“Across the world, strikes have been severely restricted or banned in 123 out of 145 countries. Half the countries of Europe deny workers the right to join a union”
The Airwars Team highlight the under-reporting of civilian casualties in recent US-led wars
Mike Phipps highlights a new report on the abuses committed by the government of Daniel Ortega (pictured)
Signed by Noam Chomsky and over 100 prominent Jewish figures, this letter appeared in the print edition of today’s Guardian (July 9th). It has mysteriously disappeared from the online version ‘pending investigation’. Guardian readers should be asking why. Here it is anyway.
In Oxford, the most recently established branch of the Labour Representation Committee has started its campaigning with a programme of activity in solidarity with the local Fire Brigades Union.
Under Richard Leonard’s leadership, the Scottish Labour Party has adopted a range of eye-catching, transformative policies aimed at stretching the devolved capacities of the Scottish Parliament to their limits in an attempt to address Scotland’s stubborn injustices. The SNP has coasted on a populist tide of anti-Tory resentment. Our ambitions do not stop at borders.
Under the burning Syrian sun, the entire community was celebrating, grandmothers in beautiful costumes, the militias – YPG, YPJ, Asayiş – with burnished boots and guns. Everyone is chattering, laughing, posing for photos with us. Today, Kobane justly claims to be “world capital of the human revolution’.
SOME 1,500 DELEGATES gathered in Liverpool for four very full days as the National Education Union (NEU) staged its inaugural conference. The union, with some 450,000 members, bills itself as Europe’s largest education sector union, having formed from a merger of the previous NUT and ATL.
PSOE were the biggest winners, up from their 85 seat minority government to 123 seats, the largest party by far in Parliament. Podemos and its coalition with other left parties won 42 seats, giving the left a total of 165 seats, 11 short of a majority.
Macron’s orthodox neo-liberal French Republic has arguably become as repressive of domestic opposition as the right-wing “populist” regimes in Poland, Hungary and Turkey, argues Richard Greeman.
Junior doctor industrial action scheduled for 26 and 27 April will be escalated to a full withdrawal of labour. This is now clearly a zero-sum game. Either they win or we win. Either the NHS survives or the government gets its way. The Labour Party needs to fulfill its historical role and explicitly endorse our strike.
UK LOCAL COUNCIL PENSIONS hold £14 billion of shares in oil, gas and coal multinationals that are trashing the planet, dodging taxes and persecuting trade unionists.