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Issue: 1740

Dated: 24 Mar 2001



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20,000 protest against global rich in Naples

"'PEOPLE OF Seattle' converge on Naples."...


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Rally for refugees

THE PROMISE by the main political parties last week not to play the race card during the election was treated with derision at a meeting in support of refugees...

Has the bubble economy burst?

GEORGE W Bush and Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori met on Monday after a terrible week for the world's stock markets...

'Don't let Corus roll all over us'

STEEL COMPANY Corus is pushing ahead with plans to axe 6,000 jobs...

TUC women's conference

A DELEGATION of Dudley hospitals UNISON strikers were given a standing ovation at last week's TUC women's conference in Scarborough...

Foot and mouth crisis

THERE IS a contradiction at the heart of the response to the foot and mouth outbreak...

Strikers say 'pants to (our) poverty'

"WE'RE NOT on the bottom. We're up there!" says striker Margaret Watson about the spirit of pickets at Team Valley Brush in Gateshead...

On the socialist campaign trail

ACROSS Britain people have been out campaigning for socialist candidates in the general election over the last week.

Fighting the Nazis

OPPOSITION IS growing to the plans of the Nazi National Front (NF) to march in Oldham on 31 March...

Dudley strikers fight on

THE DUDLEY health strikers are continuing their latest round of three-week strike action against the handover of their jobs to a private consortium...

Noam Chomsky on Israel, the US & Palestine

 ISRAEL HAS an overwhelming force advantage, and can act with few constraints as long as it has US authorisation. The media manage...

West caused Balkans crisis

THE OUTBREAK of violence in Macedonia comes almost two years to the day since NATO began bombing the Balkans...

Delroy Lindo is arrested...again

"I COULDN'T believe it." That was the response by a shocked Delroy Lindo after he was arrested last week by the police for the thirty eighth time...

'Ethical foreign policy' is a sham

TWO YEARS ago this week British and US planes began their bombing of Kosovo and Serbia...

Raging against homes sell off

NEW LABOUR'S privatisation drive is leading to the slaughter of homes for the elderly. That was the message from a 130-strong conference in Birmingham on Saturday...

Long Products

WORKERS AT Long Products in Rye, Sussex, held a lively picket last week in response to the company sacking six workers who tried to form a union...

Lecturers

LECTURERS in further education colleges are set to ballot on national strike action over pay...

Tenants revolt

OVER 100 people attended a stormy meeting in Shard End, Birmingham, called by the Defend Council Housing campaign two weeks ago...

did things get better?

MUCH OF the media claimed that industrial action by teachers was responsible for 920 children being sent home early from Holywells High School in Ipswich this week...

Plans to sort out bosses' attacks

OVER 2,000 postal workers in north and north west London have called for a strike ballot against Royal Mail's closure and reorganisation plans...

In brief

WORKERS AT Long Products in Rye, Sussex, held a lively picket last week in response to the company sacking six workers who tried to form a union...

Hackney activist held for 20 hours

A WELL known black trade unionist in Hackney, east London, Mitch Dublin, was held at the notorious Stoke Newington police station for 20 hours without charge last week...

One thousand march for Palestinian rights

Over 1,000 people marched through central London last Saturday against Israel's vicious repression of the Palestinian people...

Durham hit by mass protest

THE BIGGEST protest for years hit Durham in north east England last Thursday. Almost 1,000 students at Durham University marched against university management's decision to increase halls rents by �27...

Damage is done by this chaotic system

BANKERS AND stockbrokers around the world held their breaths this week and hoped the major money markets would not fall over the edge of a cliff...

Hull caravan workers strike

NEARLY 500 caravan workers in Hull started an all-out strike on Monday morning. Over 250 of them were on the picket line...

Globalise Resistance

OVER 120 people gathered at Southampton Institute to take part in a Globalise Resistance conference on Wednesday of last week...

Diary - upcoming events

THREE HUNDRED and fifty people demonstrated against the closure of Govanhill pool last Saturday. The demonstration sat down in the road outside the pool...

We can win this battle

WORKERS AT Rolls-Royce in Ansty, near Coventry, are involved in an industrial dispute to fight sweeping job cuts...

Sparks fly

THE BIGGEST protest for years hit Durham in north east England last Thursday. Almost 1,000 students at Durham University marched against university management's decision to increase halls rents by �27...

Newham workers fighting back

"EVERYBODY OUT!" That was the headline on the local paper in Newham last week, as a flurry of disputes hit the east London borough...

Two thirds back public ownership

THE VAST majority of people oppose privatisation and back public ownership, a new poll found this week. Yet Tony Blair will fight the general election on a programme...

Don't waste the mood

THE RMT rail union upped the pressure on London Underground bosses this week, by releasing a leaked document slamming safety lapses on the tube, in the run-up to a strike...

Breaking children's backs to get profit

JUST AFTER the Seattle demonstration against the World Trade Organisation in November 1999, Labour's Secretary of State for International Development, Clare Short, wrote, an article...

Socialist Alliance rallies:

Over 1,000 people marched through central London last Saturday against Israel's vicious repression of the Palestinian people...

Resistance is global

THE revolt against capitalism is gathering pace. On the same day as the Naples protest over 500 people demonstrated in Santiago in Chile...

Costly focus on security

WATCH OUT for the LE&NS Forum in the summer. This is the Global Forum for Law Enforcement and National Security which meets in Edinburgh...

Revolt against the IMF

ARGENTINA WAS in turmoil at the start of this week as people revolted against a massive cuts package backed by the world's bankers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Staff at the Express ready for a jobs fight

JOURNALISTS AND library staff at Express Newspapers have decided to give porn baron and new owner Richard Desmond a run for his money, and fight his proposed new cuts of 145 journalists and library staff....


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