News archive from 22 July 2017

Usain Bolt's dream of London swansong lives on after running first sub-10-second time of the year at Monaco...

The threads of Usain Bolt’s hamstrings held together in Monaco on Friday night and his dream of a victorious London farewell remains on. In 9.95sec, the Jamaican showed everyone that the healing hands of his pioneering doctor, Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt,...

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MI5 torture claims to be heard in secret

High Court says Belhaj truth could damage national security A COURT case involving allegations that Jack Straw and MI5 colluded in the abduction and torture of a Libyan couple will be held in secret, the High Court ruled yesterday. Government lawyers...

 

Corbyn launches fight to win back Scotland

Labour leader targets seats to take back from the SNP at the next election JEREMY CORBYN will take his summer campaign to Scotland next month, as Labour takes advantage of the squabbling among Tory frontbenchers and Theresa May’s plummeting...

 

Public gallery sneers at Haringey ‘traitors’

Council still pushing social cleansing agenda CAMPAIGNERS sang the Red Flag as senior Haringey councillors reaffirmed their decision to approve a £2 billion “social cleansing” project that residents fear will push them out of their homes. A special...

 

Poland: Thousands march to halt ‘death knell’ of judiciary

Senate votes to remove Supreme Court judges in ‘attack on democracy’ POLAND’S Senate was yesterday due to pass a law critics say sounds a “death knell” for the country’s independent judiciary. The Bill will see current Supreme Court judges dismissed...

 

Palestinian man shot dead in Al-Asqa unrest

A PALESTINIAN man was shot dead by an Israeli settler yesterday in occupied East Jerusalem amid protests over new clampdowns on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque. The Palestinian Maan news agency and Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported that an 18-year-old...

 

Protesters in Poland won’t find allies in Brussels

THE CONFLICT between the EU Commission and the misnamed Law and Justice government in Poland is a case — to adapt Oscar Wilde — of the unedifying in pursuit of the unspeakable. The irony of an unelected elite of bureaucrats in Brussels, together with...

 

If Cuba can, why can’t we?

GWEN CROSS reports on the young trade unionists’ brigade to Cuba where she saw how ordinary Cubans live under the US embargo THIS past May Day I had the privilege to represent my trade union, Unite South East region, on this year’s young trade...

 

‘You can’t build jobs on the corpses of innocents’

Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson speak with peace activist SAM WALTON about a daring raid he took part in to disarm a Yemen-bound warplane ON JANUARY 29 2017, Sam Walton, a Quaker, and Dan Woodhouse, a reverend, broke into a BAE Systems compound in...

 

Self-identification & the struggle for equal rights

DEBBIE HAYTON says the left should take care before assuming proposed legal changes will advance the equality agenda Trans rights were thrust back into mainstream politics this week when Jeremy Corbyn offered Labour Party support to government plans...

 

Salsa sensations bring barrio brilliance to Borough

Mambanegra Omeara, London SE1 5/5 AFTER somehow squeezing onto a stage where you couldn’t swing a cat, the nine-piece Mambanegra from Colombia explode with the kind of raw salsa that can only come from Cali and its working-class barrios. At the centre...

 

Plucked heartstrings out of tune with surrogacy drama

Bodies Royal Court Theatre London SW1 3/5 VIVIENNE FRANZMANN’S new play opens with what appears to be a straightforward conversation between a mother and her teenage daughter. But all is not as it seems. Clem, the mother, is unable to have children...

 

Picture This

IN 1968, Denis Lewis took his Brownie 127 camera with him to the Hammersmith Odeon in the hope of meeting the great bluesman Muddy Waters and his band, including the Mississippi piano virtuoso Otis Spann. The photographs that he took became a...

 

Homeless Kids Left to Rot

Number of families with children in temporary accommodation soars 37 per cent since 2014 by Felicity Collier MORE THAN 120,000 families with children are now stuck in temporary accommodation as the Tories fail to get a grip on Britain’s social housing...

 
UK to bring in drone registration

UK to bring in drone registration

The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz). Drone maker DJI said it was in...

 


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