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NATO continues Gulf build-up

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

NATO is continuing the build-up of naval forces in the Persian Gulf following the targeted killing of a senior Iranian commander in Baghdad and a devastating Iranian reprisal raid of US bases in Iraq. Britain, France and Germany are now threatening to unravel the international nuclear deal that the Americans walked out in May 2018, and the Iranians say that if that happens they will leave the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty altogether.

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Wheels coming off

by New Worker correspondent

BRITAIN’S ambulance services are in deep trouble according to NHS trade unions. Unite, which represents many paramedics, warns that that unprecedented demand is resulting in the “wheels being on the verge of falling off” the ambulance service.

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Terrorism a thing of the past for Xinjiang?

by John Maryon

WITH A population of 1.43 billion, People’s China is the most populous country in the world.

Since Mao Zedong proclaimed the people’s republic in 1949, the state has changed from an undeveloped peasant society to become the world’s second largest and fastest growing economy, and in so doing ended centuries of unrelenting poverty.

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Editorial

Crawling to the Americans

LICKING THE BOOTS of the Americans comes as second nature to those sections of the ruling class who believe that their global interests are best serve through the might of US imperialism.

They call it the “special relationship”. They no longer talk about the “English speaking peoples”. It’s the “Anglosphere” these days. But they still claim that the political and cultural ties that supposedly bind the Britain and the USA have created a common destiny to lead what some of them still call the “free world”.

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The Words of Trump

Whilst glaciers melt and massive bush-fires sweep across Australia, Donald Trump is still in denial over climate change. The US president was on top form this week telling fellow world leaders at Davos that: “We must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers.”

The 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Swiss resort of Davos focused on green and environmental issues, and called on attending companies to move their business models towards greener choices.

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