Workers Power issue 395

Stop Julian Assange extradition

Priti Patel has agreed to extradite Julian Assange to the United States.

George Banks  ·  13 July 2022

Starmer fails test of elections and strikes

Boris Johnson's government suffered two significant by-election defeats on 23 June.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  13 July 2022

Colleges to strike as UCU re-ballots in HE

UCU members at 33 further education (FE) colleges are taking part in a ballot for industrial action.

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  13 July 2022

Building collectivism, organising councils of action

Editorial July-August 2022, No. 395

Andy Yorke  ·  05 July 2022

Mail, post, telecoms: co-ordinate the strikes

By a CWU rep IT IS a sign of the times that workers across the three main sectors organised by the Communications Workers Union—Royal Mail, Post Office and British Telecom—could be striking together. This would be a first for the CWU. Post Office workers led the way earlier this summer, with 1,500 workers taking two […]

Andy Yorke  ·  05 July 2022

Women’s double burden doubles again

By Millie Collins AFTER 12 YEARS of cuts to wages, pensions and public services, one in five—14.5 million—people live in poverty, including more than four million children. While the richest households saved money during the pandemic, the poorest fell further into debt with no cushion to soften the rising prices today. Research published by the […]

KD Tait  ·  05 July 2022

Colombia: Right-wing ousted by populist coalition

By Dave Stockton THE VICTORY of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez in the elections for president and vice president in Colombia was greeted with rejoicing on the streets. This is another success for the so-called ‘new Pink Tide’, adding to a list which now includes Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ‘AMLO’, in Mexico, Alberto Fernandez in […]

KD Tait  ·  05 July 2022

Pakistan: The capitalist crisis and the working class

By Shehzad Arshad SINCE SHAHBAZ Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League replaced Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, the political crisis wracking the country has deepened. Nevertheless Sharif’s new government seems to have won the struggle within the ruling class for now and is looking relatively stable. Unsurprisingly its first attack is on the workers […]

KD Tait  ·  05 July 2022

1972: When dockers fought the law—and the dockers won

The 1972 dock strike has important lessons for today as we enter a new period of industrial struggle

Bernie McAdam  ·  05 July 2022

The Rwanda deportations: a ‘world leading’ attack on refugee rights

The arbitrary denial of rights to asylum seekers who arrive by irregular routes threatens the principle of universal democratic and human rights

Workers Power  ·  28 June 2022

Roe v Wade overturned: women say—’we will not go back!’

International Secretariat, League for the Fifth International Finally, they have done it. On June 24, after fifty years of a limited constitutional right to abortion, American women were robbed of that right. Campaigning under the obscene slogan of ‘the right to life’ and anti-science claims that termination means killing babies, women have been deprived of […]

Workers Power  ·  26 June 2022

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