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By Jude Woodward
A triumph for Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech as Labour leader will have underpinned his position and won over new supporters. It was a further stage in the political fightback by the incoming Labour team. Delegates left the hall buoyed by both the new style and the new substance of leadership.
The Labour Party membership was delighted by Jeremy Corbyn's first leader's speech to Party conference. But Labour Party members will be outraged to have it confirmed that the right wing is already planning how to attempt an anti-democratic coup to remove Jeremy Corbyn as leader, over-riding the vote of the Party membership.
By Michael Burke
The first two days of Labour conference has seen significant progress for the new Corbyn leadership. John McDonnell’s speech as shadow Chancellor was greeted enthusiastically by the clear majority of delegates and followed Jeremy Corbyn’s impressive appearance on the Marr Show. In both cases even formerly open opponents of the new leadership were forced to concede that big successes had been registered.
Organised by the TUC and People's Assembly Against Austerity
The following article by Sabby Dhalu, on the refugee crisis and forthcoming day of action, was originally published by the Morning Star. Having created the crisis, Western governments, with their ample resources, are failing to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance. Racism frames Europe’s response, with Britain's government one of the most vile. The 12 September protest should be supported by the widest progressive mobilisation.
Attacking refugees, immigrants and Muslims dominated the government’s agenda this summer, with the global refugee crisis hitting the headlines.
By Jane West
Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, and the vain hopes of the Western media, Hugo Chávez comprehensively won Sunday’s Venezuelan presidential election with 54.42% of the vote against 44.97% for the opposition.
Chávez gained a record 8.1 million votes compared to 6.5 for the opposition in an election with one of the highest ever turnouts in a Venezuelan election.
By Paul Roberts
Since this summer a renewed wave of mobilisations has emerged across the Middle East and North Africa. The unrest has included big and often violent protests against the US in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey.
In addition to demonstrations against US-inspired Islamophobia, protests have been sparked off by a wide range of other issues – examples of which include the following.
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‘Student Fightback 2012’ takes place this coming Saturday, on 13 October at the University College London.
The conference will be a key opportunity for student activists from across the country to come together and plan the next steps in the student fight-back to the Tories, cuts, racism, inequality and war.
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By Nicky Dempsey
The main Portuguese trade union federation the Communist-led CGTP has called a one-day general strike for November 14 in response to the announcement of the government’s latest austerity measures.
The announcement follows huge mobilisations against government policies, in what were widely described as the largest demonstrations in Portugal since the revolution which overthrew the Caetano dictatorship in 1974.
Chávez supporters organised Venezuela's largest ever demonstration, in advance of the October 7 Presidential election.
Other pictures of the demonstration can be seen here.
A statement signed by over 200 prominent people (including some 60 British parliamentarians from six parties) is calling on the British government to respect the results of the Venezuelan Presidential election and not support any anti-democratic attempts to not recognise the results. The statement can be seen here.
In contrast to the leftist parties which have made advances in some European countries, the Dutch general election registered no progress for parties opposed to austerity or the left more generally.
By Sammy Barker
The 2012 Trade Union Congress was notable for three positions which appear to be historic, and one which has great immediate importance.
By Tom Castle
The massacre of at least 34 striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa was profoundly shocking, the single most lethal use of force by the South African state since the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. And it stands in stark contrast to the promise held out by the release of Nelson Mandela and democratic South Africa under the leadership of the ANC.
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