News archive from 1 May 2017

May refuses to answer Marr over foodbank nurses

THERESA MAY was lambasted by nursing chiefs yesterday for failing to explicitly say whether or not it is wrong that nurses in Britain should have to turn to foodbanks for meals. Andrew Marr pressed the Prime Minister yesterday on his eponymous show,...

 

School cuts could mean 4-day weeks for kids

SCHOOL weeks could be reduced to four-and-a-half days if “irresponsible” education funding cuts are not reversed, head teachers warned yesterday. Delegates at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) conference in Telford, Shropshire, said the...

 

Skinner joins Burgon for campaign launch

RICHARD BURGON launched his general election campaign at the weekend with the backing of veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner. Hundreds of Labour supporters turned out for a rally with the shadow justice secretary on Saturday and others took to the...

 

Hungary: Orban defiant over Soros-funded uni

THE Hungarian government remained defiant at the weekend over its threatened closure of the Budapest-based Central European University founded by billionaire regime-change funder George Soros. The issue was on the agenda during Prime Minister Viktor...

 

Turkey: Government outlaws television dating programmes

TURKEY’S government issued two new decrees at the weekend, one sacking more than 4,000 civil servants and another banning television dating shows. The first of the two decrees, published in the country’s Official Gazette on Saturday evening, named...

 

Philippines: Duterte drops digs at Beijing as Chinese warships pay visit

THREE Chinese warships visited the southern Philippines city of Davao yesterday as President Rodrigo Duterte muted his criticism of China. Mr Duterte removed references to Chinese “militarisation” of disputed islands in the South China Sea in his...

 

20 pledges to defeat May

LABOUR’S 20-point programme provides the basis for party activists and supporters to take the electoral battle to the Tories. It encapsulates issues that exercise working people most and argues for policies to benefit the majority rather than the...

 

The Spanish civil war – Betrayal in Barcelona

TOM SIBLEY describes how the Spanish Popular Unity movement splintered culminating in the tragedy of the Barcelona May Day events IN July 1936, international fascism launched a war of intervention against the Spanish people. Earlier in that year the...

 

What is May Day – and why do we celebrate it?

Morris dancers will be out in force today – as well as children dancing around the Maypole. That’s because today is May Day, a public holiday on the first day of May every year. While Britons usually celebrate the date with ribbons, dancing and often...

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You are the ones who keep us aloft

FROM our very first issue in 1930, the Morning Star has run a Fighting Fund to bridge the gap between income from sales and the cost of producing the only English-language daily paper committed to socialism. For the capitalist press, this gap is...

 

Toffees can’t stick to blues at home

Chelsea run free at Goodison Park and edge closer to title Everton 0-3 Chelsea by James Nalton at Goodison Park Everton kept Chelsea at bay for just over an hour. Idrissa Gana Gueye stuck to Eden Hazard like a limpet in an attempt to mark the...

 

Jose bemoans more injuries after draw

Man United 1-1 Swansea Jose Mourinho was left cursing Manchester United’s draining fixture schedule and mounting injury list after being held to a 1-1 draw by Swansea yesterday. United took the lead through Wayne Rooney’s penalty, controversially...

 

Fulham clinch play-off spot thanks to Norwich draw

Fulham 1-1 Brentford by Kaleem Aftab at Craven Cottage With Leeds drawing at home against Norwich on Saturday, this result virtually assured Fulham of a play-off spot. With the Cottagers the division’s top-scorers, there would need to be a remarkable...

 

Woodcut wonders of Masereel

IN RECENT decades, the graphic novel has been booming, with many writers and artists using the format to explore political and social themes, with Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta being a striking example. Moore’s work calls to mind the prolific radical...

 


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