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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...

No change for poor


The number of children living in poverty did show a slight drop in 1999-2000. But statisticians at the Department for Work and Pensions said the correct interpretation over the whole period would be "...

South Africa hots up


PRESSURE IS growing for strikes in key sections of South African industry. The miners' NUM union has started a strike ballot at five leading gold and coal companies. Workers in Eskom, the power utilit...

Palestinians face terror


The intifada is against Israel's oppression of Palestinians. Israel has shot people in cold blood, and bombed and bulldozed Palestinian homes and buildings.A month ago Israel's right wing prime minist...

Argentine crisis sparks panic


What worries bodies like the IMF-and the G8 leaders meeting in Genoa this weekend-is not the hardship hitting the people of such countries. It is that Western banks will not get the interest payments...

Coppers in pound fiasco



Who do you trust to deliver?


So this week Bob Kiley, the chairman of London Transport, came under attack. Last year the London Transport board was specially "reshaped".These are the people who will have a crucial voice on whethe...

Divisions created by those in power


It reflected most people's abhorrence at the idea of segregation along racial lines. But it failed to explain either its extent or why it exists. The same message came from scores of white, Asian and...

Democracy denied over Genoa protest


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...

Near miss


Two rush hour Virgin trains with almost 1,000 passengers on board came within 30 yards of a collision last week. The emergency happened on the west coast main line near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire...

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