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THE BLAIR regime is on the rocks. If it goes down it will be a crushing blow against the policies of New Labour.
"The lie that led us to war is not really about the so called sexing up of the dossier. The prime minister’s lie was that he took us to war because he thought there were weapons of mass destruction. In truth he took us to war because President Bush told him to take us to war."
TALK OF intimidation of workers is a bit rich coming from the Sun. It's an insult.
"POOR PEOPLE suffering from AIDS will now get cheap life-saving drugs."
MILLIONS OF workers are having their pensions threatened because company directors are grabbing huge payouts for themselves.
A QUARTER of all households borrow money just to be able to cover their weekly bills, according to a new survey by KPMG.
UNDERNEATH THE mountain of media coverage of the Hutton inquiry there were some fascinating insights last week.
OVER 150 people protested against the threatened closure of the University Hospital in Hartlepool last week.
THE BLACKOUT that hit London and the south east of England last week was another vivid reminder of the madness of privatisation and spending curbs.
A SECOND day of strike action was set for Friday of this week by workers at Rhodia who are trying to save their final salary pension scheme.
Brent THE SOCIALIST Alliance created a real buzz in Brent, west London, last weekend. Brian Butterworth is standing as the Socialist Alliance candidate for MP in the Brent East by-election, called for 18 September.
JOURNALISTS WORKING for newspapers in Sheffield have voted for industrial action over pay.
VOTING STARTED this week in a ballot of 58,000 workers employed by local councils across London over their long-running London Weighting dispute.
LAST SATURDAY saw up to 6,000 people from across Manchester come to see acts like Gregory Issacs and Mr Scruff at an vibrant anti-racism festival.
YORK: Bus drivers in the TGWU union in York walked out on Wednesday of last week in their first day of action against their employer, First Group.
SOME 5,000 nursery nurses in Scotland were due to begin a week-long strike to pile on the pressure in their battle for decent pay and recognition for the work they do.
LOVE MUSIC-hate racism, privatisation and war! That was the message ringing out over the grassy slopes by the sea at Tankerton, Kent, on Sunday.
SOME 120 people turned up to a meeting on Sunday of the coalition mobilising from England to the European Social Forum (ESF) in November.
ENGINEERING workers at saw blades firm BAHCO in Rotherham began a series of week-long strikes over pay after months of talks broke down.
TUBE DRIVERS in the RMT union at Edgware Road, London, will ballot for strike action over the sacking of a colleague.
IN RESPONSE to the strike planned for 1 September at its West Gorton, Manchester site, IT company Fujitsu Services announced that first-line helpdesk staff nationwide would now get full company sick pay and five days extra holiday.
THREE WEEKS into a work to rule, the Edinburgh Cleansing Department dispute remains unresolved.
SUPPORT IS growing for the anti-war activists arrested under Egypt's notorious security laws. Egypt is a key Western ally in the Middle East. It also saw the region's most significant anti-war movement-where activists braved riot police and threats of arrest to take to the streets.
"THE FAR Left Is In Fashion". That was the headline in the right wing French daily Le Parisien on Wednesday last week.
ONE OF the sideshows to the Hutton inquiry is how the press report what's going on.
"AS ONE who cast doubts about the wisdom of holding a People's Assembly against the war before the end of August I apologise."
THE FUNDING disaster facing schools is far deeper than the government has so far acknowledged.
AT THE Socialist Worker office we try to make sure your paper is as good as possible and looks professional. But what we do in the office is only a small part of what makes up the paper.
SOCIALIST WORKER is obviously not owned by some millionaire or corporation. Nor do we carry corporate advertising.
IT WAS a miracle of oratory. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech 40 years ago projected the struggle for black civil rights in the US to the whole world.
KING'S STRATEGY of mass mobilisation against segregation produced a violent reaction from the white supremacists.
TONY BLAIR is in deep trouble. He has rested his hopes on Lord Hutton excusing his behaviour over the Kelly affair. But the tribunal has inadvertently uncovered mountains of evidence showing the scale of the government lies about the war.
THE ATKINS diet has been splashed all over newspapers and magazines recently, and has spawned a bestselling book.
WORKERS FROM three Tyneside shipyards walked out on strike on Friday of last week in an unofficial dispute over pay.
SUPPORT FOR the occupation of Iraq is melting away.
FRIENDS AND comrades of Martin Yates were shocked to hear of his tragic death. Martin was an active trade unionist in the civil service for 30 years and a leading member of the PCS and the Socialist Alliance in Merseyside.
Artificial limbs use pre-1950s methods SHAMEFUL IS the only way to describe the treatment of a black woman who was told that if she wanted her artificial leg to match her skin colour she would have to pay for it.
GEORGE MONBIOT, in his recent book The Age of Consent, makes what is a common complaint against Marxism.
GEORGE AND Mary Lipsham were inseparable for 60 years. But two years ago they were put in different care homes when Mary developed dementia.