Category Archives: Media

Venezuela’s National Assembly Elections – A Landslide For PSUV

Venezuela’s National Assembly elections: an important victory for Chavismo Francisco Dominguez assesses the results of the vote. Venezuela’s free and fair elections to the National Assembly, held on December 6 2020, produced a substantial political victory for Chavismo: out the … Continue reading

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Help Us Stop Holiday Hunger

By Julian Vaughan, Chair North East Bedfordshire Labour Party Like many of you, I was dismayed at the government’s decision not to back Labour’s proposal to extend the provision of free school meals during school holidays until Easter 2021. There are … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey tells Johnson “Stop playing politics with jobs and lives”

Responding to the prime minister’s statement today (Friday 16th October) that the country should ‘get ready’ for the prospect of no trade deal with the EU, Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the UK’s largest trade union in Britain and … Continue reading

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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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Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal is not so different to no deal

Businesses have been concentrating on COVID-19, not the UK’s impending exit from the EU. From Politics EU By Charlie Cooper August 8th As the days tick away to the end of the post-Brexit transition period in December it’s all starting to … Continue reading

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It’s The Media Stupid…Book Review

By Peta Steel The Media, the 2019 Election and The Aftermath Edited by Granville Williams Published by Campaign For Press And Broadcasting Freedom (North) £9.99 ‘It’s the Media, Stupid’ – The Media, the 2019 Election and the Aftermath’ sounds like … Continue reading

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TUC Organise 2020

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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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