Dated: 28 Aug 2004
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WORKING CLASS communities are under siege by the New Labour government.
THE THREAT of a strike over the bank holiday weekend has forced British Airways (BA) management to give significant concessions over pay.
AMBULANCE WORKERS in the north east of England have won an important victory.
THE CAMPAIGN for decent pay in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is still ongoing. Some 85,000 DWP workers in the PCS civil servants’ union rejected a pay offer last November.
RESPECT’S by-election campaign in Hartlepool was formally launched last week at an enthusiastic, well attended public meeting.
WORKERS IN customer services at Eurostar are quite simply fed up with our pay.
WORKERS AT the food preparation firm Uniq, at Annan and Finnarts Bay in the west of Scotland, have won significant gains.
MORE than 150 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday in support of a Kurdish asylum seeker who had been on hunger strike for over 40 days.
THE FAMILY of Gordon Gentle, a 19 year old British soldier from Pollok in Glasgow who was killed in Iraq on 28 June, launched a campaign last week demanding that all British troops leave Iraq.
‘POLLOK IS still considered to be one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas. There is very high unemployment and very little opportunity for young people.
THE PROBLEM is that BBC journalists are trapped in the Matrix with the ruling class.
THE THREE-week standoff between occupation forces and resistance fighters in the Iraqi city of Najaf has been a major news story.
"I want to defend my home. If a stranger invades America and the people resist, does that mean they are terrorists?"
THE CASUALTY rates for US and other troops occupying Iraq have rocketed upwards this month.
CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has a new magazine—Camden Living. The front page lead is "Cracking Down On Crime". The editorial and another whole page are devoted to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs).
THE INDEFINITE strike by Swansea IT workers escalated last week as official picket lines were placed on three major council workplaces.
TWO GROUPS of workers in our union have been forced to go on indefinite strike.
ABOUT 1,000 people blockaded the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland over three days last weekend.
THE POLITICAL war over Iraq goes on, alongside the shooting war. Two polls published last week illustrated this struggle.
THE BBC’s recent programme Nurseries Undercover revealed cases of abuse in privately owned nurseries. It provoked many headlines and much anxiety for parents of young children.
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Protest will erupt in New York this week on a scale not seen since the great demonstrations on the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
I LOVE and admire both Nader and his running mate Peter Camejo, and have had a close working relationship with both of them for many years.
AT ZNet I see a stupendous volume of election commentary—most of it highly fractious and redundant. I suspect that all the time going into debating the election is reducing attention going to other pursuits.
BLACK BOYS are suffering appalling levels of expulsions and underachievement in Britain’s schools
FOR A small island in the Caribbean with a population of 2.6 million, Jamaica and its people have had a massive cultural impact on the wider world. For 300 years Jamaica was the jewel in the crown of the British colonies in the Caribbean, its riches based on the enslavement of Africans.
OVER 100 years ago, Lenin argued that the model for revolutionaries "should not be the trade union secretary, but the tribune of the people, who is able to react to every manifestation of tyranny and oppression, no matter where it appears, no matter what stratum or class of the people it affects".
Lindsey German is the convenor of the Stop the War Coalition.
We set out on a wondrous journey in The Motorcycle Diaries.
Rock Against Bush Volume 2 Various artists, £8
I AM from what can be called an army family. Three generations of my family fought for this country. Two grandfathers took part in the carnage called the First World War.
YOU PROBABLY know that very few people have actually been convicted under the new terrorist laws. But you might also assume that those who have been found guilty are all Muslims.
Monday 30 August Another World is Possible festival, 1pm-9pm, Tankerton Slopes, Whitstable, Kent. For