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Lukashenko speaks out!

by Ilya Tsukanov

PRESIDENT ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO says he doesn’t rule out new presidential elections following referendum-approved changes to the constitution. But the Belarusian leader said that whatever happens he cannot just leave his post.

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Gig jobs

by New Worker correspondent

THE GIG ECONOMY which means short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs with workers regarded as contractors rather than employees with rights, has been coming under fire recently. And not just from the unions.

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NCP and Donbas communists hold Skype conference

by Vperyod correspondent

ON 4th September, a Skype conference took place between Boris Litvinov, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic (CPDPR) and the General Secretary of the New Communist Party of Britain Andy Brooks.

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Hobson’s choice

WE’RE NOW INTO the campaign season of US politics and as the spin from both wings of the American ruling class drifts over the Atlantic the pundits of our venal media try to make sense out of the lies and smears coming from the Republican and Democrat camps.

Last weekend the Trump administration’s Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, claimed that the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.4 per cent in August and the addition of 1.4 million jobs was evidence that the American economy is recovering from the worst of the turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus plague.

“The American economy is rebounding,” Mnuchin said, adding that Donald Trump “is going to get it back. The economy is continuing to recover, and we won’t quit until everyone is back to work”.

But this was ridiculed by Senator Kamala Harris, the running mate of Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, last weekend. She described Trump as “an abject failure and incompetent” in handling the economy during the pandemic and said Trump only gauges how well the economy is doing “on how well rich people are doing”.

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