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Issue: 1725

Dated: 02 Dec 2000



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'Macho' man Prescott is polluters' poodle

It is about the way Prescott did the dirty work for the multinationals that pull the strings of the US government...


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Militancy in the post

AT LEAST 20,000 postal workers across Britain were poised this week to ballot for strikes against their pay arrangements over Christmas...

Stop privatisation

OVER 800 council manual workers joined a lobby of Birmingham City Council last week...

Nice chance to take on the privateers

WHAT KIND of Europe do we want to live in? The press present arguments about the European Union (EU) as a row between chauvinistic Tories and Europe-loving New Labour...

Elves on the line

THE ELVES are organising this Christmas. The elves in question are workers for Amazon, the e-commerce giant. Low pay and harsh conditions have encouraged a union drive...

Fighting back

Fighting back

Refugees

Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers Christmas cards...

Britain's sick Ireland plan

At the Bloody Sunday inquiry this week Edwin Glasgow, a lawyer acting for the army, deliberately tried to discredit Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness...

The year of globalised resistance

IT IS one year since the 60,000-strong protest in Seattle which united trade unionists and environmentalists against the effects of global capitalism. Despite heavy police repression, protesters disr...

Alexander's

STRIKE ACTION planned this week by over 700 workers at Alexander's bus making factory in Falkirk was suspended to allow talks to take place with management...

Israel's violent attacks increase

THE PALESTINIAN revolt against Israel has rarely made the front page of the newspapers over the last few weeks because of the farce of the US presidential elections. But Israeli violence against Pale...

Gandhi and the non-violent way

THE RISE of the anti-capitalist movement has brought hundreds of thousands of new people into the fight for change. Every time people demonstrate against capitalist institutions or question the prior...

Fury at sexism

ON THURSDAY of this week we were to be subjected to the sexist Miss World contest on Channel 5...

Railtrack bonanza despite disaster

THE CRISIS on Britain's privatised railways deepened this week, just as the government pressed ahead with its insane "Railtrack in the sky" plan to privatise air traffic control...

Who benefits from the EU?

IT IS tempting to think of the European Union (EU) as a benevolent institution. For one thing, surely anything the Tories attack so hysterically can't be all bad...

Crunch week

"IT'S CRUNCH week for the dispute. How is the union going to respond? The only way is to name the day for more Scotland-wide action involving all our members." That was how one worker...

Thatcher: did she change society?

THE TENTH anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's downfall was greeted with a huge dose of nostalgia last week. Right wing papers like the Daily Telegraph portrayed her as a great Tory leader. Even the li...

Help us hit our target

SOCIALIST WORKER readers have sent us �150,310 so far, leaving us �49,690 to go to hit this year's target. In the weeks running up to Christmas we are urging all our supporters to make one last push ...

Debt protest

JUBILEE 2000 supporters were to take to the streets of the capital on Saturday to mark the end of this phase of the anti-debt campaign...

Crazy air sale

THE government suffered another defeat in the House of Lords on Monday over its insane proposal to sell off National Air Traffic Services (NATS)...

Round-up

THE LIBERAL Democrat controlled council in Sheffield is threatening to privatise the direct services organisation following its decision to sell off its 63,000 council houses...

Higher education

STAFF ACROSS higher education plan a day of action next Tuesday, 5 December. Universities will be hit as lecturers, technicians, administrators and manual workers join forces over pay...

Poor pay most

THE POOR pay a far greater rate of tax than the rich. That is the truth about tax according to a new study by the ultra-moderate Fabian Society...

Anti-fees blockade the media ignored

I WAS one of the thousands of students who took part in the march against tuition fees in London on Wednesday 15 November. We did not get a fraction of the media attention given to the farmers and tr...

Cop slams jail

"LOCKING PEOPLE up is not the answer." So said the head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Tony Burden, last week. His comments are in direct contradiction to New Labour...


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