News archive from 14 November 2016

Yorkshire bus drivers walk out over shifts

OVER 850 bus drivers in West Yorkshire are staging a 24-hour strike today in a dispute over pay and shifts, union Unite announced yesterday. Arriva drivers claim that their work shifts of up to five-and-a-half hours without a break can endanger...

 

Hudderfield locals stand up for their infirmary

HEALTH service supporters rallied in Huddersfield on Saturday in protest at the planned closure of the town’s Royal Infirmary. West Yorkshire NHS bosses are implementing the government’s reviled STP (sustainability and transformation plan), which...

 

Lego to stop adverts in hateful Daily Mail paper

LEGO will stop advertising in the Daily Mail after pressure from the Stop Funding Hate campaign, the company announced on Saturday. The campaign has targeted companies urging them to rethink their support for right-wing newspapers over misleading...

 

France: Parisians mark year since jihad attacks

PARISIANS marked the first anniversary of co-ordinated attacks on the French capital yesterday with visits by President Francois Hollande and Mayor Anne Hidalgo to the seven sites hit by jihadist terrorists. President Hollande unveiled a plaque...

 

United States: Thousands at Trump win protests

TENS of thousands of people gathered in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago and a number of smaller US cities at the weekend in further protests against Donald Trump’s surprise presidential poll victory on Tuesday. Protesters rallied at New York’s Union...

 

Venezuela: Opposed parties make progress in crisis talks

GOVERNMENT and opposition negotiators announced preliminary agreements at the weekend to try to pull Venezuela from its ongoing political and economic crisis. Among the agreements was a pledge to hold new elections to replace three national assembly...

 

Liberalism has no answers

JEREMY CORBYN’S assessment of the “shallow populist appeal” of US president-elect Donald Trump and French fascist leader Marine Le Pen is spot on. While canny exploitation of people’s insecurities to whip up xenophobia and hatred can pay off...

 

After the shock, the left should look for silver linings

Trump’s triumph spells disaster for the US, but the rest of us should try hard not to fall into despair, writes CHARLEY ALLAN NOW that we’ve had a few days to snap out of the shock, it’s worth wondering if any good can come from Donald Trump’s...

 

Where next for the Bangladeshi left?

By John Foster BANGLADESH is a country of growing international significance. Its population of 171 million is now the world’s seventh biggest, its current growth rate is the world’s second highest and it stands strategically between India and China....

 

Tory NHS plans in disarray

Threats to local services are prompting a burgeoning fightback, writes JOHN LISTER IT’S ALL kicking off in England’s NHS. It’s not even winter yet, but the squeals of protest are getting louder as the brutal Tory squeeze on NHS spending forces cuts...

 

Rugby League: Bennett questions England’s attitude

Defeat to Australia costs England a place in Four Nations final Wayne Bennett defied the perception that he is terse with the media to lay out his manifesto for English rugby league after his side’s latest international agony. The Australian coach...

 

England: Cook hails display as England draw first Test

Alastair Cook believes England’s “brilliant performance” in Rajkot yesterday proves they have a realistic chance of winning a second successive series in India. England were denied a victory as India held out on the final evening of the first Test on...

 

Rugby Union: Robshaw feeling great after South Africa win

Chris Robshaw was yesterday relieved to have finally completed his collection of Rugby Championship scalps after England crushed South Africa 37-21 at Twickenham. A decade of failure against the Springboks spanning 12 Tests, one of them ending in a...

 

Fighting back

A new book doesn’t just expose the punitive measures taken against the jobless, say VERA SALEFSKY. It shows that through solidarity and collective action they can be overcome Righting Welfare Wrongs: Dispatches and Analysis from the Front Line of the...

 

Drones, Baby, Drones

Drones, Baby, Drones Arcola Theatre London E8 It's a sad indictment of the two plays constituting Drones, Baby, Drones that they pale in comparison with the two short monologues that accompany them. The latter are verbatim transcripts of statements by...

 


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