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MARTIN O'DONNELL: Winning the battle for unity

The Con-Dem coalition has been attacking benefit claimants persistently in order to prepare the ground for a major attack on their living standards - starting with the recently agreed 1 per cent cap on benefit payments, writes Martin O'Donnell in the Morning Star.

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People's Assembly launched by coalition of trade unions and left forces

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity was launched with a letter to the Guardian by the initial signatories below:

This is a call to all those millions of people in Britain who face an impoverished and uncertain year as their wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision come under renewed attack by the government. With some 80% of austerity measures still to come, and with the government lengthening the time they expect cuts to last, we are calling a People’s Assembly Against Austerity to bring together campaigns against cuts and privatisation with trade unionists in a movement for social justice. We aim to develop a strategy for resistance to mobilise millions of people against the Con Dem government.

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OXFORD UNION DEBATE: Imperialism forced on back foot

The elitist Oxford Union voted narrowly to reject the motion 'That this House still dreams the American Dream' on Thursday evening (January 24). Speakers in favour included former CIA agent Ray McGovern and former Islamic fundamentalist turned American cheerleader Maajid Nawaz.

  On the winning side were US author (and now British resident) Bonnie Greer, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray and Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths. Read on for the text of Rob's well received speech.

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YCL IN CONGRESS: unify the struggle against imperialism

At its recent 46th Congress, delegates of the Young Communist League discussed the role of British capitalism in the world and the need to oppose imperialism with real internationalism and popular sovereignty. Read the YCL international resolution here.

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