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It’s not just the Prime Minister who must be driven out of office

It’s not just the Prime Minister who must be driven out of office

“JOHNSON must go,” with or without the addition “in the name of God,” is the slogan of the hour.  ... It expresses the deep-felt anger over the Prime Minister’ [...]

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Humiliation for Johnson after Red Wall Tory MP defects to Labour

Humiliation for Johnson after Red Wall Tory MP defects to Labour

But Momentum warns Christian Wakeford voted with the government ‘almost 400 times in just two years’ and that he ‘should be nowhere near the Labour Party’

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Ministers must avoid cost-of-living ‘catastrophe,’ Labour and unions demand as inflation hits a 30-year high

Ministers must avoid cost-of-living ‘catastrophe,’ Labour and unions demand as inflation hits a 30-year high

TORY ministers must act to avert a cost-of-living “catastrophe,” Labour and trade unions are demanding, as inflation hits a 30-year high.... Soaring food costs [...]

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Government denies ‘dragging its feet’ on making free school meals permanent to children in need

Government denies ‘dragging its feet’ on making free school meals permanent to children in need

THE government denied today it was “dragging its feet” over whether to make free school meals permanently available to children in some families with no recour [...]

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Arteta hits back at Arsenal critics over match postponement

Arteta hits back at Arsenal critics over match postponement

MIKEL ARTETA has defended Arsenal’s decision to successfully apply for Sunday’s Premier League match with Tottenham to be postponed and insisted they made the [...]

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Gibson appointed Yorkshire head coach on three-year contract

Gibson appointed Yorkshire head coach on three-year contract

YORKSHIRE have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new head coach on a three-year deal, it was reported today.... The county are trying to change their personnel a [...]

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Woman jailed for 30 years after abortion is released in El Salvador

Woman jailed for 30 years after abortion is released in El Salvador

SALVADORAN authorities have released a woman who was jailed for 30 years after she suffered a miscarriage which the police considered to be an abortion attempt [...]

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Proposed powers to strip people of citizenship without warning would be ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyers warn

Proposed powers to strip people of citizenship without warning would be ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyers warn

LEADING immigration lawyers have warned that powers proposed in the Nationality and Borders Bill to strip people of their citizenship without warning would be [...]

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Patients more likely to die if they endure long waits in A&E before being given a bed, research reveals

PATIENTS are more likely to die if they endure long waits in A&E before being admitted to a hospital bed, research by the Emergency Medicine Journal revealed t [...]

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Government's 22-year delayed review into treatment of dismissed gay soldiers branded ‘a national disgrace’

Government's 22-year delayed review into treatment of dismissed gay soldiers branded ‘a national disgrace’

THE government announced today a review into the treatment of soldiers dismissed from the army for being gay — but veterans have branded the 22-year delay a “n [...]

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It All Depends

It All Depends

It depends what the meaning of ‘is’ is, which depends what the meaning of ‘isn’t’ is, which depends what you mean by ‘my hand’, which depends what I mean by no [...]

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My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming... what?

When Pluto was demoted from full planet status there was uproar — but as Engels warned us, science is a process where definitions change, write ROX MIDDLETON, [...]

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Murray ‘could not ask for any more’ after winning on Melbourne return

Murray ‘could not ask for any more’ after winning on Melbourne return

ANDY MURRAY focused on the future not the past after returning to the court today where he was virtually retired three years ago, for another epic Australian O [...]

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Conte says Premier League’s handling of postponed fixtures is ‘strange and surprising’

Conte says Premier League’s handling of postponed fixtures is ‘strange and surprising’

TOTTENHAM head coach Antonio Conte rounded on the Premier League today for their handling of postponed fixtures.... “I think that if the Premier League decides [...]

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Social media giants making money from people's misery due to scams on their websites

Social media giants making money from people's misery due to scams on their websites

SOCIAL media giants are a “disgrace” for making money from people’s misery due to scams “for too many years,” the digital, culture, media and sport committee ( [...]

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Capitalism's crisis and the tasks of Britain's communists

Capitalism's crisis and the tasks of Britain's communists

Communist Party general secretary ROBERT GRIFFITHS delivered the first political report to the party’s new executive committee last weekend — this is a summary [...]

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Eviction of Sheikh Jarrar family postponed following mass community defence

Eviction of Sheikh Jarrar family postponed following mass community defence

JERUSALEM municipal authorities have postponed the eviction of a Palestinian family from their Sheikh Jarrar home following a mass standoff outside their house [...]

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Nearly 100,000 anti-radiation pills handed out to residents near nuclear submarines in case of meltdown

Nearly 100,000 anti-radiation pills handed out to residents near nuclear submarines in case of meltdown

NEARLY 100,000 anti-radiation pills have been handed out to residents of three English ports in case nuclear submarines go into meltdown, Declassified UK has f [...]

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Greece's EU-funded ‘biometric policing plan’ violates privacy rights, campaigners warn

Greece's EU-funded ‘biometric policing plan’ violates privacy rights, campaigners warn

A NEW EU-funded “biometric policing plan” for Greece violates privacy standards and will increase discrimination, rights groups said today.... The project, by [...]

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Poorest adults could be forced to spend more than half their incomes on housing and energy bills

Poorest adults could be forced to spend more than half their incomes on housing and energy bills

THE poorest adults could be forced to spend more than half of their income after housing on rising energy bills that could devastate the poorest families, anal [...]

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Pakistani Taliban kills 3 police officer in separate attacks

Pakistani Taliban kills 3 police officer in separate attacks

ATTACKS claimed by the Pakistani Taliban killed three police officers while three assailants were also killed, the terrorist group and Pakistani authorities co [...]

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‘Do Look Up’: a time to change everything

‘Do Look Up’: a time to change everything

Those who seek to rescue democracy – and construct the different climate politics that tomorrow requires – must shift the terms of debate and the analysis of c [...]

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Tuchel insists rescheduled Brighton date is ‘very hard to understand’

Tuchel insists rescheduled Brighton date is ‘very hard to understand’

THOMAS TUCHEL admitted today he is struggling to fathom the rescheduling of Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Brighton.... The Blues travel to the Falmer Stadiu [...]

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Starmer slammed for saying he's not in favour of nationalising energy

Starmer slammed for saying he's not in favour of nationalising energy

SIR Keir Starmer’s suggestion that he wants to keep energy bills down without nationalising providers is “dishonest,” campaigners warned today.... Speaking to [...]

