News archive from 28 May 2016

Blow to Oldham Athletic as boss John Sheridan quits for Notts County role

Blow to Oldham Athletic as boss John Sheridan quits for Notts County role

Oldham Athletic have suffered a massive blow after John Sheridan left his role as manager to drop down a division and become boss of League Two side Notts County. Over the past few weeks the 51-year-old has been linked with a move away from Latics,...

 

No internet access ‘leading to sanctions’

FINANCIAL advisers warned yesterday that limited internet access is leading to vulnerable people being sanctioned, as the Tory government seeks to move more jobs and benefit applications online. A report found that a third of people using Citizens...

 

HMP Kennet closure ‘will escalate prison crisis’

PRISON officers condemned yesterday the closure of one of Britain’s most overcrowded jails, saying it will do nothing to alleviate the prison crisis. Justice Secretary Michael Gove’s announced that HMP Kennet in Merseyside will close in July 2017 as...

 

Anti-fascists mark 80 years since SS Eolo strike

TRADE unionists and anti-fascists will gather in Aberdeen today to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the SS Eolo steam ship strike, writes Zoe Streatfield. The Spanish ship berthed in Aberdeen Harbour from May to September 1936 as the crew took strike...

 

Australia: TV producer dismissed over Lebanon child-kidnap bid

THE strange case of an Australian television crew who flew to Lebanon to kidnap two children resulted yesterday in the sacking of the programme’s producer. 60 Minutes founder Gerald Stone called the debacle “the gravest misadventure in the programme’s...

 

France: Trial of ‘shirt-rippers’ put back as tensions run high

THE TRIAL of Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives was postponed yesterday for fear of further inflaming anger at the hated “El Khomri” law attacking workers’ rights. In last October’s incident, workers mobbed the...

 

Hiroshima shadow stays

The first Western journalist into Hiroshima after the US dropped its atomic bomb was Wilfred Burchett, a British-born Australian journalist. His subsequent article in the Daily Express — not then the monolithically reactionary paper it is today — told...

 

Putting trade unionism back on the menu

Get a few trade union women together and ask them what they think the image of trade unions is, their response is more often than not: “male, pale and stale,” but change is on the way, says BERNARDETTE HYLAND Get a few trade union women together and...

 

Cuts are no route out of poverty

The recent Queen’s Speech offered no way forward for the millions of Britons living in poverty, argues Ken Livingstone First, I would like to thank the Morning Star for giving me the opportunity to write a regular column for the paper on austerity...

 

Paddy McGuffin: Blair’s pants on fire yet again

With the blanket coverage afforded to the ongoing hokey-cokey shenanigans by every media outlet in the country, it was going to take something special to penetrate the fog of disinformation, ambiguity and downright falsehood that have become a daily...

 

Johnson: Profits beat fans again

Football’s not to blame for the Adam Johnson saga but the cash rolling around the game is, argues SUZANNE BEISHON ADAM JOHNSON had the world at his feet. A £1.8 million mansion, new baby and a £60,000-a-week contract. He was a star player at his...

 

Fans blast Irons’ £12.5k Tory gift

Stadium deal in further controversy as club pays for knees-up by Our Sports Desk WEST HAM’S takeover of the swanky new Olympic Stadium was mired in further controversy yesterday after a £12,500 donation to the Conservative Party came to light. And...

 

IOC vows to keep dopers out of Rio Games

by Our Sports Desk OLYMPICS bigwig Thomas Bach vowed yesterday to keep dopers away from Rio after positive tests were returned on 23 athletes who competed at London 2012. The reanalysis of 265 selected doping samples follows work with the World...

 

Black ops in Brighton

TANUSHKA GILL participates in a disturbing simulation of police undercover activities Operation Black Antler Secret venues, Brighton 5/5 ON OPERATION Black Antler, you’re not just immersed in a drama, you are the one who makes it happen. Your...

 

Class acts and striking chords

A fundraising album for the campaign against TTIP is a great example of solidarity and internationalism, says BOB ORAM WE ALL know that the EU and US are secretly negotiating the major trade deal The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...

 


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