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Patient safety at risk

by Ekaterina Blinova

THE National Health Service in England is fac­ing the biggest personnel shortages in its 74-year history; chronic under­staffing now plagues every department, creating a “serious risk to staff and patient safety” a recent study warns.

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On the Airside

by New Worker correspondent

DESPITE some recent boosts to pay, working life at airports is not a bed of roses. Unite, the biggest union in the aviation sector, has carried out a survey which has found that long and excessive hours are the norm rather than the exception.

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On the rail tracks

by New Worker correspondent

MEANWHILE, on the railways widespread industrial action is underway. Apart from the RMT strike on Wednesday that forced the government to revive the wartime slogan of “Don’t travel unless your journey is absolutely necessary”, there are other battles to be fought

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Vikings victory and Vectis battle

by New Worker correspondent

SOME GOOD news comes in from the most northern part of Britain, with the workers at Lerwick Port securing a pay rise of up to 38 per cent.

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Scottish Political News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

IN THE good old days it used to be said that whenever British governments had long-standing problems that they did not know (or care) how to deal with they set up a Royal Commission to report on the matter – which it eventually would after long discussion. This would be presented as a “solution” even though little concrete action followed.

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Chinese Ambassador visits Cardiff University

by New Worker correspondent

THE CHINESE ambassador recalled his student days in Wales, when he returned to the Welsh capital on 7th July to meet Colin Riordan, the President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University to discuss deepening exchanges and co-operation between the university and People’s China.

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International News

A lesson the Americans still don’t get

by Nebojsa Malic

HAVING LEARNED nothing from Afghanistan, the Americans are repeating their mistakes in Ukraine.

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Very bad news on the weather

by Guillermo Alvarado

THE World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warns that heat waves, such as the one that is currently suffocating several European countries, will continue at least until the year 2060, despite of the efforts made to mitigate global warming.

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South Africa calls for Israel to be declared an apartheid state

from Radio Havana Cuba

SOUTH AFRICA says Israel’s continued occupation of “significant portions of the West Bank” and the development of new settlements there “are glaring examples of violations of international law” as the long-running Israel–Palestine conflict continues.

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Famine fuelled by greed

by G Dunkel

ACCORDING to Oxfam and Save the Children, 1,500 people – mainly children aged under five-years-old and elders – are dying every day in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

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Top Bahraini sacked in Israeli row

from Radio Havana Cuba

A TOP Bahraini official and member of the ruling family has been dismissed after refusing to shake hands with the Israeli ambassador to the Persian Gulf country

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Features

Treated like dirt - Kiev’s crimes against the Donbas

by Vladislav Ugolny

THE UKRAINIAN regime has long treated the people of the Donbas as sub-humans. The military conflict in Ukraine that began on 24th February was preceded by a much older conflict. Over the course of eight years, it claimed the lives of at least 14,200 people, over 37,000 were wounded, hundreds of thousands became refugees or had their homes destroyed.

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The horrors of slavery

by Monica Moorehead

A RIGHTEOUS tidal wave of anger followed people seeing the nine-minutes-plus videotaped police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis late May 2020. Racist monuments glorifying the slave-owning Confederacy came tumbling down, especially in the Deep South.

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Review - Jurassic World Dominion

by Ben Soton

Jurassic World Dominion (2022). Dir: Colin Trevorrow; Writers: Derek Connolly (story), Emily Carmichael & Colin Trevorrow (screenplay); Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Laura Dern, DeWanda Wise, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill. 12A 207 mins.

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