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Issue: 1743

Dated: 14 Apr 2001



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Police and courts ignore racist crime

JUSTICE DAVID Poole's remarks on Monday of this week effectively signal to victims of racist attacks that they will have an uphill struggle to get full justice from the British courts...


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Education

THE MOST "moderate" of the teachers' unions, the ATL, unanimously passed a motion at its national conference on Monday calling for national action unless the government does something...

Royal Opera House

TECHNICIANS AND other workers at the Royal Opera House have voted to strike over disciplinary action against a union official. Members of the BECTU technicians' union backed a walkout by 80 percent...

Further education

ALL THE garages of London United Buses in south west London were picketed on Monday and Tuesday of last week...

Socialist election campaign

CAMPAIGNERS have been out building the socialist election campaign. Constituency groups are holding meetings. In some areas union branches are organising hustings...

Council housing

HOUSING campaigners are determined to up the pressure on the government in the run-up to the general election. A series of initiatives and major rallies are set to drive home the message...

Diary - Upcoming events

LECTURERS IN further education colleges are gearing up to vote on national strikes over pay.

Stop Bush's mad missile plan

GEORGE BUSH celebrated 100 days as US president last week. During those 100 days he tore up the Kyoto agreement on climate control. He provoked a crisis with China by refusing to apologise...

The backlash at Macpherson

THE OUTBURST by Judge Poole against the Macpherson report is an attack on anti-racism...

No to nukes

ABOUT 200 determined protesters demonstrated outside the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland last weekend. Buses travelled from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and beyond to take people to join the protest...

Park protest

AROUND 30 PEOPLE lobbied Islington Town Hall in north London on Tuesday of last week against a plan to convert part of Whittington Park into a car park...

Postal workers

POSTAL WORKERS in Watford have rejected a deal to end their strike. They were poised to call more strikes rather than give in to management...

Poverty brings back TB

THE OUTBREAK of tuberculosis (TB) at a school in Leicester highlights the re-emergence of a disease once thought to be eradicated for good...

Defending refugees, fighting racism

"WE'VE WON. We've won," was the cry from Janet Alder after the High Court threw out attempts by Hull police officers to overturn the unanimous inquest verdict on her brother's death...

Marks & Sparks of resistance

"ON YOUR Marks, get ready, get out!" "Fight! Fight! Fight!" Those were the slogans of protesters outside Marks & Spencer's flagship Paris store last Friday...

1,000 back low pay fight

OVER 1,000 people packed into an exciting meeting in east London last week to build the fight against poverty ...

May Day targets

PRESS AND police hysteria about planned demonstrations on May Day in London reached new heights last weekend. The Observer reported police fears of "mayhem and anarchy

Bus workers

AROUND 30 PEOPLE lobbied Islington Town Hall in north London on Tuesday of last week against a plan to convert part of Whittington Park into a car park...

Exposed from the inside

LIZ DAVIES, who was on Labour's most important elected committee, recently resigned from the party and backed the Socialist Alliance...

Fiat is halted

OVER 1,000 workers at the Fiat New Holland tractor plants at Basildon and Thurrock in Essex were on strike for 24 hours on Monday. Another strike was scheduled for Wednesday of this week.

Definitive account of rail disaster

VIRGIN TRAINS, owned by Brian Souter and Richard Branson, announced last week it was hiking up train fares by 10 percent...

Civil servants' huge meetings

"THE TURNout for the meetings I have been to is in general much higher than for many years. There is a very good mood amongst the members, and a feeling that this is the year that the union...

The rich, us and tax deductible charity donations

SUPER-rich businesswoman Ann Gloag was splashed across the newspapers last week in articles praising her charity work...

Sparks fly

OVER 1,000 workers at the Fiat New Holland tractor plants at Basildon and Thurrock in Essex were on strike for 24 hours on Monday. Another strike was scheduled for Wednesday of this week.

Torn between two mansions

PRESS AND police hysteria about planned demonstrations on May Day in London reached new heights last weekend. The Observer reported police fears of "mayhem and anarchy

Roots of Israel's violence

THE ISRAELI state is engaged in brutal violence against the Palestinian population and has killed hundreds of Palestinians over the past few months. In 1982 revolutionary socialist TONY CLIFF...


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