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Our very own Mukhabarat?

In the summer of 1994, when I was visiting my Iraqi cousins in Baghdad, I told them the story of the accidental death by hanging of Stephen Milligan MP in…

Haitian people suffer another man-made disaster: cholera

Eleven months after the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the country is now suffering from an outbreak of cholera. This deadly water-borne disease, which thrives in the unsanitary…

Video evidence exposes war crimes against Tamils

The pure horror of the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal war against the Tamils in May 2009 has been released in new photo and video evidence, which contradicts the Sri Lankan…

Defence of legal aid is a battle for us all

The Government’s Green Paper on legal aid proposes a set of changes that will destroy this vital public service. The paper proposes that advice and representation will no longer be…

EU debt crisis: bond markets attack euro

The European debt crisis is expanding, pitching country against country, with the major economies attempting to push recession onto the working class of economically weaker nations. With the system itself…

Unions set for strike over pensions

Unions are gearing up to defend public sector pensions in what could be a key battle with the Con-Dems in 2011. The government has condemned the “gold plated” final salary…

Education about discipline and values, not learning, says Gove

Teachers need on-the-job training, not proper education, according to the latest government white paper, The Importance of Teaching. Put forward by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, the document…

Coalition of Resistance sets stage for fightback

The sheer breadth and depth of the cuts has angered hundreds of thousands. Activists across the country have responded with local anti-cuts alliances, organising demos, lobbies and sit-ins, targeting universities,…

Who is Len McCluskey – and will he fight?

Well! In Unite’s leadership election, left-wing candidate Len McCluskey won with over 100,000 votes. Over 50,000 members voted for second-placed Jerry Hicks, who campaigned on a rank and file ticket.…

Introducing REVOLUTION – socialist youth group

The youth movement REVOLUTION has played a leading role in the student protests by organising young people across the country to fight the Tory-Lib Dem cuts. Members have helped to…