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'Support students in the fight for their future', Communists urge

Britain's Communists fully support this Friday's strike by school students demanding action against global warming, the party's Political Committee declared at its meeting on Wednesday evening (February 13).

'The young will inherit the planet and so they have every right to insist that vital steps to avoid catastrophic climate change must begin immediately', Tony Conway told the meeting. He urged pupils across Britain to join those in more than 40 towns and cities already planning to hold local protests.

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Communists greet TUC 'shift to the left'

The recent TUC conference in Manchester marked a small but significant shift to the left, Communist Party trade union organiser Andy Bain told his party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening.

He welcomed resolutions on the economy, privatisation, precarious and low-paid work, a 'New Deal' for workers, public sector pay, social security and universal credit, the Grenfell Towers and Windrush scandals, a national education service, sexual harassment and fracking.

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