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Issue: 1757

Dated: 14 Jul 2001



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Fight racism Fight poverty

TONY BLAIR described the events in Bradford last weekend as "mindless thuggery". But one thing and one thing only sparked the rioting in the city. Police allowed known Nazis...


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Fury at Blair's mean and nasty plan

"THEY ARE calling disabled people scroungers, yet those MPs have voted themselves a pay rise and then gone off on holiday for three months. I'm spitting blood I'm so angry."...

Reward of money 'Just' for nothing

WANT TO be a millionaire without doing any work? Just follow the example of top bosses at Just2Clicks...

New hopes for change in Algeria

THE NORTH African state of Algeria has been shaken by a mass wave of protests. The protests are the most hopeful events for well over a decade...

They have gone beyond Thatcher

THE VICIOUSNESS of Tony Blair's right wing programme for New Labour's second term is becoming clearer by the day. The New Labour government last week announced measures that go well beyond...

Bradford: What really happened

LAST weekend Bradford became another city in the north west of England where Asians were forced onto the streets to defend themselves against Nazis...

Firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS and control room staff on Merseyside were to start an eight-day strike on Friday following a magnificent vote for action...

Wapping warning for post workers

THE GUERRILLA battles that have been waged between postal workers and their bosses are moving towards all-out war. Postal workers account for half the strikes in Britain...

Now build bigger

BRITAIN'S ROLE in the development of Star Wars, George W Bush's missile system, was brilliantly exposed last week.

Shut down the G8 Summit

MORE THAN 100,000 people from across Italy and the world will be converging on Genoa next weekend at the G8 meeting of the eight richest countries in the world.

Benjamin Zephaniah

"I WANT my poetry to be in as many places as possible. But at this point in the civil rights struggle I'm not prepared to work for the enemy." These are the words of black poet Benjamin Zephaniah...

Postal workers

PLANNED OFFICIAL strike action by postal workers in north and north west London collapsed last week. It was not the fault of the union members...

Clifton McGowan's verdict on inquest

THE INQUEST into the death of Errol McGowan recorded a verdict of suicide last week. Errol was a black man found hanged in the Shropshire town of Telford on 2 July 1999.

Sefton council

AROUND 250 council workers and supporters held a lively march through Bootle on Merseyside last Saturday in protest at the closure of seven council run facilities...

Obituary

LES KENNEDY, who died recently, was a member of the Socialist Workers Party for the last decade in the north east of England. Les's political views were very much shaped by his wartime experiences

When British troops shot people down in the street

THE BLOODY Sunday tribunal is raising more ghosts than it lays to rest, which isn't what Tony Blair intended when he announced the inquiry in January 1998...

In brief

AROUND 250 council workers and supporters held a lively march through Bootle on Merseyside last Saturday in protest at the closure of seven council run facilities...

"THEY ARE calling disabled people scroungers, yet those MPs have voted themselves a pay rise and then gone off on holiday for three months. I'm spitting blood I'm so angry."...

Week of revolt against Blair

TONY BLAIR got a shock last week. Labour MPs gave him a roasting over key planks of his programme. Left winger Dennis Skinner led the attack, but usually grovelling backbenchers joined in

Wind power, not nuclear power

NEW LABOUR could be set to launch a new generation of nuclear power stations. Energy minister Brian Wilson, a long-time backer of nuclear power, has been given the go-ahead to conduct a "review"...


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