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US stoked up war with Iraq


THE US has deliberately provoked conflicts with Iraq to provide an excuse for war. Former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter says the US set up clashes in order to justify its bombing raid...

Race, culture and class today


RACISM IS not simply one group of people disliking another. It is systematic discrimination against ethnic minorities. It is built into British society...

Real schools, not McSchools


JOHN O' FARRELL'S lead article in the Guardian's education supplement on Tuesday of last week highlighted the campaign for a secondary school in Lambeth, south London...

Fantasy illness...


GIANT DRUGS firms have a new pitch-make up a disease and then sell a "cure". Social anxiety disorder, an acute form of shyness, has become a popular disease over the last few years in the US...

Can mass action topple the state?


THE ITALIAN state used ferocious repression against demonstrators at the G8 summit last weekend. It would be capable of much greater violence if the whole system was at stake...

Elderly betrayed globally


THE WORLD Bank admitted last week that over 85 percent of the world's population has absolutely no income after retirement...

A fightback in Argentina


ARGENTINA WAS rocked by a two-day general strike last week against savage cuts designed to placate international bankers. Transport and other public sector workers as well as groups like bank workers...

Repression in Genoa


BLOOD WAS dripping from the walls of the Genoa Independent Media Centre after Italian police raided it on Saturday night. They seized files, smashed computers and savagely assaulted protesters...

Marconi


TRADE UNIONISTS from Marconi factories across Britain picketed the company's AGM last week...

Council housing


AFTER A three-year battle, Tooley Street council tenants in south London have forced councillors to abandon plans to chuck out tenants and demolish their homes...

Scandal of PFI hospitals


SUFFOCATING HEAT leaves patients with respiratory problems gasping for breath. A failed generator plunges operating theatres, intensive care and casualty departments into darkness...

Building to beat the BNP Widespread support for anti-Nazis


Building to beat the BNP Widespread support for anti-Nazis

STOP PRIVATISATION


STOP PRIVATISATION protest @ new labour's conference DEMONSTRATE SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER BRIGHTON Initial sponsors: Globalise Resistance; Green Party; Socialist Alliance; John Leech; Dave Toomer; Mark Ser...

Bringing it back home


So said John Edmonds, general secretary of the GMB union, on Monday. He was commenting on the speech Tony Blair made about "reform" of public services. Blair was preparing for his love-in with George ...

Threat hots up


GLOBAL WARMING is happening faster than experts thought, according to a report by the authoritative IPCC body of international climate scientists last week. Yet George Bush still refuses to back any ...

post bosses go on a sick offensive


It showed the national significance of the fight. Firefighters are defending themselves and their union from a vicious management offensive. Peter Rogers is a black firefighter on Merseyside. He told ...

Anger grows at mass sackings


Rank and file workers must demand those words are turned into action. On the eve of the traditional heavy industry shutdown in Glasgow last week, BAE Systems announced it would axe over 1,000 jobs in...

Fighting for justice


This was the emotional plea from Adrienne Jemmott to the audience of 150 people waiting last Wednesday night to watch the film Injustice in Conway Hall, London. Adrienne Jemmott is the sister of Paul ...

Torture goes on


TORTURE VICTIMS seeking asylum in Britain are being locked up in prisons. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees said last week that Britain is the only European Union state which locks up r...

Violence and capitalism WANTED - For robbery, war and pollution


Politicians and the press always denounce those who fight back, whether it's against racism or against the global corporations. When police shot down anti-capitalist protesters in Gothenburg, they to...

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