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Issue: 2607

Dated: 05 Jun 2018


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The real face of Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson’s jailing has become a rallying point for racists across Britain. Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at why the fascist poster-boy is a real threat


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UCU conference rocked by bureaucratic manoeuvres and staff walkout

A national union conference was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after manoeuvres by the union leadership.

UCU delegates defy bureaucrats’ games and vote to debate motions criticising Sally Hunt

Delegates to the UCU union's annual congress defied the leadership on Wednesday by voting in favour of debating two motions critical of general secretary Sally Hunt.

Arkush attacks Corbyn as antisemitic ahead of Netanyahu's London visit

A leading critic of Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that Corbyn’s criticism of Israel means he is antisemitic.

Mariano Rajoy gone after he's implicated in corruption crisis

The fall of right wing Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy is a blow against supporters of austerity across Europe.

Organise against far right as racists and fascists take to streets of Manchester - Updated

Over 2,000 racists and fascists marched through Manchester on Saturday in another warning of the growing threat of the far right.

Young workers hit hard, says new TUC study

A series of figures have shown the heavy price of austerity on workers’ living standards.

Love Island revels in people’s alienation from each other

The popularity of TV programmes such as Love Island tells the story of how capitalism makes commodities of everything around us, argues?Sarah Bates

Sex and politics in DH Lawrence's The Daughter in Law

Relationships, strikes and the strife of working class life are brought together in DH Lawrence’s The Daughter in Law.

On Behalf of The People

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Huge independence march in Dumfries

Thousands marched through the town of Dumfries in the south of Scotland last Saturday in the latest of a series of marches for Scottish independence.

Northern Ireland—how Britain rules a last outpost of empire

Why isn’t Northern Ireland in Ireland?

Tory racism lies behind counter-terrorism laws

Tory prime minister Theresa May is fighting to hide her party’s deep-seated Islamophobia.

Arson attacks on mosque and gurdwara in Leeds after Tommy Robinson supporters march

A mosque and a Sikh gurdwara in Leeds were attacked in the early hours of Tuesday morning in what police are treating as “hate crimes”.

Reports round up: Hundreds join Oxford Pride march

Firefighters in the West Midlands have delivered a thumping vote for strikes in response to “exploitative” new contracts.

Workers at TGI Fridays feel tip top after strike

Workers at four branches of the TGI Fridays restaurant chain struck last Friday.

Workers organise to win PCS strike ballot

Activists in the civil service workers’ union the PCS have begun the battle to deliver a solid vote for national strikes over pay.

Spread fight to other flicks to pressure Picturehouse bosses

Workers at four branches of the Picturehouse cinema chain struck on Thursday and Saturday of last week.

What was decided at UCU conference—when delegates got the chance

 

Get behind NHS strike in Wigan

Hundreds of hospital porters, cleaners and other support staff are ramping up their fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation.

Birmingham battle for jobs and learning

 

A two-week walkout in Tower Hamlets takes on housing bosses over pay

Housing workers are fighting attacks on pay in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Blame Tories’ system not firefighters for Grenfell

It is almost impossible for anyone to deny the failures that led to the Grenfell Tower fire and at least 71 deaths. But there is now a battle over who is responsible.

Protests outside parliament after MPs debate abortion law

Activists protested outside parliament on Tuesday.


International

Truckers in Brazil show the power of workers after strikes humiliate Temer

A truck drivers’ strike in Brazil has shown how repressive governments can be humbled.

Mass strikes and protests over tax rise force out prime minister Hani Mulki in Jordan

Mass strikes and protests in Jordan forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign on Monday.

EU borders cause refugee deaths

Some 50 people have died after trying to migrate to Europe when their boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.


Comment

What’s the answer to grim strike stats?

The strike figures for 2017, released last week, make depressing reading.


Features

Iran hit by strike wave

A growing strike wave has hit in recent months. Iranian socialist Peyman Jafari spoke to Socialist Worker about a series of militant strikes rocking the state—and how workers’ actions offer a vision for change


Reviews


What We Think

Reject Trump’s bigotry, not just his trade deals

Tory prime minister Theresa May was “deeply disappointed” at her friend Donald Trump this week.

Exploit Tory Brexit split

Theresa May is taking a gamble next week which, if it fails, could sink her.


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LETTERS: Brutality of US border is one more reason to stop Trump

Stories about family separation and the detention of so-called unaccompanied minors in the US have really had a ton of attention over the last few days.

The Troublemaker - Inquest opens into the death of Rashan Charles after arrest

An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles opened in north London on Monday. Rashan died in July last year shortly after being stopped by the police in a shop in Hackney, east London.



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