Author Archives: Tony Burke

Brexit: The WTO option would devastate jobs and tear up our rights

By Rosa Crawford First published by the TUC, May 16th Trading with the EU only on the WTO’s terms would have serious repercussions for the economy, public services and the Good Friday Agreement. Brexiteers like to promote the idea that the … Continue reading

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A STATEMENT BY ABDULLAH ÖCALAN’S LAWYERS

Asrin Law Office lawyers held a press conference today on the meeting Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan held with his lawyers on May 2. Lawyers Faik Özgür Erol, Newroz Uysal and Rezan Sarica were present in the conference. Faik Özgür … Continue reading

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Politcal prisoner Adullah Ocalan meets his lawyers

The Turkish-imprisoned political prisoner and founder and leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, received a visit by his lawyers on May 2nd, for the first time since 2011, a law bureau representing him said in a statement … Continue reading

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No Coup or war in Venezuela

After last weeks Trump – Bolton backed coup attempt your help in supporting the Venezeula Solidarity Campaign it is more important than ever before Please donate to the VSC special appeal. As you know, this is a very difficult time for Venezuela, with … Continue reading

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Mexico to recover bodies of miners killed in 2006 blast

Mock coffins, symbolising the 65 miners who died in an explosion at Grupo Mexico’s Pasta de Conchos coal mine, are displayed at the Angel of the Independence monument during a protest to mark the 12th anniversary of the disaster, in … Continue reading

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USW Lock Out At Dow Deer Park, Texas

Here are details of the Dow Deer Park, TX Lock Out of the members of United Steelworkers Local 13-1 which is going on the 5th day.  PLEASE SEND MESSAGES OF SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO: blilienfeld@usw.org By Ben Lilienfeld, USW District … Continue reading

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John Mitchell – Former Sogat and GPMU National Officer

by Ann Field 11th April 2019 It is a great privilege to make this tribute to John, it has been drawn up with respect, with sadness and love by several of his old comrades as well as myself. The London GPMU … Continue reading

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IG Metall European Elections Manifesto

Click here to download the EU election manifesto of the giant German trade union IG Metall – a very interesting read indeed. Fourteen pages long and very easy to read and in English too. Thanks to Marlene Roth at IG … Continue reading

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Brazil’s right-wing regime runs scared of Lula’s popularity

We need sustained campaign to secure an immediate release of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison Last year, on April 7th, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was jailed for “indeterminate acts” of corruption while millions across Brazil were … Continue reading

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Keep Trump’s Hands Off Latin America

VSC E-UPDATE, MARCH 2019. ► Standing up to Trump and May’s interventions in – and hypocrisy on – Latin America ► 1. Help us get to 4,000 signatories our petition against Trump’s ‘regime change’ agenda. We are within touching distance … Continue reading

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