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Issue: 1764

Dated: 01 Sep 2001



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New Labour lies over PFI

A REPORT by accountants Deloitte & Touche into the future of London's tube has blown New Labour's lies over privatisation apart...


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Refugees

NASSAR AHMED was found dead on Tuesday morning. He had fled for his life from war-torn Eritrea, found his way to Britain

Obituaries

The heartbreaking and lonely death of 74 year old Thomas Rogers at Whipps Cross accident and emergency last week is a terrible tragedy for his family...

Fighting the Nazis

OVER 100 people came together in Pudsey town centre in Leeds last Saturday to oppose the Nazi NF's attempt to build in the area...

Who should pay for slave trade?

PROTESTS WILL greet the United Nations conference on racism which opens this weekend in Durban, South Africa...

General strike in South Africa

AROUND THREE million South African workers were expected to take part in a massive general strike on Wednesday and Thursday this week...

Anger at policy, not presentation

"THE SHORTEST honeymoon on record" is going to be replaced by a "very difficult period of relationships" between the union movement and government. These are the words of TUC leader John Monks...

Teachers are driven out

SCHOOLS FACE the worst ever teacher shortages when the new term starts, according to a report by Mike Tomlinson, head of the Ofsted schools inspectorate...

NHS hospital's critical state

The heartbreaking and lonely death of 74 year old Thomas Rogers at Whipps Cross accident and emergency last week is a terrible tragedy for his family...

Retreat on rail safety

Deputy prime minister John Prescott claimed "finance isn't a problem" over installing the safety system after the Ladbroke Grove crash...

Millions too poor to afford a home

GETTING A house to live in has become a crisis for millions of workers across Britain. The problem is not caused by an "invasion" of refugees occupying council homes, as papers like the Daily Express ...

Crisis at core of the system

"THE WORST global slowdown for a quarter of a century." "A slowdown of a kind not seen since the 1980s." "The seventh big recession in the last 120 years." These were just some of last week's...

Voucher betrayal

THE GOVERNMENT has enraged trade union leaders and refugee campaigners by deciding not to abolish the voucher scheme. The betrayal was revealed in the Times this week...

The 'robots' talk back

UNHAPPY former employees of the NTL call centre in Swansea have set up a web address to compile complaints about their former employers...

Tory leadership and Nazi links

THE LINK between the front runner for Conservative Party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, and the father of Nazi BNP leader Nick Griffin is more than an isolated embarrassment for the Tories...

Postal workers

THE POST WORKER, a rank and file paper for postal workers, is holding a national meeting to discuss how to fight privatisation and other attacks...

Another NATO nightmare

THE BOMBING of a hotel in the Macedonian village of Celopek on Sunday took the shine off claims that deploying 4,500 NATO troops in the country would bring peace...

Gimmick which won't save NHS

NEW LABOUR'S latest proposal over the crisis that is gripping the NHS will end up benefiting the rich more than ordinary patients. That was the reaction of Stephen Thornton, chief executive of the NHS...

Who gets bonus, Who gets sacked?

THE SOFTWARE group Misys has awarded its top five executives performance based bonuses totalling �1.3 million. This is despite the group losing 75 percent of its value on the stock market...

Farmers double fortune

NEARLY 1,000 farmers are pocketing two lots of compensation for animals culled under measures to control foot and mouth...

There's been much ado about marking

IT HAS become an annual ritual. The GCSE results are released for hundreds of thousands of 16 year olds. TV cameras show images of excited teenagers tearing open envelopes...

BNP leader exposed

"MY AIM was political. It was to cause a racial war in this country. There'd be a backlash from the ethnic communities, then all the white people would go and vote BNP."...

Naked beast

THERE MAY not be many new TV programmes on the BBC, but director general Greg Dyke is pushing a further privatisation programme...

Porton poison exposed

"THE government has been trying to discredit us. Now it has been verified that what we have been saying is the truth." This is the reaction of former soldier Gordon Bell...

Miners

OVER 300 miners at Rossington colliery near Doncaster in South Yorkshire began their third week on all-out strike on Monday. The strike has seen mass pickets of up to 100 people...

Join the weekend of protest

THE DATES Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September should be prominent in everyone's diary. They promise to be a fantastic weekend of protest against neo-liberalism, privatisation...


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