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Issue: 1744

Dated: 21 Apr 2001



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Whose job is next?

JOHN AND Marie McDougall work at Motorola in Bathgate. Both have been made redundant twice before. "I thought Motorola was the jewel in the crown of Silicon Glen," says John. "Now I fear the worst."...


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Refugees

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in north London to stop the New Labour government sending a young refugee back to Kosovo. Besnik Gashi is 18 years old and arrived alone in Britain last year...

Battling to ban the bomb

A NEW generation is now growing up with the threat of nuclear annihilation and a third world war...

Have things got better

THE BIGGEST advertiser in the country is not a giant multinational but the New Labour government...

'Police stood by as mob attacked Asians'

EYEWITNESSES IN Bradford say that the reason 300 mainly Asian people took to the streets of Lidget Green last weekend was to stop a group of 40 white men on the rampage...

Socialist Worker public meetings

UP TO 1,000 people joined an angry protest outside Downing Street last Saturday to tell Tony Blair not to back George Bush's mad "Son of Star Wars" project....

Engineering

ONE HUNDRED workers at Jeavons Engineering in Tipton in the West Midlands struck for 24 hours last week. The strike was officially called by the TGWU union...

Mandela condemns the firms

NELSON MANDELA, the former South African president, has bitterly criticised the giant pharmaceutical firms. He said last weekend that it was a "gross error" for the firms to sue the South African gove

Would you trust a roving royal?

IT'S NOT just royals Sophie and Edward who are under scrutiny. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is set for a job as a roving ambassador for British industry...

Put this criminal on trial!

THE LEFT wing writer Christopher Hitchens' new book is The Trial of Henry Kissinger. It is a brilliantly written expos� of the war crimes committed by Henry Kissinger...

It's right to protest against capitalism

THE POLICE are whipping up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation around this year's May Day anti-capitalist protests. They are promising a "zero tolerance" approach. "Snatch squads" will be used...

Teachers' anger at New Labour

TONY BLAIR famously summed up his priorities as "education, education, education" when New Labour came to office...

Refugee killed by racist laws

ANOTHER REFUGEE died on Thursday of last week trying to get into Britain in the face of New Labour's crackdown on refugees. The asylum seeker jumped on top of the Eurostar train as it passed...

'Fighting to keep a job and our lives'

WORKERS ARE sat around tables in the foyer of the LU biscuit factory in Calais, talking and laughing. But this is no lunch break, and no one is working on the shopfloor...

Diary - Upcoming events

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in north London to stop the New Labour government sending a young refugee back to Kosovo. Besnik Gashi is 18 years old and arrived alone in Britain last year...

China, US: one crisis to another

THE SPY plane crisis may be over, but tensions between the US and China are likely to grow...

Little beef from leaders

PUBLIC SECTOR union UNISON has called a national demonstration for a decent minimum wage in central Manchester next Saturday, 28 April. The demo is a chance in the run-up to the general election for...

A long wait for trains

MORE RAIL chaos will result from the latest cost-cutting plan by Britain's largest train operating company...

Peugeot

DELEGATES AT the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference voted almost unanimously for a resolution calling for an immediate end to sanctions on Iraq...

Building the alliance

CAMPAIGNERS CONTINUED to build the socialist election campaign through the Easter break with protests, meetings and street actions across Britain...

Sparks fly

ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Anti-Nazi

A HEAVY police presence in Bermondsey last Saturday ensured that 37 members of the Nazi National Front (NF) were once again allowed a brief march in the south London area. Nearly 200 anti-Nazis...

Cincinnati-not a riot, a rebellion

EVENTS IN Cincinnati, Ohio, last week lifted the lid on the horrendous racism and injustice that exists in the United States. Police shot dead yet another unarmed black man...

The role of the state

IT IS hammered into our heads from an early age that the state is a neutral body that stands above society and regulates fairly between everyone...

Shiblu Rahman

OVER 50 people joined an angry protest, called by the Shiblu Rahman Family Campaign, outside the Old Bailey on Wednesday

NUT conference

THE SCOTTISH Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual conference in Aberdeen last week. One of the highlights of the conference was when delegates voted to support the Chhokar family campaign...

The force against nukes

UP TO 1,000 people joined an angry protest outside Downing Street last Saturday to tell Tony Blair not to back George Bush's mad "Son of Star Wars" project....

The modern slavery

WHATEVER THE details of the latest journey by the "slave ship" Etireno, its voyage has again exposed the existence of child slavery in West Africa...

Stop jobs massacre

ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Councils

UNISON UNION members in Hackney, east London, have voted against the council leaders' "final" wage cutting, job slashing offer and in favour of a five-day strike

Who gets what in Britain today

IF YOUR only sources of information about Britain were the financial supplements of the newspapers then you could be forgiven for thinking that every worker was on at least �30,000 a year.

Racism behind Bradford clashes

THE PRESS and police say that the riot in Bradford last weekend had nothing to do with racism. But local people tell a very different story....

'We won't buckle to the bullies'

CWU POSTAL workers' union leaders and Royal Mail management are holding a series of meetings which seem designed to frighten trade unionists from striking. The meetings feature representatives...

Fury against the IMF

rnment

Israel's new war threats

ARIEL SHARON, the new Israeli prime minister, is threatening the Middle East with a new war. Over the Easter weekend Israeli forces invaded Palestinian territory and attacked Syrian troops in Lebanon...

STUC conference

THE SCOTTISH Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual conference in Aberdeen last week. One of the highlights of the conference was when delegates voted to support the Chhokar family campaign...

In brief

PEUGEOT CAR workers in Coventry, members of the TGWU union, have narrowly voted for strike action against a wages and conditions package...


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