National News

Strange Tulip

Some New Labour supporters are backing a new international pressure group called Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine (Tulip), that claims to support peace in the Middle East by opposing the boycott of Israeli goods and aiming “to challenge the apologists for Hamas and Hizbollah in the labour movement.

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Visteon workers win justice

Visteon workers have voted to accept a deal that a ended a short, sharp dispute that forced the company, a spin off from the giant Ford Motor Company, to climb down. Most would have preferred to have kept their jobs at the car components plants in Belfast, Basildon and Enfield but that was never on the table.

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May Day in London and Manchester

Thousands of working people took the day off on Friday to take part in London’s traditional May Day march and rally. As usual the crowd was swelled by communists from the Turkish and Kurdish community in the capital who marched with the rest from the Marx Memorial Library in Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square to hear trade unionists, pensioners’ campaigners and John McDonnell, the leader of the Labour Representation Committee celebrate international workers' day and call for socialism.

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Features and International News

Georgian regime fends off “coup”

A number of senior Georgian army commanders have been arrested following an abortive coup earlier in the week which the reactionary Saakashvili regime says was backed by Russia. But this has been dismissed as a stunt by the opposition and sheer nonsense in the Kremlin.

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