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Tories show their true face


TORY LEADER William Hague claims to stand against racism. He claims that he signed the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) pledge to keep racism out of the election on behalf of the whole party. Yet...

Globalise Resistance


MEDICAL secretaries in Scotland have voted to strike over low pay. More than 70 staff voted to go on strike at a meeting at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary...

Peugeot


THE TGWU union has called a half-day strike for Thursday of next week in response to Peugeot's wages and conditions package...

Campaigns


ALMOST 200 people crowded into Birkby community centre in Huddersfield last week to build a campaign over the acquittal by an all white jury in Bradford of a man who killed restaurant owner Mohammed Asghar.

Thirst while firms profit


THE INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) is forcing poor African countries to privatise the most basic service of all-water. The result will be more disease, more deaths, and profit for a few...

Socialist election campaign


OVER 80 pensioners attended a meeting called by Greater London Pensioners' Association last week to hear the views of the different political parties...

Council housing


THE "TENANTS' Manifesto" launched by trade unions and housing campaigners is attracting growing support. At least 19 Labour MPs and one Liberal Democrat have backed the eight-point manifesto...

NATFHE


SOME 45 activists in the NATFHE lecturers' union came from all over the country to a national "Organising resistance" meeting in Manchester last Saturday...

The future is radical


Writer and campaigner George Monbiot talks to Socialist Worker

Mood for unity and for action


TWO MOODS swept delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference in Cardiff over Easter-the desire for unity with teachers in other unions in England and Wales...

Unite against the real enemy


WORKERS AT Motorola in Scotland were stunned to hear on Tuesday of this week that over 3,000 jobs at the plant are to be axed....

Quebec - United against profit


"TRADE UNIONISTS and environmentalists are united again in the fight to save the planet," said one of around 80,000 people who took part in several days of protests in Quebec City, Canada, at the end of last week.

NHS workers


MEDICAL secretaries in Scotland have voted to strike over low pay. More than 70 staff voted to go on strike at a meeting at the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary...

Cocoa fudge


THE MULTINATIONAL companies which dominate chocolate production have been caught out over their claims playing down allegations of child slavery on African cocoa plantations...

Hackney council


COUNCIL workers in Hackney, east London, are to strike for a day on 1 May against pay cuts and worse conditions...

What's the truth about Oldham?


BBC RADIO 4's Today programme last week reported that the mainly Asian area of Glodwick in Oldham, Lancashire, is now a "no-go" area for whites. Oldham police had released figures that said...

William Cook's


WORKERS AT a Sheffield factory are gearing up for a major battle over pay and job cuts. Action by 60 workers in the AEEU union at castings firm William Cook's...

Capitalism-how it works


LOCKHEED Martin, the biggest arms manufacturer in the world. GlaxoSmithKline, the most profitable drug company. Exxon, the leading oil giant....

Desperate for an alternative


THE SCOTTISH Socialist Party (SSP) will be a strong player in the general election. DEREK DURKIN is the SSP's candidate for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh...

Foot and mouth


THE GOVERNMENT'S chief vet was claiming last week that the foot and mouth epidemic was "fully under control". Whether the chief vet's confidence is justified will be tested in the coming weeks....

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