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Issue: 2598

Dated: 03 Apr 2018


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Bloody murder in Gaza exposes Israel as racist, terror state

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza have defied an appalling campaign of Israeli violence to join mass protests along the border with Israel.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

College strikes reject rotten pay offer - and fight for education

Workers across six further education colleges came to the end of a three-day strike on Thursday. The walkout hit five London colleges and Sandwell College in the Midlands.

Revolt grows against proposed universities pensions deal

An e-ballot on the offer begins on 4 April. It's urgent to fight for a No vote.

After racists march in Telford - oppose the FLA in Manchester

Around 200 people joined a racist march in Telford on Friday.

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi on the charges of antisemitism and Labour

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi from Jewish Voice for Labour spoke to Sadie Robinson about the hypocrisy of the right over antisemitism.

Teachers ready to fight for the future of education

This year’s NUT union conference in Brighton has seen fury at the Tories' assault on schools.

Teachers at union conference support Palestine, oppose Islamophobia and defend Jeremy Corbyn

Anti-racism was a big theme of NUT teachers’ union conference this week

March demands justice for Christopher Alder

A powerful protest marked 20 years since Christopher's death in police custody in Hull

Family of Kevin Clarke call for truth about his death

Kevin died after coming into contact with the police on 9 March in Lewisham, south east London.

Teachers must push pay fight after NUT conference

Teachers could be heading for a national strike ballot over pay. Delegates at the NUT union conference in Brighton last weekend passed a motion calling on the union to launch a “vigorous campaign” over pay.

Multidisciplinary art will leave audiences Misty-eyed

Right from the misty start to the blazing end this play holds your attention.

Tories sneak out immigration reports

The Tories tried to smuggle out five reports into their racist immigration policies last week in the hope they wouldn’t be noticed

Refuse workers in Hull are out to give the bosses hell

Workers at the Orion recycling plant in east London struck last week without going through all the usual balloting requirements last week—and won their demands within hours.

Fight over conditions at Docklands Light Railway

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London walked out for 48 hours last week in a long-running dispute about working conditions.

Right use hate slur to attack Corbyn

There has been no let-up in the use of false antisemitism charges against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn


International

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

Israeli forces kill and injure hundreds of Palestinian protesters

Israel killed at least 16 Palestinians on Friday as 30,000 people marched on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Rail strikes in France are a warning signal for the bosses

French workers struck this week as part of a revolt against president Macron, writes Charlie Kimber

British soldier’s death in Syria shows how West lies over its interventions

A British SAS soldier was killed in Syria last week—despite a vote in parliament against British army intervention there.


Comment

Challenging the bosses’ system is not antisemitism

Is saying that the bankers are to blame for problems in society veering towards an attack on Jews?

Press wages war on Grenfell survivors to help the Tories

The media wants to undermine stories of Grenfell survivors. It’s part of a push to let the guilty off the hook, writes Alistair Farrow


Features

Why Israel is a racist state

Supporters of Israel say it’s antisemitic to call Israel racist. They want to silence legitimate criticisms of its institutional racism against the Palestinians

Did big data rig the votes?

It’s a scary world out there. Powerful people are doing grubby things with personal information we may not even realise we’ve made available to them on the internet.


Reviews

Shakespearean drama meets Thomas Sankara in new play

Ricky Dujany’s ambitious debut play looks at a major figure in the 1980s battle for African liberation. It raises important questions, writes?Jay Williams


What We Think

Rulers fear protest—we need more of it

The best thing to do this week is to defend Jeremy Corbyn – and put tens of thousands onto the streets of Britain in solidarity with the Palestinians.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi—a dictator for the west

With Sisi in charge Egypt once more has a dictator that the West and Israel can do business with.


Other Categories

LETTERS - ‘We will fight to stay part of the NHS’, says Wigan porter

Health bosses in Wigan want to outsource 900 of us porters, cleaners and security staff to WWL Solutions Ltd.



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