News archive from 9 July 2016

Polish family reveals horror of racist abuse

A POLISH family targeted by racist arsonists spoke out yesterday about the torrent of abuse they have suffered since the EU referendum. The Plymouth-based family were forced to flee their home on Thursday morning when a fire was started deliberately...

 

Community saves its vital bus route

TRADE union activists have won a significant victory for local communities in Scotland in their struggle to protect vital bus routes from the privateers’ axe. Unite Community launched the campaign in North Lanarkshire after First Bus announced plans...

 

Freedom of Fife for last communist councillor

BRITAIN’S last elected communist has been awarded the Freedom of Fife, after dedicating most of his life to serving his local community. Although he finished his time on the council as an independent, Willie Clarke was first elected as a councillor in...

 

Argentina: Seafarers hit back at state control bid

TRANSPORT workers around the world are rallying around their comrades in Argentina where the right-wing government has seized control of seafarers’ union Somu. The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) complained to the International Labour...

 

Honduras: Eco-activist death to be probed by special team

A SPECIAL commission is investigating the death of an indigenous rights campaigner just four months after another activist was killed, Honduras’s Public Ministry said yesterday. Lesbia Janeth Urquia’s body was discovered on Wednesday in a rubbish dump...

 

Durham Miners’ Gala says: Corbyn stays

RECORD numbers at today’s Big Meeting will send a powerful signal to the Establishment: the labour movement is alive and kicking and we mean business. It’s been a tumultuous year since 150,000 of us gathered in Durham last summer. There have been...

 

Five decades of the Morning Star at Marx Memorial Library

by Meirian Jump On 25 April 1966 the first issue of the Morning Star announced “this is a unique daily newspaper. It is the only one in Britain independent of the handful of press lords who control the rest of the press.” Editor George Matthews adds...

 

No ‘spin doctors’ here

The values that mining communities stood for, like having an improved quality of life for yourself and your family – but not at the expense of others – are the values that the labour and trade union movement were built on, writes CHRIS KITCHEN The...

 

None of the anti-Corbyn172 Labour MPs are on any of our banners

The disgraceful antics of warmongers Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell and David Blunkett will only stiffen the resolve of our people to protect Corbyn, believes DAVE HOPPER The 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala is the most important since 1931 — some 75 years...

 

Visit York today for some Shrewd racing

Our tipster Farringdon casts his expert eye over the pick of the weekend’s meets This afternoon is a huge Saturday of action-packed horse racing with more betting opportunities then you could shake a stick at with Newmarket, York and Ascot supported...

 

Indelible marks of a great legacy

An exhibition of painter and printmaker Albrecht Durer’s work shows why he transcends his time, says PHILIP NORTON Albrecht Durer: Beyond the Burden of Brilliance Brantwood 5/5 IT’S the time of year when the museums roll out their blockbuster shows....

 

Why Culture Matters now

MIKE QUILLE reports on a new website with a radical agenda TODAY Durham sees one of the largest and longest lasting festivals of politically conscious working-class culture in the world — the Durham Miners’ Gala. The various pit-based communities of...

 

Monstrously good Fiennes

Richard III Almeida Theatre, London N1 4/5 HOW apt that on Jeremy Corbyn’s home turf of Islington, the Almeida Theatre is housing Shakespeare’s take on the scheming monster Richard III. As the political classes descend into internecine warfare and...

 

Huge spike in hate crimes near EU vote

More than 3,000 reported in the last two weeks of June MORE than 3,000 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police on either side of the EU referendum — a leap of 42 per cent over last year. Anti-immigrant scaremongering during the campaign saw...

 

Cameron’s cuts ‘played a part’ in depot deaths

Cuts to enforce worker protection laws contributed to recycling plant deaths DAVID CAMERON should have assessed his conscience before crying “crocodile tears” over the tragic deaths of migrant workers at a scrap metal depot, campaigners said...

 


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