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Putting the reality of women’s and girls’ lives centre stage

IN THE centenary year of the murder of the revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg I can only speculate on what she would have made of the situation for working-class people and particularly women in today’s Tory Britain.

Certainly she would have understood why so many working-class people feel ...

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Challenging inequality in education, in society and in our economy

THIS weekend Labour’s Women’s Conference is a chance to reflect on the strides the labour movement has made in fighting inequality but also to remind us of how far we have to go.   That is pretty obvious in politics itself. As a working-class trade unionist, arriving in Parliament was ...

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LANDIN IN SCOTLAND: Is the Independent Group really a seismic shift?

A WEEK, or so Westminster’s most cliched saying goes, is a long time in politics. This pithy turn of phrase from Harold Wilson is likely to get more than one outing in this weekend’s papers, as commentators seek to trumpet the defections from Labour and the Tories to the new Independent ...

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Now more than ever is the time to bring people together

OUR country is in crisis and needs a Labour government more than ever. Millions are facing the misery of poverty wages, a housing crisis and insecure work and the Tories’ bungling of Brexit is adding to a worsening economic outlook and feeling of insecurity about the future.

With this ...

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Humanitarian aid for imperialist war

TODAY, Saturday February 23 will mark a further and very dangerous stage in Trump’s bid to secure regime change in Venezuela. He has announced that US military personnel will accompany the “humanitarian aid” convoy which he hopes to see cross the Venezuelan border from Colombia. ...

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Our man in Caracas Venezuela Diary #1

THERE is a different Venezuela from the one you hear about in the mainstream media. It exists in the sidestreets and alleyways, the markets, bars and shops, the barrios and the parks where ordinary Venezuelans live their daily lives. I saw it today.

It would be easy to romanticise a nation ...

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Where next for Britain's far right?

THE international growth of far-right forces at government and street level has emboldened their British counterparts.

Last June saw the largest far-right demonstration seen in Britain for years — supposedly around free speech and in defence of “Tommy Robinson,” aka EDL founder ...

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Our man in Caracas ‘No-one knew who Guaido was. He was made up by corporate US media just like Mickey Mouse’

INDIA’S Communists are demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi take urgent action to prevent the eviction of over a million indigenous people from t

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The left in Europe must fight as one, Corbyn says

PROGRESSIVE parties and movements across Europe should unite after Brexit to stamp out tax dodging and fight to end austerity, Jeremy Corbyn said today in Madrid.

The Labour leader told the Party of European Socialists meeting that together they could also slow down climate change and halt ...

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Irish Brexit Bill shows 'subservience' to the EU, Communist Party charges

AN IRISH draft Bill the government would enact in the event of a no-deal Brexit exposes “the subservient role of the Irish state to the interests of the EU,” the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) charged today.

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney revealed the Bill yesterday, ...

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Trump 'wanted war for oil with Venezuela two years ago,' former FBI chief reveals

DONALD TRUMP was calling for a war for oil with Venezuela two years ago, conversations revealed by former FBI chief Andrew McCabe show.

Mr McCabe, who published a book on the agency’s relations with Mr Trump called The Threat this week, reports the president saying: “I don’t ...

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Exclusive: Marc Wadsworth takes Labour to court over expulsion

LABOUR is being sued by expelled campaigner Marc Wadsworth, who submitted court papers today to launch the first legal case accusing the party of anti-black racism.

He was kicked out last year after being accused of anti-semitism and “bringing the party into disrepute.”

Mr ...

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Arms company celebrates profit rise as Yemen starves

ARMS manufacturer BAE Systems’ profits soared by £186 million last year, the company revealed yesterday.

Its latest accounts record a total operating profit of more than £1.6 billion.

The bumper financial results prompted campaigners to accuse the firm of cashing in on the ...

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27 Turkish academics jailed for signing peace declaration

TWENTY-SEVEN academics were jailed by Turkey today for having signed a 2016 declaration opposing violence against the country’s Kurdish citizens.

The “peace declaration” We Will Not Be Party to this Crime attacked the Turkish military’s behaviour in towns including Sur, Silvan, ...

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Government failed to prevent ‘systemic breaches’ of human rights in private prisons, High Court rules

THE government failed to prevent “systemic breaches” of the human rights of inmates who were unlawfully strip searched at a privately run prison, the High Court ruled today.

Four inmates at HMP Peterborough claimed the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was required to ensure adequate and ...

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Marx Grave Trust wishes public to respect Marx's tomb as a place of commemoration and family grave

The Marx Grave Trust wishes to ask all members of the public to respect the tomb of Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery, London as a place of commemoration and family grave.

The tomb site and the Marx Grave Trust were established with the active support of Karl Marx’s great-grandsons. The ...

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Bank of England protest for Venezuela planned for 1pm this Saturday

A PROTEST is set to take place outside the Bank of England tomorrow against the US and Britain intervening in Venezuela.

Labour MPs, anti-war campaigners and trade unionists will demand that the British government learn the lessons of the Iraq and Libya wars by not following the ...

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Men's Rugby Union Unstoppable Wales face an immovable England

THE SIX Nations reaches fever pitch tomorrow as the only two unbeaten sides go head to head in Cardiff in a probable championship decider.

Wales are on a hot winning streak at the moment despite scraping past France in Paris in an epic comeback as Les Bleus imploded in the second ...

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Ozil may be dropped against Southampton as Emery wants players with ‘intensity’

ARSENAL manager Unai Emery alluded to the dropping Mesut Ozil for Sunday’s match against Southampton, saying that changes will be made depending on players that “give us that intensity.”

Emery’s ongoing battle with the creative fulcrum of the team hinges on Ozil’s workrate off ...

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Exclusive Expelled Labour Party activist Wadsworth to sue the party for anti-black racism

LABOUR is being sued by expelled campaigner Marc Wadsworth, who submitted court papers today to launch the first legal case accusing the party of anti-black racism.

He was kicked out last year after being accused of anti-semitism and “bringing the party into disrepute.”

Mr ...

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Communists challenge India's Modi over mass evictions of indigenous people

INDIA’S Communists are demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi take urgent action to prevent the eviction of over a million indigenous people from their homes.

Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Brinda Karat said the evictions amounted to a “virtual declaration of war ...

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