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China-bashing a tragedy for 10 Downing Street

by Ding Gang

APRIL 7th 1840 is a day that the Chinese will not forget. On that day, the British Parliament debated issues related to China. Historians originally believed that it was that meeting that made the decision for the British to invade China.

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Hygiene battle

by New Worker correspondent

ANOTHER long standing dispute involving cleaners and other support staff is that at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine led by the small street union, the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB).

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Unite rolls the dice

by New Worker correspondent

ON TUESDAY some of Britain’s less essential workers start balloting for strike action. They work for Grosvenor Casinos in London. Despite helping to redistribute money from people with more money than sense to their bosses they are being offered a below inflation pay cut.

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Scottish Political News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

THEY SAY August is the best time to visit Scotland. It’s not too hot compared to the extremes that the south of England endured last month. Fishing continues until October and the shooting season begins on the Glorious Twelfth.

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BT strike rock solid

by New Worker correspondent

WAVES of strikes are sweeping the country in what the Tory media is already calling a “summer of discontent”. And last week thousands of Telecom workers joined the fray.

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Protesters demand justice in Lewisham

by Daphne Liddle

PROTESTERS took action outside Lewisham police station in south London on Saturday to express outrage at a police sergeant who brutally beat up a black youth who resisted when the officer tried to take his bike away.

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Eastleigh workers walk out Sec­

by New Worker correspondent

WORKERS AT VFS Southampton Ltd, who belong to the Unite union, downed tools last week.

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International News

Pirates of the 21st Century

by Guillermo Alvarado

THE SUPREME COURT of the United Kingdom has denied the legitimate government of Venezuela, headed by President Nicolás Maduro, access to the gold reserves deposited in London, an act described by some as unusual, but which in reality constitutes a vulgar example of piracy.

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Russia says Kiev to blame for carnage them­

by our European Affairs correspondent

RUSSIAN and Donbas forces continue the drive to liberate the Don basin. But as the guns roar across eastern Ukraine Moscow and Kiev blame each other for the rocketing of a POW centre in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) last week that left 53 Ukrainian prisoners dead and wounded 130 more

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Italy arrests militant unionists

by Martha Grevatt

SIX UNION LEADERS were placed under house arrest in Piacenza, Italy, in the early hours of July 19, under orders from the local prosecutor’s office

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US is headquarters of forced labour

by Xin Yue

THE UNITED STATES has deliberately concocted lies about “forced labour” in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, in an attempt to disrupt and de­stroy the develop­ment of Xinjiang and China at large under the pretext of human rights.

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Ukraine: Will America sabotage grain deal?

by Sara Flounders

A DEAL brokered by Turkey for the export of grain from both Ukraine and Russia presents a political problem for US imperialism and its war aims. Washington’s response: ship more weapons.

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Lessons unlearned

by Greg Godels

KARL MARX knew a thing or two about politics. Writing over a century-and-a-half ago, he studied the aftermath of the 1848 revolutions that sought to drive a stake in the vitals of the European monarchies and consolidate the rule of the emerging bourgeois classes.

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Penal assassination: The slow death of Julian Assange

by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

THEY REALLY do want to kill him. Perhaps it is high time that his detractors and sceptics, proven wrong essentially from the outset, admit that the US imperium, along with its client states, is willing to see Julian Assange perish in prison. The locality and venue, for the purposes of this exercise, are not relevant. Like the Inquisition, the Catholic Church was never keen on soiling its hands, preferring the employ of non-church figures to torture their victims.

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