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Issue: 2589

Dated: 30 Jan 2018


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Theresa May will stumble on unless we topple her

How long can the Tories survive?


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Updated: Inside the Presidents Club - a glimpse at a world of ruling class sexism

Undercover reporters at the Financial Times newspaper have shone a light on the vile harassment of women carried out by men at the top of society.

NHS rally hears from Jeremy Corbyn - now march on 3 February

Some 1,500 people joined a Labour Party rally for the NHS in the Methodist Central Hall in central London on Thursday night. 

The Haringey Development Vehicle is on the ropes - now fight to put it down for good

The HDV is a 'social cleansing' redevelopment affecting seven estates and 4,000 households. A demo and vote on 7 February could kill it.

At the Presidents Club: Tory donors, Labour businessman

Attendees have tried to defend the event, but it's indefensible

Anti fascists meet to say, ‘Never again!’ on Holocaust Memorial Day

Meetings have been organised by Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF).

Strikers from three disputes unite in Manchester

Strikers from First Bus, Mears and Fujitsu came together to support one another - and discuss how to won

Anti-racists ruin Enoch Powell supporters’ day in Wolverhampton

Anti-racists protested outside a meeting debating the legacy of racist Tory MP Enoch Powell in Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Doncaster protest defends woman who is fighting domestic violence service cuts

Protesters gathered to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid and Louise Harrison.

Fight to win the vote for pay battle in local government

There’s a chance to give new life to the sruggle over pay in the public services after a key Unison union body voted against the pay offer in local government

University workers name dates for 14 pension strikes

UCU union members are building the campaign to defend their pensions—and finding that the momemtum that led to a high turnout to vote is still there, reports Sadie Robinson

Anger drives the further education battle over pay

Workers at 19 further education colleges are fighting to get the vote out in strike ballots over pay.

Cuts are to blame for the NHS winter crisis—‘health tourism’ is a racist lie

Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth pledged last week that a Labour government would defend the rights of EU migrants working in the NHS.

Reports round up: ‘Bring us back in house,’ demand university workers

Workers at the University of London (UoL) struck against outsourcing last Thursday.

After Claire Kober quits in Haringey - turn the tables on pro-cuts Labour councils

Defeat for the Labour right in Haringey could spur wider resistance, writes Alistair Farrow

Birmingham home care workers plan strikes to save the service

Home care workers in Birmingham were set to strike for a second time between 12 noon and 2.30pm on Tuesday of next week.

Residents are told to pay up or burn

Landlords and building managers are still dragging their feet over essential fire safety work in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Workers must not pay the price of Carillion collapse

Thousands of workers for failed outsourcing and construction firm Carillion are anxiously waiting to discover what is happening to their jobs.

Don’t accept a deal for worse pensions and pay in Royal Mail

Postal workers’ union leaders and Royal Mail bosses have reached an agreement to end a major dispute and are calling on workers to back it.


International

Solidarity with Emin Sakir

Emin Sakir, a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (Dsip) in Turkey has now been in jail for more than 60 days.

US won’t hold back Turkey in Syrian war

Looking to the US to intervene on behalf of the Kurds is a recipe for disaster, argues?Nick Clark

International round up: Protest at Austria's far right ‘Academics Ball’

And German manufacturing workers on strike


Comment

The battle for trust and truth in an era of fake news

Pundits blame social media for damaging trust in the news. Nick Clark looks at the real truth and lies behind fake news


Features

The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility

Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

How struggle won women the vote

A sea of suffragette colours will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. The Act gave some women in Britain the right to vote for the first time.


Reviews

Anti-apartheid campaigner Hugh Masekela’s legacy

Rehad Desai looks at the life of the most influential artist of the anti-apartheid movement and argues that it can inspire people fighting for a better world

Andreas Gursky the anti-capitalist?

The Haywood gallery is hosting the first ever major retrospective of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.

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What We Think

Take on Donald Trump’s presidents club

Sexist-in-chief Donald Trump has said “I’ll be there” for a state visit to Britain in October. He reneged on his promise to visit earlier this month amid fears of huge protests.

PIP high court judgement shows the benefits of fighting

The Tories have been forced to make a major U-turn on benefits.


Other Categories

LETTERS: Our strike votes show we can beat Tory anti union law

The UCU union’s fantastic ballot result last Monday should give every worker a real boost.

The things they say

‘You could be this generation’s Churchill’

Unbiased judge rules he is unbiased in Loughinisland collusion case

Relatives of those killed in the Loughinisland massacre have welcomed a judge’s decision to voluntarily step aside from a case challenging a watchdog finding that police colluded with the killers



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