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Issue: 1692

Dated: 14 Apr 2000



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Labour should tax the fat cats

On �116,000 a week and a �30 million bonus This man is living off our backs...


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Vauxhall

AROUND 200 workers at Vauxhall motors in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, walked out on Thursday of last week...

Teachers

SHEFFIELD TEACHERS in the NUT union are to ballot for a campaign of one-day strikes following a strong yes vote in an indicative ballot...

Pfizer

UP TO 250 electricians blocked the entrance to their site this week and caused a five mile tailback. The electricians are working at one of the biggest construction sites in Britain. They are furious ...

BBC

A KEY battle has broken out in the BBC which has exposed the discrimination that is rife in the World Service...

Socialist editor faces new charge

THE TURKISH state, a NATO member, is continuing to clamp down on socialists, trade unionists and those who stand up for the rights of the Kurds and other minorities...

Enforcing the drive for profit

ANTI-CAPITALIST protesters are taking to the streets of Washington DC this weekend. They are protesting at the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Blair's Britain

BRITISH Nuclear Fuels has admitted a breach of safety in court, after three workers suffered burns at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria...

Scapegoating led to murder

CLARE SHORT was at it again last week, attacking the left. This time she attacked those who say Labour should pay more attention to its traditional or core supporters

ASLEF

THE RIGHT wing in the ASLEF rail union suffered a severe setback on Friday of last week when their disgraceful attempt to take their own union to court fell at the first fence...

How dare whites say the land is theirs?

THE POLITICAL crisis in Zimbabwe has suddenly become big news in Britain. This is not because of the growing mobilisation of workers and peasants against the regime of president Mugabe, which has give...

"SCANDAL OF �600 A Week Immigrants In A Luxury Hotel", screamed the Sun. "Asian Influx Will Swamp Us", claimed the Express. "Immigrants-How Britain Is Deceived", added the Mail.

Things they say

WHY ARE there so many holes in the roads and pavements? Do you curse your local council? Well, it seems privatisation is really to blame.

Wealthy short on compassion

EVERY DEATH through starvation in Ethiopia should weigh like a nightmare on the bankers and capitalists who meet in Washington this week.

50 years of experience

I HAVE just completed a form to join the Socialist Workers Party.

Symbol that exceeds Ken's election aim

NEW LABOUR'S Millbank machine is struggling desperately to fend off the disaster that looks set to overtake it in the London mayoral election...

Strikes and repression

TENS OF thousands of car workers in South Korea staged lightning walkouts last week. They were protesting over pay and the threat of mass redundancies...

Privatised potholes?

WHY ARE there so many holes in the roads and pavements? Do you curse your local council? Well, it seems privatisation is really to blame.

Narrow Labour win

PASOK, THE Greek equivalent of the Labour Party, was narrowly re-elected in the general election on Sunday...

Labour's myth of Middle England

CLARE SHORT was at it again last week, attacking the left. This time she attacked those who say Labour should pay more attention to its traditional or core supporters

'Blair's Labour makes me sick'

London Socialist Alliance candidates are getting a great response wherever they are invited to speak at election hustings. Mark Steel, LSA candidate in Croydon, south London, took part in a hustings l...

Jobs axe looms over industry

MANUFACTURING industry is being hit by a swathe of job losses, yet New Labour and trade union leaders are doing nothing.

The pilot who weathered the storm

TONY CLIFF, who died on Sunday, was an inspiration to successive generations of socialists. The inspiration came from his incredible dynamism, his hatred of every form of oppression

Parcels tied up

AROUND 100 Parcelforce workers in Gillingham, Kent, walked out on unofficial strike last week...

New Labour won't end housing lottery

AS WE enter the 21st century, we are enjoying unprecedented levels of prosperity." That is the glib opening phrase of deputy prime minister John Prescott's housing green paper, unveiled last week...

Electricians get stroppy

EVERY DEATH through starvation in Ethiopia should weigh like a nightmare on the bankers and capitalists who meet in Washington this week.

As Tories play the race card

THE TORIES are going out of their way to step up their vicious campaign against asylum seekers.

Sarah Friday

THE FIGHT to get London rail driver and RMT union activist Sarah Friday her job back is intensifying. Sarah was sacked on trumped up charges in February...

Firefighters

MEMBERS OF the Fire Brigades Union in London are furious at the decision by a New Labour controlled fire authority to reinstate a station officer who was sacked after firefighters claimed he had used racist language...

London Socialist Alliance campaign

SOME 150 people attended the London Socialist Alliance organising conference on Sunday...


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