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The UK: the first victim of the chaos the USA is creating in Europe

by John Ross

FOR MANY centuries the UK was renowned for ruthless but stable and effective policy – its international nickname “perfidious Albion” testifying to ruthlessness and creating the largest Empire in world history to effectiveness.

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Scottish Political News

by our Scottish political affairs correspondent

WELL, ‘TIS the season of good cheer and it certainly is for Stephen Flynn, who became the new leader of the Scottish nationalist bloc in the House of Commons following the ousting of Ian Blackford last week

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London posties rally over pay

by New Worker correspondent

THOUSANDS of posties rallied outside Parliament last week after walking out in their latest round of strikes in the run-up to Christmas. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it was the biggest postal workers’ demonstration in living memory.

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International News

Choosing the least worst option

by Xin Ping

SEVENTY-FIVE years ago, Winston Churchill touted Western democracy as the worst form of government except for all the others. Nowadays a race-to-the-bottom ambiance is becoming more explicit in the mainstream media in the United States and Britain.

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More arrests after German coup plot busts

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MORE ARRESTS are expected after 25 members and supporters of a German far-right extremist group were taken into police custody for allegedly plotting to overthrow the state. Last week German authorities ordered 23 people to be held for questioning.

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Paris plunged into darkness

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IN A SIGN of what lies ahead, several districts in the French capital were plunged into darkness last week following a mass power outage. According to French grid operator RTE, entire neighbourhoods in southern Paris saw power blackouts that the grid authorities linked to a “technical glitch” on an electrical transformer of energy supplier Enedis

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Kononovich brothers released

by New Worker correspondent

TWO UKRAINIAN communist youth league organisers arrested in March have been released from prison. They remain under house arrest, however, on trumped-up charges of working for Russian intelligence.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan: Building a bridge of snooker between China and UK

by Wu Yidan

On the evening of 2nd May 2022, the world-famous snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan played in his veteran style in the last frame of the 2022 World Snooker Championships final. He eventually won the match 18:13, claiming the seventh World Snooker Championship trophy of his career. It was 2am in China, but messages of congratulation flooded Chinese social media from the fans who had stayed up all night to watch the live broadcast

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Kerala: Another tale to tell

by Tikender Singh Panwar

KOCHI, India, the name describes itself. A city of ports where the Dutch, Portuguese, Jews and British, all of them have left their imprint, is now governed by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and led by its mayor, Anil Kumar of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The metropolitan area of the city has a population of over 2.1 million and is spread over an area of over 95 square kilometres.

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The epic of Granma

by Mailenys Oliva Ferrales

THERE IS so much symbolism in that memorable dawn in which a random landing became an epic of youthful courage, that history summons us, every year, to recall the date of 2nd December 1956 as one of the inescapable references on which the epic resistance of the Cuban people is based.

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Musk turns Twitter into a fascist free-for-all

by John Bachtell

HAS A billionaire ever ruined an investment and public good faster than Elon Musk is destroying Twitter? Aside from speculation about why the world’s wealthiest capitalist bought Twitter for $44 billion, one thing is clear: the platform is going down the sewer quickly and many wonder whether it will survive.

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