News archive from 29 April 2017

Tory aide in court over Parliament rape claim

AN AIDE to a Tory MP pleaded not guilty yesterday to rape and assaut charges relating to an alleged attack that took place in his boss’s Parliament office last October. Samuel Armstrong denied two counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one of...

 

Cinema staff to hold May Day strikes

CINEMA workers will be striking on May Day — also known as International Workers’ Day — and will be joining a huge rally in London. Employees of Hackney, Crouch End, East Dulwich and Central Picturehouse branches will be taking a day of action on...

 

Britain’s biggest parasite takes new crown

BRITAIN’S biggest parasite Queen Elizabeth was once again crowned yesterday with the award “Londoner of The Year.” Her Majesty was praised by the London Press awards judges for her “faithful service to London” — although they failed to explicitly...

 

France: Interim FN leader quits in Holocaust denial row

NATIONAL Front (FN) interim leader Jean-Francois Jalkh resigned yesterday after just three days in the job after being exposed as a Holocaust denier. He was named interim president on Tuesday after Marine Le Pen stepped down to concentrate on her...

 

Syria: Chemical weapons body could visit gassed town

THE international chemical weapons watchdog backtracked yesterday, saying its experts would visit the site of Syria’s deadly nerve gas incident if their safety can be assured. “We are willing to go to Khan Sheikhoun and we have undertaken some...

 

US: Immigrants will march against Trump

IMMIGRANT groups and their allies will march, rally and protest on May 1, International Workers’ Day, to fight back against Trump administration policies. Activists in major cities across the United States, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles,...

 

Cowardly May under pressure

MAY DAY marches and rallies taking place across the country over the bank holiday weekend should be a festival of resistance to the Conservatives. They should also signal the left’s unity of purpose as the campaign for a Labour victory gathers pace....

 

Celebrate May Day with a visit to the Marx Memorial Library

By Mary Davis FOR us, May Day is not about maypoles. Its origins lie in the fight for an eight-hour working day raised first as a resolution of the First International in 1866, fought for heroically by workers in the US in 1886 and then inaugurated as...

 

Get set for May Day – a chance to build the struggle

ROGER SUTTON looks ahead to Monday’s event in London where the left and trade unionists will gather to celebrate International Workers' Day AS we approach May Day this year, the struggle of workers both within Britain and internationally is clearly...

 

Iranian elections – no chance for change

With presidential elections in Iran scheduled for May 19 the manoeuvring for position within the Iranian regime is well under way. JANE GREEN considers the implications UNDER the Iranian presidential system, only the powerful Guardian Council can...

 

Wisden 2017: A sport dominated by politics

JON GEMMELL reads through this year’s cricketing Bible “NO OTHER sport provokes the same range of emotion” as cricket, notes Brian Carpenter in his opening paragraph on blogs in the 2017 almanack. This range is suitably catered for in cricket’s annual...

 

Aussie cricketers bat down pay offer

Union says deal short-changes women and grassroots game AUSTRALIAN cricketers rejected a pay offer yesterday that they said would create inequity between domestic and international players and short-change women. Cricket Australia say its offer would...

 

Top AFC official Lai banned after bribes guilty plea

A SENIOR Asian Football Confederation (AFC) official was provisionally suspended from all football-related activity for 90 days by Fifa yesterday following his guilty plea to giving and taking bribes in a New York court on Thursday. Guam Football...

 

Picture This 29.4.2017

Gauguin: The Other World by Fabrizio Dori (SelfMadeHero, £12.99)  PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1906) cut a solitary figure in the European art community at the end of the 19th century. Although friends with Vincent van Gogh, he appears never to have felt at...

 

This is the Police like you’ve never experienced them

Ben Cowles: Game On TEN minutes into my new role as Freeberg city’s chief of police, I had already lied to the press, sent several young police officers to their deaths and made nefarious deals with the mafia. Things weren’t going great. But I was...

 


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