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Tory leadership crisis used to engineer savage rightward lurch

The knife fight underway in the Tory Party is fundamentally over who can be best trusted to enforce class war measures on the working class. Johnson is proving he will do whatever is required of him, but there are substantial numbers in his party who want to see him gone.

Thomas Scripps

Winter storm wreaks havoc across Southeastern US

Snowstorms and tornadoes blasted through the southeast region over the weekend, leaving dozens of homes destroyed and hundreds of thousands without power in several states, including Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Alex Johnson

Further slowdown in Chinese growth

Signs of nervousness in ruling circles are evident in the People’s Bank of China’s decision to cut a key lending rate for the first time since April 2020 at the start of the pandemic.

Nick Beams

Hundreds of students walk out across Manitoba to protest unsafe schools

The demands being advanced by the students are an option to enroll in remote learning along with the provision of N95 masks and rapid antigen tests. They are also calling for students to be given immediate access to booster shots and the right to be notified when there is a case reported in their school.

Matthew Richter, Jake Silver

America’s COVID-19 nightmare

As the media and political establishment works tirelessly to downplay the dangers of COVID-19, America’s health care system is buckling under the weight of mass infection and death.

Andre Damon

Workers Struggles: The Americas

Members of the Single Union of Workers of the Judiciary of Mexico City took over some court offices to press their demands, while a last-minute settlement averted a strike by snowplow operators and heavy equipment workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

UK: Unite celebrates sell-out agreement at Stagecoach Yorkshire

The declaration, “Unite wins Again – South Yorkshire bus drivers WIN fair pay,” is laced with deceit. The headline figure of 10.7 percent hides a below inflation agreement, as it covers a two-year period until the end of 2023.

Tony Robson

Jacobin to teachers and kids: Back to death trap schools!

Jacobin magazine, associated with the Democratic Socialists of America, published an article calling for the end of remote instruction, demanding that students and teachers go back to schools where they will almost certainly be infected with a potentially deadly and debilitating disease.

Andre Damon

The effort to “delete” American novelist Norman Mailer

There is no let-up in the campaign to discredit and, if possible, eliminate artistic figures, past or present, whose work does not conform to the outlook and interests of the gender- and race-obsessed upper middle class.

David Walsh

UK income inequality worsens during pandemic

UK average earnings for full-time work fell between 2019 and 2021 and soaring inflation and utility prices are reducing wages and living standards further.

Simon Whelan

This week in history: January 17-23

This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, 50 years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago.

For a mass movement to halt in-person classes across Canada and save lives!

The decision by provincial governments across the country to reopen schools to in-person learning amid a tsunami of Omicron infections is criminally reckless. It must be resisted through walkouts and other forms of working class struggle.

Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee

Stewart Rhodes and Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy

The arrest of fascist Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes and 10 other Oath Keepers on charges of seditious conspiracy explodes the claim that January 6 was merely an unruly protest and not a conspiracy by Trump to overturn the 2020 election result and establish a dictatorship.

Eric London
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