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‘Five hours of shouting’: How the Americans got Britain to ditch Huawei

by Tim Korso

DESPITE INITIALLY committing to using the Chinese tech giant’s technology to build its national 5G network, the UK government later reversed its decision under pressure from Washington.

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Dockers battle on

by New Worker correspondent

A SECOND stage of industrial action has been announced at Felixstowe port, where management at the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company unilaterally ended pay talks after stubbornly refusing to improve a pay offer of seven per cent, which is off course well below the rate of inflation.

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Strike still on

by New Worker correspondent

AROUND 400 coach builders (the sort that build buses, not the sort used by royals) and spray-painters employed Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) at two plants near Falkirk in Scotland have broken the trend and embarked on strike action

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Freelance blues

by New Worker correspondent

THERE IS a popular image of journalists as people who have long liquid lunches and spend more time making up imaginary expenses than doing actual journalism. It’s certainly not like that at the New Worker!

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Good Days to Bury Bad News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

NO SOONER had Scottish politics started up again after the summer holidays they stopped again, doubtless to the relief of the First Minister as media attention suddenly switched from a Holyrood Public Audit Committee enquiry into the long-running botched ferry contract to the gates of the Balmoral Estate.

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International News

Mr Blinken’s blinders

by Julia Wright

LAST MONTH, another chapter of US domination in Africa was written, a chapter of such hubris and arrogance towards independent and sovereign African countries that we begin to wonder if there is not a growing agenda that the memory of George Floyd’s death is to be banned like critical race theory.

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China: the key partner for Africa have

by Michael Olugbode

MODERN science, and especially the latest archæological discoveries, has shown that the African continent is the cradle of humanity. Its people were developing slowly and steadily at their own pace until some external forces invaded the continent and carted away its able-bodied men and women to strange lands where they were forced to toil for generations building the emerging economies of another continent.

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Pakistan floods: death toll rises

by Ed Newman

THE DEATH TOLL from the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan has exceeded 1,400, as forecasts of more rains in parts of the worst-affected southern Sindh province are causing fears of more flooding.

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Democratic Korea’s Line of March

by Michael Chant

Korean solidarity campaigners held a seminar at the NCP Party Centre on 13th August to celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Korea on 15th August 1945. This is the contribution by Michael Chant, the Secretary of the Friends of Korea.

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Jewels in the Crown

by Aneela Rashid

QUEEN Elizabeth died peacefully at 96 on 8th September, after living a long and comfortable life surrounded by the most beautiful things conceived by humanity. From the world’s biggest diamonds, to archæological artefacts – British rulers took it all from their colonies. As British colonial rule spread across the globe so did the looting of great treasures. Now those countries want their treasures back.

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Engels on the Monarchy

Extracts from an article by Frederick Engels first published in Vorwärts! in 1844

EVERYONE KNOWS the real significance of the sovereign king of England, whether male or female. The power of the Crown is reduced in practice to nil, and if this situation, notorious the world over, needed any further proof, the fact that the whole struggle against the Crown ceased over a hundred years ago and that even the radical democratic Chartists know their time is better spent on other things than on this struggle, should be sufficient proof. What then becomes of that third part of the legislative power that in theory is assigned to the Crown?

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