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A Radical 2017 – All we need to do is join in

RMT Protest @Freedom_Paper

RMT Protest @Freedom_Paper

Jon Bigger writes on direct and effective alternatives to the opportunism and whining of the liberal left

Since the Brexit and Trump results one thing that’s been glaringly obvious about any mainstream response is that it amounts to nothing but liberal bedwetting.

Article after article in the UK liberal press, day upon day has focused on what the terrible conservative forces will be getting up to and how we’re all under threat from the menace. Actually they’ve focused mainly on free movement which I’ll come to shortly. I want to talk this month about how we can focus on our radical response and how we need to have solidarity at our core.

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The Qatari royal family NEEDS those low-paid workers’ tips, sacking staff for eating on duty

@ClassWar2015

@ClassWar2015

Hidden cameras, mass sackings and a climate of fear: Life as a Harrods restaurant worker… That poor old Al-Thani family, possibly one of the richest in the world as the royal family of Qatar, are short of cash as owning most of London’s most expensive properties is a tight business. Of course, profiting from owning Harrods isn’t easy. So why shouldn’t they keep the 12.5% service charge added to the Harrods restaurant bills for their own profit?

After all, their low-paid workers would only waste it on unaffordable housing and food. (more…)

Harrods protest, 8 arrested: media outrage continues at Qatar royal’s theft of restaurant tips

UPDATED JAN 10: Protesters from the United Voices of the World Union (UVW), workers and sympathisers blockaded Harrods and Brompton Road to draw attention to the fact that the service charge added to Harrods restaurant bills went in to the pockets of the owners, the Qatari royal family, not to the waiters and restaurant staff.

Harrods – and its Qatari royal owners – continue to take a fine beating across the international media for allowing this: more protests are being planned… (more…)