Solidarity 496, 20 February 2019

For dyslexic readers

Submitted by martin on 20 February, 2019 - 6:20
Dyslexia

If dyslexic (and other) readers email us on awl@workersliberty.org with a send-to Kindle e-address, we’ll send them Kindle versions of each week's Solidarity and Workers’ Liberty 66, so they can let us know if that helps. They should add the e-address awl@workersliberty.org to their “approved personal document email list” via https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201974240.

Clear migration spies out of workplaces

Submitted by AWL on 20 February, 2019 - 1:16
no migration spies

The Observer newspaper on 17 February reported that the Government is “attempting to embed immigration officers at a rate of almost £60 an hour as part of an ‘enhanced checking service’ being offered to public services, understood to include NHS trusts and local authorities, as well as private firms.”

Schools climate strike: build now for 15 March!

Submitted by AWL on 20 February, 2019 - 1:14 Author: Maisie Sanders
climate strike

Tens of thousands of young people joined the Youth Strike for Climate school walkouts on Friday 18 February in town centres and outside schools across the UK. It was organised as part of the Fridays for Future school walkouts started by Swedish school student Greta Thurnberg, which have now gone global.

Alcohol is harmful. Dry January will not help

Submitted by AWL on 20 February, 2019 - 1:04 Author: Todd Hamer
alcohol bad

Alcohol [see Martin Thomas’s article in Solidarity 494, and Stephen Wood’s letter in 495] is the most harmful psychoactive substance we know in terms of overall mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities.

Lambeth fight continues after budget vote

Submitted by AWL on 20 February, 2019 - 12:50 Author: Katy Dollar

On Wednesday 13 February, Lambeth Council voted through another cuts budget. The document included a line in a table cutting £500,000 from Children’s Services. Five children’s centres are to be closed, seven more will have their service provision cut, and staff across the borough will lose their jobs.

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