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Scotland's NHS staffing crisis won't be solved by deploying student nurses, Union warns

Scotland's NHS staffing crisis won't be solved by deploying student nurses, Union warns

SCOTLAND’S NHS staffing crisis will not be solved by using student nurses, Unison warned today.... SNP ministers have confirmed that 12,000 students will be de [...]

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Netanyahu negotiating deal to spare himself from prison on bribery and corruption charges

Netanyahu negotiating deal to spare himself from prison on bribery and corruption charges

DISGRACED former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to be negotiating a plea bargain to end his corruption trial and spare himself from pris [...]

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Makhmour officials accuse UN of collusion with Turkey to shut down Kurdish refugee camp

Makhmour officials accuse UN of collusion with Turkey to shut down Kurdish refugee camp

OFFICIALS in Iraq accused the United Nations of colluding with global forces today in a bid to shut down a Kurdish refugee camp frequently bombed by Turkey.... [...]

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Sport in brief: January 17, 2022

Sport in brief: January 17, 2022

MEN’S TENNIS: Cameron Norrie was left searching for answers after a dispiriting loss to Sebastian Korda in the first round of the Australian Open.... “I think [...]

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Aurier ends up in goal as Ivory Coast have dramatic draw with Sierra Leone

Aurier ends up in goal as Ivory Coast have dramatic draw with Sierra Leone

FORMER Tottenham defender Serge Aurier ended Ivory Coast’s dramatic Africa Cup of Nations draw with Sierra Leone as a makeshift goalkeeper on Sunday.... Sierra [...]

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Starbucks accused of hypocrisy for celebrating MLK day while running aggressive anti-union campaign

Starbucks accused of hypocrisy for celebrating MLK day while running aggressive anti-union campaign

GLOBAL coffee chain Starbucks was accused of hypocrisy today for claiming to have taken inspiration from Martin Luther King while spending millions of dollars [...]

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France passes controversial restrictions on the unvaccinated

France passes controversial restrictions on the unvaccinated

FRENCH MPs have passed a controversial law placing tough restrictions on people not vaccinated against coronavirus.... Members of the lower-house National Asse [...]

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

MARIA DUARTE may have been won over to the Scottish play by this minimalist adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tale about an aristocratic couple’s all-consumi [...]

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Partygate inquisitor Gray has bad form on full disclosure

Partygate inquisitor Gray has bad form on full disclosure

A GRENFELL Tower campaigner says the senior civil servant leading the inquiry into parties at Downing Street has been implicated in the withholding of informat [...]

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Egypt's arrest of alleged Islamist slammed by rights activists

Egypt's arrest of alleged Islamist slammed by rights activists

HUMAN rights activists have described the arrest of a suspected Muslim Brotherhood member after his plane was forced to land in Egypt last week as “terrifying. [...]

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More than 250,000 workers self-isolated last month without decent sick pay, finds TUC

More than 250,000 workers self-isolated last month without decent sick pay, finds TUC

MORE than 250,000 workers were self-isolating last month without decent sick pay or any income at all, a new study suggests.... And the TUC has said that reduc [...]

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Jailed Lebanese communist urges support for freedom of PFLP leader Ahmed Saadat

Jailed Lebanese communist urges support for freedom of PFLP leader Ahmed Saadat

JAILED Lebanese communist George Abdallah called for unified resistance to the Israeli occupation and support for Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [...]

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Policing Bill: picketing in the crosshairs

Policing Bill: picketing in the crosshairs

As well as cracking down on protest generally, the right to picket a workplace effectively during a strike is clearly targetted by this new draconian legislati [...]

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Hundreds of Yorkshire bus drivers win 10.7% pay rise through strikes

Hundreds of Yorkshire bus drivers win 10.7% pay rise through strikes

HUNDREDS of bus workers in South Yorkshire have won a 10.7 per cent pay increase after launching indefinite strike action.... The 550 staff, who are employed b [...]

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Donald Trump's bid for Scotland coastal retreat rejected

Donald Trump's bid for Scotland coastal retreat rejected

DONALD TRUMP’S bid to create a 45-acre “coastal retreat” next to his Turnberry golf course has suffered a major setback after Scottish government officials rej [...]

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Energy: public ownership would be drastically cheaper

Energy: public ownership would be drastically cheaper

As the bills mount up for working-class people, it is madness that nationalising energy suppliers is not a central part of the conversation despite all the evi [...]

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Fighting fire and rehire

Fighting fire and rehire

Amid a general upsurge in organised workers fighting back, we need to build a specific campaign against this shameful ruling-class tactic, writes MARY ADOSSIDE [...]

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US spooks training Ukrainian insurgency force, claim former spooks

US spooks training Ukrainian insurgency force, claim former spooks

THE CIA is training Ukrainian special forces and intelligence services as part of preparations for a potential armed insurgency, according to five former intel [...]

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Jury clears Christian XR activists who stopped a central London train

Jury clears Christian XR activists who stopped a central London train

CHRISTIAN climate activists, two of whom are over 70, were cleared by a jury today after facing charges for stopping a central London train. ... Reverend Sue P [...]

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Iconic basilica’s drive for profits has locals up in arms

Iconic basilica’s drive for profits has locals up in arms

JOSEP-MARIA GARCIA-FUENTES looks at a sorry state of affairs surrounding the present stage of ‘completion’ works on Antonio Gaudi’s the Sagrada Familia in Barc [...]

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North Korea launches missiles and warns US of 'strong reaction' if new sanctions imposed

North Korea launches missiles and warns US of 'strong reaction' if new sanctions imposed

NORTH Korea is believed to have launched at least two ballistic missiles hours after warning the US it would face a strong reaction over the imposition of new [...]

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British police accused of “collusive behaviours” in 19 loyalist murders in Ireland

British police accused of “collusive behaviours” in 19 loyalist murders in Ireland

BRITISH police were accused of “collusive behaviours” regarding 19 murders carried out by loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland between 1989 and 1993 in [...]

