News archive from 27 March 2017

‘Isis represent trade unions’ oldest enemy – fascists’

TUC Young Workers’ Conference unanimously passed an emergency motion on Saturday expressing solidarity with the victims of last week’s Westminster attack. GMB delegate Javid Khan said following the terrorist attack he felt a “fear I haven’t felt since...

 

Delegates delighted by Made in Dagenham flash mob

DRAMA students stunned delegates on Saturday with a “flash mob” performance of their new production “Made in Dagenham: the Musical.” Second-year drama students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts have turned the film into a musical,...

 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa suffers injury scare during Spain training 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa suffered an injury scare during a training session with Spain. Costa was forced out of the session with a leg and ankle injury and underwent X-rays at the Sanitas Clinic in La Moraleja, but was given the all-clear, the...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

Left must set the agenda on EU talks

BRITAIN’S communists warned at the weekend of tough battles ahead to ensure the left sets the agenda for talks on leaving the EU. The party’s international secretary John Foster highlighted four challenges the labour movement faces after Article 50 is...

 

Iraq: US admits to deadly civilian air strike

THE US-led bombing coalition admitted on Saturday that it had carried out an air strike on the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses said killed hundreds. The statement issued by Operation Inherent Resolve command said the strike had been requested by...

 

Iran imposes tit-for-tat sanctions on 15 US firms

IRAN slapped sanctions on 15 US firms it accused of aiding Israeli terrorism yesterday as a “reciprocal act” for similar recent decisions by the US. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency said the sanctions barred the...

 

Bulgaria: Socialists prepared to lead with turn to left

BULGARIAN Socialist Party leader Kornelia Ninova called for a left turn yesterday as she voted in general elections that could overturn the conservative Europhile government. She said she voted “for security at our borders and inside the country, for...

 

Take heart from the Durham TAs

IT WOULD be a mistake to think that the revaluation of business rates, from which Chancellor Philip Hammond is to receive a payout, had been designed to benefit him personally. Not least because the changes, which estate agents say are the largest in...

 

A chance to celebrate the uprising of the Welsh

By John Haylett WHO would turn their nose up at the opportunity to celebrate the armed uprising by Welsh working people in 1831 when the symbol of the red flag made its first appearance? Certainly not Lyn Williams who went along to the first...

 

Len McCluskey is the real deal

Now is not the time for Unite members to gamble with the future of trade unionism by putting it into untested hands, writes HARRY LESLIE SMITH I WAS born in 1923, five years after the guns in the first great war grew silent. So, it can be said that...

 

Fair hiring matters: Fighting back against black unemployment in Los Angeles

by Chauncey K Robinson HUNDREDS of people attended a gathering on March 21 at the Los Angeles Black Worker Centre to celebrate the release of a new report titled Ready to Work: Uprooting Inequity. Widening inequality, rising housing costs and a lack...

 

Formula One: Hamilton relishes battle with Vettel

Ferrari back to their best in opening Grand Prix victory Lewis Hamilton is braced for a tougher rivalry with Sebastian Vettel than Nico Rosberg in what he believes will be the “best against the best” battling it out for this year’s Formula One crown....

 

Arsenal left feeling Blue after FA Cup defeat

Birmingh am knocked FA Cup holders Arsenal out of the competition yesterday, thanks to a Marisa Ewers second-half strike. For the Gunners, it was a complete contrast to the 10-0 victory over Tottenham two weeks ago where they could not miss — this...

 

Cycling boss claims bullying has been ‘sensationalised’

New British Cycling boss Stephen Park tried desperately yesterday o play down allegations of bullying within the sport, claiming that they have been “sensationalised” and are “not representative of the whole programme.” Wendy Houvenaghel was the...

 

On Lenin’s side of the barricades

The Dilemmas of Lenin by Tariq Ali (Verso, £16.99) HOW long is Lenin’s shadow? A lot of ink will be spilt, seminars convened, papers published and declarations issued on the question in this, the centenary year of the revolution he led. Perhaps there...

 


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