THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 4th August 2017


Lead story

US diplomats get the boot in Russia

by our European Affairs correspondent

RUSSIA has kicked out hundreds of American diplomats following more US sanctions against Russia, Iran and Democratic Korea. The American diplomatic compound in a Moscow park has been closed and its right to use warehouses in the capital withdrawn. The Trump administration slammed the move as “a regrettable and uncalled for act,” and said that they were now assessing their response.

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Black deaths fire anger against police

MORE THAN 100 people gathered in the rain outside Stoke Newington police station in north-east London last Saturday to call for justice after the deaths of two local young black men, Rashan Charles and Edson Da Costa, at the hands of the police.

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Editorial

No Justice

THE SURVIVORS and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster are in shock and very angry. They know this tragedy was preventable and that residents had warned the landlord and Kensington and Chelsea council over and over again that the place was a dangerous fire hazard — and were told to stop being a nuisance. Now they know that the insulation cladding around that building was very flammable — even though there has been a law in London against using flammable materials in house construction passed in 1666 after the great fire of London.

Health and safety regulations have been weakened by the Tory government “war on red tape” but even so what remains of health and safety laws have been broken — by builders, planners, council officials — by people.

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