October 2015 Issue

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October 2015 Issue

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Back-to-back speeches by Yanis Varoufakis & John McDonnell (audio)

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Yanis Varoufakis

YV speaking at PCS meeting 2015-09-14 at 08.19.59

This audio was recorded (apologies for the iffy quality) at the PCS fringe meeting at this year’s TUC Conference in Brighton – Saturday 12th September 2015. A few hours later it was announced that John McDonnell was selected, by Jeremy Corbin, as Shadow Chancellor

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Jeremy Corbyn chose constituents over champagne. Unpatriotic cry the right-wing media.

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Jeremy Corbyn chose constituents over champagne. Unpatriotic cry the right-wing media.

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You win some, you lose some

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You win some, you lose some

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sweets way resists

Our community house is now facing imminent eviction, we shut down Barnet Homes for 2 hours, a judge told Barnet Council that they can’t use high court bailiffs against Mostafa, and we were told that ‘no county court bailiffs will touch Sweets Way with a barge pole’!

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COMMUNITY HOUSE FACING EVICTION
Thursday began with an early start, prepping for and heading to the courts in Finchley Central in the rain. Our five-month old community occupation was up against a possession order. We knew there was precious little legal defence for our presence in the house, since most judges don’t seem as impressed as us that we have used our occupation to reinforce a powerful community in the face of deliberate attempts to destroy it, but we had to give it a go.

Unsurprisingly, we lost. Quickly. And the judge accepted the claimant’s assertion that High Court (not County Court) bailiffs…

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Is Jeremy Corbyn Electable?

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In a knee-jerk reaction to Corbyn’s rise in popularity, many opponents, including MPs and establishment media outlets, were quick to label him “unelectable”. Some even encouraged right wing supporters to register as Labour supporters and give him their vote in a childish and misinformed plan to “condemn Labour to years in the political wilderness” (The Telegraph). Since then, given the meteoric rise in support for the rebellious left winger, opponents seem to have backpedalled on the “unelectable” brand, with The Telegraph even performing a complete U-turn exclaiming, “Jeremy Corbyn must be stopped”. However, even with the right scrambling for other avenues of attack, recent rumblings from the likes of Tony Blair has meant the question lingers; Is Jeremy Corbyn electable?

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When asked to elaborate on their claims, the only half hearted response Corbyn dismissers seem to have is, “he’s too far to the left”…

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Is Jeremy Corbyn Electable?

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