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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 January 2009
Stanislav Markelov, a well known human rights lawyer, was shot dead after he left a press conference in Moscow. He had just announced that he would fight against the early release of a former Russian tank commander jailed for murdering a Chechen woman.
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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In The Socialist 21 January 2009:
No more bailouts for bosses!
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Gaza war paves way for further conflict
Protesting against Gaza attacks
Egypt: Gaza conflict fuels anti-Mubarak opposition
Readers' comment: media reporting on Gaza
Socialist Party campaigns
Hands off Royal Mail
Wirral anti-cuts campaign
Save jobs - nationalise JCB
Fighting the cuts in Greenwich
Shop workers need a fighting trade union leadership
Campaigning in Exeter
Hoover workers march in protest at job losses
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Obama takes power: What change will the Democrats bring?
International socialist news and analysis
Refugees and repression in war ravaged Sri Lanka
Exiled Zimbabweans demand Brown acts
Capitalism kills, concludes study of privatisation era
Environment and socialism
Opposing the expansion of Heathrow
Waltham Forest anti-incinerator campaign: Residents get results
Campaigners fight attacks on education and the environment
Students fight academy status
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What's going on? The meanderings of a comic mind in confusion, by Mark Steel
The Socialist 21 January 2009 |
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