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Welsh Kurds start hunger strike for Ocalan

MEMBERS of the Kurdish community in Wales have started a hunger strike until Turkey ends its isolation and torture of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Three activists in Newport began a hunger strike on Monday night and a further five will fast every day in solidarity ...

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Richard Burgon slams government over denial of legal aid to hostile environment victims

RICHARD BURGON lambasted the government today over its lack of legal aid for hostile environment victims.

The shadow justice secretary highlighted a 68 per cent fall in immigrants claiming advice, from 120,000 cases in 2010 to 39,000 this year.

Speaking during justice questions, he ...

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LGSM spreads the word on how to stop a deportation

LGBT activists marked International Migrants Day today by plastering hundreds of adverts on London's Tube network telling  passengers how to stop deportations on commercial airlines.

The Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSM) group replaced 200 ads on the Piccadilly, Victoria and ...

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Salvadorean authorites release woman charged with attempted murder after giving birth

SALVADOREAN authorities have released a woman who was jailed for attempted murder under the country’s harsh anti-abortion laws after she gave birth in a latrine last year.

Doctors accused Imelda Cortez, 20, of trying to perform an abortion after failing to tell anyone about the pregnancy ...

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Scottish Tories 'out of touch' after MSP denies child benefit rape clause exists

SCOTTISH TORIES were branded “skin crawling” and “out of touch” today after one of the party’s MSPs dismissed the existence of child benefit’s “rape clause.”

Brian Whittle, a Conservative MSP for South Scotland, said “there is no such thing as a rape clause,” adding: ...

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Football Kick It Out probe staff exodus amid 'poor working environment' claims by Daily Mail

FOOTBALL’S anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out has confirmed it is reviewing why 10 members of its staff have left the organisation over the last three years.

Based in London and funded by the Football Association, Football League, Premier League and Professional Footballers’ ...

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Peace Pledge Union calls on Defence Secretary to rule out use of troops for crowd control

DEFENCE SECRETARY Gavin Williamson sparked fears today following his announcement that 3,500 troops will be "held at readiness" to help with a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Williamson said the contingency plans are being put in place after the cabinet agreed to implement no ...

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FARC women express solidarity with Leyla Guven as she enters 42nd day of hunger strike

COLOMBIAN women from the People’s Alternative Revolutionary Force (Farc) expressed solidarity with Kurdish MP Leyla Guven today as she entered the 42nd day of hunger strike.

The group issued a statement calling for an end to the imprisonment of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) MP ...

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Thousands march on Hungarian state TV in protests against 'slave labour law'

THOUSANDS of protesters marched to the headquarters of Hungarian state television broadcaster MTVA last night, demanding airtime for opposition voices as demonstrations continue to spread.

They were met by riot police as they descended on the building in the Obuda district of the capital ...

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OAS chief Almagro expelled by his own party over attacks on Venezuela

ORANISATION of American States (OAS) general secretary Luis Almagro has been expelled from his Frente Amplio party in Uruguay over the body’s sustained attacks on Venezuela.

The party accused him of colluding with US imperialism and other reactionary countries in the region who are ...

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Sinn Fein blasts government over violent evictions

SINN FEIN has blamed Irish government policies giving free rein to banks and “vulture funds” for violent forced evictions such as last Tuesday’s in Roscommon.

MEP Matt Carthy warned today that the government must shift its priorities from the wishes of financial institutions to one ...

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Trident is useless, dangerous and expensive – Labour ought to challenge it

NEOLIBERAL politicians, especially of the Tory Party variety, are adept at answering calls to solve such problems as homelessness, universal credit and pressure on the NHS by pontificating that “throwing money” at them is no solution.

One exception to this rule is cash for the ...

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Theresa May's hostile environment ‘incentivises racism’, court told

THERESA MAY'S hostile environment for migrants “encourages landlords to commit race discrimination” and risks fuelling homelessness, the High Court heard today.

Charities are targeting the Home Office’s Right to Rent scheme, which requires landlords in England to check the ...

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Iran arrests 41 striking steelworkers - but undaunted union demands renationalisation of industry

STRIKING Iranian steelworkers have called for the privatised industry to be brought back under public ownership after the oppressive regime made 41 arrests in night-time raids.

Workers at the Iranian National Steel Industry Group (INSIG) in Ahvaz have been on strike for 39 days and vowed ...

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Police officer guilty of gross misconduct over Kingsley Burrell's custody death

WEST MIDLANDS police officer Paul Adey was found guilty of gross misconduct today over the death of Kingsley Burrell. 

A disciplinary hearing at Sutton Coldfield Police Station heard evidence that the police constable was involved in the events surrounding the death of Mr Burrell in ...

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Six nazis sentenced to decades in jail

FIVE men and one woman were jailed today for their membership of National Action, the banned far-right terrorist group that praised the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Adam Thomas, 22, of Banbury was sentenced to six-and-a-half years and his partner Claudia Patatas, ...

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The Conservative austerity agenda undermines mental health support for firefighters
The fact that 85 per cent of fire and rescue personnel are reporting mental health problems cannot be separated from the Tories' savage cuts to staffing and closures of fire stations, writes KAREN LEE MP ...
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Almost 140 women and girls killed by men this year

NEARLY 140 women and girls were killed by men last year, a report into femicide reveals today.

The latest Femicide Census, drawn up by charity Women's Aid and campaigner Karen Ingala Smith, suggested that 58 of the cases  were "overkillings," where the victims were still being attacked ...

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Britain at Christmas: From Scrooge to universal credit

WHILE the mainstream media chunter and engage in magical thinking about Brexit, for many in the other Britain, far away from the concerns of Westminster — except when Jeremy Corbyn occasionally forces Tory MPs to face the impact of their own policies — it is set to be a miserable ...

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Men's Football Police speak to Chelsea fans over more anti-semitic chanting

POLICE have spoken to three Chelsea fans after receiving reports of anti-semitic chanting on a train following the team’s Premier League victory at Brighton on Sunday.

The incident took place three days after the west London club issued a harsh condemnation of supporters who were heard ...

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Manor House camp protest calls for solidarity with jailed Kurdish MP Leyla Guven

KURDISH rights campaigners in London called for solidarity with with imprisoned opposition MP Leyla Guven yesterday on her hunger strike “to the death.”

Activists have been camped outside Manor House Station in north London for 11 days today, taking in turns to go on hunger strike in ...

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