THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 28th September 2018


Lead story

LABOUR READY FOR POWER!

by our labour movement correspondent

LABOUR PARTY conference ended in Liverpool on Wednesday with a resounding show of support for Jeremy Corbyn and the programme that Labour will carry out if it wins the next election. Plans to partially restore the old public sector and create tens of thousands of new jobs were spelt out to delegates, who also passed a historic motion supporting Palestinian rights.

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Unloved workers?

by New Worker correspondent

SOME of Britain’s least admired, but essential, workers are involved in trade union struggles.

Tax inspectors in Stockton-on-Tees are opposing the intended closure of HMRC George Stephenson House, the Teesside tax office.

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Disposable workers use ’em up and throw ’em away

by Daphne Liddle

A RECENT stay in hospital made me aware that working 12-hour shifts is now the norm for ward nurses in the NHS — and that this is leaving them totally exhausted and undermining their long-term health

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Editorial

Blowing one’s own trumpet

DONALD TRUMP provoked laughter at the United Nations (UN) this week when he claimed that his administration had “accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country”. His rambling address to the General Assembly sought to justify his “America first” policies that threaten to plunge the world into a destructive trade war whilst justifying US imperialism’s support for America’s lackeys across the globe.

Trump is by no means the worst post-war US president. He has still to plunge America into another disastrous war like his predecessors did in Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Libya and Iraq. To be fair, Trump did not initiate the US intervention in Syria, that was down to Obama and the Democrats. And the maverick Republican leader did move to ease tension on the Korean peninsula with an historic summit with Chairman Kim Jong Un in Singapore last summer.

But the new American war-lord has achieved little else over the past two years of his watch. He told the assembled leaders and diplomats at the UN that America’s “new approach is also yielding great strides and very historic change” in the Middle East. What that really means is encouraging the Saudi Arabians and the other feudal Arabs to step up their brutal intervention in Yemen and to confront Iran.

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