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Issue: 1765

Dated: 08 Sep 2001



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Refugees are not to blame

POLITICIANS IN Britain and across the world are targeting refugees...


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Anti Nazi League

OVER 50 people attended an Anti Nazi League meeting in Aberdeen on Thursday 30 August. The series of ANL rallies across Scotland follow the murder of Kurdish refugee Firsat Yildiz Dag in Glasgow...

'Let them drown'

THE AUSTRALIAN government has set new standards for callous treatment of refugees. Its attitude to the 460 desperate refugees rescued by the Norwegian freighter Tampa from their sinking boat on Sunday...

Who was Che?

CHE GUEVARA has become a symbol of rebellion and revolution across the world. Just as during the revolts of the 1960s...

Councils

MANCHESTER UNISON union convenor Richard Searle was reinstated last week. This was just two weeks after his suspension for talking to the press in his capacity as a UNISON spokesperson...

Give a focus to millions

NEW LABOUR'S philosophy is summed up by burger firms and businessmen. Last week the party got McDonald's to sponsor a top conference dinner with Tony Blair for �15,000...

Real face of Unionism

VIOLENCE, HATRED, causing terror to children. That is the real face of Northern Ireland's Orangemen and Unionists revealed this week...

The KKK cash behind Griffin

NAZI BRITISH National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin could face prison for illegally accepting donations from racists in the US for party funds. The Nazi toff who pretends to be a man of the people ...

We sub arms trade

PROTESTERS will be converging on London's Docklands next Tuesday to launch a week of protest against Europe's biggest arms fair. The New Labour government is hosting the grotesque fair...

A great success against the Nazis

THE ANTI-Nazi majority seized the initiative and took to the streets last weekend. The anti-Nazi activity was centred around Oldham, Burnley and Bradford, areas where the Nazi BNP increased its vote ...

Refugees face slave labour

NEW LABOUR is giving a multinational company the chance to run a slave labour operation. UK Detention Services is a subsidiary of Sodexho, the multinational firm that

London Underground

TUBE WORKERS are set to ballot for strike action over pay after management refused to agree to a rise recommended by an independent mediator. The mediator said all tube workers should receive a 4 percent increase...

Refugees

ALMOST 100 people joined last Sunday's picket of Scotland's first detention centre for asylum seekers at Dungavel in south Lanarkshire...

Gunning for our support

two of the country's three trade unions...

McJobs on offer

McLABOUR means McJobs. A report by the TELCO community organisation, focused on east London, found that privatisation of public services "has driven down the pay and conditions of staff"

'Factory' schools vision behind the teacher shortage

CHILDREN IN England and Wales are returning to school to be greeted with the most severe shortage of teachers for three decades. And schools in Scotland, which in recent years has not faced a crisis ...

'We're protesting in Brighton'

ON 30 September in Brighton thousands of protesters will tell Tony Blair that people should come before profit. The demonstration is for everyone outraged at the way the Labour Party conference...

The US won't even talk about racism

TOXIC TEXAN President George W Bush ordered the US delegates to leave the United Nations conference on racism this week. The US delegation marched out of the conference in South Africa...

Old Labour, New Labour & McLabour

TONY BLAIR will be supping with the devil when he attends the dinner hosted by McDonald's at the Labour Party conference in three weeks time...

International round-up

They were protesting at wage and pension cuts imposed by the government in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The protest was called jointly by

School bigotry

THERE IS a crisis over teacher shortages. Yet primary school teacher Veronica McLeod was sacked last week from her job at St Kessog's School in Balloch, Scotland...

In brief

ALMOST 100 people joined last Sunday's picket of Scotland's first detention centre for asylum seekers at Dungavel in south Lanarkshire...

Slowdown spreads to services

"THE ECONOMIC slowdown facing the UK is now spreading beyond manufacturing." That was the grim warning this week from the head of the bosses' CBI organisation...

Housing revolt

MAJOR TRADE unions are backing protest rallies in defence of council housing at this month's TUC and Labour Party conferences...

Holding on to staff?

I AM a student nurse at UCLH hospitals in central London. The trust has decided to close

Civil servants

WORKERS IN the Employment Service and the Benefits Agency in south west London and Brent have voted for indefinite strike action by 334 votes to 74...

Inquiry victory

THE FAMILY of Zahid Mubarek, the Asian teenager murdered by a "psychopathic" and racist inmate at Feltham Young Offenders Institution, have won the latest round in their battle for a public inquiry...

The US won't even talk about racism

Toxic Texan President George W Bush ordered the US delegates to leave the United Nations conference on racism this week. The US delegation marched out of the conference in South Africa because representatives of many countries had dared to condemn Israel's brutal treatment of the Palestinian people.

New Labour leads the hypocrisy on slavery

The big powers at the UN conference also pushed aside calls for them to apologise for the slave trade. The British government led the pack. Britain was at the forefront of the slave trade in the 18th century.

Reports in brief

Gorton Tub LOCAL PEOPLE protested last week to show their anger at Manchester City Council's decision to close the popular swimming pool Gorton Tub. Campaigners went to the site of the £90 million Commonwealth Games stadium.


International

Australian Tory prime minister's message to refugees: 'Let them drown'

THE AUSTRALIAN government has set new standards for callous treatment of refugees. Its attitude to the 460 desperate refugees rescued by the Norwegian freighter Tampa from their sinking boat on Sunday 26 August was "let them drown". John Howard, the Liberal (Tory) prime minister of Australia, has ignored the refugees' pleas to be allowed to come to Australia.


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