From War on Want:
Sweatshop conditions. 80-hour working weeks. 7p an hour wages. No trade union representation. We wouldn’t accept this situation in the UK, so why should they?
For years British supermarkets have used their buying power to squeeze suppliers and drive down pay and working conditions in factories abroad.
By Alex Hilton / @alexhilton
The thing is, theyâ€™re all Labour, so theyâ€™d all do OK. And with preference voting, I get to support all of them to different degrees so support for one candidate or another isnâ€™t necessarily a rejection of the others.
But none of them is an Obama waiting to bloom […]
From The Commune
With its first cuts plans the Conservative-LibDem coalition has declared war on the working class.
Day by day we hear fresh appeals to accept mass redundancies, tighten our belts and heap blame on the â€˜work-shyâ€™ who are somehow meant to find jobs.Read more →
By Tim Caswell
For the ninety-nine percent of the population who are not interested in partyÂ politics, people who are must seem like a religious sect. A dwindling band ofÂ brothers and sisters who think that their leader will lead them to the PromisedÂ Land – or at least a small majority in the House of commons.
Most people rank […]
By Adam Ramsay
According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the richest 1,000 in Britain have seen their wealth increase by 30 per cent in the last year: Â£77bn – half the annual deficit.
On Tuesday, George Osborne will launch a radical, economic experiment. He will begin a process of attempting to cut public spending more than […]Read more →
Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV without seeing a Blairite taking control of some part of government policy… the Coalition Government once again disappoint.
Prime Minister David Cameron has recently been playing a steady public relations game of trying to appear tough and Thatcherite on the deficit but also as […]Read more →
A 5 minute video of a “Liberate Tate” action which is part of an upcoming documentary:
Balloon Power from Sharon salazar on Vimeo.
For more info on this action, read Sunny Hundal’s post on Liberal Conspiracy
The Climate9 defence committee are incorporate a wide group of organisations and individuals who support the actions of anti-aviation campaigners who took direct action against airport expansion in Aberdeen in March 2009. These 9 activists now face a court case which could get them years in prison.
This morning, they have become defendants in the most […]
A guest post by Kwaw Nelson
So at the eleventh hour, Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington squeaked through the nominations process and made it on to the final short list of contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party. But did she do it on merit and she is capable of being […]Read more →
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