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Alternative Afcon - Cameroon turn on the style while Aribo impresses for Nigeria

Alternative Afcon - Cameroon turn on the style while Aribo impresses for Nigeria

JAMES NALTON discusses the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and highlights the stand-out teams and players so far

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Friday 14th Jan 2022 Preview of this weekend’s racing with Farringdon

Friday 14th Jan 2022 Preview of this weekend’s racing with Farringdon

NORMALLY the racing between now and the spring festivals is rather lacklustre, but this afternoon’s action, from a punting point of view, looks a cracker with [...]

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Djokovic in final bid to save Australian Open chances after visa cancelled for second time

Djokovic in final bid to save Australian Open chances after visa cancelled for second time

NOVAK DJOKOVIC had his visa cancelled for a second time today, but could still play in the Australian Open.... And, just before 6pm today, Hawke released a sta [...]

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Rafiq says cricket is still living ‘in a lot of denial’ over racism

Rafiq says cricket is still living ‘in a lot of denial’ over racism

AZEEM RAFIQ said today he believes cricket is still living “in a lot of denial” about the problem it faces with racism.... Harrison said today: “We welcome the [...]

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British Steel workers vote overwhelmingly to continue strike action

British Steel workers vote overwhelmingly to continue strike action

SCAFFOLDING workers at British Steel’s Scunthorpe plant have voted overwhelmingly to continue their indefinite strike action over poor pay.... The workers, who [...]

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State schools 'hit harder by staff absences than private schools'

State schools 'hit harder by staff absences than private schools'

STATE schools are more seriously affected by Covid-related staff absences than private schools, a new report reveals today.... Teachers at state schools are al [...]

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Impressive Bowen brace against Norwich prompts calls for England call-up

Impressive Bowen brace against Norwich prompts calls for England call-up

THE chorus of voices demanding an England call for West Ham's Jarrod Bowen grew ever louder with this latest barn storming performance, to secure victory over [...]

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German court finds former Syrian secret police chief guilty of crimes against humanity

German court finds former Syrian secret police chief guilty of crimes against humanity

A FORMER Syrian secret police officer was convicted by a German court yesterday of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near [...]

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England's deputy chief medical officer to leave role

England's deputy chief medical officer to leave role

ENGLAND’S deputy chief medical officer Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam is to leave his role at the end of March.... He is to take up a new role as pro-vice chan [...]

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Cleaners serve notice of strike ballot in historic four-contract dispute with Churchill

Cleaners serve notice of strike ballot in historic four-contract dispute with Churchill

OUTSOURCED train cleaners are to vote on a call for strike action in a historic four-contract dispute over pay justice, RMT announced today.... The rail union [...]

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Tory MP could face a one-day suspension from Parliament for ‘undermining’ bullying apology

Tory MP could face a one-day suspension from Parliament for ‘undermining’ bullying apology

TORY MP Daniel Kawczynski is facing the prospect of a one-day suspension from Parliament for undermining his apology for bullying staff. ... The Commons standa [...]

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Strike paralyses Lebanon amid worsening economic conditions

Strike paralyses Lebanon amid worsening economic conditions

A GENERAL strike by public transport and general trade unions paralysed Lebanon yesterday as the country suffers one of the world’s worst economic crises.... U [...]

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French teachers strike against government's handling of pandemic

French teachers strike against government's handling of pandemic

FRENCH teachers walked out in a nationwide strike today to express anger at the way the government is handling the virus situation in schools, denouncing confu [...]

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Proper public health measures should not be too much to ask for

Proper public health measures should not be too much to ask for

Better masks, improved ventilation and air purifying technology would all assist in bringing Covid cases down – so why isn’t the government investing in these [...]

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Chile and Mexico’s leaders align

Chile and Mexico’s leaders align

With progressive governments now victorious over the right in both nations, their common interest in tax justice, women’s equality and keeping their lithium de [...]

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Government's use of ‘VIP lane’ to award PPE contracts was unlawful, High Court finds

Government's use of ‘VIP lane’ to award PPE contracts was unlawful, High Court finds

THE government’s use of a so-called “VIP lane” to award millions of pounds’ worth of contracts for personal protective equipment (PPE) was unlawful, the High C [...]

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Palestinians launch general strike against Israeli village demolitions

Palestinians launch general strike against Israeli village demolitions

THOUSANDS of Palestinians are set to defy Israeli threats as they join a general strike to defend villages in the Negev desert from demolition after a night of [...]

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Bus drivers in Manchester and south-west England to strike against poverty pay

Bus drivers in Manchester and south-west England to strike against poverty pay

BUS drivers across Greater Manchester and south-west England are set to step up their fight against poverty pay.... More than 300 workers employed by First Man [...]

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Premier League could bring in new Covid postponement rules next month

Premier League could bring in new Covid postponement rules next month

NEW rules on Covid-19 postponements in the Premier League could be in place for the first round of games in February, it was reported today.... The league has [...]

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Johnson's plans to end compulsory face coverings ‘premature,’ unions say

Johnson's plans to end compulsory face coverings ‘premature,’ unions say

UNIONS called new plans to end compulsory face coverings “premature” today after Boris Johnson announced a lifting of all Plan B restrictions. ... The Prime Mi [...]

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Tories' making up policies ‘for the sake of headlines,’ Labour charges after Ghana denies refugee talks

Tories' making up policies ‘for the sake of headlines,’ Labour charges after Ghana denies refugee talks

LABOUR accused the Tories of making up policies “for the sake of headlines” today after Ghana denied it was in talks with Britain to open offshore asylum proce [...]

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Everard vigil organisers bring legal challenge over Met Police's handling of their proposed event

Everard vigil organisers bring legal challenge over Met Police's handling of their proposed event

ORGANISERS of a planned vigil for Sarah Everard brought a legal challenge against the Met Police today over its handling of their proposed event.... Reclaim Th [...]

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Yazidi officials call for peace as Iraqi army close in on Shengal

Yazidi officials call for peace as Iraqi army close in on Shengal

YAZIDI party officials continued their calls for peace in the Shengal region today as tensions and military activities by the Iraqi army continue to escalate.. [...]

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Russia urges US to abandon plans to increase arms sales to Ukraine and focus on diplomacy

Russia urges US to abandon plans to increase arms sales to Ukraine and focus on diplomacy

RUSSIA urged the United States to abandon its plans to provide more weapons to Ukraine today, calling for it to use diplomatic means to resolve escalating regi [...]

