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Issue: 1717

Dated: 07 Oct 2000



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TAX THE RICH

Pay the pensioners 


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David versus the goliath

The Israeli troops used anti-tank missiles, rubber bullets and live ammunition against Palestinians who were armed only with rocks. Israeli rulers attempted to blame the Palestinians for the clashes ...

Workers must raise their own demands

Milosevic was forced to accept that Kostunica won more votes than him, but denies that the opposition won over 50 percent of the vote. The strike came after mass rallies in the Serbian capital, Belgr...

Tories gave us the BSE horror

The report was handed to government ministers but will not be fully published until 26 October. It should be a savage indictment of Tory governments through the 1980s and 1990s.Seventy five people hav

Debates inside the movement

That is the question being asked not only by the protesters against the IMF and the World Bank, but by the IMF and the World Bank themselves. Resistance to pro-market 'neo-liberal' policies across th...

Worldwide revolts against capitalism

The World Bank may have changed its tone, and the IMF now talks of "poverty reduction" instead of "structural adjustment." In reality they both screw debt repayments from the poorest countries, putti...

March for refugees

Some 37 organisations had backed the demonstration including Cleveland TUC, the North East Pensioners Association and Newcastle Trades Council. Teesside MSF and the TGWU's Middlesbrough Stagecoach bra...

Did strikes pave way for the Tories?

"IF THE trade unions fight Blair, then the Tories will get back in. Look at the strikes of 1978-9. The 'Winter of Discontent' paved the way for Thatcher." That argument is coming from all quarters-the...

Change is in the air

At the convergence centre for the protesters we set up a stall on an old door we had found. We started out with publications we had brought with us such as Socialist Worker, International Socialism, ...

FORD WORKERS at Dagenham in Essex will start a strike ballot on 24 October The entire Dagenham workforce will gather at two mass meetings the day before. Thousand of jobs are under threat following ...

Revolt erupts over pensions

Delegates did not confine themselves to muttered dissent in fringe meetings. They defeated the leadership in a high profile confrontation. The revolt over pensions rocked Tony Blair and chancellor Go...

We need to build action

On display at the conference was a mob of anti working class bigots and racists. The Tories can only get so much as a look in because New Labour has failed to take from the rich to give to public serv...

Israeli force crushes peace

This is the horror of the Israeli repression of the Palestinians shown at the start of this week. On the one side stands Israel, the US's biggest ally in the Middle East and one of the most militarise...

Help us raise �200,000

Make cheques payable to SW Appeal and send to SW Appeal, PO Box 82, London, E3 3LH Phone 020 7537 2575 for credit card donations and enquiries...

Union buster's sterling work

NEW LABOUR has appointed a Tory trade union buster to be its secret "oil" tsar in charge of planning to break any future oil blockade. Jeffrey Sterling, now a Tory lord, is chair of the P&O shipping ...

Gearing up for battle

FORD WORKERS at Dagenham in Essex will start a strike ballot on 24 October The entire Dagenham workforce will gather at two mass meetings the day before. Thousand of jobs are under threat following ...

Round-up

* Rail workers staged a successful one-day national strike last week demanding a 6 percent pay rise. Electricity and gas workers were set to take action this week. Car workers at Renault and Peugeot h...

Student success

111 papers were sold on Glasgow's Argyle Street on Saturday, 93 in Leeds, 77 in Edinburgh, 60 in Wakefield and 46 in Greenock. Walsall sold out of 26 papers. 7 people joined the Socialist Workers Part...

Bumpy ride for Blair

So Blair, in his speech on Tuesday last week, attacked the Tories for playing the race card and tried to play up his government's reforming record. Jonathan Freedland, writing in the Guardian, noted "...


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