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Today – Thursday 10 July 2014 – more than 1.5 million public sector workers are on strike. They are striking against austerity and are saying “enough is enough”.

The lack of evidence of gas chambers at the Treblinka death camp in Poland has been used again and again by Holocaust deniers as “proof” that the Nazis did not exterminate 6 million Jews.

One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:

At the end of May, the Front National results in the European elections sent a shockwave across France. Here we look at the causes of this disaster, and at what can be done.

After the initial shock of the fascist Front National’s victory in the European elections in France with a record 25% of the vote, it’s time to look at where that vote came from.