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Israel accused of war crimes after destruction of Sheikh Jarrah family home

Israel accused of war crimes after destruction of Sheikh Jarrah family home

TEL AVIV was accused of war crimes today after Israeli occupying forces forcibly removed the Salhiya family from their East Jerusalem home before destroying it [...]

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The Western finds a new master practitioner

The Western finds a new master practitioner

JONAH RASKIN meditates about the periodic, Phoenix-like rise of the genre that was once a Hollywood staple

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Former Guantanamo detainee to take British government to court

Former Guantanamo detainee to take British government to court

Moazzam Begg launches legal challenge to have his passport restored after it was stripped from him eight years ago

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The coup's over — now give back the gold

Outrageously, the Bank of England’s theft of Venezuelan gold that was part of British support for failed regime change has now been given a boost by a Supreme [...]

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Drawing the line against Covid

Drawing the line against Covid

War artist's tribute to key workers battling against pandemic

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Raducanu shines on Australian Open debut

Raducanu shines on Australian Open debut

THE grand slam stage inspired Emma Raducanu once again as she marked her Australian Open debut today with victory in the battle of the US Open champions agains [...]

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Unions call on ministers to get pay packets rising

Unions call on ministers to get pay packets rising

Real-terms wages falling for the first time in nearly 18 months, official figures show

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Ending the energy firms’ stranglehold would be a vote-winner for Labour

Ending the energy firms’ stranglehold would be a vote-winner for Labour

INFLATION is up to above 5 per cent and the latest prediction is that — after housing costs have been met — runaway energy bills will consume more than half th [...]

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World in brief: January 18, 2022

World in brief: January 18, 2022

IRELAND: Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral mass for 23-year-old primary schoolteacher Ashling Murphy today.... Ms Murphy’s body was found on the banks [...]

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Peers deliver heavy defeat to government's authoritarian Policing Bill

Peers deliver heavy defeat to government's authoritarian Policing Bill

THE government has suffered a heavy defeat in the House of Lords over its widely condemned plans to curb protest rights.... Opposition peers voted on Monday ni [...]

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Luton airport workers secure pay increase to end pay dispute

Luton airport workers secure pay increase to end pay dispute

A PAY dispute at Luton airport has ended after the workers concerned secured a significant wage boost, the Unite union confirmed today. ... Staff in passenger [...]

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Anti-nuclear bomb campaigners call on government to attend crucial disarmament conference

Anti-nuclear bomb campaigners call on government to attend crucial disarmament conference

ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners launched a “talks not bombs” campaign today to urge the government to attend a crucial nuclear disarmament conference.... The first me [...]

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Sudanese revolutionaries call for civil disobedience and strikes after regime massacre

Sudanese revolutionaries call for civil disobedience and strikes after regime massacre

SUDANESE revolutionaries called for more protests and civil disobedience today in response to the massacre of at least seven demonstrators by security forces o [...]

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Mass murderer Breivik uses parole hearing to give Nazi salutes and promote racist propaganda

Mass murderer Breivik uses parole hearing to give Nazi salutes and promote racist propaganda

MASS murderer Anders Behring Breivik used a scheduled parole hearing today to give nazi salutes and display white supremacist propaganda.... The Norwegian far- [...]

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The so-called ‘specialist’ care units that swallow up vital NHS funds

The so-called ‘specialist’ care units that swallow up vital NHS funds

A new report highlights how patients are being moved ‘out of area’ to private-sector units at massive cost and with minimal evidence of improvement to health. [...]

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The richest and the rest – only by making the wealthy pay can we protect ordinary people

The richest and the rest – only by making the wealthy pay can we protect ordinary people

OXFAM’S devastating Inequality Kills report exposes the widening chasm that exists between the richest and the rest.... That 10 men own more than the poorest 3 [...]

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Artists star in NHS mental health campaign to encourage people to seek support

Artists star in NHS mental health campaign to encourage people to seek support

BRITAIN’S biggest artists will feature in a new NHS mental health campaign, reciting words from the Beatles song Help to encourage people struggling to seek su [...]

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Johnson allegedly dismissed concerns No10 BYOB party was a breach of lockdown rules

Johnson allegedly dismissed concerns No10 BYOB party was a breach of lockdown rules

BORIS JOHNSON came under fire again today after he was allegedly warned by staff that the “bring your own booze” party was a breach of lockdown rules.... The P [...]

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Scottish campaigners call for urgent action for people with learning disabilities forced to live far from home

Scottish campaigners call for urgent action for people with learning disabilities forced to live far from home

CAMPAIGNERS in Scotland are calling for urgent action to tackle the “human rights emergency” of people with learning disabilities who are forced to live far fr [...]

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Osaka makes successful start to Australian Open title defence

Osaka makes successful start to Australian Open title defence

NAOMI OSAKA opened up about the feeling of unfinished business that drove her to return to tennis after easing into the second round of the Australian Open tod [...]

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Moyes hits out at busy schedule after defeat to Leeds

Moyes hits out at busy schedule after defeat to Leeds

LEEDS outran and outfought West Ham to come out worthy winners of an absorbing end to end contest at the London Stadium on Sunday. ... The visitors were clearl [...]

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Economists at Britain’s oldest independent research institute to stage two-week strike

Economists at Britain’s oldest independent research institute to stage two-week strike

ECONOMISTS and researchers at Britain’s oldest independent research institute are set for a two-week strike against below-inflation pay offers, their union Uni [...]

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Brazilian communists call workers to ‘fight for popular power’ against the forces of reaction

Brazilian communists call workers to ‘fight for popular power’ against the forces of reaction

THE Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) has urged workers to “fight for popular power” and called for the strengthening of mass organisations, popular committees a [...]

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‘During the Trump years we needed spirituals to comfort us again’

‘During the Trump years we needed spirituals to comfort us again’

Chris Searle speaks to saxophonist JAVON JACKSON on the release of his new album: The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

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A sharply written and beautifully performed piece of drama

A sharply written and beautifully performed piece of drama

SIMON PARSONS recommends an innovatory production that addresses the tragedies of Northern Ireland’s recent history

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Leeds drivers strike over ‘discriminatory’ regs

Leeds drivers strike over ‘discriminatory’ regs

HUNDREDS of private-hire drivers in Leeds are due to strike for 24 hours today in a dispute over proposed new licensing regulations from the council.... Leeds [...]

