Teachers seek unity


GAWAIN LITTLE says the forthcoming conference on professional unity is vital for education's future. 

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HAYLETT ON LABOUR: "Resist New Labourite pressures"

Many of us can sympathise with Ed Miliband's plight because we've all said something stupid when we're under a malign influence. For some it's the demon drink. In Miliband's case it's his circle of advisers writes Morning Star political editor John Haylett.

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MARTIN O'DONNELL: Winning the battle for unity

The Con-Dem coalition has been attacking benefit claimants persistently in order to prepare the ground for a major attack on their living standards - starting with the recently agreed 1 per cent cap on benefit payments, writes Martin O'Donnell in the Morning Star.

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People's Assembly launched by coalition of trade unions and left forces

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was launched with a letter to the Guardian by the initial signatories below:

This is a call to all those millions of people in Britain who face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government. With some 80% of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time they expect cuts to last, we are calling a People’s Assembly Against Austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con Dem government.

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OXFORD UNION DEBATE: Imperialism forced on back foot

The elitist Oxford Union voted narrowly to reject the motion 'That this House still dreams the American Dream' on Thursday evening (January 24). Speakers in favour included former CIA agent Ray McGovern and former Islamic fundamentalist turned American cheerleader Maajid Nawaz.

  On the winning side were US author (and now British resident) Bonnie Greer, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray and Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths. Read on for the text of Rob's well received speech.

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YCL IN CONGRESS: unify the struggle against imperialism

At its recent 46th Congress, delegates of the Young Communist League discussed the role of British capitalism in the world and the need to oppose imperialism with real internationalism and popular sovereignty. Read the YCL international resolution here.

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YOUNG COMMUNISTS: 46th Congress resolution

The Young Communist League recently convened its 46th Congress. Founded in 1921, the YCL has brought together generations of young revolutionaries and other working class activists in campaigns that have set the pace in the labour, solidarity and anti-racist movements. If you want to apply to join or get involved let us know.

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GREENSHIELDS: To the people who are asking, "what next?"

After today’s great demonstration, we shouldn’t hear anyone asking, “What next?” The defeat of this illegitimate, unelected government will need much more than a series of demonstrations, important as they are. Such days must become landmarks within an ongoing, sustained campaign of action, co-ordinated across unions and communities writes People's Charter officer Bill Greenshields.

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