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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...

Socialist Worker public meetings


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

Would you trust a roving royal?


IT'S NOT just royals Sophie and Edward who are under scrutiny. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is set for a job as a roving ambassador for British industry...

Put this criminal on trial!


THE LEFT wing writer Christopher Hitchens' new book is The Trial of Henry Kissinger. It is a brilliantly written expos� of the war crimes committed by Henry Kissinger...

It's right to protest against capitalism


THE POLICE are whipping up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation around this year's May Day anti-capitalist protests. They are promising a "zero tolerance" approach. "Snatch squads" will be used...

Teachers' anger at New Labour


TONY BLAIR famously summed up his priorities as "education, education, education" when New Labour came to office...

Refugee killed by racist laws


ANOTHER REFUGEE died on Thursday of last week trying to get into Britain in the face of New Labour's crackdown on refugees. The asylum seeker jumped on top of the Eurostar train as it passed...

'Fighting to keep a job and our lives'


WORKERS ARE sat around tables in the foyer of the LU biscuit factory in Calais, talking and laughing. But this is no lunch break, and no one is working on the shopfloor...

Diary - Upcoming events


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...

China, US: one crisis to another


THE SPY plane crisis may be over, but tensions between the US and China are likely to grow...

Little beef from leaders


PUBLIC SECTOR union UNISON has called a national demonstration for a decent minimum wage in central Manchester next Saturday, 28 April. The demo is a chance in the run-up to the general election for...

A long wait for trains


MORE RAIL chaos will result from the latest cost-cutting plan by Britain's largest train operating company...

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