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Taliban attack women with pepper spray at Kabul University protest

Taliban attack women with pepper spray at Kabul University protest

TALIBAN forces opened fire with pepper spray to disperse women protesting for the right to work and education at Kabul University yesterday.... Around 20 had g [...]

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Levelling up? Regional inequality INCREASING, damning new report finds

Levelling up? Regional inequality INCREASING, damning new report finds

A DAMNING new report has exposed the myth of the Tories’ “levelling up” project, with regional inequalities increasing and thousands more people suffering pove [...]

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Human rights groups warn of “systematic murder” of Kurdish border traders after man shot dead by Iranian forces

Human rights groups warn of “systematic murder” of Kurdish border traders after man shot dead by Iranian forces

HUMAN rights organisations have warned of the “systematic mass murder” of Kurdish border traders in Iran after a man was shot dead by security forces on Friday [...]

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Serbia president tells Novak Djokovic to ’return to his country’ after losing Australian visa battle

Serbia president tells Novak Djokovic to ’return to his country’ after losing Australian visa battle

Serbia’s president called on Novak Djokovic to return to his native country hours after the top-ranked tennis player lost his court battle to play at the Austr [...]

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PM should resign over 'industrial-scale partying at No 10,' says Labour

PM should resign over 'industrial-scale partying at No 10,' says Labour

BORIS JOHNSON has been accused of breaking the law with “industrial-scale partying” at Downing Street, as pressure for his resignation continued to mount at th [...]

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Policing Bill risks 'disempowering everyone,' Jeremy Corbyn warns as Kill the Bill rallies sweep Britain

Policing Bill risks 'disempowering everyone,' Jeremy Corbyn warns as Kill the Bill rallies sweep Britain

THE POLICING BILL risks “disempowering everyone in Britain,” Jeremy Corbyn told crowds in London at the weekend as thousands marched against the new laws. ... [...]

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Delivery drivers’ strike action deepens in northern England

Delivery drivers’ strike action deepens in northern England

Work stoppages by fast-food couriers in the IWGB union against pay cuts in the so-called 'gig economy' are now spreading from Sheffield to Blackpool, Huddersfi [...]

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Now is the time to renationalise rail

Now is the time to renationalise rail

When studies show we have one of the most expensive and inefficient railways in Europe, a new fare hike is the last straw: we need public ownership, writes KEN [...]

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Thousands to rally to Kill the Police, Courts, Crime and Sentencing Bill this weekend

Thousands to rally to Kill the Police, Courts, Crime and Sentencing Bill this weekend

THOUSANDS are expected to turn out across the country today against the Tories’ “anti-democratic” bid to crack down on protests ahead of a crucial vote in the [...]

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Imperial plunder masquerading as safeguarding of humanity’s heritage

Imperial plunder masquerading as safeguarding of humanity’s heritage

SUE TURNER recommends a book that dissects the arrogant self-delusions of museums asked to return looted exhibits

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Revisiting critically the Brexit debate

Revisiting critically the Brexit debate

A plea for understanding of the ‘left’ Brexit position and for unity, including among the nations within the UK, writes HELEN MERCER

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In search of the Marxist novel

In search of the Marxist novel

JENNY FARRELL looks for political clues in the novels of Sally Rooney

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China dismisses claims of an agent targeting British MPs

China dismisses claims of an agent targeting British MPs

THE Chinese foreign ministry has dismissed claims of an agent targeting British MPs, accusing the government of being “too obsessed with James Bond movies.”... [...]

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Labour repeats calls for PM to resign following latest partygate scandal

Labour repeats calls for PM to resign following latest partygate scandal

LABOUR leader Keir Starmer echoed calls today for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after latest “partygate” revelations saw Downing Street officials apol [...]

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Home Office could face court injunction over pushback policy, says PCS union

Home Office could face court injunction over pushback policy, says PCS union

A TRADE union representing Border Force staff has threatened to seek a court injunction to forcibly stop the Home Office from ordering Channel pushbacks if the [...]

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Act on cost-of-living crisis or squander GDP growth, TUC warns

Act on cost-of-living crisis or squander GDP growth, TUC warns

ECONOMIC “recovery” won’t mean much for ordinary people unless the government acts on the cost of living, the TUC, Labour Party and experts urged today after n [...]

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Paralympian Will Perry calls for more education to combat disability discrimination

Paralympian Will Perry calls for more education to combat disability discrimination

BRITISH Paralympic swimmer Will Perry called for more education to combat the verbal abuse he receives over his dwarfism today.... The 21-year-old, who represe [...]

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Security minister refuses to confirm if Prince Andrew will continue to be protected through taxpayer funding

Security minister refuses to confirm if Prince Andrew will continue to be protected through taxpayer funding

SECURITY Minister Damian Hinds refused to confirm today whether taxpayers would continue to foot the security bill for the Duke of York.... The Queen stripped [...]

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Hospitals resorting to 'desperate measures' amid mounting staff absences

Hospitals resorting to 'desperate measures' amid mounting staff absences

HOSPITALS are resorting to “desperate measures” to cope with mounting staff absences, including pressing workers on sick leave to return early and cancelling o [...]

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Charities urge PM and Chancellor to end the energy bill crisis

Charities urge PM and Chancellor to end the energy bill crisis

Save the Children, Age UK, End Fuel Poverty Coalition and more warn rising costs push millions more households into fuel poverty

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Spurs face VAR misery as Tuchel’s Blues knock them out of League Cup

Spurs face VAR misery as Tuchel’s Blues knock them out of League Cup

CHELSEA progressed to the League Cup final after beating Spurs 0-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Wednesday evening. Rudiger’s goal sealed the win adding [...]

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The making of a mural

The making of a mural

Morning Star sports editor BELLA KATZ speaks to THST board member ROB WHITE about the process behind making a mural, and what the project means to the local co [...]

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Ancillary workers at a Yorkshire hospital launch campaign for fair wage

Ancillary workers at a Yorkshire hospital launch campaign for fair wage

ANCILLARY workers at a Yorkshire hospital have launched a hard-hitting campaign for a fair wage.... Cleaners, porters, catering staff and security guards at Ca [...]

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Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and right to use ‘HRH’

Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and right to use ‘HRH’

PRINCE ANDREW has been stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages, including “His Royal Highness,” Buckingham Palace announced last night.... T [...]

