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Issue: 1697

Dated: 20 May 2000



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Multinationals wreck our lives. It's time to Strike back

"WE ARE just a number to multinationals like Ford. It's like the slave trade again. We're treated like animals, not human beings...


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THE ASSOCIATION of University Teachers summer conference met in Eastbourne last week against a backdrop of threatened compulsory redundancies in many universities...

Break those chains

BILL Clinton's favourite novelist-that is how black American writer Walter Mosley is portrayed in the media....

In brief

TEXTILE firm Courtaulds is to slash more than 600 jobs at three of its factories. The company wants to axe factories in Bolsover in Derbyshire and Wishaw in Lanarkshire, Scotland...

Scottish Power

WORKERS at Scottish Power, members of the AEEU, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action...

Fury against Ford

The number of Socialist Worker workplace sales and the number of papers sold are both increasing.

Jobs threat

NEW LABOUR in Scotland has caved in to the bigots who want to keep Section 28, the anti-gay clause which forbids the "promotion" of homosexuality...

Can congestion charges work?

WARNING signals about global warming "are flashing red". "The world is still proceeding at a reckless pace towards disaster." So said the UK Round Table on Sustainable Development last week...

Letters

I HOPE all those who took part in the London Socialist Alliance campaign realise what they have achieved.

Rooker roasted by pensioners

SOCIAL SECURITY minister Jeff Rooker faced slow hand-clapping and loud booing from 1,000 delegates at the National Pensioners Convention last week...

Bowing to the bigots

NEW LABOUR in Scotland has caved in to the bigots who want to keep Section 28, the anti-gay clause which forbids the "promotion" of homosexuality...

Things they say

THE ELECTIONS a fortnight ago marked a watershed in the life of Tony Blair's government. The bloom has faded from New Labour. It faces a tough fight in the general election...

Postal workers

POSTAL WORKERS in many parts of Britain staged lightning strikes and protests last week against the implementation of the "Way Forward" agreement which was narrowly forced through earlier this year. ...

Bosses locked out by their workers

WORKERS at Kvaerner Energy engineering in Clydebank have shown that it is possible to stand up and fight against redundancies and job insecurity. The 270 workers barred senior managemen

Resisting the rule of capital

"AT NIGHT the rabble were very tumultuous. The mob paraded the whole town from east to west, obliging everybody to illuminate, and breaking the windows of such as did not do it immediately. The windows of the Mansion House were demolished all to pieces."...

Monolith cracking

THE ELECTIONS a fortnight ago marked a watershed in the life of Tony Blair's government. The bloom has faded from New Labour. It faces a tough fight in the general election...

Straw copies Tory Howard

NEW LABOUR'S Jack Straw is bringing in "short sharp shock" jail sentences for young offenders. This is a copy of the Tory government's policies in the 1980s and 1990s which failed to reduce crime...

Public meeting

WORKERS at Scottish Power, members of the AEEU, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action...

Are Tories on the way back?

THE SPECTRE of the Tories winning the next general election sends a shiver down the spine of everyone who suffered the barbarity of 18 years of Thatcher and Major...

In the service of the diamond firms

THE BIGGEST British armed intervention since the Falklands War of 1982 is pouring into the West African country of Sierra Leone...

Many fronts against Souter

BUS DRIVERS in three Stagecoach companies are turning the screws on millionaire owner Brian Souter...

Politicians want to jail these people

HERE ARE some of the refugees politicians want to lock up in detention camps. They get food and lodgings for a few days before being scattered to various towns in Britain under New Labour's...

After Paddington rail crash

RAILTRACK bosses went on a drunken rampage the day after the inquiry into the Paddington crash started last week, according to the Mirror...

Lessons of a betrayal

ELECTRICIANS AT Pfizer's plant in Sandwich in Kent have voted to end their dispute after six weeks of determined struggle...

UNISON

A SENSE of outrage has greeted the latest attempt by leaders of the public sector UNISON union to attack leading socialists and activists...

The action we need

WE NEED a change of direction throughout the labour movement. Every trade unionist, tenant activist, anti-racist and campaigner faces a choice...

Blair's 'roots' wither

TONY BLAIR'S pamphlet The Roots of New Labour hailed the growth of his Constituency Labour Party in Sedgefield as a model. But party membership has slumped by half in Sedgefield since the 1997 genera...

Sellafield

CONTRACT workers involved in a dispute over bonuses continued picketing as they struck for the third week running at Sellafield last week...


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