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Issue: 2631

Dated: 20 Nov 2018


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As Brexit chaos continues - grab this chance to push the Tories out

Theresa May survived the first blasts of the Brexit crisis storm. But she still seems headed for disaster.


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News

Anti-racists take on far right Steve Bannon in Edinburgh and Oxford

Anti-racists are taking on far right ideologue Steve Bannon’s attempts to whip up racism in Britain.

Cabinet accepts Theresa May’s Brexit deal but Tory chaos continues

The Tory cabinet accepted Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal—after a five-hour meeting on Wednesday.

As May clings on—call for protests and demand a general election

This should be the moment for Labour and the trade unions to call for protests everywhere demanding May out, Tories out and a general election now

What’s the deal with the Tories’ Brexit agreement?

The Tory Brexit deal seeks to protect business and attack migrants.

Tory austerity destroys lives for ideological reasons, says UN official

"What I saw is a lot of misery. A lot of people feel the system is failing them. They feel the system is there just to punish them,” said the UN's Philip Alston

Demonstration in central London calls for resistance to racism and fascism

Thousands of people marched on Saturday. Trade unionists, Labour Party members, Brazilians, Muslims, councillors, socialists, Palestine campaigners and others all joined the march.

Tens of thousands on the march against racism and fascism

It showed the sort of fighting unity we need against the lies and the division peddled by the racists and the far right.

Extinction Rebellion shuts down five London bridges

Thousands of climate change activists blocked five central London bridges for hours on Saturday, leading to arrests and causing chaos for the cops.

On the march against racism and fascism

Pictures of the 17 November demonstration by Guy Smallman

Explained—why there is a crisis over Brexit now

Rows over a new Brexit bill have intensified divisions among the Tories and the bosses. None of them want a way forward that will benefit working class people

Labour’s confusion over Europe could save May

The Labour Party is struggling to unite around a single line from which to attack the Tories

Lords back harassing peer

Lord Lester, a former Liberal Democrat peer, has avoided immediate suspension from parliament over allegations of sexual harassment.

Grenfell boss stalled vital information

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry heard shocking revelations last week during evidence from Robert Black, chief executive of the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO).

Reports round-up

Workers at Street Crane in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, struck on Monday and Tuesday.

Dinner ladies serve up another strike for jobs

Dinner ladies and teaching assistants at Ladywood Primary school in Grimethorpe returned to the picket line last Wednesday after negotiations broke down.

Labour council threatens legal action against strike

The NEU union withdrew planned strikes at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, after the Labour-run council threatened legal action against the union.

College boss loses confidence vote

A college principal resigned last week following an overwhelming vote of no confidence in him by workers.

Four-day unofficial post walkout gets results

Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Hamilton, near Glasgow, staged a four-day unofficial strike over bosses’ bullying and harassment.

Northern and South Western rail workers keep up the fight for safety on the tracks

Northern and South Western rail workers keep up the fight for safety on the tracks

Construction walkout at Ferrybridge over safety

Hundreds of construction workers at Ferrybridge power station in West Yorkshire have struck over safety.

Reports round-up—Free speech on Palestine

Supporters of Paul Jonson—a Dudley council worker reportedly suspended from work after calling Israel racist—have launched a statement in his defence.

Defend Karen Reissmann

Unison union members are getting behind the campaign to defend leading health worker Karen Reissmann.

Protest against Tommy Robinson in London on 9 December

Nazi Tommy Robinson has called on his supporters to take to the streets on Sunday 9 December in London.

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

Cops face misconduct hearing over Kingsley Burrell's death

A misconduct hearing for three police officers involved in events leading to the death of Kingsley Burrell in 2011 began on Monday.


International

Rising costs fuel anger on French highways

But the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement pulls in different directions, argues Charlie Kimber

Binyamin Netanyahu could be toppled

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu could be forced into an early election as demands for a new war on Palestinians grow louder

Web firms aid Donald Trump’s racist assault

Technology firms in the US are assisting Donald Trump’s racist assault on migrants


Comment

How we can fight for a carbon-free society

A carbon free economy will mean a fundamental reorganisation of society

What does global capital want out of a Brexit deal?

Brexit has become, as numerous commentators have pointed out, a historic crisis of the British state


Features

Can Labour tame the state?

How should a Corbyn government deal with enemies that have deep roots in the establishment, asks Nick Clark


Reviews

Captivating film exposes the complexity of ‘mundane’ life

A story based around a writing group in a small French town reflects on a radical history of struggle and the threat of racism, says Sadie Robinson

Philippines political travel book is a punishing read

Is Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte—“The Punisher”—part of the global rise of the racist right? Or is his rule a distinct, grotesque weirdness all of its own?


What We Think


Other Categories

LETTERS—Home Office racism did not stop with Windrush scandal

In the wake of the Windrush scandal the Home Office continue to threaten Commonwealth citizens with deportation.

The things they say—Brexit chaos special

‘Where are we? To be quite honest...I haven’t got the foggiest idea’

The Troublemaker—Brexit chaos special

When the plot hits your eye like a big pizza pie you’re a Tory

Massacre in Ballymurphy at the hands of the British state

After decades of campaigning a new inquest into the killings has begun. Simon Basketter says British attempts to crush Catholic resistance in Northern Ireland lay behind the massacre



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