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West's leaders are bloody hypocrites

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7.5.11

 

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West's leaders are bloody hypocrites

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7.5.11

 

Warmongers gloat after killing Osama Bin Laden, but they killed hundreds of thousands, their wars spread terror and they destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Who says?

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7.5.11

 

Quotes from this week's news

 

Siân Ruddick: Will the Home Office let six refugees die?

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7.5.11

 

Six Kurdish Iranian refugees are on hunger strike in London in protest against British government plans to deport them to Iran.

 

Glyn Robbins: Big society: Localism: a cynical attack on workers

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7.5.11

 

The Localism Bill sets out the legislative framework for David Cameron’s “Big Society”. The bill, being pushed by Tory communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles, claims to devolve power to communities. In reality, it is an reactionary and ideological bill.

 

Bahrain: royals will be put in the dock

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7.5.11

 

Bahraini citizens living in Britain are set to take their case against the Gulf state’s royal family to court this week.

 

Recovery, what recovery?

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7.5.11

 

While the Tories talk of a “fragile economic recovery”, life is getting increasingly worse for most people—not better. A new report published by the accountancy firm Deloitte predicts that this year will be the worst for household finances since 1977.

 

Siân Ruddick: Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed

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7.5.11

 

The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson had just ruled that he was unlawfully killed as Socialist Worker went to press.

 

Figure it out: women’s refuge cuts

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7.5.11

 

£36 million: Funding to be cut from refuge services in Britain
70,000 Estimated number of women and children who will be left without support

 

New threat to abortion rights

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7.5.11

 

Anti-choice MPs have launched a fresh attack on abortion rights.

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim's view

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7.5.11

 

Tim Sanders: Cartoon: Tim: Mass killer in hiding

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7.5.11

 

Terrorism cannot rid the world of oppression and injustice

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7.5.11

 

The killing of Bin Laden will not stop terrorism any more than the preceding ten years of the “war on terror” did. It may even increase it. The Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky argued that terrorism arose because of the tyranny and oppression of our rulers.

 

Yuri Prasad: Pakistan: Poor pay price for West’s agenda

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7.5.11

 

Western commentators were quick to blame Pakistan for allowing Bin Laden to hide in Abbottabad—a military town just miles from the capital Islamabad.

 

Alex Callinicos: Obama’s Afghan exit strategy

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7.5.11

 

Barack Obama concluded his announcement that US forces had assassinated Osama Bin Laden by saying, “Tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to.”

 

Charlie Kimber: Struggle and solidarity in the streets of Cairo

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7.5.11

 

Egypt’s workers have reclaimed May Day as a celebration of struggle and solidarity. May Day was a fake under the dictator Hosni Mubarak, who ruled with the close support of the West until the revolution three months ago.

 

Sara Bennett: Tunisia: celebrating the future

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7.5.11

 

Around 2,000 people joined the first public May Day celebrations in Tunis for 50 years. The demonstration was organised by a group of rank and file workers inside the General Workers Union of Tunisia (UGTT).

 

Siân Ruddick: Resisting the crackdown in Syria

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7.5.11

 

Rebels in Syria are still protesting on the streets despite a brutal government crackdown.

 

Ken Olende: Bin Laden—from friend to foe of US imperialism

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7.5.11

 

Osama Bin Laden is often presented as single-handedly controlling world “terrorism” from a bunker in Afghanistan or Pakistan. It is a myth that has suited both Bin Laden and his enemies.

 

A bloody war in Afghanistan, thousands of lives lost, what have we gained?

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7.5.11

 

The war in Afghanistan is in its tenth year. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians have died, and 2,375 foreign troops have been killed, including 1,509 US and 360 British soldiers.

 

Judith Orr: Crisis deepens for the West in Libya

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7.5.11

 

The British embassy in Tripoli was burned to the ground when news broke that a Nato attack had killed the second youngest of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons, 29-year old Saif al-Arab, and three grandchildren under the age of 12.

 

Judith Orr: Marriage obsession reveals its true role

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7.5.11

 

Telling us monogamous marriage is best still serves the interests of our rulers.

 

Siân Ruddick: Police crackdown on right to protest

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7.5.11

 

Metropolitan police, and other forces across Britain, used the royal wedding to crackdown on “potential protesters”. Under the guise of “pre-emptive arrests”, activists were arrested, squats and social centres raided and gatherings of people not holding union jacks were kettled and broken up.

 

Packed meeting for Bryan Simpson

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7.5.11

 

Up to 200 people attended a public meeting in defence of student protester Bryan Simpson at Strathclyde university last Friday.

 

Tom Ramplin: Bristol: another night of repression and resistance

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7.5.11

 

Bristol’s streets were again in flames as riots erupted for a second time on Thursday of last week. Over 200 young people from across Bristol gathered outside the “Telepathic Heights” squat to celebrate its defence in the previous week’s riots.

