Lead story

US turns to Trump

by New Worker correspondent

DONALD Trump surprised media pundits across the Atlantic by comfortably winning the US presidential race for the Republican Party this week. The property tycoon and reality TV star now becomes the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump targeted swing states, winning the key battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in campaigns that relied on smear campaigns to drum up support. The Clinton camp characterised Trump as a bigoted, sexist and racist old man who had never held public office, while the Trump machine claimed Hillary was an incompetent and grossly corrupt politician, even by American standards.

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US turns to Trump

Marching to save our libraries

THOUSANDS of library workers and users from all over England marched through London last Saturday to protest at the growing tide of library closures. They included staff from dozens of local lending libraries as well as from national libraries, museums and art galleries.

The march was supported by the unions PCS, Unite and Unison. It began at the British Library near St Pancras Station and marched to Trafalgar Square for a rally.

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Marching to save our libraries

Editorial

Imperialism in trouble

THE LABOUR leadership is losing its way over a possible vote in the House of Commons on the terms of Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn initially opposed leaving the European Union but after the result of the 23rd June referendum he declared he would respect the decision of the people of Britain and not obstruct the Brexit process.

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Imperialism in trouble

... And in America

THE ELECTION of a vile racist, sexist, tax-dodger to the White House may have stunned the world. But it has also accelerated the yawning divisions within the most powerful ruling class in the world. The ruling clique that produced the Clintons and the Bushes has been broken and the newcomer is a complete loose cannon.

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... And in America