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Issue: 1721

Dated: 04 Nov 2000



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Behind rail, fuel, weather crises

THE BIGGEST profits "in corporate history". That was the verdict of financial commentators on the oil companies' bonanza profit figures out this week...


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Arrested for a book on Marx

SOUTH KOREAN trade unionists and democracy activists have issued an urgent appeal for the release of Kim Hee-joon from custody...

Tearing into the corporate beast

TOO CLOSE to call-that is what everyone is saying about next Tuesday's US presidential election. Republican George W Bush and Democrat Al Gore are neck and neck in the polls...

This is Britain with business in charge

TRAINS HALTED, roads in chaos, food poisoned, floods and tornadoes caused by global warming...

Scrap Trident demo

FOUR HUNDRED people demonstrated against Trident nuclear weapons in Glasgow last Saturday...

Blair's Britain

SOME 300,000 workers are still being paid below the minimum wage-one year since its introduction...

Prison let racist kill a teenager

ON MONDAY 20 March this year Mr and Mrs Mubarek were preparing a welcome home party for their 19 year old son, Zahid...

Protests put global capital on defensive

THE MOVEMENT against global capitalism that started in Seattle is less than a year old, but its echoes around the world are growing louder all the time...

Listening to the people?

LONDON MAYOR Ken Livingstone and the Greater London Assembly (GLA) held their first "People's Question Time" in Westminster last week. About 1,000 people came to the two-hour meeting...

Fuel blockade boss in 100 hours claim

A HAULAGE firm at the centre of the fuel price protest was accused last week of forcing drivers to work 100-hour weeks...

March

THE NATIONAL Pensioners Convention is holding a mass rally and lobby of parliament next Tuesday, 7 November..

SWSS conference

SOME 150 students attended last weekend's highly successful Socialist Worker Student Society national conference...

ANL

OVER 150 anti-Nazi demonstrators blockaded the Oxford University European Affairs Society's meeting, to stop a speech from leading Austrian Nazi and Freedom Party Euro MP Peter Sichrovsky...

BBC

STAFF at the BBC World Service have voted to be balloted on industrial action in a fight over working hours...

Parents protest for safe play areas

OVER 50 parents and children from the Arleston Estate in Wellington, Telford, occupied a main road last week...

Counter attack

HUNDREDS OF angry post office counter clerks walked out on an unofficial 24-hour strike at post offices all over London on Thursday of last week against the use of casual labour...

Railways

NOTHING HAS changed on the railways since Paddington. Now four more passengers have paid with their lives in the Hatfield disaster...

Councils

UP TO 80,000 council workers across Scotland are set to stage their third one-day strike over pay on Thursday 16 November...

Socialist Alliances

OVER 60 people in Haringey, north London, met on Wednesday of last week to kick off the London Socialist Alliance's campaign in the run-up to the general election...

We want our railway back

We want our railway back

Report lets guilty men off the hook

"SHE HAS been murdered." So said Helen Jeffries as her 14 year old daughter, Zoe, last week became the latest person to die from the human form of BSE...

Jobs on the line

JAPANESE electronics giant Matsushita announced last week it would cut 1,400 jobs at its South Wales Panasonic factory...

Arab leaders and Palestine

BETWEEN 29 September and 26 October 138 people died violently in Israel and the Occupied Territories...

Miss World protest

THE FINAL of this year's Miss World contest is to be held at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich on 30 November-the first anniversary of the protests in Seattle...

Truth behind the generals' statues

THE RIGHT wing press went mad after London mayor Ken Livingstone recently announced that he wanted to get rid of two statues in Trafalgar Square...

Falkirk by-election

Campaigners received a friendly response on the doorstep, with several people signing up to help the SSP's election campaign...


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