3 socialist MPs sacked by Starmer after voting against Tory torture bill

On Wednesday (23 September 2020), Keir Starmer sacked 3 socialist Labour MPs from their front-bench positions for voting against Boris Johnson’s Overseas Operations Bill.

Covid-19 outbreaks across university campuses

Over the weekend, it was announced that students in Scotland and in Manchester were to be placed under further restrictions following significant outbreaks of Covid-19. In Manchester, 127 students have tested positive for the virus, while around 1,700 university students have been told to self-isolate.

Morning Star excluded from Government funding again

Readers of the Morning Star this weekend will have again seen the paper excluded from Government advertising. This is the second string of advertising from the Government which has seen the Morning Star shut out from crucial funding. The public health advertising serves two essential purposes. Firstly, and most obviously, the advertising is to promoteContinue reading “Morning Star excluded from Government funding again”

Furlough replacement measures announced won’t prevent mass job losses

The measures brought in by the government to replace the furlough scheme were unveiled this week. Under the new setup the most vulnerable workers in the economy will have the least support and no attempt has been made to prevent the potential for millions of redundancies when furlough is withdrawn at the end of this month.

Bolivia’s coup leader crashes out of the upcoming election

Jeanine Anez, Bolivia’s quasi dictator since last year’s coup against elected President Evo Morales, has crashed out of the country’s upcoming 18 October election after being projected to receive only 5% of the vote in a recent nation wide poll.

Demonstrations in Morocco against Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

On Tuesday (15 September 2020), Israel signed a US-backed diplomatic agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, purportedly to improve the relations in the Middle East. However this supposedly historic move from all angles comes at a cost for the Palestinian people, breaking longstanding Arab unity in opposition to Israel’s military occupation.

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, announced its intention today to remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic before the end of next year in time for the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.