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Ukraine on the brink

by our European Affairs correspondent

Ukraine is on the brink of civil war as the puppet regime in Kiev sends in troops to try to crush the wave of anti-fascist action in the east and south of the country. Ukrainian Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko has denounced the operation and proposed an immediate referendum on the administrative and territorial division of Ukraine and the broadest powers of local communities.

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44 per cent of ‘new jobs’ are self-employed

SELF-EMPLOYMENT accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and “odd-jobbers” the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, according to a new report from the TUC last Monday.

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Farewell to Renée

by New Worker correspondent

RENÉE SAMS, a founder member of the New Communist Party who worked for many years as the Finance Officer at the Party Centre died last October. Friends and comrades paid their last respects to Renée at her funeral in Stevenage in November. But they, and many of Renée’s London comrades, returned to the Party Centre last Saturday for a memorial social to remember Renée’s life and her life-long commitment to the communist ideal.

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Editorial

Climate change: we’re not all doomed — yet

THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL Panel on Climate Change — set up by the United Nations — delivered a long-awaited report in Berlin last week with findings that we cannot ignore.

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