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Issue: 2614

Dated: 24 Jul 2018


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Civil service pay ballot shows how Tory law can threaten collective action

A public sector union’s fight over pay came up against Tory restrictions on the right to strike


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News

More attempts from Labour right to cast critics of Israeli racist state as antisemitic

Right wing Labour MPs are furious that their party has adopted a definition of antisemitism that allows criticism of Israel.

Pro-Israel rally calls Jeremy Corbyn antisemitic—as Israel passes racist law

As the Israeli government passed a law entrenching discrimination against Arabs, supporters of Israel gathered in London to insist that it is antisemitic to call Israel racist.

Join unity protest after racist attack in Oxford

Last Saturday evening a 35 year old man was racially abused in an Oxford park before being punched in the head three times and knocked to the ground. The victim was left with a broken nose and possible fractured cheek bone.

Jeff Bezos - prime suspect

The truth about the billionaire Amazon boss

The fight for Iraq’s future

Iraqi people are still suffering as a result of the West’s invasion and the corrupt system it installed. But Phil Marfleet explains that resistance is on the streets

Fascists routed across Britain, but the pressure must not let up

Anti-fascists mobilised in Cambridge, Worcester and Glasgow on Saturday

A stylish tribute to Glasgow’s Mackintosh

A new exhibition displays Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work. Dave Sherry looks at the life of the artist who defined Glasgow’s unique look

Richter’s techniques show seamless transition between artistic mediums

If you are in Southampton before 18 August, make your way to the John Hansard Gallery to see this free Gerhard Richter exhibition.

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

Universal Credit is harmful, admit call centre workers

Former benefits workers have spoken out against Universal Credit (UC).

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more

Chagossians—people exiled from their homes on the island of Chagos in 1966—held a two-day protest in Trafalgar Square last weekend (see above).

Supertram workers say no to paltry deal

Workers on the Supertram in Sheffield struck for 72 hours from Thursday of last week. It was the latest action in their fight for decent pay.

Far right and fascists back Tommy Robinson as appeal judgement looms

Jailed Nazi Tommy Robinson appealed against his conviction on Wednesday of last week.

Reject shoddy Tory pay deals

The Tories announced pay deals for a million public sector workers in England this week. They are below inflation for most, and will mean more cuts.

Dangers in Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Build it in Britain’ speech

Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s “Build it in Britain” strategy on Tuesday.

Oxford walk unites against racism after violent attack

Over 120 people attended a Stand Up To Racism community walk against racism in Bury Knowle Park, Headington, Oxford on Sunday.

Islamophobic incidents on the increase, charity finds

Islamophobic street incidents rose in 2017, a report from a leading anti-racist charity has indicated

Deal on ‘driver only’ trains

Greater Anglia workers are celebrating after pushing back bosses’ plans to make train travel unsafe and inaccessible.

Kirklees bins workers win their battle over bullying

Bin workers in the Unison union at Kirklees council in West Yorkshire have won an important fight.

Union staff stage a walkout

GMB and Unite union members working for the ATL section of the NEU union struck on Thursday of last week.

Care workers set to start escalating strikes against slasher bosses in Birmingham

Carers in Birmingham are getting ready to strike back at council bosses who want to force through redundancies and huge cuts.

Eurostar workers vote for strikes

Eurostar workers were set to walk out for 24 hours this Saturday over working conditions.

Putin Trump in his place—but he just won’t stay there

Donald Trump spent last week testing the limits of presidential power—and the contradictions that keep him in place.


International

Assad army on verge of victory in Syrian war

Assad’s regime has almost finished off the last pockets of resistance in southern Syria, says?Nick Clark

International round up: Did Macron cover up for bodyguard?

Plus section of German left turns against refugees

New racist laws expose reality of Israeli state

New laws are no aberration, but a consequence of a state based on ethnic cleansing, writes?Nick Clark


Comment

Fight antisemitism, not Corbyn’s Labour

If you want to make sense of the row about Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism you have above all to understand that it has nothing to do with antisemitism.


Features


Reviews


What We Think

As May clings on—don’t wait to drive her out

In what she probably regards as a great achievement, Theresa May has made it through to parliament’s summer break.

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers

NHS workers are handing back medals they won for fighting the Ebola crisis in west Africa.


Other Categories

Letters - Trump demos showed we can win against the racists

Oxfordshire saw a fantastic outpouring of anger against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

The Troublemaker - Anti-corruption police force investigated for corruption

Scotland Yard is embroiled in the largest police corruption inquiry for 40 years.

Heatwave shines a light on a system that could kill us all

Extreme weather events become increasingly likely as the planet warms. Sarah Bates argues fundamental change is needed to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic for life on earth



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