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Issue: 1762

Dated: 18 Aug 2001



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Police protect the nazis

Police in Mid Wales mounted a huge operation last weekend to protect a gathering by a dangerous, violent gang with a string of criminal convictions


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What's the truth about Sighthill?

It has recently seen a series of brutal racist attacks. Two weeks ago Firsat Yildiz, a Kurdish asylum seeker, was stabbed and murdered by a group of white men.He was slashed with a knife by a group o...

Step up fight for refugees

Asylum seekers are not just victims. They are determined to find a better world. Campaigns against the voucher scheme have forced David Blunkett to consider replacing them, although not with cash bene...

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Anti-Nazis break ban

STOP PRESS...STOP PRESS...STOP PRESS STOP THE NAZI NF MARCH 1pm, Saturday 18 August, Sunderland City Over 150 extra police were drafted in from Shropshire. All local police leave was cancelled. The Me...

IMF's stake in Argentina

Its latest victim is Argentina. This week a team of Argentinian officials was in Washington to negotiate with the IMF and the United States Treasury. They want an emergency loan of $9 billion...

Protests defy US military

These are events taking place on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques in the Caribbean. The local population is taking on the might of the US military.But protesters defied teargas and rubber bullets to...

Selling off the elderly

THE HEALTH and wellbeing of one pensioner made headline news recently. The Queen Mother has received the best health treatment and care with no expense spared.But Winnie faces eviction because the Lab...

Gateway is shut

The firm looks set to close its entire UK and Ireland operations. Gateway's 1,000 workers are still waiting to find out their future. Gateway is worth $20 billion worldwide and employs 20,000 people.*...

Disaster made by the free market

THIS AUGUST marks the tenth anniversary of the failed coup in Moscow that led to the collapse of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union. Western leaders and the media hailed the end of the Communist...

STOP PRIVATISATION

Anti Nazi League Join the weekend of anti-Nazi activity...

Campaign to defend refugees

The government has forced new refugees to use vouchers instead of cash benefits and dispersed them around the country. But the government has been forced to announce it

Tony Blair's on another planet

Tony Blair's on another planetHe seems oblivious to the depth of feeling against his agenda for privatisation. This week the GMB union stepped up its campaign in defen...

HACKNEY COUNCIL in east London has sacked one of the local union's leading activists.

HACKNEY COUNCIL in east London has sacked one of the local union's leading activists.

Workers fight back in Argentina

* More on Argentina, the IMF and workers' revolt on page 4 ...

KILLINGS, INVASIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Israel steps up brutality

KILLINGS, INVASIONS AND OCCUPATIONS Israel steps up brutalityThe suicide bombing of a Jerusalem pizzeria by a Palestinian on Thursday of last week which killed 15 Israelis only increased Israel's atta...

Road to peace in Middle East

Since the election of right wing war criminal Ariel Sharon as leader in February Israel has stepped up its attacks by assassinating Palestinian activists. The level of violence has led many Israeli li...

Anti Nazi League Join the weekend of anti-Nazi activity

will review both these policies...

Bowing to Unionists threatens the peace

He claimed this was to give the peace process "breathing space". But the suspension was a capitulation to Unionist demands for the decommissioning of IRA weapons. The British government has allowed D...


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