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Issue: 1755

Dated: 30 Jun 2001



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Revolt reaches heart of Labour

NEW LABOUR'S drive for privatisation has shocked the entire trade union movement. Chancellor Gordon Brown spelled out the government's plans for its second term at the weekend...


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Racist thugs ignited riot

"I HATE to say we told you so. This is what happens when 4,000 people vote for Nazis. The British National Party go on the offensive." That was the comment from Helen, who lives near Burnley, after the riots in the town last weekend...

Heading for a fight against New Labour

THE NEW Labour government is on a collision course with public sector workers. That was dramatically underlined last week at the conference of UNISON-Britain's biggest trade union, with 1.3 million members...

College workers

PEOPLE pressure mounted on a Glasgow college board of managers last week. On the Thursday a spontaneous protest by further education workers took place...

Round-up

SOME 150 people gathered outside Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Wednesday of last week to protest at the decision of the Church Commission to charge market rents for 1,590 flats in the SE1 area of London...

Tripping up Third World AIDS victims

TONY BLAIR was quick to accuse the protesters at Gothenburg of failing to understand that the growth of world trade benefits the poor...

Church landlords

SOME 150 people gathered outside Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Wednesday of last week to protest at the decision of the Church Commission to charge market rents for 1,590 flats in the SE1 area of London...

Lancashire's radical history

THE RECENT election boost for the Nazi British National Party in Oldham has thrown the Lancashire town into the news. It has also exposed a long history of racism towards the Asian community...

Defend Council Housing

SOME 60 representatives from the key areas threatened with housing privatisation met in Birmingham on Saturday...

Socialist Alliance

SOCIALIST Alliances across England and Wales have been holding forums, meetings and debates on the way forward for the alliance after the election. They have been a great success...

Gap protest

LAST SATURDAY 20 people picketed the Gap store in the Metro centre in Gateshead, Tyneside...

Errol McGowan inquest

A TOP pathologist has attacked Telford police's alleged assumption that Errol McGowan hanged himself. Dr Nat Carey, called by the coroner on Friday of last week as an expert witness...

Postal workers fight privatisation

POSTAL WORKERS in London are gearing up for a new round of strikes just as their bosses are pressing ahead with privatisation. Workers at the NDO office in north London are poised to strike on Friday ...

35,000 march in Barcelona

THOUSANDS of people demonstrated against the World Bank in Barcelona in Spain last weekend. This is despite the fact that the World Bank, one of the main enforcers of neo-liberal policies...

Take on the real enemy together

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Rail

DELEGATES TO the ASLEF train drivers' union conference met in Scarborough last week just as the Cullen report into the disaster at Ladbroke Grove in October 1999 was published...

Gothenburg-what next?

EIGHTY PEOPLE attended a Globalise Resistance forum in central London on Saturday to hear eyewitness reports from the Gothenburg anti-capitalist protests...

Anti-racism

REFUGEES IN Liverpool took part in a seven-day hunger strike last week to highlight the appalling conditions in the flats where they live...

Action threat has the rail bosses on run

TRAIN operating companies retreated last week in the face of threatened strikes called by the rail workers' RMT union for Monday of this week...

What's behind Belfast riots?

THE SCENES of rioting on the streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland will have shocked many people...

Macedonia

WESTERN GOVERNMENTS were desperately trying to impose a ceasefire on government forces and Albanian guerrillas in Macedonia at the start of this week...

Is this the future of your pension?

THE COLLAPSE of the Independent Insurance company last week has provided a glimpse into the murky dealings of City fat cats. Yet these are the people New Labour wants to put in charge of our pensions...

Celebrating refugees

THE BEGINNING of International Refugee Week and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Convention was marked with meetings and events across Britain...

Sickness in the service

THE NHS is institutionally racist and the medical profession runs "a white man's register" with "jobs for the boys". These are some of the findings of a study by the King's Fund, Racism in Medicine...

'Beyond Thatcher'

TONY BLAIR last week pledged his government would embark on "the most fundamental reform of public services for many years"...

Abuse of power

I WENT to Gothenburg to protest against undemocratic organisations such as the World Bank, WTO and IMF...


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