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Frontpage: Nato tries to hide Afghan massacres

2117

 

6.9.08

 

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Simon Assaf: Revealed: New airstrike kills 70: Nato tries to hide Afghan massacres

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6.9.08

 

Latest attacks destroy second Afghan village killing 70 | Over 500 civilians killed by Nato forces this year
Nato is attempting to cover up a series of massacres committed by its forces in a murderous campaign of airstrikes on Afghanistan.

 

New Labour banging war drums – again

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6.9.08

 

The new Labour government is leading the West’s war of words against Russia in its dispute with Georgia.

 

Charlie Kimber: Karen Reissmann – campaign continues

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6.9.08

 

The campaign continues to defend sacked nurse Karen Reissmann and the right to speak out in defence of the NHS – despite the postponement of her employment tribunal.

 

US state cracks down on anti-war protesters

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6.9.08

 

Riot police attacked an anti-war protest as it approached the US Republican Party national convention in the city of St Paul, Minnesota, on Monday. More than 10,000 joined the march. Over 250 were arrested. Police fired pepper spray and wielded batons at the protesters.

 

Reality behind the US rhetoric on Iraq

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6.9.08

 

The US has made a great fanfare over the handing of control of Iraq’s Anbar province to its Iraqi allies this week. It announced that US troops will no longer stage patrols in the Sunni Muslim province that has been at the heart of resistance to the occupation since 2003.

 

Esme Choonara: London bus workers stage mass pickets

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6.9.08

 

A strike of some 2,500 London bus workers on Friday of last week saw mass picketing on the streets as strikers brought many bus routes in the east and west of the city to a standstill.

 

Alex Callinicos: Obama is playing the system’s game

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6.9.08

 

After a week dominated by Barack Obama’s consecration at the Democratic convention in Denver, his Republican rival has succeeded brilliantly in upstaging him.

 

Riaz Ahmed: War and poverty – faultlines in Pakistan

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6.9.08

 

Recent political instability in Pakistan has highlighted the strategic role the country plays in the US-led “war on terror”. Riaz Ahmed, a socialist activist in Pakistan, spoke to Socialist Worker about the war, the recent resignation of President Pervez Musharraf and the prospects for the working class.

 

Matthew Cookson: TUC conference: Don’t let workers pay for the crisis

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5

6.9.08

 

Next week’s TUC conference is a crucial opportunity to up the stakes in the battle against Gordon Brown’s pay curbs, writes Matthew Cookson

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Stoke shows what happens when Nazis gain a foothold

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6.9.08

 

Stoke resident Habib Khan was handed an eight year jail sentence last week for the manslaughter of British National Party (BNP) activist Keith Brown, his next door neighbour and a hardened Nazi thug.
The BNP is trying to present Brown, 52, as a “white martyr” and a “victim of Islamic jihad against Great Britain”.

 

Sadie Robinson: Is Caucasus conflict a new Cold War?

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6.9.08

 

We need to look beyond Western rhetoric to analyse current geopolitical tensions.

 

Terry Wrigley: Education: Attacking the poor in name of justice

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6

6.9.08

 

Poverty lies behind low educational achievement, but the government’s academy programme exacerbates the problem.

 

Letters

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6.9.08

 

Fascism in Russia – Bolivian referendum shows strength of left

 

Simon Basketter: Migrant workers: ‘We deserve to be treated like human beings’

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6.9.08

 

Migrant workers in Britain face appalling conditions – but they are starting to organise and fight back. Simon Basketter traces the links between migration, exploitation and resistance.

 

Simon Basketter: Britain’s big name companies that rely on the gangmasters

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6.9.08

 

In agriculture, as in other low paid sectors, many workers are supplied by gangmasters or “mediators”. They sometimes flout minimum wage legislation by deducting inflated sums for housing and transport directly from workers’ pay.

 

Simon Basketter: Domestic workers in private homes suffer a hidden misery of exploitation, poor health and abuse

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6.9.08

 

Every year around 17,000 visas are granted to people from countries outside the European Union to come to Britain as domestic workers. The majority are women, carrying out jobs such as caring for children or other family members, cooking and cleaning.

 

Simon Basketter: The restaurants where the wine is worth more than the workers

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6.9.08

 

A table at The Ivy restaurant in Covent Garden is, according to restaurant critic AA Gill, “one of the most sought-after pieces of furniture in London”.
But court evidence has now revealed how Caprice Holdings, whose restaurants include The Ivy, paid migrant workers just half the minimum wage.

 

Yuri Prasad: Racism: After raids target black males, why no outcry from leaders?

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9

6.9.08

 

Picture this scene – hundreds of young black men, some appearing to be as young as 13, rounded up, surrounded and held for hours without charge by a cordon of police in body armour; parents standing outside the cordon demanding to be told what is happening to their children; dozens of officers with machine guns sealing off the area; simmering anger from those released from the cordon after being searched and finger printed.

 

SW Appeal: help us raise £150,000: A fighting paper for times of crisis and resistance

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11

6.9.08

 

Socialist Worker is proud of the fact that – unlike the mainstream press – we don’t rely on the money of big business to survive. But that means do we rely on the support of our readers and the wider movement.

 

Editorial: Unions must turn rhetoric into reality to beat the pay freeze

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6.9.08

 

With poverty rising almost as fast as the pound is falling on the currency markets, the government has finally admitted that the economy is chaos.

 

Editorial: Private Finance Initiative – fleecing our services

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12

6.9.08

 

The Private Finance Initiative (PFI), which has been the main way the government has chosen to fund the building of new hospitals and schools, is wasting taxpayers’ money to line the pockets of greedy consultancy firms.

 

Editorial: As one prime minister resigns, Gordon Brown should be next

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12

6.9.08

 

When the prime minister came to power, displacing an unpopular predecessor who had been forced to resign, many thought he could turn round the fortunes of his party.

 

Danny Dorling: Comment: Life is short – if you’re poor in Manchester

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6.9.08

 

New Labour policies have seen health inequality grow. Danny Dorling explains how the gaps have emerged, and how we can close them

 

John Rees: Oliver Cromwell’s legacy

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6.9.08

 

John Rees explains the relevance for today of Cromwell – the decisive figure of the English Revolution of the 1640s – who died 350 years ago this week.

 

Sadie Robinson: Labour in turmoil as recession looms

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6.9.08

 

New Labour has finally admitted what millions have known for months – that the country is sailing towards recession and government ministers have no solution to the crisis.

 

Glyn Robbins: Housing plan is little more than sticking plaster

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6.9.08

 

The government was set to unveil a series of new housing policies as Socialist Worker went to press this week. Housing activist Glyn Robbins picks apart what is likely to be on offer.

 

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: A briefing on the continuing crisis in Thailand (online only)

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6.9.08

 

For the past two or more years – and especially since the September 2006 coup – Thai society has been hypnotised into forgetting about its real social and political issues. Instead, the whole of society – and, most tragically, the social movements – have been entranced by a fight between two factions of the Thai ruling class.

 

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