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US U-TURN ON ROE v WADE

by New Worker correspondent

THE SUPREME COURT giveth and the Supreme Court taketh away. In 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in the case of Roe v Wade that the Constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. Last month the same court completely reversed this decision, saying that the same 18th Century document said nothing of the kind and that “States’ Rights” in the USA is generally a reactionary slogan to justify discriminatory laws and the gerrymandering of congressional constituencies. The latest ruling has effectively seen the end of access to abortion in conservative southern and mid-western states.

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Battles ahead and won

by New Worker correspondent

LAST WEEK industrial action was dominated by transport union RMT. This week train driver’s union ASLEF is taking on the cause of the Croydon tram drivers, whilst transport and other unions are taking or preparing for industrial action.

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Editorial

Boris tries to dodge the flack

PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson is taking an unusual interest in foreign affairs at present. This is partly because he needs an excuse to get out of the country as often as possible to avoid awkward questions and attacks from his opponents.

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