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
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Inquiry still refuses to name political groups spied on by officers
A GRENFELL Tower survivor who escaped from the 19th floor of the inferno accused Kensington and Chelsea Council yesterday of treating victims like the “underserving poor.”
Thousands attend prayers after Israeli police U-turn on draconian security
posted by James Tweedie in World
IMPEACHED president Park Geun Hye’s former chief of staff and culture minister were jailed yesterday for blacklisting thousands of artists.
Prosecutors said 9,000 actors, film and…
posted by Morning Star in World
THE US Congress opened debates yesterday on punishing left-wing Nicaragua with a block on development loans for up to five years.
House of Representatives foreign affairs committee chair Ed…
MAINSTREAM media concentration on the US-backed, mainly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) efforts to capture the Islamic State (Isis) capital Raqqa obscure events elsewhere in…
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
EVERYONE who works for wages should, after the Supreme Court ruling against fees being levied to access employment tribunals, check in their purse or pocket to see what’s missing.
Defending Lord Byron against high society’s disapproval of his marital arrangements, Baron Macauley exclaimed that “we know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of…
In the first of a two-part feature series, PETER FROST reports on a fast-growing, if unusual, side of British farming
posted by Morning Star in Features
IAN SINCLAIR takes issue with the self-aggrandising depiction of realities of the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII which greatly inflates the British role and omits most of the unsavoury detail
Australia’s vice-captain David Warner blamed cricket bosses for failing to get a deal done as the ongoing pay dispute heads towards arbitration.
Cricket Australia (CA) has called for…
posted by Morning Star in Sport
Switzerland 1-1 France by Asif Burhan at the Rat Verlegh Stadion, Netherlands
FAVOURITES France scraped into the Euros quarter-final — and a probable showdown with England…
The corruption crisis in world football claimed another top Fifa official’s scalp yesterday.
Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football…
The Big Sick injects some much-needed realism into a cliched genre, says ALAN FRANK
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Hounds of Love (18)
Directed by Ben Young
AUSTRALIAN film-makers certainly know how to make wonderfully dark, creepy…
posted by Jody Porter in Arts