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Issue: 1685

Dated: 26 Feb 2000



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Stuff Blair's stitch up Stand for a socialist alternative

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300,000 protest against Haider

IT WAS the largest demonstration in Austrian history. Some 300,000 people converged from four points in the centre of the capital, Vienna, on Saturday

Flashes of bitterness

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Things They Say

Things They Say

100 years since a key meeting

ON 27 February 1900, in a church hall in Farringdon Street, London, delegates gathered to found what was to become the Labour Party.

Lobby The Scottish Labour Party Conference

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One year after Lawrence inquiry

"THERE ARE still too many young people suffering and dying, and nothing has happened. All that has to change." Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence

Teachers

THE LEADERS of the largest teachers' union in England and Wales, the NUT, have abandoned any effective fight against New Labour's plans for payment by results

Sex, violence and genes

CHILLING figures on how many women have suffered rape or sexual assault were released by the Home Office last week...

Mumia march

HUMAN rights group Amnesty International released a damning report last week into the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Zimbabwe: Mugabe in crisis

THE REGIME of President Mugabe in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, is in crisis after it lost the vote on a proposed new constitution last week

A Working Class Hero?

WAS JOHN Lennon an IRA-supporting Trotskyist? That's the question that kept the FBI and MI5 busy in the early 1970s and sent the press pack into a frenzy last weekend...

ATTACing the power of the global speculators

OVER 400 delegates met at this year's UNISON women's conference in Glasgow...

Preview

JOURNEY TO SHILOH (Thurs, 3.30pm, C5). An interesting 1960s Western film. GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (Fri, 9pm, C4). The return of this great comedy show.

Bus workers

Some 1,900 workers across six garages then staged two one day official strikes last December. Action forced Centre West to increase its offer. But workers threw out the new 25 pence an hour rise offer...

Hard Day at The Beach

JOURNEY TO SHILOH (Thurs, 3.30pm, C5). An interesting 1960s Western film. GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME (Fri, 9pm, C4). The return of this great comedy show.

Be part of the left's challenge

LABOUR SUPPORTERS in London have voted against Tony Blair's handpicked candidate by a margin of over three to one.

Support the Homerton 11

Lobby the New Labour chair of the London fire authority Monday 28 February, 6pm

Going well

Workplace sales included 22 at Riverside House council office in Greenwich, 10 at De La Rue printers in High Wycombe

What care do children need?

AS A residential social worker in a council-run children's home in Merseyside I have been shocked by the report exposing sexual and physical abuse of children in some Welsh care homes...

Pricecheck workers celebrate recognition

"PRICECHECK IS the start of the offensive in the battle for union recognition." That is how TGWU general workers' trade union officer Brian Revell described the union's recent recognition dea

Leicester care workers

"NO PAY cuts" was the chant from around 600 care workers and their supporters across Leicestershire on a march last Saturday...

Glasgow council

The two worked in the council's social work department. They were sacked last year after showing solidarity with a colleague, Roddy Slorach...

How new labour nobbled Ken Livingstone

"I DID very well in the ballot of Labour Party members in London." That was Frank Dobson's amazing claim after it was announced that he had beaten Ken Livingstone

Big vote for reform opens further splits

VOTERS IN Iran have overwhelmingly chosen candidates who stood for reform of the present system. Parliamentary elections held last week saw reform candidates win in all the major cities...

Million dead

ON TUESDAY the toll of children who have died due to debt this year reached one million.

Safety data faked at Sellafield

A DAMNING report by safety inspectors last week exposed some of the truth about Britain's nuclear industry

Blair's Britain

Promise denied

UNDER CAPITALISM the beach is a paradise where we go to escape. For the Fox studio, however, paradise is The Beach, a film with Leonardo DiCaprio...

More than just a pretty picture

THE SILVER Tassie is a powerful anti-war play written by the Irish socialist Sean O'Casey. O'Casey's plays brought home the reality of life in Dublin's slums at the start of the last century...

Low pay misery

THE HOUSE of Commons transport committee last week savaged the government's plan to privatise air traffic control services as "the worst of all possible options

But Dagenham has power to shut down Europe

"This is devastating. No one knows who is for the chop. I'll lose my house if my job goes. Or it will be somebody else. That's food out of kids' mouths. Look at the Labour Party, all fighting for one

Remploy

Lobby the New Labour chair of the London fire authority Monday 28 February, 6pm

Inside the system

THE government last week called for "pay restraint" to stop the economy overheating, and then promptly ignored its own advice...

Use the loo, get the boot

"SINCE PADDINGTON the rail companies have done nothing to improve safety on the railways. Instead they have spent their time victimising union activists."...

How socialists view elections

THE government last week called for "pay restraint" to stop the economy overheating, and then promptly ignored its own advice...


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