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December 01, 2022

"Support the strikes, drive the Tories out"

UK government and public service workers currently on strike as members of the PCS trade union, joined thousands of protestors who braved rain and cold weather to march in central London against...

America’s biggest unions: ‘Change health care bill or else’

Sam Stein Trade unions in the US have said that they will not support the Democratic Party's health-care bill unless "substantial changes" are made to the current Senate version. And they have criticised American President Barack Obama for "abandoning his ...

US religious extremists sell anti-Obama merchandise with biblical curse

Karen HatterIt seems to be catching on. It can be found on such items as mouse pads, aprons, tee shirts, teddy bears and bumper stickers. It’s being tweeted and has been worming its way through the internet. Pray for Obama 109:8 merchandise is available&nb ...

Why anti-capitalist Democrat voted against Obama's health care plans

Marc WadsworthWhat you won't have seen in the big media is that a former contender for the Democratic Party's nomination won by Barack Obama voted against the American leader's much trumpeted health care reform plans. Left-wing Ohio representative Dennis K ...

Soft pedalling on parliamentary sleaze is not the answer

Anti-corruption campaigners say new recommendations to curb the fiddling of expenses by British politicians in the wake of the damaging MPs' expenses scandal do not go far enough. Proposals annouced this week by Sir Christopher Kelly, the Co ...

Nightmare on Parliament Street: campaigners blast UK democracy

Protestors shambled along the road to demonstrate at Britain's "Zombie Parliament" for Halloween. The event, organised by the Vote for a Change campaign, called for a more accountable parliament with a referendum on the voting system which they say is ...

How tough battle for Black representation was won

Lester Holloway Black History Month may have ended but it is still timely to remember the struggle to gain Black political representation in Britain. Thankfully Marc Wadsworth has produced a wonderful, photo-packed booklet on the Labour Party Black Section ...

Fatcat Government Minister is creaming the taxpayer

British Cabinet Minister Jacqui Smith has craftily used parliament rules about MPs' expenses to pocket more than a hundred thousand pounds of tax payers money for a 'second home'.Smith, the Home Secretary, can claim up to  £24,000 a y ...

Blacks should 'go back home if they don't like Mayor'

Marc WadsworthJames McGrath  — he pronounces the surname "McGraa"  — describes himself as an  "Aussie plant" at new Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson's City Hall. His comments about Black people are robust and as distant from being ...

Centenary of Shapurji Saklatvala getting elected to parliament

One hundred years this month, an Indian freedom fighter and communist was elected to the British parliament as the Battersea Trades Council and Labour Party MP. Shapurji Saklatvala was a member of India’s industrially wealthiest Tata family, yet he bridg ...

Nottingham The Liberation Movement launch a big success

Two MPs and most of Nottingham’s African, Asian and Caribbean councillors attended the launch of a new chapter of The Liberation Movement (TLM) in the city. Meeting organiser Cllr Hassan Ahmed, co-founder of TLM, said at the Indian Community Centre ...

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