Morning Star

Hatred of the Roma challenged

The Roma need to be seen in all their colours and engaged with on every level to be fully understood, asserts TINA CARR

Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Form Of Racism by Aiden McGarry (Zed Books, £14.99)

THE ROMA are believed to have arrived in Europe from northern India in ...

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The class war’s ultimate weapon

Governing From The Skies: A Global History of Aerial Bombing

by Thomas Hippler (Verso, £14.99)

IN THIS global history of aerial bombing, philosopher and historian Thomas Hippler traces the development of air power in warfare from the “police-bombing,” by which ...

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Fresh and inclusive ways of regarding every city

Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London c. 1850 to the Present

Edited by Simon Avery and Katherine M Graham (Bloomsbury, £85)

THIS academic book is not an “Oscar Wilde cruised ’ere” account of Sodom-on-Thames.

Nor is it an either/or polarised ...

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Pay plan ‘a plaster on a gaping wound’

Prison officers blast Truss’s £12m bung for south-east England

by Sam Tobin

PLANS to increase prison officers’ pay in London and the south-east of England is like “placing a plaster over a gaping wound,” their union said yesterday.

Justice Secretary Liz ...

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Public servants lobby MPs for right to stay

Nurses and social workers raise Brexit fears

by Sam Tobin

NURSES, social workers and teaching assistants will lobby MPs today to press the government to guarantee the post-Brexit residence rights of the more than three million EU citizens living in Britain.

Rights groups the ...

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US coalition bombs bridge near Raqqa

Shelling ‘hits’ Syrian infrastructure including bridge and oil wells

US “COALITION” jets bombed Syrian infrastructure over the weekend as Turkish ministers claimed Pentagon support for their invasion.

Syria’s Sana news agency quoted local and media sources ...

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Iraq: Troops march into western Mosul

IRAQI forces launched an offensive to liberate the western half of Mosul, the declared Isis capital in the country’s north.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went on TV to announce troops were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from [Isis] oppression and terrorism ...

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Germany: Pence at odds with Trump as he vows to hold Russia to account

US VICE-PRESIDENT Mike Pence trailed a hawkish foreign policy platform over the weekend, seemingly contradicting his boss Donald Trump.

As the most senior Washington minister at the world leaders’ security conference in Munich, Germany, Mr Pence pledged “unwavering” ...

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Capitalist law of the jungle

TRADE unions are right to express grave concerns about the proposed takeover of General Motors (GM) operations in Europe by the French PSA Group, which manufactures vehicles under the Peugeot and Citroen marques.

In particular, Unite and others fear that a Europewide rationalisation would ...

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A warning against Trump’s isolationism

JENNY CLEGG runs through Xi Jinping’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, finding his call for global co-operation

HOW bizarre it was to see Chinese President Xi Jinping, leader of an 88 million-strong Communist Party, at the World Economic Forum last month, addressing the ...

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A unified resistance to Trump’s migrant bashing

by Michelle Zacarias

CECILIA GARCIA was nine months’ pregnant with her second child when her husband first was deported from the US.

They had met in 1996, instantly fell in love, and decided to start a family together.

Two years later, while driving a car with a faulty ...

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Greek democracy succumbs to austerity

What is being demanded of Greece by the EU is nothing short of a curtailment of democracy, writes Kevin Ovenden

GRINDING austerity and mounting social crisis. Industrial output falling in the last quarter. A €7 billion euro debt repayment in five months’ time. No money in the ...

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Plenty of magic in Kane’s hat-trick

Strong Tottenham squad sweep past Fulham in the FA Cup

Fulham 0-3 Tottenham by Kaleem Aftab at Craven Cottage

Harry Kane scored a hattrick as Tottenham sauntered past Fulham at Craven Cottage yesterday in what manager Mauricio Pochettino described as a much-needed confidence ...

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Rugby League: Wigan crowned World Club Challenge champs

Joe Burgess scored a hattrick of tries yesterday as Wigan made it a dream double for Super League with a historic 22-6 win over Australian champions Cronulla to lift the 2017 World Club Challenge.

The Warriors followed up Warrington’s shock 27-18 win over Brisbane in the opening game ...

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Orient boss left annoyed by poor defending in loss

2 Leyton Orient 3 Notts County

Leyton Orient boss Danny Webb was left ruing some costly defensive errors as they lost 3-2 in a thrilling encounter with fellow strugglers Notts County on Saturday.

Orient went into the match having beaten high-flyers Plymouth and were facing a County ...

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Southern Rail: Union Busting Bullies Exposed

‘Disgraceful’ franchise threatens to punish strikers

BULLYING Southern Rail bosses’ union-busting tactics were branded disgraceful yesterday after they threatened to punish staff for taking lawful strike action.

A letter seen by the Star was sent to workers last week ...

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Farah still worried travel ban will keep him out of the US

Mo Farah admitted yesterday that he still has travel fears over his return to the United States.

The four-time Olympic champion has again spoken out about President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order.

Somalia-born Farah had previously said the ban, which prevented ...

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Wenger tells critics: I will be a manager next season

Arsene Wenger denied claims yesterday that he will walk away from football, insisting that the curtain will not come down on his managerial career even if he announces his departure from Arsenal in the next two months.

The 67-year-old has been in charge of the Gunners for more than 20 ...

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I try to vote with my money

Mike Quille on Culture Matters

Like all artists, musicians enhance the quality of our lives, and expand the cultural commons which we need as much as the air we breathe. Chris Wood has developed into one of the most socially aware songwriters in Britain, and I caught up with him during his ...

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Bubbly Black Girl hits the stage running and proves a winner

Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Theatre Royal, Stratford East London E15 4/5

Sadly, Kerry Michael announced that he would step down as artistic director of the Theatre Royal at the end of 2017 and, while originally produced at Playwrights Horizons theatre in New York, Kristen ...

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‘I wish to communicate with you’ – at a flick of a switch

Goodwin Development Trust was founded over 20 years ago by 14 determined residents of the Thornton Estate in Hull. It is now a 180-strong community-led social enterprise, delivering a range of services designed to reverse social decline and improve the quality of life for all 5,000 residents. ...

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