Granma | October 24, 2018
Photo: Prensa Latina
Yesterday, on his Twitter account, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, demanded an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government for almost 60 years.Read More »
by Conrad Landin
Strikers march to Glasgow Council’s city chambers for a mass rally during a 48 hour strike by 8,000 GMB and Unison members over an equal pay claim
SCOTLAND’S largest city was brought to a standstill today as women workers made history in the largest ever strike over equal pay.
Care workers, cleaners and school dinner ladies were among 8,000 women council employees and contractors staging a two-day walkout in Glasgow.Read More »
by Conrad Landin
Women march on the first day of the strike for equal pay
SNP council chiefs came under fire today for threatening workers refusing to cross picket lines with Tory anti-union laws.
Brave male dustbin workers, street cleaners and parking wardens in Glasgow refused to clock on while women working as care workers, cleaners, and school-dinner ladies picketed outside their depots over equal pay.Read More »
by Bharat Jhunjhunwala
United States President Donald Trump has prohibited US Banks from undertaking receipts and payments with Iran beginning November 4th. Global trade in oil is mainly undertaken in US Dollars. The ships carrying crude oil are mostly insured by US companies. Trump wants to bring Iran to its knees by prohibiting US banks and insurers from participating in the trade of Iran oil and thereby strangulating its oil exports.Read More »
by David Spratt
Quite suddenly, in the wake of the recent IPCC report, it’s become commonplace to talk about a global climate emergency. Al Gore told PBS on 12 October: “We have a global emergency. You use a phrase like that and some people immediately say, ‘okay calm down, it can’t be that bad.’ But it it is.”Read More »