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Issue: 1702

Dated: 24 Jun 2000



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58 dead in Dover

FIFTY EIGHT bodies lying dead in Dover. The innocent victims of the war on asylum seekers by New Labour and the Tories alike. The press and politicians point the finger at the gangs who profit...


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Racist attack in Dublin

DAVID Richardson lies in a critical condition in hospital after a brutal racist attack. He had been visiting Dublin with his wife to see his son. He was attacked because of the colour of his family's...

Workers' reaction to jobs slaughter

OVER 10,000 job losses were announced across Britain last week. Retailer C&A is to shut all its stores. BAe and Corus steel are sacking thousands of workers...

Bowing to the mighty Dollar

THE WORLD Bank has faced plenty of opposition from people outside its ranks in recent years. But now revolt is growing inside as well. One of the bank's most senior figures has resigned...

Foframe

Linda and Eileen, two of the 12 Foframe workers on strike in Huntingdon over pay, last week protested outside Boots...

Treating the real problem

LAST WEEK scientists finally discovered the cause of a mystery illness which has killed or injured dozens of injecting heroin users, most of them from Scotland, over the past two months...

Mugabe bid to outflank opposition

ZIMBABWE FACES its most important election this weekend since the country became independent in April 1980. To judge by the coverage of Zimbabwean politics by the British media, the central issue is the plight of a few thousand white farmers...

Postal workers

THE POST Office is threatening to cut jobs done by its own staff and hand their work out to a private sector company. Management plans to form a partnership with the privatised Dutch post office...

Boom time for private health

THE DESTRUCTION of the foundation of the National Health Service. That is the reality of the plans New Labour announced last week to link the NHS with private medicine...

The pound or euro argument

THE ISSUE of abandoning the pound for the single European currency, the euro, helped tear apart the Tory governments of Thatcher and Major. Now it is causing mayhem in the Labour cabinet...

SWP news

In Newport Socialist Worker sellers took to the streets campaigning over the racist murder of Jan Pasalbessi. 97 papers were sold in the town centre with �47 collected for the family...

What a difference that year's made

MANY SOCIALIST Worker readers will have heard, or thought, "Why isn't Britain more like France?"...

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DID THE press, the Tories and New Labour really think nothing would come of the lies about asylum seekers they have been spreading all year? A pile of bodies in Dover. Two racist murders elsewhere...

Persecution of the desperate

TORIES AND New Labour ministers blame gangsters who profit from moving immigrants around the world for the death of refugees in Dover. But it is their asylum laws which have created trade...

Brian Souter: enemy of thefamily

MILLIONAIRE BUS tycoon Brian Souter is following up his campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 by organising a "family day" this weekend in Scotland This is the grossest hypocrisy from a man who...

Immigrants are not the problem

BEHIND ALL the attacks on asylum seekers is the idea that people coming into the country are a burden and are "scrounging" off the rest of us. The Tories and New Labour are happy for ordinary people...

Ford

WORKERS FROM Ford Dagenham were set to lobby a meeting between Ford management and union officials on Thursday of this week. Union officials were to try to convince Ford to build an alternative ca


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