Dated: 11 Oct 2003
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POSTAL WORKERS and council workers will strike together in London next Thursday.
"A BRILLIANT strike day last week. Now let's strike alongside the council workers next Thursday and go on to give management a real hammering."
THIS NEW system will lead to means testing for over 5 million pensioners.
NEW RESEARCH reveals that working class students will be four times less likely to go to university than those from better off families if top-up tuition fees are introduced.
IT'S OFFICIAL. US president George Bush will make a state visit to Britain in just over five weeks time, on 19, 20 and 21 November.
THE NAZI BNP failed to make an electoral breakthrough in a region it had put at the top of its target list last week.
AROUND 20,000 workers at Rolls Royce aerospace plants across Britain are set to ballot on strikes over an attack on pension rights.
SOME 100 people attended a Peace Forum in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, to commemorate the life of the left-wing Labour MP Joan Maynard, who was a resident of the town.
LEFT WING candidates for the Amicus national executive elections are gaining support. The Amicus Unity Gazette slate is out to make the new, merged union a fighting democratic one.
"PEOPLE ARE prepared to dig in a bit. The gloves are off. We felt good about what we were doing. We felt like we had some control over our lives."
TRAIN CLEANERS on many of Britain's major railway lines are balloting on strikes over pay.
BUS WORKERS in Warrington took strike action on Thursday of last week. It was the fourth time they have taken action in their dispute over pay and conditions.
THE 550 WORKERS at Appledore Shipbuilders in north Devon were sacked on Tuesday of last week when the receiver took over the firm.
SHIPYARD WORKERS on Tyneside have won a significantly pay rise following their recent strike.
THE ELECTION for deputy general secretary of the TGWU union, one of Britain's most important unions, is taking place.
THE CWU postal workers' union held a national meeting for mail processing (sorting) reps on Friday of last week.
THE THREE major trade union federations in Italy have organised a four-hour general strike for Friday 24 October.
TWO OF Britain's biggest multinational corporations are at the centre of protests gripping Bolivia.
MILLIONS OF workers in Nigeria were due to begin a general strike on Thursday this week.
Earlier this year I dropped out of university after a period of illness and found myself in this new era of "near full employment" working in the private service sector.
ISRAEL'S ASSAULT on Syria last weekend has ratcheted up the tensions in the Middle East.
Khadijah is three and half years old. Five weeks ago she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour.
"WE CAN reclaim Labour."
Pravda (Truth) was a key part of the great wave of upheaval that swept Russia before the First World War. It was also important in taking forward the Russian Revolution of 1917.
OLAUDAH EQUIANO "The first object which saluted my eyes when I arrived on the coast was the sea, and a slave ship waiting for its cargo. I was carried on board."
I remember the night Roger Sylvester died in January 1999.
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is no ordinary novel.
Mike was the son of a Liverpool docker and while at school and university he was a committed Labour Party supporter.
Brilliant march – and now for Bush visit I was one of eight socialist students and Scottish Socialist Party members from Dundee on Saturday 27 September’s brilliant demo. We were amazed at the scale and diversity of the march.
IT WAS a truly stomach-churning sight. The massed ranks of Labour Party conference delegates were on their feet for Tony Blair's speech, cheering away. Blair had deliberately echoed Thatcher's famous phrase "The lady's not for turning", claiming he didn't have a reverse gear.
WHAT IS the normal penalty for killing two people?