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Issue: 1756

Dated: 07 Jul 2001



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BNP poses as 'respectable' but...

BRITAIN'S NAZIS are putting on a respectable front on TV and radio. Don't be fooled.


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Chinatown

WORKERS AT a Chinese restaurant in the Chinatown area of Soho, central London, are fighting back...

Tragic cost of exclusions

THE TRAGIC death of ten year old Jevan Richardson in Lewisham, south east London, has led to calls for black communities to set up their own schools. Jevan committed suicide after being excluded...

Trimble's stunt stokes division

ULSTER Unionist leader David Trimble resigned as Northern Ireland first minister on Sunday, raising the spectre of deep crisis...

Doctors slam New Labour on health

THE DOCTORS' British Medical Association denounced the government this week for underfunding the NHS and piling pressure on those who hold it together

Is Britain about to go bust?

WHAT A difference a year makes. Last summer the supporters of capitalism were rejoicing in what they claimed was an unprecedented American boom...

Shaking Salzburg

ANTI-CAPITALISM has come to Austria for the first time. Around 2,000 people descended on the small town of Salzburg when it hosted the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) last weekend...

Pride not profit

OVER 30,000 people took part in the annual lesbian and gay pride march in central London last Saturday. There was a buoyant and political mood...

'League of shame' firms honoured

COLIN Byrne ran the "business relations unit" at Labour's Millbank headquarters during the general election. He has now returned to his usual job as chief executive at the lobbying firm Shandwick...

Lecturers

THE FURTHER education bosses' organisation, the Association of Colleges, begrudgingly increased its pay offer to lecturers last week...

Teachers

TEACHERS AT Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, east London, are angry that their NUT union has refused them a ballot for strike action over pay...

Fighting privatisation

UNION LEADERS met Tony Blair last week to talk about New Labour's privatisation plans for public services...

Tremors after just a month

ONE MONTH into Blair's second government and it is all so different from four years ago. In July 1997 New Labour was basking in the afterglow of the crushing defeat inflicted on the hated Tories...

Why they must be stopped

THE NAZI British National Party (BNP) hopes to capitalise on the bitterness and disaffection many people in Britain feel at what is happening to their lives...

Unstoppable challenge to G8 in Genoa

THE build-up for the protests against the leaders of the G8 eight richest countries in Genoa in Italy on 19-21 July is becoming bigger by the day...

Collision of unions and New Labour

"IT'S TIME to dust down the banners and braziers: the trade unions are back, and they are angry. If the unions were relatively content with Tony Blair during his first term, they are distinctly unhappy with what he might do in his second."...

Medical secretaries

THE MEDICAL secretaries' dispute in Scotland was delicately poised as Socialist Worker went to press...

Business drools at Blair's plans

THE QUEEN'S birthday honours list which was announced recently shows the businessmen New Labour loves...

Street rebellion in Papua New Guinea

THREE UNIVERSITY of Papua New Guinea students are dead and several are in a critical condition. Some have disappeared into police custody...

Milosevic extradited

FEW PEOPLE in Serbia shed any tears for Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader extradited to Holland last week. And rightly so. Milosevic is guilty of war crimes. But so too is NATO...

Racism and resistance in Burnley

TWO LANCASHIRE towns, two big votes for the BNP, two "riots" as Asian communities are attacked by racists and the police do nothing. Recent events in Burnley and Oldham (and Accrington last weekend) ...

In brief

TEACHERS AT Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, east London, are angry that their NUT union has refused them a ballot for strike action over pay...


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