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by Daphne Liddle

WE KNEW Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn mini-budget, announced on Wednesday, was going to be hard but that does not make it any easier to swallow. He is determined to carry on with his policies that are driving more and more low-income families towards the abyss of utter destitution.

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Iran brings down spy drone

by our Middle East Affairs correspondent

IRAN has force-landed another American spy drone over its territory and, while experts begin to probe the machine to extract its programmes and data, the Islamic Republic is threatening to take international legal action against the United States for this blatant violation of their airspace.

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Mapping a path to a socialist future the 17th Congress of the New Communist Party

by New Worker correspondent

IT MAY have been cold and frosty outside but it was nice and warm in London’s historic Marx House as delegates and guests gathered for the 17th Congress of the New Communist Party of Britain.

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Palestinian successes

THE PALESTINIANS have won two battles in recent weeks. The first was in the struggle with the Zionist aggressors in streets of Gaza and the second was on the floor of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. The struggles were led by rival wings of the Palestinian national movement — Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood that runs the Gaza Strip, and the coalition led by Fatah, the nationalist movement founded by Yasser Arafat that controls the Palestinian government which runs the autonomous zones in the occupied West Bank. Both claim to be the voice for all the Palestinians in the occupied territories and both have scored important victories in recent weeks.

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