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ROSE GENTLE is the mother of 19 year old Gordon Gentle from Pollok in Glasgow, who was killed on 28 June in Iraq.
Follow Sheffield’s route to victory DRIVERS ON First Group buses in Bristol have narrowly voted to accept an improved pay deal.
A STRIKE by 1,000 workers at the Uniq food processing plants at Annan and Finnarts Bay in the west of Scotland was due to go ahead this week as Socialist Worker went to press.
CAMPAIGNERS are stepping up action to defend Naseh Ghafor, the 20 year old Kurdish refugee who is being threatened with deportation to Iraq.
KEY WORKERS at British Airways (BA) have called a one-day strike over the bank holiday period unless the company improves its pay offer.
A NEW proposal has come out of the negotiations over Agenda for Change (AfC), the sweeping reform across the NHS.
STRIKE ACTION taken by the workers at the Edrington Famous Grouse whisky factory in Glasgow has won a 3.5 percent pay rise each year for the next three years.
WORKERS IN Swansea council’s information and communications technology department have begun an indefinite strike following a 97 percent vote for action in a ballot.
More than 50 people gathered in Cambridgeshire on Saturday of last week to ensure the Nazi National Front’s threatened demonstration at Oakington Immigration Centre didn’t take place.
President Hugo Chavez has won a resounding victory in a referendum designed to topple him and the government of Venezuela – a government hated by the rich and powerful in both Caracas and Washington.
GORDON WAS a beautiful young man of 19 years of age.
Tony Blair’ß decision to invite Iraq’s stooge prime minister, Iyad Allawi, to the Labour Party conference is a calculated insult.
‘I think anger is a good word to describe how we feel. He’d gone there thinking it was not a war zone.
Even a hardened cynic like me has been amazed by the blatant propaganda operation orchestrated by the US and British governments over Iraq.
THE FAMOUS "war on terrorism" took a majestic step forward in the last couple of weeks with the production and distribution of Preparing for Emergencies, What You Need to Know.
LAST WEEK’S Socialist Worker, highlighting the arrest and brutal treatment of Baber Ahmad, won a lot of respect for sellers around the country.
First came the letters to local papers from grieving relatives. Then, in ones and twos, young deserters began to slip across the border to Canada.
"PETER MANDELSON is widely hated across Hartlepool," says John Bloom, the Respect coalition candidate for the forthcoming by-election in Hartlepool. "People feel he came here, used the place, then scuttled off when something better came up."
Respect supporters were out in the Millwall ward of Tower Hamlets, east London, over the weekend, leafleting door to door, as the campaign for the council by-election there got underway.
HAROLD ROSEN I was born into a Jewish Communist family in the US, just after the First World War.
A GROUP of workers, sick of working 60 hours a week, go on strike over union rights and become an inspiration to other workers. That was what truck drivers in Minneapolis in the US Midwest did in 1934.
NHS workers are on the sharp end of New Labour’s attacks on the public sector. This autumn they will vote on whether to accept the sweeping changes to pay and contracts in the government’s Agenda for Change deal.
Eighty years after his death, Lenin is still getting a bad press.
THE government’s Agenda 2010 policy in Germany threatens the biggest attack on the welfare state since the Second World War.
CONSIDERING THAT it is only a few years since some right wing critics were proclaiming the death of political theatre, there is a surprising amount of it at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
Ask any Marxist film fan (say, me) to name their top ten movies and I’d guarantee that Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard would be on it.
Tony Woodley, the general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, has called for a "united front to win the next election" between the New Labour leadership and the trade unions.
The Anglo-American occupation of Iraq grows bloodier by the day. The shadow of a massacre is hanging over the city of Najaf, where thousands of Iraqis have rallied to prevent an assault by US forces.
IT WAS with deep regret that we heard of the sudden death of Graham Morgan at his home in Dawley, Shropshire, on 27 July at the age of 55.
Stop this tragic and needless loss of life Adam Rickwood, 14, was found hanged in a privately-run secure training centre in County Durham – a shocking tragedy that should never have been allowed to happen.
MANAGERS at B&Q’s store in East Kilbride, Scotland, were rushing about with excitement last week.
"We have tens of millions of dollars in projects in Samarra, but you won’t get a dime as long as the city is not working hands to hands with the coalition."US Major General John Batiste lays down the law to Hamid Humud Shakti, governor of the Iraqi province of Samarra
Thursday 25 August
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