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Issue: 1720

Dated: 28 Oct 2000



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People die when profit comes first

NEW LABOUR'S worship of the market and big business is killing us. Ask the families of the 75 people...


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Airports

WORKERS AT Luton airport brought flights to a halt on Monday of this week with an unofficial walkout...

WHOSE RULES RULE?

Challenging corporate influence over our lives

Economy in slowdown

IT LOOKS as if US capitalism's longest party may finally be coming to an end. "Growth has slowed markedly in the domestic US economy in the past few months," the Financial Times reports...

Post

POSTAL WORKERS at the NDO office in north London took action on Monday to prevent a forced removal of workers to a new office near Euston station...

We're not just going to lobby'

THE SUBJECT of pensions is giving Tony Blair and chancellor Gordon Brown their biggest headaches at the moment...

Revolution hits PCS!

A POLITICAL upheaval is shaking the quarter of a million strong PCS civil servants' union. The right wing leader of the PCS, Barry Reamsbottom, suffered a massive humiliation last week

Socialist Alliances

LANCASHIRE Socialist Alliance is to stand a candidate in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election in Preston...

Britain the least friendly to family

BRITAIN IS the least family-friendly place in Europe, says a report by the National Family and Parenting Institute...

Africa's 'Milosevic' faces revolt

"IF YUGOSLAVIA did it, why can't we?" shouted a demonstrator in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, last week. He was one of thousands of people who took part in three days of riots..

Britain no 2 for arms

Britain is the second biggest arms exporter in the world...

Part of shaping anger with Blair

OFFICIAL POLITICS in Britain is focused on the parties' manoeuvrings in advance of the next general election...

Scottish shock

THE ELECTION last weekend for Labour's successor to Donald Dewar as Scottish first minister produced a staggering result. The leadership's favoured candidate, Henry McLeish, won by only 44 votes to 36...

Record chaos?

NEW LABOUR has awarded the contract to run the National Criminal Records Agency to the private company Capita...

Israel wages war on Palestinians

EHUD BARAK, Israel's prime minister, had the nerve to announce a "time out" in the peace process this week. Israeli troops have murdered 116 Palestinians over the last four weeks...

Is it racist to oppose Israel?

THE NEW Palestinian uprising is leading some commentators to claim that it is anti-Jewish to oppose the state of Israel...

Prison cover up

THE HEAD of the Prison Service has been accused by a parliamentary committee of not telling the truth about a huge raid on a "model" jail...

Scots reject deal

COUNCIL WORKERS in Scotland are set to strike again over pay after throwing out their employers' latest offer by a huge majority...

Buses

A THIRD one-day strike by drivers halted services across Gateshead in the north east of England on Friday of last week...

Help us raise �200,000

THE NEW Palestinian uprising is leading some commentators to claim that it is anti-Jewish to oppose the state of Israel...

Nuclear disaster

THE BRITISH navy had to take all 12 of its nuclear hunter-killer submarines out of action last week. Cracks were found on the cooling system of a sub's reactor...

Biwater

WORKERS FROM the Biwater plant in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, were to lobby parliament on Thursday in their fight to save jobs...

Business behind the BSE scandal

THE INQUIRY into the BSE "mad cow disease" has revealed how business interests and profit led to disaster. Already at least 75 people have died in Britain from the human form of BSE...

Blood and money on the tracks

"THE CONDITION of the track was not good". Those eight words from Railtrack, admitting the cause of the Hatfield train disaster, sum up everything that is wrong with Britain's privatised rail industry...

All under one roof

OVER 200 people attended an excellent conference in Manchester last Saturday to launch a national fight to stop the government's drive to end council housing...

Real issues behind the fuel debate

THE GIANT oil companies pushed up fuel prices last week. The move came amid a flurry of meetings involving government ministers, hauliers and farmers over the issue...


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