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Trump bites rat

DONALD TRUMP’S anti-union hit man is out to puncture one of the workers’ best friends — a giant inflatable rat.

It shows that the right likes to make a noise about “free speech,” but when the workers want to speak out, it reaches for the law to shut them up.

British people ...

2019-10-18 23:02 open_in_new
Ritual Union

Oxford is said to have more people in bands per square mile than anywhere else in the country and Cowley Rd is the throbbing heart of this buzzing scene.

The annual Ritual Union festival is a celebration of the street’s live music spanning five different venues and hosting 45 bands over ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Turkey's Erdogan branded a terrorist, war criminal and ally to jihadists

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been branded a terrorist, war criminal and ally to jihadists ahead of a major demonstration tomorrow against his war on Kurds in Syria.

As Mr Erdogan jails his enemies under trumped-up charges of “terrorism,” Ibo Avcil, spokesman for Turkish ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Editorial: It’s crunch time for Brexit – there’s no going back

RANKS of ardent Remainers are presently arriving in London for what is now a demonstration against the European Union leadership.

They have chosen a hard row to hoe. Every time the people in an EU state vote in ways which thwart the direction the masters of the EU universe desire, a ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Migrant rescue NGO Sea Watch demands Italy returns its ship

A GERMAN migrant rescue charity staged a silent protest outside a prefecture hall in Italy today to demand that the government release its ship three-and-a-half months after it was seized. 

The Italian government impounded the Sea Watch 3, owned by the charity Sea Watch, in June after ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Peace convoy comes under fire in Syria despite ceasefire

CIVILIANS came under fire as they made their way to Sere Kaniye as part of a peace convoy today as Turkey and its jihadist allies continued fighting despite agreeing to a ceasefire.

Gunshots were heard as the vehicles which contained mainly women and children made their way from Tel Temir ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Men's Football Neil Lennon would encourage his players to walk off the pitch if racially abused

NEIL LENNON says he would encourage Celtic players to walk off the pitch if they are ever subjected to racial abuse.

The issue of race is back in the news following England’s 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski national stadium earlier in the week, when racist ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Turkey's government escalates attacks on opposition party

ATTACKS on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have escalated in Turkey, with government-appointed trustees appointed to border towns after HDP mayors were detained earlier this week.

Yildiz Cetin and Bayram Cicek, HDP co-mayors for Ercis, had their detention periods extended for four ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Labour MP considering voting for Johnson's Brexit deal

A LABOUR MP has said he will vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Saturday because he believes the EU cannot be trusted to protect workers’ rights in the long-term.

Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton in Manchester, said that he does not trust the EU any more than he ...

2019-10-18 20:56 open_in_new
Extinction Rebellion blockade Oxford Circus, protest against BP and climb Big Ben

EXTINCTION REBELLION have defied a police ban to blockade one of London’s arterial transport routes, alongside West Papua freedom activists and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

The ecological direct action group shut off Oxford Circus in central London early this morning in protest ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
Men's Football Batley and Spen hosts football tournament supporting Show Racism the Red Card

A SCHOOL in the constituency where Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist three years ago hosted a “Show Racism the Red Card” 5-a-side football challenge yesterday.

General union GMB took part in the tournament at Upper Batley High School to support the Red Card ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
ITV boss must explain Jeremy Kyle's ‘provocative’ behaviour towards guests, say MPs

A TELEVISION boss must explain Jeremy Kyle’s “demeaning and insulting” behaviour towards his reality talk show guests, MPs said today.

Damian Collins, who chairs the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, wrote to ITV Studios managing director Julian Bellamy to ask for ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
Men's Rugby History of Welsh rugby union: Why Wales play union and not league

FOOTBALL in its various forms is a game of class clashes and competing codes dating back to the late 19th century, when a disorderly game developed various sets of laws and regulations to become the group of global sports we know today.

Chaos didn’t quite turn into order, but the various ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
Stop and search more likely for BAME people under relaxed rules

MORE people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are likely to be targeted under relaxed stop-and-search rules, despite not having committed crimes, an official report has said.

Evidence also suggested “changes in the level of stop and search have, at best, only ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
Swaziland communists warn against anti-union intimidation

The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) has called for workers to unite against the latest act of “union bashing and victimisation” by the autocratic government of King Mswati III.

It said the people of Swaziland must stand with the country’s teachers who are facing intimidation by ...

2019-10-18 19:53 open_in_new
Foreign Office asked police not to tell Harry Dunn's family his killer had fled Britain

THE Foreign Office asked Northamptonshire Police to delay telling Harry Dunn’s family that his killer had left Britain, Dominic Raab has admitted.

The teenager was run over by Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, who was driving on the wrong side of the road outside a US spy base in ...

2019-10-18 18:50 open_in_new
Students call on universities to decolonise their curriculums

BRITAIN’S universities are “a product of colonialism” and action is still needed to challenge “racist structures” in institutions, students have warned.

In a plan setting out their priorities for the future, the National Union of Students (NUS) says that some parts of higher ...

2019-10-18 18:50 open_in_new
Nottingham councillors slam college bosses for their handling of UCU dispute over new contracts

DOZENS of councillors in Nottinghamshire launched a scathing attack on local college authorities for their mismanagement of a dispute which has seen 16 days of strike action by lecturers – with more strikes to come.

Bosses at Nottingham College want to impose new contracts, but they are ...

2019-10-18 18:50 open_in_new
Agency workers at hospitals in the North West strike for equal pay

HUNDREDS of contracted health workers in north-west England went on strike today for equal pay.

Caterers and cleaners employed by private contractor Compass at Whiston Hospital, St Helens Hospital and Blackpool Victoria Hospital are taking industrial action over the company’s failure to ...

2019-10-18 18:50 open_in_new
Ellman quits Labour party before vote on selection

LIVERPOOL RIVERSIDE MP Louise Ellman quit the Labour Party after 55 years yesterday in protest over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and alleged anti-semitism.

She jumped days before she was due to face a local party trigger ballot that could have resulted in her facing a reselection ...

2019-10-18 15:41 open_in_new
Moroccan journalist pardoned in abortion case

MOROCCAN journalist Hajar Raissouni was pardoned by King Mohammed on Wednesday after she received a conviction for having an abortion and extramarital sex with her fiance.

She was sentenced to a year in prison last month, along with her fiance, a doctor and two of his colleagues, who were ...

2019-10-18 15:41 open_in_new