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UNISON


LEADERS OF the public sector workers' UNISON union in Scotland are ignoring a democratic vote and look set to allow Glasgow Labour council to get away with sacking two shop stewards...

Britain's global profiteer


MORE AND more people are revolted by the domination of the world by multinational corporations. Often the targets for people's anger are giant corporations based in the US...

Buy our arms, but please don't fight


"WE CAN'T possibly write off the debt of Third World countries-they'll only spend the money on arms." That was a key justification offered by Western leaders for leaving the poorest countries...

Home studies rise


THE NUMBER of students living at home while studying for a degree is going up as the cost of a university education rises...

Shame of empire


"AN ACT of mass kidnapping." That's how the US Washington Post newspaper described one of the dirtiest episodes in British and American foreign policy...

Whipping up the lynch mob terror


THE NEWS of the World is exploiting the murder of eight year old Sarah Payne to boost its sales through a cynical campaign which could unleash lynch mobs across Britain...

NHS


HEALTH WORKERS at the Dudley Group of Hospitals are set to strike for two days next week following an overwhelming 83 percent vote for strike action.

Brown's bonanza?


"CARRY ON Spending." That is how the left Labour weekly Tribune greeted Gordon Brown's public spending package last week. Alice Mahon MP summed up the welcome many Labour backbenchers...

Rail fat cats still betray


DEPUTY PRIME minister John Prescott unveiled new spending plans for transport last week. But the great bulk of the cash will be going as subsidy to privatised bus and rail firms...

Private firms to grab the NHS


THE GOVERNMENT claims that its "National Plan", launched this week, will save the National Health Service. But behind the talk of "modernisation" and "reform" New Labour is embarking on the biggest privatisation programme in the history of the NHS...

The class divide is growing


"WE ARE delivering on the fundamentals." That was Tony Blair's upbeat message last week, backed by the spin around chancellor Gordon Brown's spending review on Tuesday...

SWP news


REFLECTING THE sense of excitement at Marxism 2000, 248 people joined the Socialist Workers Party during the week. While Marxism was going on, Hackney SWP branches leafleted every school...

Kidderminster


THE TOWN of Kidderminster, about 15 miles south west of Birmingham, is up in arms about the government's private finance plan for the local hospital...

Finkelstein and the Holocaust


A STORM has burst out over The Holocaust Industry, the provocative new book by the left wing New York historian Norman Finkelstein...

Blair's Daily Mail instinct


TONY BLAIR'S "gut instinct" is to think Tory. That is clear from his secret memo written for his closest advisers and leaked to newspapers last weekend...

Anger at poverty in a world of plenty


A GROWING body of anti-capitalist activists and thinkers today attack the injustice of the system and debate how to win a different society...

A damning dam report


CAMPAIGNERS have long fought against British government support for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey. Virtually every one of the criticisms they have made of the project was backed...

Asylum seekers: Why did you back down, Bill?


IN APRIL the general secretary of the TGWU union, Bill Morris, attacked the Labour government's immigration policy and its humiliating voucher system for refugees...

Snob, Racist & Bigot


YOU WON'T be seeing the above words to describe the Queen Mother in the media coverage of her 100th birthday...

Courtroom Shocked by video of death


PEOPLE WERE moved to tears in a Hull courtroom last week. They had watched video evidence at the inquest into the death of black ex-soldier Christopher Alder. The film shows Christopher dying...

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