan Charles

Hundreds of angry protesters marched through Hackney, east London, on 24 July demanding justice for Rashan Charles.


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News

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Show of defiance and unity in Manchester following arson attack on mosque

In a show of defiance days after their local mosque was set ablaze, around 200 peopler marched in Newton Heath, north Manchester, on Friday.

Protests erupt after IDF murders Palestinians

At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday, as protests against the Israeli occupation erupted across East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Anger as 20 year old dies after he is hauled to ground by police officer

Rashan Charles, a young black man, died in Hackney, east London

Rashan Charles’ father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’

The father of Rashan Charles, who died on Saturday after being stopped by police, has spoken to Socialist Worker about his loss

Anger on the streets as march demands justice for Rashan Charles

Hundreds of angry protesters marched through east London this evening, Monday, demanding justice for Rashan Charles.

Striking Barts hospital workers say Serco’s latest offer is an insult to low-paid workers

Hundreds of domestics, cleaners, porters and security workers began a two-week strike at four east London hospitals on Tuesday.

No mental health support or housing for Grenfell survivors

The class divide brought into the light by the Grenfell Tower fire has been further exposed this week.

Labour mobilisation in Uxbridge shows a mood to boot out the Tories

A mass canvass in Uxbridge last week involved many new activists—but tensions remain inside the party

Unity defies the Nazi Britain First in Rochdale

Around 150 people—mostly from Rochdale and Greater Manchester—outnumbered a national demonstration of 100 fascist Britain First protesters in Rochdale last Saturday.

BA bosses bully strikers by giving their pay to those who don’t take action

British Airways (BA) cabin crew last week extended their ongoing two-week strike to four weeks. This will bring the total they have walked out since resuming the dispute this month to 44 days.

Wetherspoon advertising jobs at less than minimum wage

The Wetherspoon pub chain is advertising jobs paying less than the minimum wage.

‘Don’t slash our Surestart,’ Medway parent protesters tell council

More than 60 parents, children and supporters marched on a meeting of Medway council last Thursday, to protest against its plan to close 19 Surestart children’s centres.

Reports round-up - Ealing parents organise against academies

The NUT union in Ealing, west London, has successfully blocked three schools from converting to academies.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

Join the protests against the pay cap

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) was set to hold a day of action against the public sector pay cap on Thursday of this week.

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Did police tasering cause Darren Cumberbatch to die?

The family of Darren Cumberbatch, who died after being arrested by police in Nuneaton want answers over his death.

Victory for unions and workers over fees that denied access to justice

Seven of Britain’s most senior judges have ruled that the Tories’ system of employment tribunal (ET) fees “effectively prevents access to justice”, is “unlawful” and “must be quashed”.


International

Assault on Mosul ‘killed 40,000 civilians’ and US allies are still murdering people

The number of civilians killed during the assault on Mosul in Iraq is much higher than earlier estimates from the Iraqi government and the US.


Comment

Corbyn can’t afford a muddle on Brexit

Politicians who tied themselves in knots over whether to leave the European Union (EU) are finding the question of how to leave just as uncomfortable.

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force

Police officers in England have killed three black men in a month. Edson Da Costa died after being stopped by police in Newham, east London, on 15 June. His life support was switched off on 21 June.


Features

Serco - the world is not enough

A gigantic octopus that straddles the globe has wrapped its tentacle around the NHS. Its grip grows tighter and tighter.

The horror of Passchendaele couldn’t stop rebellion

The Battle of Passchendaele, which began 100 years ago this week, could be seen as just another bloody episode in the slaughter of the First World War.


Reviews

Spooks, lies and the state—new film grasps for the truth

A serious but mild-mannered civil servant with a drinking problem gets caught up in a web of intrigue and collusion between the state and private intelligence services.

Werq—Ballroom at the Barbican

Voguing comes to London in August.


What We Think


Other Categories

Dave Gibson 1950 - 2017

Tributes have been paid from across the trade union and labour movement to Dave Gibson, an inspiring revolutionary socialist for nearly half a century, who has died aged 67.

LETTERS: I know the reality of bogus self-employment

The Taylor review called bogus self-employment into the public eye. I have experienced this in the railway and construction industry.

Cheers to a minimum price rise for booze?

Would a minimum price for alcohol benefit working class people and reduce the harm done by excessive drinking?

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha

Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Iraq with chemical weapons after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, declassified documents show.



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