News archive from 29 May 2017

Fake news isn’t new, you can ask Zinoviev

“WE’VE always had fake news,” Stop the War convener Lindsey German told a Merthyr Rising discussion on the subject. “It’s been around at least since the 1920s when the Zinoviev letter was invented and propagated in the newspapers to turn an election...

 

Election isn’t just about one person

“NEXT week’s general election is not about a single person,” Unison assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie told the Merthyr Uprising festival at the weekend. Speaking as a long-time friend and comrade of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, he insisted:...

 

Billboards tell voters in the north: Tories aren’t friends

THE Tory Party is “no friend of the north,” a billboard campaign from general union Unite launched today warns. The union is targeting cities in northern England with posters describing the Tories as the party of the “leafy shires and the lucky few.”...

 

Syria: Damascus demands end to US air strikes

DAMASCUS called on the UN to stop US air raids on Syrian territory on Saturday as 20 more civilians were killed near Raqqa. The Foreign Ministry wrote to UN secre? tary?general Antonio Guterres and security council president Elbio Rosselli of Uruguay...

 

US: Racist man charged after twin rail killing

A WHITE supremicist has been charged with a double murder and hate crimes after he allegedly slit the throats of two men on Friday while travelling on a train in Portland, Oregon. According to police, Jeremy Joseph Christian stabbed three passengers...

 

Tory campaign meets its limits

THE Tories appear to be in something of a panic. Talk of a landslide has been abandoned. Their election strategists are at each other’s throats over the humiliating U-turn on “social care” while their cynical attempt to exploit the Manchester bombing...

 

A rebranding fit for the Tory Party

Seeing as the Tories have a history of lying their way back into government, RICK EVANS proposes a new name for the party of the few THE official name of the Tory party is the Conservative and Unionist Party. But I’ve always found it far more apt to...

 

The West refuses to face up to this perverse reality

Empowering the Saudi regime is the root cause of Islamist terrorism, says DAVID LOWRY DURING his press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem last Tuesday, US President Donald Trump offered these words to the people...

 

Formula One: Monaco misery for Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel races 25 points clear of Briton in championship SEBASTIAN VETTEL won the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the championship to 25 points. Hamilton started only 13th at the Monte Carlo circuit, but...

 

Sinclair marks ‘exceptional’ season after Cup triumph

SCOTT SINCLAIR has hailed Celtic’s Scottish Cup victory over Aberdeen on Saturday as “the best moment” of his career. The former Chelsea, Swansea, Manchester City and Aston Villa winger put the cap on a memorable first campaign at Parkhead by...

 

Tennis: Kvitova goes through as Kerber loses once more

PETRA KVITOVA made an emotional and victorious return to tennis on the opening day of action at the French Open but world No 1 Angelique Kerber was knocked out. Five months after being stabbed by a burglar, Kvitova looked sharp and eager in a 6-3 6-2...

 

Beating the big-city blues

Goran Therborn advances a compelling case against the capitalist blight of the built environment, says MICHAL BONCZA Cities of Power, The Urban, the National, the Popular and the Global by Goran Therborn (Verso £ 16) IN CITIES of Power, Goran Therborn...

 

Stark reminder of industrialised killing in WWI

The Welsh at Passchendaele: 1917 by Jonathan Hicks (Y Lolfa £14.99) AS I read Jonathan Hicks’s meticulously researched book about the hell that was the battle for Passchendaele Ridge in 1917, I recalled Douglas Newton’s description of WWI in The...

 

How lobbying can serve our interests rather than those of big business

Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society by Alberto Alemanno (Icon Books, £8.99) THE RELATIVELY recent phenomenon of widespread disillusion with the so-called democratic process and representative government has much to do with...

 

Wenger’s top victory miffs champ Conte

Disappointing end to Blues’ excellent year Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea by Amar Azam at Wembley ANTONIO CONTE tried his hardest to hide his disappointment but this is a man that wears his heart on his sleeve. The Chelsea manager bravely came out to face...

 


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