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No to new Israeli land grab!

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

PALESTINIANS are calling on the international community to boycott Israel and recognise the Palestinian state if the Israeli government goes ahead with its plan to annex the Jordan Valley. The British government and its European allies have opposed the new Israeli move and the Arab League calls it a “new war crime” against the Palestinians. But the Zionist land grab was sanctioned by US foreign minister Mike Pompeo during his talks with the Israeli leadership in Tel Aviv this week.

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A belated discovery

by New Worker correspondent

ONLINE retailing giant Amazon “treats the humans in the warehouses as fungible units of pick-and-pack potential. Only that’s not just Amazon, it’s how 21st-century capitalism is done”. That is not a quote from an article in the Raving Anarchist Weekly but the view of an Amazon insider, and not just a disgruntled warehouse worker but a Vice President of Amazon who composed these remarks as his swansong.

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Editorial

Evasive and ambiguous

SO NOW we’re to “Stay alert, Control the virus, Save lives” and follow new emergency health guidelines that sent confusing signals to the public last weekend. Boris Johnson tells us that everyone who cannot work from home should now be “actively encouraged” to return to work.

The Prime Minister says we can spend as long as we like in the parks and meet with one other person from outside our own household providing we stay outdoors. But his deputy Dominic Raab got into a hopeless muddle about the size and nature of such gatherings when talking to the BBC the following day.

We’re told avoid public transport and walk or cycle to work if possible. Whilst the current subsidies for furloughed workers and the self-employed will continue in the near future the Government is clearly preparing to phase them out. Ministers say the death toll and the rate of infection is going down whilst scientists warn that a premature easing of restrictions could lead to a “second wave” of the coronavirus plague.

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