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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...

Disarm the killer cops


The police shot two men dead in the street in four days. Officers shot Andrew Kernan, a schizophrenic man, twice in the chest near his home in Wavertree, Liverpool, on Thursday of last week. Scotland...

Stop this mad missile plan


Bush wants to "fast track" Son of Star Wars after a recent test over the Pacific showed the missile defence might work. It would mean any missile fired at the US could be shot down. So the US could t...

Where now for anti-capitalism?


THE ANTI-capitalist movement has developed astonishingly in the 20 months since the great anti World Trade Organisation protests at Seattle. In every country in the world significant minorities of peo...

fight racism and poverty in Burnley


All the estates in Brunshaw were council homes until the council pushed through privatisation. I campaigned against the transfer of council housing to private landlords. With the transfer of their ho...

OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE


inside Financial crisis hits Argentina After the riots - Reality of racism in Bradford Redundancies: fear and anger across BritainOUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Support Genoa mass protests pages 8, 9 & 10 ...

Fury at Blair's mean and nasty plan


"THEY ARE calling disabled people scroungers, yet those MPs have voted themselves a pay rise and then gone off on holiday for three months. I'm spitting blood I'm so angry."...

Reward of money 'Just' for nothing


WANT TO be a millionaire without doing any work? Just follow the example of top bosses at Just2Clicks...

New hopes for change in Algeria


THE NORTH African state of Algeria has been shaken by a mass wave of protests. The protests are the most hopeful events for well over a decade...

They have gone beyond Thatcher


THE VICIOUSNESS of Tony Blair's right wing programme for New Labour's second term is becoming clearer by the day. The New Labour government last week announced measures that go well beyond...

Bradford: What really happened


LAST weekend Bradford became another city in the north west of England where Asians were forced onto the streets to defend themselves against Nazis...

Firefighters


FIREFIGHTERS and control room staff on Merseyside were to start an eight-day strike on Friday following a magnificent vote for action...

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