Striking cleaners win victory against John Lewis

Cleaners at the flag ship John Lewis store on Oxford Street have won a fantastic victory against job cuts and low pay. The management have now agreed to withdraw, totally, plans for mass compulsory redundancy, and to give cleaners 10% pay rise, backdated to March – following a strike by staff who had organised themselves […]

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The prickish elite – how not to fight for gay rights

Over in America, a video showing one particularly cringeworthy piece of gay rights activism has gone viral. Chick-fil-a has been rightly been pilloried of late for the homophobic politics of its corporate leadership. As such, Adam M. Smith, a now-fired chief financial officer, decided to drive in to chick-fil-a and film himself bullying a cashier. […]

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Is a shaved vagina really an unacceptable health hazard?

It’s time to end “the war on pubic hair” according to a prominent physician quoted in the Independent. The article – which many comrades have been sharing –  highlights the health risks of having a “bikini wax” and of  generally screwing around with one’s pubic hair and naughty bits. Personally I find this whole line […]

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Olympic success is a team effort: Why Boris Johnson is wrong

I don’t want to rain on everyone’s parade, but the strong showing by Team GB at this year’s Olympics really isn’t remotely surprising. When a country is awarded the dubious privilege of hosting the Games, there’s a strong tendency for that country to invest heavily in sports infrastructure and training in the years leading up […]

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