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Tony Abbott and the Aussie Car Industry

 Andrew Dettmar President of the AMWU in Australia sent me this about the UK’s new ‘joint president of the Board of Trade’ former Aussie PM Tony Abbott – supposed trade negotiator supreme – dumped by his own party and his … Continue reading

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Abdullah Öcalan: My Solution for Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds

By Abdullah Öcalan  For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds … Continue reading

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Murdoch closes regional and local titles – Microsoft replaces journalists with robots.

The mantra that post Covid19 “the world will never be the same again” has been repeated a million times. This last week we saw the effects, not just of the virus pandemic but a move away from printing of local … Continue reading

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Chris Stephens SNP MP says Governments have turned a blind eye to what’s happening in Turkey

Chris Stephens, Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South West, supporter of both Freedom For Ocalan Campaign and Peace In Kurdistan interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy. Chris Stephens highlights the importance of Öcalan’s freedom for peace in Turkey and the Middle … Continue reading

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Survey: Britons are “hungry for change, hungry for a new deal now and post COVID-19 crisis”

A new national poll on behalf of the Unite trade union today (Thursday 7th May) finds the country ‘hungry for major change’ to how our economy works and how key workers are rewarded. The poll, conducted in the run up to May Day 2020 reveals … Continue reading

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Frances O’Grady: “We need a national council of reconstruction to rebuild the country”

This article first appeared in The Times Red Box, April 20th. By Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary Last week we watched one of our Second World War heroes, Captain Tom Moore, complete laps of his garden on a walking frame, … Continue reading

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25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

The economic and labour crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic could increase global unemployment by almost 25 million, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO). However, if we see an internationally coordinated policy response, as happened … Continue reading

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Government Should Tell The Truth Over NHS

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady appearing on BBC’s Question Time on Thursday told Tory health Minister Matt Hancock to “tell the truth” about the problems in the NHS in dealing with the Coronavirus. She said: “There is a worry over … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “We need measures equal to the economic and public health emergencies upon us”

Responding to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s package of support for businesses announced this evening (Tuesday, 17th March) and the prime minister’s pledge to do `whatever it takes’ to support people and jobs through the corona virus crisis, the head of the UK’s leading union, Unite, … Continue reading

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Heading For No Deal As Johnson Blocks Level Playing Field

From Stephen Bush – the New Statesman. February 27th Boris Johnson will formally abandon his commitment to a level playing field with the European Union after Brexit, the Telegraph reports.  The only real genuine victory that Boris Johnson enjoyed in the withdrawal … Continue reading

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