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'One struggle, one fight': RMT and Aslef march with striking St George's Hospital cleaners

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/06/2022 - 3:33am in

Cici Washburn reports on the incredible solidarity between striking rail workers and striking hospital cleaners in London on Saturday

Catching fire: posties next in line for national strike action

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/2022 - 11:27pm in

Counterfire’s weekly digest with the latest on strikes and workplace struggles

The F-WORD: Happy Hour with Hightower at the Lowdown Chat & Chew Cafe with Monika Bauerlein and Baratunde Thurston

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/2022 - 9:00pm in

Fascism – it’s a term we don’t use lightly. But when the overwhelming power of corporations over Congress and the courts combines with the authoritarian social measures of right-wing legislatures around the country, it’s time to call it what it is – and rise up to stop it. This Thursday, 6/23, at 7 pm ET, Hightower sit will down with Monika Bauerlein, CEO of Mother Jones, and Baratunde Thurston, host of PBS’ forthcoming America Outdoors, to pop some cold ones and dig into what we can do. (Warning: This show will include some laughs — because we need ‘em!)

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Mao Zedong Thought - book review

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/2022 - 2:13am in

A Chinese Trotskyist during the country’s revolution, Wang Fanxi’s Mao Zedong Thought shines valuable light on the nature of the Chinese state, finds Sean Ledwith

Starmer’s picked his side: against the unions – CounterBlast

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/06/2022 - 2:43am in

Keir Starmer has chosen to side with the Tories against the RMT, but for all his forensic electoralism, the public are broadly backing the workers, writes Terina Hine

Day one of the biggest rail shutdown in a generation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 22/06/2022 - 7:58am in

As RMT members on National Rail and London Underground went on strike, Counterfire reports from picket lines around the country

REVEALED: Itemised costings for installing flag on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/06/2022 - 5:07pm in

Yesterday NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet revealed that a $25 million contract had been awarded to install an Aboriginal flag on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

While we were ecstatic to win the installation contract, we were not prepared for the backlash from the general public. In the interests of transparency, we have agreed to release the line-by-line costings for the installation project.

At The Shovel Flag & Pole Solutions were are proud of our long history of undertaking satirical government projects.

Please see the itemised costings below. We hope this answers any queries the general public may have.

The Shovel Flag & Pole Solutions

Petro's triumph: A seismic victory for Colombian left

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/06/2022 - 8:24am in

Left-wing Gustavo Petro's historic victory in the Colombian elections ends decades of neoliberal rule but the left must be prepared for the challenges ahead, argues Jonathan Maunders

Support the RMT strikes: List of picket lines and resources

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/06/2022 - 7:11am in

Tens of thousands of rail workers will be striking this week against job losses, attacks on pensions and inadequate pay awards. Show your support and get down to a picket line near you

French Assembly elections: Bad blow for Macron as polarisation deepens

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 21/06/2022 - 3:03am in

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President Macron lost his majority in the National Assembly elections with both the radical left and far right making huge gains. John Mullen discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for the left

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