 

Letters

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7.5.11

 

Hold police to account | Kettling ruling is significant | Health hazards | Kurdish civil rights in Turkey | US Civil War was self-emancipation | Fantastic Yunus victory | Royally divided | Postmodern paralysis | Sectarianism is profitable | Spain: striking confidence

 

Simon Basketter: Bobby Sands: ‘Our revenge will be the laughter of our children’

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7.5.11

 

Simon Basketter looks at the life of Bobby Sands, a Republican who died in prison after a hunger strike that won support around the world and challenged the dominant view of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland.

 

What Socialists Say: Is class decided by the ‘old school tie’?

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7.5.11

 

Governments of all kinds have promised in recent years to break down barriers to social mobility.

 

Ken Olende: Why are world food prices rocketing?

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7.5.11

 

More food is being grown than ever before—yet people are still starving. Ken Olende looks at how capitalism lets the rich profit from food while those who need it go without.

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya: Poly Styrene: Neither lightweight nor disposable

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7.5.11

 

Anindya Bhattacharyya remembers punk legend Poly Styrene, who tragically died last month.

 

Simon Basketter: Finding ways to reboot Hollywood’s profit margins

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7.5.11

 

There are 95 movie sequels currently in production in Hollywood. Despite this, sequels aren’t where the industry sees itself going. It is now into what they like to describe as a “reboot”.

 

Book review: @earth by Peter Kennard, assisted by Tarek Salhany

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7.5.11

 

Peter Kennard has produced radical photomontages for 40 years, some of the most striking being for Stop the War.

 

Film: Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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7.5.11

 

The restored version of Sergei Eisenstein’s classic silent film about a naval mutiny in the 1905 Russian Revolution can now be seen on the big screen.

 

Exhibition: Baghdad, 5 March 2007 by Jeremy Deller

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7.5.11

 

This work by a Turner Prize winning artist features the wreckage of a car blown up in the bombing of a book market in Baghdad in Iraq, which killed 38 people.

 

Tom Walker: May Day marches show the anger against Tories

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7.5.11

 

Thousands of trade unionists and other activists celebrated International Workers’ Day last weekend by joining protests in towns and cities across Britain.

 

Elections: Fighting for votes up until the last minute

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7.5.11

 

Left wing campaigners are standing in this week’s elections to step up the fight against the government’s austerity programme.

 

Simon Basketter: Debates in the Movement: Rebranding is no cure for Labour’s blues

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7.5.11

 

Simon Basketter takes issue with the idea that Labour can win by shifting further to the right.

 

Matthew Cookson: Bring down the coalition

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7.5.11

 

The Tories and the Liberal Democrats dreaded voters giving them a hammering in this week’s elections for their vicious attacks on working people over the past year.

 

Yuri Prasad: Join the fight to save the health service

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7.5.11

 

Dozens of hospitals already struggling to cope with the government’s crippling financial demands will be forced to slash even more jobs and services.

 

'Revolutionary Egypt: the view from the workplaces' – meeting with reports from Cairo

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7.5.11

 

Come and hear British trade unionists report from May Day in Cairo.

 

Dominic Kavakeb: Bahrainis take torture evidence to UN

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7.5.11

 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will decide this week as to whether it plans to accept a case of war crimes against Bahrain’s government. A group of Bahrainis living in Britain, with a team of international lawyers, travelled to The Hague last week to present their report to the prosecutor.

 

Tom Walker: Protest supports student occupation at London Met

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7.5.11

 

Students are occupying London Metropolitan University against bosses’ plans to axe 70 percent of all the courses at the college.

 

Yuri Prasad: London postal workers ballot for strikes over closures

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7.5.11

 

Postal workers in London are starting a strike ballot after Royal Mail rejected union plans to save jobs in the capital’s mail centres.

 

Yuri Prasad: Packed meeting pledges to defend the right to protest

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7.5.11

 

Around 200 activists packed into a meeting in London yesterday (Thursday) called by the Defend The Right To Protest group. The diverse gathering was a response to recent attempts by police to criminalise dissent.

 

Southampton council workers vote to strike

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7.5.11

 

Workers at Southampton City Council have voted to strike to stop bosses forcing through pay cuts, their union announced today (Friday).

 

After 5 May elections: Organise to bring down the coalition

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7.5.11

 

The unpopularity of the coalition was shown in this week’s elections where the Liberal Democrats suffered their worst performance at the polls in 30 years.

 

SWP members who stood in the election on 6 May 2011

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7.5.11

 

Yuri Prasad: Wildcat post strike in Liverpool

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7.5.11

 

Around 300 postal workers in Liverpool are on unofficial strike after Royal Mail sacked six workers—for following management instructions!

 

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