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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....

Sparks fly


DUDLEY hospitals strikers are about to enter their tenth month of strikes against privatisation. At a mass meeting on Friday of last week the strikers voted for another three-week strike...

'Cut our hours not our jobs'


WORKERS AT Philips Lighting in Hamilton, near Glasgow, struck for shorter hours on the same day the company announced 7,000 job losses worldwide. Almost 400 workers in the AEEU union joined the action...

Refugees attacked in Glasgow


When politicians spout racism, vicious attacks on black and Asian people follow. Senior police officers confirmed this last week.

Refugees


A CAMPAIGN has been launched in north London to stop the New Labour government sending a young refugee back to Kosovo. Besnik Gashi is 18 years old and arrived alone in Britain last year...

Battling to ban the bomb


A NEW generation is now growing up with the threat of nuclear annihilation and a third world war...

Have things got better


THE BIGGEST advertiser in the country is not a giant multinational but the New Labour government...

'Police stood by as mob attacked Asians'


EYEWITNESSES IN Bradford say that the reason 300 mainly Asian people took to the streets of Lidget Green last weekend was to stop a group of 40 white men on the rampage...

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UP TO 1,000 people joined an angry protest outside Downing Street last Saturday to tell Tony Blair not to back George Bush's mad "Son of Star Wars" project....

Engineering


ONE HUNDRED workers at Jeavons Engineering in Tipton in the West Midlands struck for 24 hours last week. The strike was officially called by the TGWU union...

Mandela condemns the firms


NELSON MANDELA, the former South African president, has bitterly criticised the giant pharmaceutical firms. He said last weekend that it was a "gross error" for the firms to sue the South African gove

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