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French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

Skripal, Russia and the warmongers: another ‘dodgy dossier’?

The Tories, the press and Labour right are all pushing an Anti-Russian agenda following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on 4 March. This is despite the lack of any clear motive or firm evidence. All those pushing the agenda have their own motives for trying to pin the blame … Continue reading

Human rights protest greets Commonwealth leaders

Human rights activists gathered outside Westminster Abbey this week to demand action in Commonwealth countries. The protest took place as high commissioners met to mark Commonwealth Day. The demonstration focussed on the persecution and criminalisation of homosexuality. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, and gay people from across the Commonwealth, some … Continue reading

Anas Sarwar: a friend of the workers?

Anas Sarwar has has hit back at his critics who highlighted a family business that employs workers on poverty pay and did not recognise unions. The business paid workers below the living wage. UWS offers £7.50 per hour for a 45-hour week, less than the £8.45 generally demanded by living wage and anti-poverty campaigners Sarwar … Continue reading

Conflict in Catalonia

Scenes of Spanish police beating people trying to vote in an Independence Referendum in Catalonia have disturbed us all. Here our good friend Enric Ravello Barber gives an insight into both the historical background to the conflict and current events. Historical background. Catalonia was one of the first zones of the Iberian Peninsula by which … Continue reading

Brits want Blair put on trial for war crimes

Tony Blair should be put on trial for war crimes according to the latest YouGov poll. Two thirds of those surveyed in a representative sample say this. This is what the Third Way wants too. Many believe that Blair knowingly misled Parliament in order to mount an invasion of Iraq in coalition with the United … Continue reading

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