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Issue: 2610

Dated: 26 Jun 2018

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End Trump’s racist rule

As Donald Trump’s policies lock up migrants and their children, we all need to take to the streets when he makes his visit to Britain, writes Alistair Farrow

International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other


Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict

An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles has delivered a verdict of “accidental death” in an inquest that Rashan’s family have branded a farce.

Unison union conference sees revolt against leadership

The Unison union national conference erupted in chanting and cries of “democracy” on Wednesday after union leaders attempted to quash revolt over a controversial motion.

After protests, Trump retreats, but bitter attacks on migrants continue

Trump says he has ended the policy of separating children and parents at the US-Mexico border, but children may still be detained indefinitely with their parents

Beat Positive

In 1987, while British pop music was dominated by the coma-inducing sounds of Rick Astley and Shakin’ Stevens, hip hop was getting busy planning global domination.

2,500 racists march through London in a display of far right unity

Around 2,500 racists marched through central London on Saturday in another sign of the growing confidence of the British far right on the streets.

PCS members say, ‘Let’s get a huge strike vote over pay in the civil service’

Civil service workers were set mount payday ­protests on Friday as part of a national day of action.

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

Education round up: Langdon Park teachers discuss new offer ahead of strike

Teachers and support workers at Langdon Park School in Tower Hamlets, east London, were considering a new offer from management as Socialist Worker went to press.

Back this crucial strike to stop NHS privatisation

As tens of thousands of people from across Britain prepare to come to London this weekend and demonstrate for the NHS, health workers are readying themselves for more strikes.

News in brief—Activists stop Grenfell firm

Children are left dirty because of poverty, according to a survey.

Workers shut down East Dunbartonshire council services over attacks on conditions

A four-day strike has brought huge sections of East Dunbartonshire council to a standstill

New battle by care workers in Bath and Somerset against pay attack

Some 120 care workers are striking against plans to wipe up to £1,200 from their pay packets

Teachers’ strike to stop academy scam in Greenwich

NEU union members at the John Roan secondary school in Greenwich, south east London, took their second of seven planned days of strikes on Tuesday.

Hypocrites vote for the expansion of Heathrow

Activists and residents have vowed to fight on against the catastrophic runway plans, writes Sarah Bates

Fight for democracy rages on in UCU university workers union

A recall congress of the UCU union will go ahead—and will debate motions critical of general secretary Sally Hunt.

Scottish independence march keeps pressure on the Tories...and the SNP

Some 15,000 people joined the latest march for Scottish independence last Saturday in Stirling.

European leaders wash their hands of drowning refugees

Italy’s racist interior minister Matteo Salvini told rescue ships to let refugees drown in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday.

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.


5,000 anti-racists crash the Chancellor’s party on World Refugee Day in Austria

Austrian right-wing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz faced furious anti-racist demonstrators this week

Election win in Turkey solidifies Erdogan’s rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed re-election as Turkey’s president on Sunday in a triumph for his tactics of repressing opposition forces and gagging the media.

Palestinians rage against Palestinian Authority sanctions in Gaza

Palestinians in the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan have protested to demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) lifts its sanctions on Gaza.

Nationalism fuels new rise of Golden Dawn Nazis in Greece

Nick Clark spoke to activists in Greece about taking on fascist Golden Dawn and the racist policies of the European Union


It's time to burst the bubble of capitalism

A panic over shortages of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a very good example of the defects of capitalism.

The EU stands for the few, not the many

Labour’s leadership is “walking a tightrope” to get the right position on Brexit. That’s what shadow chancellor John McDonnell told Labour supporters at an event in central London last Saturday

Brexit collaboration between unions and bosses is bad news for workers

Whatever you think the way forward for workers is over Brexit, you can be sure it won’t come from collaboration between the unions and the bosses.


Italy's war on Roma

Italian police wearing white coveralls used crow bars to smash the windows of mobile homes at dawn last Thursday.

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service


In the Fade is a complex story of racism

In the Fade is a film filled with raw emotion. It gives a sensitive and realistic portrayal of Islamophobia and its consequences for the main character, Katja.

Wilde is the tragic prince in new film about his final years

A new release about the life of Oscar Wilde is testament to his wit and an attack on the callousness of the British ruling class, writes?Alistair Farrow

What We Think

Corbyn was right to back Palestinians' right to return

After weeks of onslaught against the right to criticise Israel, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn still manages to speak out for Palestinians.

NHS fight should spark resistance to Tories

It will be great to see tens of thousands of people march for the NHS in London on Saturday. It’s an active response to the desperate crisis of the NHS and a show of defiance.

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LETTERS - Where next in fight for justice after Grenfell anniversary?

A year on from 72 avoidable deaths in Grenfell it’s disgusting to see Theresa May and housing minister James Brokenshire appropriating the green heart badges, which have become a commemorative symbol of Grenfell.

The Troublemaker - Did selling off fire safety training worsen Grenfell Tower disaster?

Did privatisation of essential safety services play a role in the Grenfell Tower fire disaster?

Is everything going to be alt right for racist Ukip?

Alt right figureheads and racist street movements coming into Ukip could mean a revival for the struggling party, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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