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Issue: 2609

Dated: 19 Jun 2018


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Horror of child cages shows why we need to dump Trump - and tear down borders

Horrifying images and footage have shown the true face of the US border regime.


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News

Far right humiliated in Lewisham as anti-racists wreck Anne Marie Waters event

Far right Islamophobe Anne Marie Waters and her supporters were humiliated in Lewisham, south east London, on Tuesday evening.

Sorrow and anger on the streets of North Kensington one year on from Grenfell

The mood was sombre in North Kensington on Thursday as people remembered those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Wigan health striker says, ‘Join protest to keep the NHS public’ as five-day strike looms

A march in London on 30 June can help take on the Tories’ plans to push outsourcing and privatisation in the NHS ahead of the service’s 70th birthday, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Firefighters join angry march to demand justice for Grenfell

Some 2,000 people marched from Downing Street to the Home Office on Saturday to demand justice for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

European rulers plot new clampdown on refugees after Aquarius docks in Spain

Hundreds of refugees arrived in Spain on Sunday after more than a week stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.

After landmark court case - Universal Credit is cruel and useless

The Tory rollout of Universal Credit (UC) unlawfully discriminates against disabled people, the High Court ruled last week.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories

Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

War novel set in alternate reality is a bewitching read

Part fantasy, part war novel, Witchmark is set in an alternative early 20th century and makes for interesting reading.

Reports round up: 200 march to demand Orgreave inquiry

Baggage handlers and ground crew at London Gatwick Airport have scored a pay victory following their strike in March.

Education round up: Parents join picket lines in Springfield

Workers at Springfield School in Birmingham are continuing to hold three?day strikes every week in a dispute over the threat of redundancies.

Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back

Over 800 delegates attended the Unison union’s local government conference in Brighton on Sunday and Monday.

Tory rebels push May toward a Brexit crisis

Theresa May was due to face a crucial test over Brexit in parliament this week, and possibly to suffer a damaging defeat.

University workers push for struggle at special union conference

UCU union members were set to attend a special higher education sector conference in Manchester on Thursday.

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing

Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

Bakers union vows to fight Donald Trump and the far right

The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (Bfawu) held its annual conference last week.

SNP walkout reflects mood for Scottish independence

By walking out of parliament during the Brexit debates at Westminster last week Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs forced themselves to the top of news bulletins in Scotland.

Pensioners’ Parliament backs rail strikes

The annual Pensioners Parliament, held in Blackpool from 12 to 14 June, gave strong support to workers who are fighting back.

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided

The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

Biggest strike of year could be on the cards in the civil service

PCS union members are fighting hard to secure a big Yes vote in the run up to the ballot closing on 23 July

Labour and union leaders say, ‘Protest against the Nazis’

Labour shadow ministers Diane Abbott and John McDonnell are calling on people to take to the streets against supporters of jailed Nazi Tommy Robinson.


International

Saudis use British bombs to brutalise Yemeni port

People in Yemen face war, starvation and disease—and Britain must share the blame, says?Charlie Kimber

Air France workers join the strike wave

Air France workers were set to begin a strike this weekend in their latest round of action over pay.

Erdogan under pressure as voters go to polls in Turkey

 President Erdogan would be forced into a run-off if he secures less than 50 percent of the first round votes.


Comment

Don’t let the vote to leave the European Union be written off as backward

The campaign for a “People’s Vote” on Brexit is based on liberal snobbery toward workers, says Sadie Robinson


Features

After big far right marches for Tommy Robinson - how we can beat the Nazis

The far right are on the march, and aligned with hardened fascists. Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that we can defeat them by mass campaigns and confronting them on the streets

Ten crimes of Trump that show why you should protest against him on 13 July

Bigot-in-chief Donald Trump will descend on Britain on Friday 13 July. He is a warmonger, racist and sexist who is admired by the far right. Alistair Farrow looks at the reasons to join the protests against this dangerous reactionary


Reviews

Frida Kahlo’s layers on show at V&A exhibition, but her politics are suppressed

Frida Kahlo’s carefully constructed private, public and professional identity is thoroughly unpicked in a new exhibition, Making Her Self Up.


What We Think

As Tories split over spliffs - we say legalise cannabis

Former Conservative leader William Hague is the latest high profile Tory to call for cannabis law reform.


Other Categories

LETTERS - Boycott shows there’s no Pride in Israeli apartheid

The streets of Tel Aviv were filled with rainbow flags alongside Israeli ones as thousands took to the streets for their 20th annual Pride march recently.

The Troublemaker - Football bosses feast on huge profits from another World Cup

The Fifa World Cup of advertising kicked off last week.



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