News archive from 13 July 2016

Union threatens coup legal action

McNicol told he’ll be in the dock if Corbyn kept from ballot LABOUR general secretary Iain McNicol could face legal action over claims he “subverted” democracy in a bid to keep Jeremy Corbyn off the ballot paper for the party’s leadership contest....

 

Council leader ‘sabotaged’ Corbyn rallies

Meeting to support Labour leader cancelled A BLAIRITE council leader was accused yesterday of intimidating campaigners and “bullying them off the town hall steps” before cancelling a meeting next week that was to host Jeremy Corbyn. Raj Gill, chairman...

 

Military families ‘badly let down’ by poor housing

MILITARY families are “badly let down” by the MoD and a contractor’s substandard homes, senior MPs warned yesterday. Carillion/Amey won a £1 billion contract to manage armed forces housing on behalf of the MoD but is leaving homes without heating, hot...

 

Venezuela: Maduro fights back by taking over US factory

Kimberly-Clark accused of economic sabotage VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro announced on Monday night that his government will take control of a factory belonging to US transnational corporation Kimberly-Clark. The personal care giant, which makes...

 

Israel: Knesset shackles NGOs that rely on foreign funding

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) in Israel that receive more than half their funds from abroad will have their operations restricted under a law passed by the Knesset yesterday. The law, approved by 57 to 48, will affect liberal groups almost...

 

United States: Republicans shun gay marriage plea

US REPUBLICAN officials gave short shrift on Monday to an emotional plea from lesbian delegate Rachel Huff for the party to end its opposition to same-sex marriage. Delegates who gathered to shape their party platform in Cleveland also refused to...

 

Justice must be won for the working class

Len McCluskey was right to say that an attempt to prevent Jeremy Corbyn from being on the ballot paper in the upcoming leadership election would be a “sordid fix.” Since the launch of the “chicken coup” against Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist leadership of...

 

UN’s condemnation of austerity Britain is a national disgrace

by Charlotte Hughes THE United Nations committee on economic and cultural rights recently published a highly damning report. It confirmed that the British government’s austerity measures are indeed in breach of its obligations to the human rights of...

 

Theresa May needs to wake up to reality on Trident

Britain’s WMD are an out-of-date security risk, not fit for the 21st century, writes KATE HUDSON LAST week, when Theresa May was still just a Tory leadership hopeful, she asserted: “It would be sheer madness to contemplate even for a moment giving up...

 

Charting the future for Unite the Union

SHARON GRAHAM explains the logic behind Unite’s Broad Industrial Strategy – and what it hopes to achieve in the workplace SO what now for the trade unions? Internationally, the working class is bigger than ever. The global South is the workshop of the...

 

Sport can play a vital role in the Black Lives Matter movement

With the recent deaths of black men in the United States, KADEEM SIMMONDS looks at how athletes have the power to make a difference and unite the world November 29 2014; Ariyana Smith made the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture at a university basketball...

 

Cricket: Root ready to move up to number three

England take on Pakistan at Lords tomorrow Joe Root insisted yesterday that he is already mentally prepared to thrive at number three in England’s Test series against Pakistan. Root will move one place up the order for the four-Test challenge, with...

 

Baseball: MLB will not stage a game in London next season

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) confirmed on Monday that they will not play a regular-season game in London next year. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in January that his staff was working hard at playing in London and MLB officials looked at the...

 

Bloody good

ROSE THOMPSON recommends a no-holds-barred version of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s most shocking revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus The Rose Playhouse, London SE1 4/5 JUNG HAN KIM’S adaptation of Shakespeare’s seldom-performed Titus Andronicus...

 

Queen Bey rules in breathtaking show of black power

Beyonce Hampden Park, Glasgow 5/5 FACE veiled, at the show’s opening Beyonce struts on stage accompanied by a troupe of dancers and unleashes a set of breathtakingly executed moves. Such is her power that as she reveals her face during opener...

 


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