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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 December 2017
Newham anti-academies strikes
Avenue Primary School, Newham strike 29 November 2017, photo Martin Powell-Davies, photo Martin Powell-Davies (Click to enlarge)
Strike action at Avenue primary school in Newham, east London, against turning the school into an academy continues on 14 December following a mass picket of 80 teachers, parents and children during the previous strike on 29 November.
Socialist Party member Louise Cuffaro is playing a leading role in the dispute and has recently been elected NEU branch secretary.
There is a further anti-academies walkout taking place in Newham at the Royal Docks School on 13 December.
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In The Socialist 13 December 2017:
What we think
Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts
Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy
International socialist news and analysis
A world in crisis, ripe for revolution
Trump's incendiary Jerusalem statement reignites Israeli-Palestinian conflict
110 years ago: massacre at Santa Maria school in Chile - commemorate 21 December 1907
Socialist Party news and analysis
Save our NHS
Two in five 'right to buy' homes now for let
Retail sector crunch: nationalise to save jobs
Uni market 'failure', two-year degrees - end cuts, scrap fees!
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
Local government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded
Strikers rally in Liverpool
Unite day of action against blacklisting
Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee
Teachers strike in Sheffield
Newham anti-academies strikes
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Tory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated
Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts
South London health bosses' cover-up
Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos
Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell
Bradford campaign to save children's services launched
Tamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting
The Socialist's 2017 quiz
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