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Don't let the Tories lick their wounds – now is the time to force changes

Don't let the Tories lick their wounds – now is the time to force changes

HOSPITALS are reeling from staff shortages as the omicron tide continues. Emergency patients are waiting hours to be seen. The NHS waiting list has hit six mil [...]

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‘Sex-for-rent’ landlords could face up to 7 years in jail

LANDLORDS who offer “sex-for-rent” deals could face up to seven years in jail under a tougher new law backed by peers this week. ... The House of Lords voted b [...]

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Israel investigating death of elderly Palestinian-US man who died following arrest

Israel investigating death of elderly Palestinian-US man who died following arrest

ISRAEL is investigating the death of an 80-year-old Palestinian man with US citizenship who died of a heart attack after being detained by Israeli soldiers in [...]

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Catalonian politicians call for probe into allegations Spanish spooks were behind 2017 terrorist attacks

Former police commissioner says CNI orchestrated the attacks in order to scare region away from voting for independence

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Big pharma must be forced to prioritise welfare of humanity

Big pharma must be forced to prioritise welfare of humanity

ROGER McKENZIE looks at how lobbying by powerful cartels buys favour from politicians to the detriment of public health

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Over 118,000 people denied compensation from DWP after benefits error cut payments

Over 118,000 people denied compensation from DWP after benefits error cut payments

OVER 118,000 people with disabilities and health problems have been denied the right to compensation for a blunder over benefit payments, an expert warns.... P [...]

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Teaching unions accuse government of failing to tackle staff shortages after hundreds of former teachers sign up with supply agencies

Teaching unions accuse government of failing to tackle staff shortages after hundreds of former teachers sign up with supply agencies

TEACHING unions accused Tory ministers of failing to tackle massive worker shortages today, saying the temporary return of former teachers would “barely scratc [...]

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‘Johnson must go’

‘Johnson must go’

Labour calls PM out after admission he was at Downing Street booze-up

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A community revealed through an affectionate lens

A community revealed through an affectionate lens

JOHN GREEN recommends the work of immigrant photographer Maganbhai Patel who immortalised Asian immigrant life in Coventry

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Conte: Talk about player welfare is pointless as nothing changes

Conte: Talk about player welfare is pointless as nothing changes

TOTTENHAM head coach Antonio Conte claims it is “stupid” to talk about player welfare in the Premier League because nothing changes.... The second half of the [...]

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Refuse workers win inflation-busting pay victory in Eastbourne

Refuse workers win inflation-busting pay victory in Eastbourne

Pressure now on nearby Adur and Worthing councils to follow suit, GMB says

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Brighton warn pitch invaders they face indefinite bans after recent incidents

Brighton warn pitch invaders they face indefinite bans after recent incidents

BRIGHTON have warned supporters they face indefinite bans if they enter the pitch following incidents at recent home games, it was reported today.... The Premi [...]

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Knight wants ‘really aggressive’ start to Women’s Ashes

Knight wants ‘really aggressive’ start to Women’s Ashes

HEATHER KNIGHT has urged England to be aggressive and “punch first” against Australia in the first Twenty20 of the Women’s Ashes on Thursday.... The multiforma [...]

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Three US cops charged with shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in Philadelphia

Three US cops charged with shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in Philadelphia

THREE US policemen have been charged with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Philadelphia, who was shot dead in August 2021.... Devon Smith, Sean Patrick [...]

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Dutch bank ‘stifles solidarity’ after blocking donations for ‘vaccine internationalism’ delegation to Cuba

Dutch bank ‘stifles solidarity’ after blocking donations for ‘vaccine internationalism’ delegation to Cuba

PROGRESSIVE International (PI) warned of attempts to “stifle solidarity” with Cuba today after a Dutch multinational bank blocked donations supporting a delega [...]

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‘Heroic’ train cleaners on Avanti West Coast trains to begin strike action in pursuit of fair pay

‘Heroic’ train cleaners on Avanti West Coast trains to begin strike action in pursuit of fair pay

OUTSOURCED “heroic” train cleaners working to protect passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic are set to begin strike action on Thursday in pursuit of fair pay [...]

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NGOs warn new sanctions risk plunging people of Mali into deeper humanitarian crisis

NGOs warn new sanctions risk plunging people of Mali into deeper humanitarian crisis

NEW sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into a humanitarian crisis, a group of 13 NGOs warned today as they called for life-saving aid to reach [...]

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Saudi-led bombing of Yemen intensifies as Houthi’s declare UAE an unsafe state

Saudi-led bombing of Yemen intensifies as Houthi’s declare UAE an unsafe state

SAUDI-LED bombing of residential areas across Yemen’s capital Sanaa intensified today while missiles pummelled surrounding villages and the international airpo [...]

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Saving lives at sea is not a crime

Saving lives at sea is not a crime

Nautilus International leader MARK DICKINSON explains how pressure from his union prevented seafarers being criminalised under the government’s Nationality and [...]

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It’s all entertainment in the end

It’s all entertainment in the end

DAVID YEARSLEY compares the key musical accents that propel the contrasting end-of-the-world scenarios of Don’t Look Up and Dr Strangelove

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Chelsea welcome CPS’s decision to define ‘rent boy’ chant as homophobic slur

Chelsea welcome CPS’s decision to define ‘rent boy’ chant as homophobic slur

CHELSEA have welcomed the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision to define the use of the term “rent boy” in a chant as a homophobic slur, it was reported today. [...]

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Defending sovereignty from corporate rule

Defending sovereignty from corporate rule

Neoliberal trade deals are a real and present threat to workers' rights, environmental protection, even food standards — and if we don't remain vigilant, big b [...]

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Outsourced security guards at Great Ormond Street Hospital to strike for six weeks over pay equality

Outsourced security guards at Great Ormond Street Hospital to strike for six weeks over pay equality

OUTSOURCED security guards at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh) began a historic six-week strike to fight for pay equality today.... The predominant [...]

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Russia transfers troops from Far East to Belarus as European tensions rise

Russia transfers troops from Far East to Belarus as European tensions rise

RUSSIA is transferring troops from the Far East to Belarus in preparation for major military exercises next month, the Defence Ministry said today.... The alli [...]

