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National News

Bad news on the doorstep

by Svetlana Ekimenko

THE UK faces a “very big income shock” amidst “apocalyptic” global food-price rises, warns the Bank of England.

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Some good news

by New Worker correspondent

WHILE there are no signs that the revolution is around the corner, there have recently been some small victories for workers.

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Oh yes it is!

by New Worker correspondent

IT WAS in the courts, rather than on the picket line, that actor’s union Equity won applause for winning an important legal battle in the struggle for holiday pay in a business noted for irregular employment.

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High profits = low Pay

by New Worker correspondent

BRITISH Telecom have announced a nine per cent rise in annual profits to nearly £2 billion. It has been made clear, how­ever, that none of this is going to the workers, de­spite the fact that share­holders will be benefit­ting from the restoration of a full year dividend of 7.7p per share with a plan to increase the dividend next year.

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Scottish Political News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

ANGLO-AMERICAN relations have somewhat soured over the post-Brexit row over northern Ireland. But not so with Scotland.

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A Chinese element in Shakespeare’s home town

International News

Killing the truth

by Guillermo Alvarado

ANGER is sweeping the world following the brutal murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot by the Zionist Israeli army despite wearing all the identification that accredited her as a member of the press.

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Imperialist propaganda and the Ukraine war

by G Dunkel

WHEN Jill Biden met Olena Zelenska, the spouse of the Ukrainian president, in Uzhhorod, a small city in western Ukraine a few miles from Slovakia, on Mother’s Day, she said to the world that “the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine”. But China and India, each with a population of around 1.4 billion people, abstained on the UN vote condemning Russia.

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From war to war

by Guillermo Alvarado

THE CONTROVERSIAL intellectual Arthur Koestler, born in Hungary and naturalised British, once stated that: “The most persistent sound that reverberates throughout the history of man is the beating of war drums,” a phrase which reflects the irrationality of the only ‘rational’ animals.

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World denounces murder of Arab journalist

Radio Havana Cuba black

WORLD LEADERS have condemned the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and called for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of the journalist who was shot dead by Israeli forces on 11th May whilst reporting for Al Jazeera in Jenin in the occupied West Bank

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Unstoppable hatred

Radio Havana Cuba

IN THE ‘land of the free’ there have been at least 10 deaths and more than 20 others wounded in firearms attacks in recent days. This is a plague that the ‘democratic’ USA suffers every year as hun­dreds of thousands of families mourn their loss without the government fulfilling its obligation to protect the people.

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A better life for everyone

Xinhua

CHINA’S phenomenal economic transformation over the last decade features a substantial improvement in people’s well-being, guided by a people-centred philosophy that aims to ensure development benefits all.

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Features

Serving two masters: Mussolini’s moviemaker and the Reds

by Ed Rampell

LENIN proclaimed: “For us, the cinema is the most important of the arts.” The leader of the Russian Revolution said this around 1922, the year Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirts rose to power in Italy, and later decreed: “Film work facilitates fascist penetration.” Both polarities of left and right recognised the central role motion pictures could play in propaganda, in reaching the masses with their messages and agitating them to take action.

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Ukraine: bigwigs, bucks & biolabs

by Ekaterina Blinova

WHILST Joe Biden is insisting that his major objectives are to exhaust Russia, protect Ukraine’s democracy and strengthen US national security, American conservative observers are growing increasingly sceptical. According to them, the $40 billion package is unlikely to stop Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from targeting opposition journalists, whilst Biden’s escalation of the conflict may lead to an all-out conflict between the USA and Russia.

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