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Issue: 2627

Dated: 23 Oct 2018


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Women strike for equal pay in Glasgow - and show the power of workers

Thousands of striking women flooded Glasgow city centre this week demanding that bullying bosses pay up now.


International Comment Features Reviews What We Think Other

News

Thousands march for more further education funding

Students, college workers and others marched through central London on Wednesday in protest at Tory funding cuts.

Anti-frackers freed from prison, and call for mass demonstration

After three jailed protesters were released on appeal, they urged everyone to be part of the fight against fracking and join a mass demonstration. 

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton

Hundreds of striking porters, cleaners and domestics in Bolton show the way to fight attacks on pay, NHS privatisation and outsourcing, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Anti-racist conference meets in London and pledges to push the racist right back

Anti-racists from across Europe have vowed to step up the fight against the far right and racism.

Huge march for a ‘People's Vote’ boosts the big business agenda

Almost 700,000 marched for a “People’s Vote” in London on Saturday.

Thousands of migrants march on US border

As many as 8,000 migrants from Honduras in Central America are marching on the US border.

More Tory failures in the wake of Grenfell fire

Five tower blocks in Norwich failed fire safety tests last week.

Stand Up To Racism activists on the streets against racist attacks

Stand Up To Racism supporters have been organising across Britain to take on racism and the far right.

Teaching assistants & dinner ladies unite

 

Teachers in Scotland need a 10 percent pay rise now

Teachers in Scotland are set to take a step forwards in their battle for pay and decent education on Saturday.

Tories partially retreat on Universal Credit amid outrage and fears of ‘riots’

The Tories are under pressure over their hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. They were last week forced to delay the rollout of UC from next year to 2020.

Protest over demolition plan

Housing campaigners will hold a protest outside the Greater London Assembly on Saturday 3 November to demand ballots for estates up for regeneration.

Tommy Robinson retrial is put back

The retrial of Nazi Tommy Robinson has been put back after a hearing at the Old Bailey court in London on Tuesday.

Tens of thousands of jobs at risk in justice ministry

The PCS civil service workers’ union has declared a fresh dispute with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) over plans to move court admin work to new contact centres.

Doo strikes on Northern and SWR

Workers on Northern rail held their 32nd strike in the fight against driver only operation (DOO) last Saturday.

Brexit crisis could spell the end for Theresa May

Tory prime minister Theresa May faced a growing threat to her leadership as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Reports round up: Postal workers deliver an unofficial walkout in Wigan

Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Wigan, Greater Manchester, staged an unofficial strike on Monday in defence of a sacked colleague.


International

Refugees storm Spanish border fence

One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco in north Africa on Sunday.


Comment

Why Fukuyama still doesn’t get history

Francis Fukuyama has published a new book with the remarkably dull title Identity—not that anyone has really noticed. It was very different back in 1992, when The End of History and the Last Man came out.


Features

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics

Fifty years ago this month the Mexican state launched a brutal crackdown on protesting students. The result was carnage but not the end of resistance

‘Together we can take on racism and the right,’ say activists at 1,400-strong conference

Anti-racists from across Europe vowed to step up the fight against the far right and racism at the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) international conference in central London last Saturday.


Reviews

Peterloo film brings a class revolt to life

Watching Mike Leigh's film makes you feel like you were actually there on the day the massacre took place in Manchester in 1819.

Death of a Salesman - chasing dreams in a society that produces nightmares

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller has always been a very popular play.


What We Think

Khashoggi killing lifts lid on a murky world

W ith every new detail that emerges, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi seems as desperate as it was gruesome.

Abortion rights - defend a woman’s right to choose

Parliament was set to debate abortion law in Northern Ireland as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.


Other Categories

LETTERS - Weak Tories can be beaten if we unite to scrap Universal Credit

News that the government is further delaying the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) has been welcomed by people who campaign against it.

Troublemaker - Taser cops could be charged over Dalian Atkinson’s death

Two cops involved in the Tasering of ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson, who later died, could face charges.



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