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Military trials and constitutional principles

The Egyptian army’s attack on unarmed Coptic demonstrators has not occurred in a vacuum. It takes place in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to begin on 28 November and…

Egypt after the Maspero massacre

Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, about one-twentieth of its population, is not a new phenomenon. Hosni Mubarak’s regime, and Anwar Sadat’s before it, frequently allowed or enabled “popular” expressions…

How can the sparks win?

The electricians have a only weeks left until their industry agreement is ripped up, how can the campaign escalate to beat the bosses back? The electricians’ dispute has shown what…

BBC ballots for strike action

Joy Macready, an NUJ member, reports on the continuing struggle at the BBC…

Builders’ union bars militant from election

MICK DOOLEY, a bricklayer who has been blacklisted and imprisoned for his militant trade union activities on construction sites in the 1990s, has been banned from standing in the building…

Grass Roots Left agrees platform

Fifty rank and file union activists, mainly but not exclusively from Unite, gathered in Birmingham on 5 November for the Grass Roots Left’s (GRL) second conference. Held six months after…

We need an anticapitalist alternative

The left in Britain needs a new strategy, argues Simon Hardy, and that must mean a new attempt to unite and build a new anticapitalist organisation…

Unite the resistance

A new anti cuts coalition is being set up in November, it offers a real opportunity for the left, but only if it breaks out of the style of campaigns…

Building the left: The lessons of the last 10 years

Luke Cooper looks back on past efforts to build new left organisations and points to what we can learn from their mistakes…

Building workers: The great strike of 1972

Summer 1972 saw over 300,000 builders workers launch their first truly national strike. Dave Stockton looks at how their victory not only raised wages, but unionised 11,000 workers, cut back…

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