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China calls for restraint in the Gulf

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

PEOPLE’S CHINA has called for restraint in the Gulf, warning of the danger of escalation that could open “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East. The Chinese government has called on the imperialists to change course over Iran amidst reports that the USA is sending a thousand more troops to the Persian Gulf and the deployment of Royal Marines to Oman, the feudal Arab Gulf state that was a British protectorate until the 1970s.

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At Unison conference

by New Worker correspondent

LOCAL government union Unison’s annual conference has just taken place in Liverpool. The union’s various sections had much to grumble about but were ready for a fight.

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No War on Iran

THE GREEDY eyes of US imperialism are focusing again on the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Trump administration is rapidly coming under the control of the most aggressive sections of the American ruling class such as the big oil corporations that covet Iran’s oil reserves and see Iran’s militant Shia Muslim doctrines as a threat to the feudal Arab oil princes that serve their interests in the Middle East.

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Battle of the Bores

THE SPECTACLE of Tory grandees in the TV hustings this week may boost their chances in the race to become leader of the Conservative Party and, by default, the next resident of 10 Downing Street. But whoever takes over from Mrs May is a matter of indifference to workers, who have no say in the decision-making process of the party that has been the political wing of the bourgeoisie in Britain for the last 100 years. That, however, is no longer the case.

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