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Part of shaping anger with Blair


OFFICIAL POLITICS in Britain is focused on the parties' manoeuvrings in advance of the next general election...

Scottish shock


THE ELECTION last weekend for Labour's successor to Donald Dewar as Scottish first minister produced a staggering result. The leadership's favoured candidate, Henry McLeish, won by only 44 votes to 36...

Record chaos?


NEW LABOUR has awarded the contract to run the National Criminal Records Agency to the private company Capita...

Israel wages war on Palestinians


EHUD BARAK, Israel's prime minister, had the nerve to announce a "time out" in the peace process this week. Israeli troops have murdered 116 Palestinians over the last four weeks...

Is it racist to oppose Israel?


THE NEW Palestinian uprising is leading some commentators to claim that it is anti-Jewish to oppose the state of Israel...

Prison cover up


THE HEAD of the Prison Service has been accused by a parliamentary committee of not telling the truth about a huge raid on a "model" jail...

Scots reject deal


COUNCIL WORKERS in Scotland are set to strike again over pay after throwing out their employers' latest offer by a huge majority...

Buses


A THIRD one-day strike by drivers halted services across Gateshead in the north east of England on Friday of last week...

Help us raise �200,000


THE NEW Palestinian uprising is leading some commentators to claim that it is anti-Jewish to oppose the state of Israel...

Nuclear disaster


THE BRITISH navy had to take all 12 of its nuclear hunter-killer submarines out of action last week. Cracks were found on the cooling system of a sub's reactor...

Biwater


WORKERS FROM the Biwater plant in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, were to lobby parliament on Thursday in their fight to save jobs...

Business behind the BSE scandal


THE INQUIRY into the BSE "mad cow disease" has revealed how business interests and profit led to disaster. Already at least 75 people have died in Britain from the human form of BSE...

Blood and money on the tracks


"THE CONDITION of the track was not good". Those eight words from Railtrack, admitting the cause of the Hatfield train disaster, sum up everything that is wrong with Britain's privatised rail industry...

All under one roof


OVER 200 people attended an excellent conference in Manchester last Saturday to launch a national fight to stop the government's drive to end council housing...

Real issues behind the fuel debate


THE GIANT oil companies pushed up fuel prices last week. The move came amid a flurry of meetings involving government ministers, hauliers and farmers over the issue...

People die when profit comes first


NEW LABOUR'S worship of the market and big business is killing us. Ask the families of the 75 people...

Pensioners 'poor, trapped, isolated'


MOST PENSIONERS' lives have not improved under New Labour. More than a million elderly people feel trapped at home and can go for weeks without speaking to anyone, according to a survey...

Stop Kent Nazis


THE NAZI National Front has called a picket of a refugee hostel in Thanet, near Margate in Kent, this weekend in an attempt to whip up more hatred in the town...

Corporate censors


SPECIALISTS IN infant feeding have accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of putting its relationships with corporate sponsors before public health. They claim they were not allowed to discuss a...

America's problem in Middle East


Then Egypt and other Arab states launched a surprise attack on Israel on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Meanwhile the Arab oil producers used the crisis to push up the price of oil...

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