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Issue: 1718

Dated: 14 Oct 2000



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'War' that fuels drugs trade

ANN WIDDECOMBE'S rant at the Tory conference spectacularly blew up in her face when eight of her Tory colleagues admitted they had used cannabis...


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War on poverty not on the poor

NEW Labour has matched the Tories' ridiculous authoritarian proposal to fine cannabis users. It announced plans to bash the homeless...

Victory against ITNet

OVER 350 tenants and council workers united on Tuesday of last week in an impressive protest against Birmingham council's plan to privatise its 90,000 council homes...

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Breaking new ground in north east

WE'VE GOT ministers in this area like Stephen Byers, Alan Milburn and Peter Mandelson. It would be brilliant if people who are a real socialist alternative could stand against these New Labour types....

Blair's Britain

HUNDREDS OF workers face job cuts as two giant employers announced redundancies last week...

Milosevic- a socialist?

THE MORNING Star (the paper of Britain's very small Communist Party) and the mainstream press found themselves in full agreement last week...

Serbian uprising- people's power or workers' power?

AS THE demonstrations in Belgrade were taking place on Thursday of last week, the mainstream media were ecstatic until around 3.30pm...

March for pensions

March for pensions

US hypocrisy on democracy

"ALL WE want for the Serbian people is what we want for people everywhere-the right to choose their leaders." So said US president Bill Clinton last week, hailing the mass demonstrations and strikes that toppled Slobodan Milosevic...

New Labour's stubbing out rights

TOWER Hamlets New Labour council in east London is attempting to deprive its workers of smoking breaks...

'Time for direct action'

TWO POUNDS 25p a week extra next year. That's what pensioners will get if the government continues with its present pensions formula, it was announced this week...

General strike paralyses Greece

AROUND 15,000 people marched in Athens on Tuesday against privatisation and free market policies...

Student protests

SOME 32 care workers in two elderly people's homes in south London's Wandsworth struck on Friday of last week. The workers, members of the UNISON and GMB unions, were striking against their employer...

Service tax

FIVE HUNDRED people demonstrated in Glasgow last Saturday in support of the proposal of Tommy Sheridan, socialist member of the Scottish Parliament, to replace the council tax with a Scottish service ...

Why are the Palestinians and Israelis in conflict?

THE PRESENT clashes stem from the Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people for the last 52 years. The state of Israel was founded after the Second World War in 1948...

After Serbia's revolution

REVOLUTION BY hundreds of thousands of ordinary people swept Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic from power last week...

Ol�! The bulls are on strike

THE SPIRIT of protest is reaching all sorts of places. Spain was in uproar last week after all 13 bulls in a bullfight went on strike...

Council workers

SOME 32 care workers in two elderly people's homes in south London's Wandsworth struck on Friday of last week. The workers, members of the UNISON and GMB unions, were striking against their employer...


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