Britain: News of the World Scandal - the ugly face of capitalism

The phone-hacking scandal that has led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper has brought to the surface the real state of things within the British establishment. The rottenness of a regime, that prides itself at being a model of “democracy,” is out in the open for all to see. What has now been revealed is that a powerful media empire that for years has played a key role in British politics, making and unmaking political leaders, has been buying police officers, using influence with politicians, and all this peppered with out and out criminal activity.

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Britain: Royal wedding exposes deep class divisions

Thursday, 28th April 2011

On Friday 29th April the people of Britain will be invited to participate in the joyful celebration of the marriage of Mr. William Windsor and Ms. Katherine Middleton. At the same time that the government is cutting billions from unnecessary extravagances such as hospitals, schools, teachers, nurses, the old and the sick, the unemployed and single parents, the Coalition has had the good sense to spend a lot of money on something as essential to the Public Good as the nuptials of Willy and Kate.

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Egypt: Call for a general strike of Petrotrade workers

Egypt: Call for a general strike of Petrotrade workers

Written by Petrotrade workers Tuesday, 15th February 2011

Egypt: Call for a general strike of Petrotrade workers. Photo: 3arabawyAn example of the militancy of the Egyptian workers is this statement issued by the higher coordination committee of the Petrotrade workers, calling on workers at the company for an open ended strike until their demands are met.

 

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Egyptian army manoeuvres in attempt to cut across worker protests

Written by Fred Weston Tuesday, 15th February 2011

Egyptian army manoeuvres in attempt to cut across worker protests. Photo: 3arabawyThe Egyptian military top brass have taken over the running of the country and, while they are promising a transition to “democracy” at some stage, they are more concerned in the short term about what they see as “chaos and disorder”. That is, not just the rallies that have gripped all of Egypt’s major cities, but something far more dangerous in their view, the growing strike wave.

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Tunisia: one month from the overthrow of Ben Ali

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 14 February 2011

Tunisia: one month from the overthrow of Ben Ali. Photo: Nasser NouriToday marks one month since the revolutionary overthrow of the hated dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia on January 14th. The last month has been a constant struggle between the ruling class which wants to return to bourgeois normality and workers and youth who carried out the revolution and who are struggling to stop the old regime from trying to make a comeback.

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