posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TRIBUTES have poured in to “titan of the labour movement” Mary Turner, who has died after 20 years at the helm of her union.
The GMB president served alongside the past four general secretaries, and oversaw six Labour leaderships as a member of the party’s ruling national executive (NEC).
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Mary was such a great campaigner
IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.
To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.
I have often described her as the “beating heart” of GMB, and she has been that for a generation of trade unionists.
A working-class woman...
Commons cops try to block disabled people’s rally in Parliament against heartless Tories’ killer cuts
posted by Morning Star in Britain
DISABILITY activists joined striking rail workers on picket lines yesterday as the bitter dispute over driver-only operated trains rumbled on.Disabled passengers on Southern Rail are now often expected to book their travel in advance — because services no longer operate with the guarantee of a guard.Striking guards, organised by rail union RMT, were joined at
posted by Ben Chacko in Features
JEREMY CORBYN talks about the proud tradition of the Durham Miners’ Gala, patriotism and the return of two-party politics
Institution accused of blocking enrolments to bolster US embargo – in breach of British laws
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Former security chief hails ‘power-sharing’ arrangement
SADIQ KHAN opposes an international arms fair to be held in London — but says he is powerless to stop it.
The mayor of London said on Saturday that he does not want the capital to be…
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Army pushes closer to Isis-threatened city
posted by James Tweedie in World
VENEZUELA’s opposition are calling for mass marches this week in an attempt to force President Nicolas Maduro to abort Sunday’s elections for a new congress.
LEBANON’S militant group Hezbollah resumed its offensive against Syrian rebel fighters near the Syrian border yesterday after the extremists killed a negotiator.
Ahmad Faleeti, former…
posted by Morning Star in World
Twelve top big business leaders marched into 10 Downing Street last Thursday afternoon to give Theresa May and her Brexit ministers their orders.
Representatives from the Confederation of…
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
THE CONFLICT between the EU Commission and the misnamed Law and Justice government in Poland is a case — to adapt Oscar Wilde — of the unedifying in pursuit of the unspeakable.
EUROPEAN UNION lead negotiator Michel Barnier says that, after organisation and presentation, the third round of talks on Britain’s exit from the EU “must be about…
If we don’t want Corbyn’s Labour to end up like Syriza then Britain must reject the European market, argues PHIL HALL
posted by Morning Star in Features
KEVIN OVENDEN finds a disturbing and deliberate confusion behind the French and Israeli leaders’ meeting
Five years on, the Tories’ family migration income threshold is continuing to make people’s lives needlessly miserable, writes NAZEK RAMADAN
England clinch victory over India in Cricket World Cup final
posted by Morning Star in Sport
CHRIS FROOME claimed his fourth Tour de France victory yesterday, having entered the Paris-bound final stage almost a minute ahead of his nearest rival Rigoberto Uran.
British rider Froome,…
SEBASTIAN COE admitted yesterday that he couldn’t guarantee that next month’s World Championships would be doping-free as “people will always seek to cheat.”
A new book on the dispute is a reminder that the scars of the miners’ strike of 1984-85 have not yet healed, says PETER LAZENBY
posted by Morning Star in Arts
The Unwomanly Face of War
by Svetlana Alexievich
FIRST published in 1985, The Unwomanly Face of…
Raman Subba Row: Cricket Visionary
by Douglas Miller
(Charlcombe Books, £15)
ALTHOUGH it does not explicitly set…