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Government's proposal to repeal self-isolation laws will result in more suffering and death, campaigners warn

Government's proposal to repeal self-isolation laws will result in more suffering and death, campaigners warn

THE government’s reckless proposal to repeal self-isolation laws will result in yet more suffering and death, the Zero Covid UK campaign warned today.... The g [...]

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Japan and Russia respond to new omicron waves as Greece begins fining unvaccinated pensioners

Japan and Russia respond to new omicron waves as Greece begins fining unvaccinated pensioners

JAPAN is preparing new social distancing requirements in the face of the rapid spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus, while Russia announced it would sh [...]

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Scottish government called to intervene after major offshore firm imposes mandatory vaccinations for workers

Scottish government called to intervene after major offshore firm imposes mandatory vaccinations for workers

Unite reiterates warning of legal action against any company seeking to pursue ‘jab or job’ policies

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Undocumented migrants' voices should be included in Covid inquiry, report says

Undocumented migrants' voices should be included in Covid inquiry, report says

THE impact of the pandemic on undocumented migrants in Britain must be investigated by the official Covid-19 inquiry, a charity has said.... Hostile environmen [...]

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Scotland's ‘armchair’ transport secretary must reject cuts to rail, says Aslef

Scotland's ‘armchair’ transport secretary must reject cuts to rail, says Aslef

THE SNP government must “come clean” on whether it supports cuts to ticket office opening hours at train stations across Scotland, train drivers’ union Aslef s [...]

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Album reviews with Ian Sinclair: January 17, 2022

Album reviews with Ian Sinclair: January 17, 2022

New releases from JP Bimeni & The Black Belts, Beirut and Anais Mitchell

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Johnson's plans to dispatch navy to the Channel branded a ‘macho political ploy’ to distract from ‘partygate’ scandals

Johnson's plans to dispatch navy to the Channel branded a ‘macho political ploy’ to distract from ‘partygate’ scandals

BORIS JOHNSON’S plans to deploy the navy in the Channel is a “macho political ploy” designed to distract the public from “partygate,” campaigners said today. . [...]

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Government's BBC cuts are a ‘pathetic’ attempt to distract from Johnson's scandals, Labour charges

Government's BBC cuts are a ‘pathetic’ attempt to distract from Johnson's scandals, Labour charges

THE government is signalling “the end of the BBC as we know it” in a “pathetic” attempt to distract from Boris Johnson’s difficulties over Downing Street parti [...]

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Call centre staff are facing burnout after months of being overworked and underappreciated

Call centre staff are facing burnout after months of being overworked and underappreciated

CALL centre staff and office workers are facing burnout after months of being overworked and underappreciated during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report reveal [...]

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Keightley admits England are ‘still rusty’ ahead of bid to regain the Ashes

Keightley admits England are ‘still rusty’ ahead of bid to regain the Ashes

ENGLAND head coach Lisa Keightley admitted today the squad are still “a bit rusty,” just days before the start of their Women’s Ashes series against Australia [...]

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Nadal eases into second round of Australian Open

Nadal eases into second round of Australian Open

RAFAEL NADAL made a convincing return to grand slam tennis as he eased into the second round of the Australian Open yesterday.

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British woman reported missing after Tonga tsunami

British woman reported missing after Tonga tsunami

A BRITISH woman living in Tonga has been reported missing by friends and family after she was swept away by Saturday’s tsunami. ... Searches are under way to f [...]

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North Korea launches two more missiles in fourth test this year

North Korea launches two more missiles in fourth test this year

NORTH Korea fired another two missiles today, according to the South Korean military, in what was its fourth test this year.... The suspected short-range balli [...]

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Man United condemn Blues to third 5-0 loss of the season

Man United condemn Blues to third 5-0 loss of the season

MARC SKINNER extended his side’s winning streak to four games in all competitions as Manchester United trounced Birmingham City in the Women’s Super League on [...]

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Protests as New York Times accused of union busting

Protests as New York Times accused of union busting

PROTESTS took place outside the offices of the New York Times on Saturday as the newspaper’s bosses were accused of union-busting tactics to divide workers.... [...]

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Number of households in fuel poverty to 'treble this spring'

Number of households in fuel poverty to 'treble this spring'

THE number of households suffering from fuel poverty in England could treble this spring, with middle-income earners expected to be affected for the first time [...]

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Empty shelves across the US due to omicron-related labour shortages, panic buying and rising freight costs

Empty shelves across the US due to omicron-related labour shortages, panic buying and rising freight costs

EMPTY shelves are being seen at major retailers across the United States due to soaring freight costs, high demand for groceries and Covid-related labour short [...]

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The Ofsted Curriculum Reviews are well wide of the mark

The Ofsted Curriculum Reviews are well wide of the mark

This was an opportunity to update the curriculum on issues including climate change and social justice, to seize the moment and address the burning issues of t [...]

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Johnson 'has turned Downing Street into a US speakeasy during Prohibition,' communists charge

Johnson 'has turned Downing Street into a US speakeasy during Prohibition,' communists charge

BORIS JOHNSON has turned Downing Street into the equivalent of a US speakeasy during Prohibition, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths said at th [...]

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New chief executive of Sheffield council apologises for Downing Street leaving do

New chief executive of Sheffield council apologises for Downing Street leaving do

A TOP civil servant who led the government’s Covid-19 task force has apologised for partying at Downing Street.... Kate Josephs celebrated her departure as dir [...]

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The public are against the draconian policing Bill – it can and must be stopped

The public are against the draconian policing Bill – it can and must be stopped

NATIONWIDE demonstrations against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill show the strength of opposition to this assault on democracy.... Yet the absenc [...]

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Harassment of women: an app is no substitute for real safety

Harassment of women: an app is no substitute for real safety

The Home Office has been trumpeting new phone software that allows a ‘guardian’ to track women’s movements in an attempt to protect them while out and about. L [...]

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Getting back to the great outdoors

Getting back to the great outdoors

The Woodcraft Folk was founded as a different form of youth organisation, with its founding principles rooted in co-operative, pacifist socialist ideas, writes [...]

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Government 'putting oil and gas profits before customers' with refusal to slash VAT, Labour charges

Government 'putting oil and gas profits before customers' with refusal to slash VAT, Labour charges

THE government was accused of putting energy firms’ profits before the welfare of struggling customers yesterday after it rejected Labour plans to cut tax on g [...]

