News archive from 12 August 2016

Hartlepool social worker’s conduct slammed over payment to drug dealer

Hartlepool social worker’s conduct slammed over payment to drug dealer

0 Have your say A Hartlepool social worker was guilty of misconduct when she authorised the use of council funds to get back a client’s TV he used to buy cannabis from a drug dealer. A hearing of a regulatory body found that Louise Amanda Hurst, who...

 

Communists condemn Bank over economic failures

THE Communist Party has warned of the dangers of a deepening economic recession and condemned the measures taken by the Bank of England as wholly inadequate. “Government action is vital to increase incomes and ensure real investment,” international...

 

TfL take back control of Tube maintenance staff

TUBE maintenance workers contracted out to a privateer will be brought back into Transport for London, their union said yesterday. Infrastructure giant Amey has controlled a major chunk of maintenance work since New Labour part-privatised the...

 

Call for end to right to buy

BUILDING workers’ union Ucatt renewed its call for an end to the “destructive” right-to-buy scheme yesterday after figures showed that new council home construction started last year would replace only a fraction of those sold off. Social housing that...

 

Venezuela: Glass plant to reopen

VENEZUELAN Labour Minister Oswaldo Vera announced on Wednesday that the government has taken over another shut-down manufacturing firm. He said the Guardian de Venezuela laminated glass plant in Monagas state would be occupied and put back into...

 

Turkey: Military steps up attack against Kurdish forces

TURKISH jets bombed suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq yesterday in retaliation for attacks that killed 12 people the day before. Elsewhere, police in Istanbul conducted a series of raids across the city, including on...

 

Canada: Islamic State sympathiser shot dead

CANADIAN police shot dead a home-grown Islamic State (Isis) sympathiser during a raid on Wednesday, claiming he had a bomb. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they had acted after receiving “credible information of a potential terrorist...

 

Lidl’s race to the bottom

WHEN The Grocer magazine awarded Lidl the accolade Grocer of the Year in June 2015, the German supermarket’s UK managing director Ronny Gottschlich commented: “Low price doesn’t have to mean low quality.” He might have added that it also didn’t have...

 

Riding the Wall of Death to the Spanish Civil War

Few communists ride the wall of death for a living, says PETER FROST, but that was just one of the remarkable achievements of Clem Beckett THEY came from every part of Britain, women and men, from mines and mills, from factories and art studios, from...

 

Women willing to confront personal and state violence

As five women a week die as a result of domestic violence, the story of one group’s success is a beacon to other domestic violence services facing the same fate, writes LOU HARRISON SINCE 2008 when the banks were bailed out and austerity-max was...

 

The US two-party system is a formidable tool of class rule

The Republican and Democratic parties interact to crush, co-opt and contain the emergence of a radical left, says ZOLTAN ZIGEDY SOVIET historians published a collective assessment of the US two-party system in the late 1980s. They argued that the...

 

Rio Games have been ‘the most difficult’

The civil unrest in Brazil has made the 2016 Olympics the “most difficult” the International Olympic Committee has encountered, according to vice-president John Coates. Political and economic unrest has led to the Games being blighted by protests in...

 

Guilty until proven innocent

MARIA DUARTE believes much can be learned from a documentary that charts the fate of one victim of the infamous rendition practice The Confession: Living the War on Terror (15) Directed by Ashish Ghadiali 4/5 Former British Guantanamo Bay detainee...

 

Film round up

The Wave (15) Directed by Roar Uthaug 4/5 Nowadays, state-of-the-art movie magic and, too often, stars rather than actors, propel disaster movies towards cliche. Armed with a strong screenplay, excellent players, stunning locations and potent special...

 
Fiji demolish Team GB in rugby sevens final to win first ever Olympic gold

Fiji demolish Team GB in rugby sevens final to win first ever Olympic gold

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