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Issue: 1745

Dated: 28 Apr 2001



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Refugees attacked in Glasgow

When politicians spout racism, vicious attacks on black and Asian people follow. Senior police officers confirmed this last week.


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Firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS and control room staff in Berkshire have voted by a staggering 81 percent on a 76 percent turnout to strike to defend eight full time jobs...

Defending asylum seekers

REFUGEE campaigner Mike Taylor was given a conditional discharge at Uxbridge magistrates court last week. This is the lowest sentence that that can be handed out...

Racism is not black against white

"I'M NOT racist, but..." Everyone has heard those four words. They are usually followed by a tirade of racist myths. That's what the Tories and the right wing press are spewing out today...

Diary-upcoming events

Diary-upcoming events

Plymouth council

COUNCIL UNIONS in Plymouth are claiming victory following five weeks of work to rule and strike action to defend jobs and services....

Dudley votes for more action

DUDLEY hospitals strikers are about to enter their tenth month of strikes against privatisation. At a mass meeting on Friday of last week the strikers voted for another three-week strike...

New tube strike next week

LONDON TUBE workers were set to hold their third one-day strike next week against the impact of New Labour's proposed privatisation scheme. The RMT rail union has called the official strike...

French show spirit in jobs fight

AROUND 30,000 people marched through the French Channel port of Calais last Saturday on a magnificent demonstration to save jobs...

1,200 rally for Palestinians

THE Palestinian campaigner Professor Edward Said spoke on the Palestinian fight for justice to over 1,200 people in central London on Friday of last week...

Class struggle in every high rise

THE FIGHT for justice by low paid workers is the plot of socialist film-maker Ken Loach's new movie Bread and Roses. It follows a real life strike by janitors who clean the offices...

Fighting racism

ALMOST 200 people crowded into Birkby community centre in Huddersfield last week to build a campaign over the acquittal by an all white jury in Bradford of a man who killed restaurant owner Mohammed Asghar.

Corus

STEEL WORKERS in several parts of Britain are preparing for strike ballots after Corus bosses rejected a plan put forward by their ISTC union to save jobs...

Tories show their true face

TORY LEADER William Hague claims to stand against racism. He claims that he signed the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) pledge to keep racism out of the election on behalf of the whole party. Yet...

Globalise Resistance

MEDICAL secretaries in Scotland have voted to strike over low pay. More than 70 staff voted to go on strike at a meeting at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary...

Peugeot

THE TGWU union has called a half-day strike for Thursday of next week in response to Peugeot's wages and conditions package...

Campaigns

ALMOST 200 people crowded into Birkby community centre in Huddersfield last week to build a campaign over the acquittal by an all white jury in Bradford of a man who killed restaurant owner Mohammed Asghar.

Thirst while firms profit

THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) is forcing poor African countries to privatise the most basic service of all-water. The result will be more disease, more deaths, and profit for a few...

Socialist election campaign

OVER 80 pensioners attended a meeting called by Greater London Pensioners' Association last week to hear the views of the different political parties...

Council housing

THE "TENANTS' Manifesto" launched by trade unions and housing campaigners is attracting growing support. At least 19 Labour MPs and one Liberal Democrat have backed the eight-point manifesto...

NATFHE

SOME 45 activists in the NATFHE lecturers' union came from all over the country to a national "Organising resistance" meeting in Manchester last Saturday...

The future is radical

Writer and campaigner George Monbiot talks to Socialist Worker

Mood for unity and for action

TWO MOODS swept delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference in Cardiff over Easter-the desire for unity with teachers in other unions in England and Wales...

Unite against the real enemy

WORKERS AT Motorola in Scotland were stunned to hear on Tuesday of this week that over 3,000 jobs at the plant are to be axed....

Quebec - United against profit

"TRADE UNIONISTS and environmentalists are united again in the fight to save the planet," said one of around 80,000 people who took part in several days of protests in Quebec City, Canada, at the end of last week.

NHS workers

MEDICAL secretaries in Scotland have voted to strike over low pay. More than 70 staff voted to go on strike at a meeting at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary...

Cocoa fudge

THE MULTINATIONAL companies which dominate chocolate production have been caught out over their claims playing down allegations of child slavery on African cocoa plantations...

Hackney council

COUNCIL workers in Hackney, east London, are to strike for a day on 1 May against pay cuts and worse conditions...

What's the truth about Oldham?

BBC RADIO 4's Today programme last week reported that the mainly Asian area of Glodwick in Oldham, Lancashire, is now a "no-go" area for whites. Oldham police had released figures that said...

William Cook's

WORKERS AT a Sheffield factory are gearing up for a major battle over pay and job cuts. Action by 60 workers in the AEEU union at castings firm William Cook's...

Capitalism-how it works

LOCKHEED Martin, the biggest arms manufacturer in the world. GlaxoSmithKline, the most profitable drug company. Exxon, the leading oil giant....

Desperate for an alternative

THE SCOTTISH Socialist Party (SSP) will be a strong player in the general election. DEREK DURKIN is the SSP's candidate for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh...

Foot and mouth

THE GOVERNMENT'S chief vet was claiming last week that the foot and mouth epidemic was "fully under control". Whether the chief vet's confidence is justified will be tested in the coming weeks....

Sparks fly

DUDLEY hospitals strikers are about to enter their tenth month of strikes against privatisation. At a mass meeting on Friday of last week the strikers voted for another three-week strike...

'Cut our hours not our jobs'

WORKERS AT Philips Lighting in Hamilton, near Glasgow, struck for shorter hours on the same day the company announced 7,000 job losses worldwide. Almost 400 workers in the AEEU union joined the action...


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