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Nurses are close to being 'pushed over the edge' by absences and seasonal pressures

Nurses are close to being 'pushed over the edge' by absences and seasonal pressures

NURSES are close to being “pushed over the edge” by a combination of absences, seasonal pressures, increasing omicron infections and a growing treatments backl [...]

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Syria joins Belt and Road Initiative

Syria joins Belt and Road Initiative

SYRIA has become the latest country to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative after the two nations formalised an agreement in Damascus on Wednesday.. [...]

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Protests after unarmed black man shot dead by white off-duty cop in North Carolina

Protests after unarmed black man shot dead by white off-duty cop in North Carolina

PROTESTS have erupted over the killing of an unarmed black man by an off-duty white police officer in a North Carolina town last weekend.... Jason Walker was s [...]

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Biden defeated by US Supreme Court over vaccine mandate

Biden defeated by US Supreme Court over vaccine mandate

US President Joe Biden suffered a major defeat yesterday when the Supreme Court blocked a rule requiring workers at large companies to be either vaccinated aga [...]

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Whatever will be, will be: Arsenal’s League Cup run

Whatever will be, will be: Arsenal’s League Cup run

LAYTH YOUSIF celebrates a worthwhile outing to Anfield after a 10-man Arsenal side held Liverpool to a draw, and talks title race as things heat up in the Prem [...]

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Blood brothers: Ali v Malcom

Blood brothers: Ali v Malcom

JOHN WIGHT explores the rise and fall of friendship between two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

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Teachers walk out across Iran as long-running dispute continues

Teachers walk out across Iran as long-running dispute continues

TEACHERS walked out in towns and cities across Iran today as they continued strike action over pay and conditions.... Mass protests were held in the capital Te [...]

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Bayern’s Davies stops training after mild inflammation of heart discovered

Bayern’s Davies stops training after mild inflammation of heart discovered

BAYERN MUNICH manager Julian Nagelsmann revealed today Alphonso Davies has stopped training due to a mild inflammation of the heart.... Nagelsmann, speaking ah [...]

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Lovely to feel the sun: Insulate Britain members released from jail

"Lovely to feel the sun:" Insulate Britain members released from jail

INSULATE BRITAIN activist Emma Smart has vowed to continue protesting as long as “the government fails people” following her release from jail today.... Ms Sma [...]

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Why we shouldn't fall for the 'Chinese influence' scare at Westminster

Why we shouldn't fall for the 'Chinese influence' scare at Westminster

THE latest scare over Chinese “influence” at Westminster should be taken with several barrels of salt.... Pointing to the convenience of a national security st [...]

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Cricket could lose public funding if it doesn’t stamp out ‘deep-seated’ racism

Cricket could lose public funding if it doesn’t stamp out ‘deep-seated’ racism

PUBLIC money should be withheld from cricket unless it can “clean up its act” on racism, a parliamentary committee has said.... Azeem Rafiq provided harrowing [...]

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Djokovic included in delayed Australian Open draw as uncertainty continues

Djokovic included in delayed Australian Open draw as uncertainty continues

NOVAK DJOKOVIC was drawn against fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic today as uncertainty continued over whether he will be allowed to compete in the Australian Open [...]

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Commons speaker ‘unimpressed’ by Tory minister's response to calls for investigation into Liz Truss

Commons speaker ‘unimpressed’ by Tory minister's response to calls for investigation into Liz Truss

COMMONS Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said today that he was “unimpressed” by a Tory minister’s response to calls for a probe into allegations that Liz Truss overr [...]

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TUC warns against Britain-India trade deal until widespread human rights abuses are addressed

TUC warns against Britain-India trade deal until widespread human rights abuses are addressed

THE British government should not “entertain”  the notion of a trade deal with India until widespread human rights abuses have been dealt with, the TUC said to [...]

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Labour's Angela Rayner slams government over its ‘dodgy’ and ‘illegal’ VIP lane

Labour's Angela Rayner slams government over its ‘dodgy’ and ‘illegal’ VIP lane

THE government’s so-called VIP lane for personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts was not just “dodgy” but “illegal,” Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner sa [...]

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Government forced to apologise to 118,000 disabled and ill people who saw benefits slashed

Government forced to apologise to 118,000 disabled and ill people who saw benefits slashed

THE government was forced to apologise today to more than 118,000 disabled and sick people whose benefits were slashed when they were transferred to a new syst [...]

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Greek police capture 25 Afghan refugees and set them adrift in the Aegean Sea

Greek police capture 25 Afghan refugees and set them adrift in the Aegean Sea

THE Greek authorities on Lesbos arrested 25 Afghan refugees, including 17 children, on the island of Lesbos on Monday before setting them adrift in the Aegean [...]

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More than 15,000 people displaced, and 350 civilians killed in Yemen last month, UN official warns

More than 15,000 people displaced, and 350 civilians killed in Yemen last month, UN official warns

THE war in Yemen displaced more than 15,000 people and killed at least 350 civilians last month, the UN security council heard on Wednesday.... UN special envo [...]

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Unions blast energy firm Ovo's decision to slash 2,000 jobs

ENERGY unions blasted bosses at blundering firm Ovo today after the gas and electricity provider told staff it plans to slash the size of its workforce by near [...]

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Don’t abandon Labour, embrace the class struggle

Don’t abandon Labour, embrace the class struggle

Labour’s right wing would be only too happy to see the mass suicide of its left — we cannot encourage that; the alternatives are not in new overnight parties b [...]

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Energy bill rise ‘could trigger national emergency for millions of older people’

Energy bill rise ‘could trigger national emergency for millions of older people’

THE predicted 50 per cent rise in energy bills from April could trigger a national emergency for millions of older people, a charity has warned.... Age UK wrot [...]

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Rail unions pledges to fight plans to cut ticket office hours at 120 ScotRail stations

Rail unions pledges to fight plans to cut ticket office hours at 120 ScotRail stations

RAIL unions pledged to fight cuts to ticket office hours at most ScotRail stations today, warning that the plans will create a “muggers’ paradise” across the n [...]

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Unite demands meeting with minister over closure of Belfast women’s facility

Unite demands meeting with minister over closure of Belfast women’s facility

UNITE has demanded an urgent meeting with Northern Ireland’s communities minister in a bid to prevent the closure of a women’s hostel in West Belfast.... Worke [...]

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