Workers Power issue 401

Far right target migrants and oppressed

By Dave Stockton FAR RIGHT populist and fascist groups are mounting a widespread offensive across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, using anti-immigrant racism and anti-trans bigotry as their calling cards. The decision of governments to admit Ukrainian refugees while at the same time, in Britain’s case at least, demonising those who cross […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

Why Shamima Begum must return

By Alex Rutherford SHAMIMA BEGUM has lost her latest appeal to regain British citizenship after this was stripped from her on supposed ‘national security grounds’ after she travelled to Syria to join ISIL in 2015, when she was just 15 years old. She is now being held at the al-Roj detention camp in north-east Syria. […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

Defend Trans people

By R Banks and Millie Collins ON 11 FEBRUARY, 16 year old Brianna Ghey was brutally murdered, stabbed to death in Warrington Park by two 15 year olds. Brianna was transgender and had become a prominent representative of the young trans community on TikTok.  Police took four days to declare that the murder ‘might’ be […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

UCU: Anatomy of a betrayal

By Dara O’Cogaidhin THE UCU strike has been called off following a campaign of anti-democratic, bureaucratic manoeuvring by General Secretary Jo Grady. After negotiations with the employers’ organisation UCEA, Grady informed members via Twitter that a ‘two week period of calm’ was agreed which would enable ‘intensive negotiations with the aim of reaching a final […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

Stop the sell-outs – step up the strikes

THE STRIKE wave in response to the bosses’ offensive, which threatens to rob workers and the poor of 15% or more of their real income over two years, has given a welcome boost to millions. The number of walkouts over the past nine months marks the most sustained and widespread strike action for 30 years—despite […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

Labour Party: unions and members must fight back 

By R Banks Keir Starmer claims that banning Jeremy Corbyn from standing as a Labour Party candidate, was ‘an important moment in the history of the Labour Party’ and represented ‘giving it back to the British people’. Giving it back to British imperialism more like. He added ‘it will never again be brought to its […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

We need rank and file control of the disputes

Editorial 15 March 2023, No. 401

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

Why the new deals are sellouts

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt have told their ministers that they can raise their offers to the unions from 3–3.5% to 5% for the coming year and pay a one-off bonus to ‘compensate’ for the devastating loss of income in 2022–23. This would leave millions of public sector workers facing a 15% […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

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