Bring the media monsters into public ownership
Rupert Murdoch’s News International has been lacerated by a report from a House of Commons select committee into the News of the World's phone hacking activities. Chris Huhne, the Lib Dem home affairs spokesperson, in no sense an anti-establishment figure, has demanded a judicial inquiry. Ben Bradshaw, New Labour’s media secretary said the report raised “extremely serious questions” for the Murdoch empire. Even Gordon Brown’s official spokesperson described the revelations in the report as “absolutely breathtaking and an extreme cause for concern.”
Millions of workers and youth want an end to the Sarkozy 'dictatorship'
Analysis and report from Clare Doyle (CWI Secretariat) recently in Paris and Rouen, discussing with members of Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI France)
"Petrol shortage spreads, only the demos are filling up!" was the headline of France's satirical paper, Le Canard Enchaine, the day after more than three and a half million had taken to the streets again in 260 towns and cities across the country.
On a Daily Politics discussion on the economy in the run up to the election, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson of the DUP made it crystal clear that, in his opinion, the Assembly Executive will introduce water charges. He admitted that the charges have only been deferred, not scrapped, and went on to say that “when they are introduced” it must be on the basis of “fairness”.
The Socialist Party (England & Wales) is saddened to learn of the death on 22 December of lifelong Militant/Socialist Party member, John Macreadie.
John died of a brain tumour which he had been fighting for two years. John will be remembered as a committed socialist and advocate of socialist ideas, a courageous class fighter and a militant leader in his work for the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and the wider trade union and labour movement.