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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 January 2019

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Them and us fishes, image Suzanne Beishon

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Davos special!

Yes, it's that time of year again! The annual World Economic Forum will see the planet's billionaire bosses and political lackeys gather to hobnob at the Swiss ski resort that sounds like a Doctor Who villain. So what's the state of play in 2019?

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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

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Theatre: Rouse, Ye Women to tell story of 1910 chainmakers' strike

Non-fiction: The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg "reveals the brutal lengths capitalists will go to protect their system"

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