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IT IS two years since financial chaos ricocheted around the world, bringing economic hardship to East Asia, Latin America and, most notably, Russia. It has become fashionable for commentators to wri

Truck driver makes stand


MANY PEOPLE are taking a stand in support of refugees. They include a truck driver who picked up a leaflet from campaigners in Brighton during a recent protest against New Labour's refugee voucher sch

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Low Pay


New Labour's drive to get people off benefits and into work was exposed as a sham in a survey last week. ...

Coppers lose it


Bad news for Kent police. The same cops that allowed the Nazis to demonstrate in Margate three times this year at �50,000 a time have now been forced to pay compensation to the Anti Nazi League (ANL)...

British workers get a tanning


Tony Blair this week returned from the latest leg of his luxury holiday in Italy and France. But the figures for how much holiday ordinary people get are shocking. Workers in Britain get just 28 day...

Rain didn't stop play


Rain didn't stop play

Poor can't phone home


BT, which made a profit of �2.9 billion last year, has announced that the minimum price of a call from a phone box is to double to 20 pence. The charity Age Concern says that almost one in ten pensio

New BSE nightmare


Mad cow disease may be jumping from species to species undetected by any safeguards. That is the nightmare scenario research scientists warned of this week. If true, this would make the potential ...

Protest against killer policies


The press in Britain, the Czech Republic and elsewhere say protesters are planning violence and riots. But these are scare stories designed to deter people from protesting. The real violence is ...

Supermarket


The Asda supermarket chain made Nazi Clive Potter runner up in its Local Heroes competition. Potter is a member of the National Democrats, a split from the National Front. The Anti Nazi League has ...

Barclays plan to slash jobs


Barclays bank bosses are planning to slash their already depleted workforce massively in an information technology "e big bang". By doing so the bank aims to double its profits in three years....

Widdecombe hounded from festival


SHADOW HOME secretary Ann Widdecombe was hounded by angry protesters when she visited the Edinburgh Book Festival last Saturday. Some 100 protesters, enraged by her attitude to asylum seekers, joined ...

Killed by the profit system he hated


SIMON JONES would have been celebrating his 27th birthday on Friday. But his life was tragically cut short on 24 April 1998 when he got a new job as a casual worker at Shoreham docks in Sussex. Simon...

Britain's heart failure


THE COST of travelling by train has soared 300 percent on some services. An unpublished study by the Rail Passengers' Council (RPC) has found that:* Rail travel is 40 percent more costly in real term

Gunning for trouble in Africa


The right wing press have been going mad over the capture of 11 British troops taken hostage with their guide last Friday by "rebels" in Sierra Leone. The kidnappers, dubbed the "West Side Boys", ...

UNISON backs debt protest


WE READ out a letter from Rodney Bickerstaffe-the general secretary of our union, UNISON-at our union branch meeting last week. It calls for every UNISON branch to support the Jubilee 2000 protest in...

Is this as good as it's going to be?


IT IS two years since financial chaos ricocheted around the world, bringing economic hardship to East Asia, Latin America and, most notably, Russia. It has become fashionable for commentators to wri

'They said I sent racist mail'


"I feel totally vindicated. It is now possible to lay the silly allegations against me to rest," Virdi told Socialist Worker. Those allegations led to Sergeant Virdi getting sacked in March of this y...

Rail fares soar


The government wants to charge people for appealing against Home Office refusal of a visa to visit Britain. The move comes after home secretary Jack Straw was recently forced to back down on slapping...

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