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Issue: 1706

Dated: 22 Jul 2000



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Handouts for cops and generals

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown was forced to announce new money for public services in his spending review on Tuesday. But this follows three years of slavishly following Tory spending limits...


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The class divide is growing

"WE ARE delivering on the fundamentals." That was Tony Blair's upbeat message last week, backed by the spin around chancellor Gordon Brown's spending review on Tuesday...

SWP news

REFLECTING THE sense of excitement at Marxism 2000, 248 people joined the Socialist Workers Party during the week. While Marxism was going on, Hackney SWP branches leafleted every school...

Kidderminster

THE TOWN of Kidderminster, about 15 miles south west of Birmingham, is up in arms about the government's private finance plan for the local hospital...

Finkelstein and the Holocaust

A STORM has burst out over The Holocaust Industry, the provocative new book by the left wing New York historian Norman Finkelstein...

Blair's Daily Mail instinct

TONY BLAIR'S "gut instinct" is to think Tory. That is clear from his secret memo written for his closest advisers and leaked to newspapers last weekend...

Anger at poverty in a world of plenty

A GROWING body of anti-capitalist activists and thinkers today attack the injustice of the system and debate how to win a different society...

A damning dam report

CAMPAIGNERS have long fought against British government support for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey. Virtually every one of the criticisms they have made of the project was backed...

Asylum seekers: Why did you back down, Bill?

IN APRIL the general secretary of the TGWU union, Bill Morris, attacked the Labour government's immigration policy and its humiliating voucher system for refugees...

Snob, Racist & Bigot

YOU WON'T be seeing the above words to describe the Queen Mother in the media coverage of her 100th birthday...

Courtroom Shocked by video of death

PEOPLE WERE moved to tears in a Hull courtroom last week. They had watched video evidence at the inquest into the death of black ex-soldier Christopher Alder. The film shows Christopher dying...

National day of action to scrap the voucher scheme

Join the protests next weekend outside supermarkets in every city.

Danger buried for 75 years

THREE OF the world's largest corporations were accused last week of deliberately introducing lead into petrol in the 1920s knowing it would poison millions of people...

Warnings about BSE

A CLUSTER of cases of the human form of the BSE "mad cow" disease was identified last week in the Leicestershire village of Queniborough. There has also been a sharp rise in the total number of cases...

The danger of Nazi BNP vote

THE VOTE the Nazi British National Party (BNP) candidate received in the recent council by-election in Bexley, south London, should sound alarm bells...

'58 dead-nothing said'

AN EMOTIONAL commemoration was held opposite Downing Street on Wednesday of last week to remember the 58 Chinese refugees found dead in Dover last month.

US base of shame

LEADERS OF the world's richest countries-the G8-are gathering for a summit in Okinawa, Japan. The G8 summit has to tackle their failure to deliver the promised debt cancellation...

A battle that should have been won

POST OFFICE union reps right across London were waiting for a call to bring their members out on strike on Friday of last week. Half a dozen phone messages would have sparked a walkout by over 15,000...


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