News archive from 2 April 2016

Steel high on TUC agenda

BRITAIN’S steel industry crisis will be high on the agenda at this weekend’s annual meeting of Yorkshire and the Humber region of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Leeds. And trade unionists in Britain’s former “steel city” Sheffield will rally...

 

McDonald rallies behind transport staff

LABOUR shadow rail minister Andy McDonald has vowed the party will deliver the rail network that “passengers and workers want” through public ownership. Mr McDonald addressed a packed Action for Rail meeting in the Mechanics Institute in Manchester on...

 

Cider mill closure may see iconic brands go

ICONIC cider brands could be “lost forever” after a famous Somerset cider mill produced its last pints this week, Unite warned yesterday. Unite regional co-ordinating officer Steve Preddy said the closure of Shepton Mallet was “economic vandalism by a...

 

South Africa: Parole for Hani’s killer sparks fury on streets

HUNDREDS of protesters from South Africa’s national liberation alliance marched thrugh the capital Pretoria yesterday venting their anger at the parole of far-right assassin Janusz Walus. The march was organised by the South African Communist Party...

 

SunEdison preparing to file for bankruptcy protection -WSJ

SunEdison Inc (SUNE.N) is planning to file for bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The solar energy company is preparing to file for bankruptcy under chapter 11...

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North Korea: Pyongyang lambasts UN ‘violation of sovereignty’

SEARCHES of North Korean ships under new UN sanctions are an “inexcusable” violation of sovereignty, a Pyongyangmaritime official has said. Nam Hyon Il of the Maritime Administration condemned the sanctions imposed by the UN security council in early...

 

Turkey: Erdogan’s war against journalists reaches US

THE TRIAL of two leading Turkish journalists resumed yesterday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan carried on his media crackdown overseas. Cumhuriyet newspaper editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara correspondent Erdem Gul face life imprisonment for...

 

Free market won’t save steel

WHEN an employers’ trade group as substantial as UK Steel launches a no-holds-barred attack on David Cameron’s government, it signifies difficult times ahead for the Tories. When that attack is unleashed just as Business Secretary Sajid Javid is...

 

Yorks united in face of Tory assaults

This weekend sees the Yorkshire and the Humber trade unions gather for their annual conference in Leeds to determine their policy for the next year – and it is a packed agenda. BILL ADAMS reports THIS weekend sees the region’s trade unions gathering...

 

Dover shows the way

HUGH LANNING reports on an Kent-wide initiative designed to stop fascists using the refugee crisis to promote racial hatred and division Today the fascists are organising to march through Dover again to repeat the violence that took place on January...

 

Tories don’t have the mettle to save steel

The industry needs nationalisation and public investment to secure 40,000 jobs – but Cameron won’t do it, writes MICHAEL BURKE “WE WILL do everything we can to save the steel industry,” David Cameron told reporters on Wednesday. But he immediately...

 

A manifesto for a healthier woman

SUZANNE BEISHON can’t get enough of Anna Kessel’s new book Eat, Sweat, Play and its exploration of the liberating power of sport for women today IT WAS with some trepidation that I requested a copy of Anna Kessel’s new book Eat, Sweat, Play. The...

 

All in a stink about a little bit of pink

Toby Young has got himself all in a froth about a pink St George Cross this week, writes Mark Perryman OH DEAR. Toby Young is all in a lather, a victim once more of the “PC brigade.” Writing in the Daily Mail, he describes the scene he seems to have...

 

Formula One: Behind the fast cars: repression

Bahrain’s government is tightening its chokehold, say campaigners by Our Sports Desk BEHIND the fast cars at this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the government is “tightening its chokehold on any remnant of dissent,” rights campaigners warned yesterday as...

 

Liberating experience

Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs, a magnificent play on the post-war anti-colonial struggle in Africa, loses none of its relevance in our own times, says JOHN GREEN Les Blancs National Theatre, London SE1 5/5 LORRAINE Hansberry, born in 1930, was the...

 


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