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The Socialist 20 May 2009

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news

 
 

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End Gaza blockade

SEVERAL THOUSAND people demonstrated in London on 16 May, to mark the 61st anniversary of the Palestinian 'Naqba' (catastrophe). The event was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum in Britain and CND.

Those present condemned the continuing blockade of the Gaza strip that is causing extreme suffering, and the lack of progress towards a Palestinian state.

Unfortunately, not one of the numerous platform speakers called for independent workers' action in Palestine, Israel, Egypt and internationally to break the blockade and sanctions and to advance the Palestinians' cause. Also, as has become normal at key anti-war events, none of them advocated a socialist alternative.

On two occasions the crowd was even asked by platform speakers to cheer right-wing religious figureheads: CND's Bruce Kent asked the rally to cheer the Pope for his 'peace' message during his recent visit to Israel and the Palestinian representative in the UK asked for a big cheer for Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister and leader of Hamas in Gaza.


In this issue

We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage


Socialist Party editorial

Swindling MPs are detached from reality


Socialist Party workplace news

Reinstate Rob Williams!

Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham

Visteon workers' victory march


No2EU

Why socialists oppose the EU

No2EU - yes to democracy


International socialist news and analysis

Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues

End Gaza blockade


Socialist Party feature

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world


Youth fight for jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action

Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs


Education

Don't close our schools!

Charlotte Turner

Kings College, London

Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest


Socialist Party news and analysis

BT say they're sorry

Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss

PCS conference gathers

Construction workers walk out

Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions

Workplace news

Fast news


 

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