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USDAW conference


OVER 100 people from across the north west of England and Yorkshire attended a "trade teach-in" at Manchester University last Saturday. The event, organised by the World Development Movement...

The pioneers of socialist utopia


THE barbarity and injustice of capitalism have produced many different visions of an alternative kind of society over the last two centuries...

Core of Newark Labour joins Socialist Alliance


A CORE section of the Labour Party in Newark, Nottinghamshire, has joined the Socialist Alliance...

Diary - upcoming events


Diary - upcoming events

We showed there is an alternative


THE POLICE deliberately set out to cause violence and criminalise protesters on Tuesday's May day demonstrations. Some of the press focused on the smashing of shop windows. But nonetheless thousands ...

Oldham attack: how police lied


THE BATTERED face of Oldham pensioner Walter Chamberlain filled the pages of newspapers last week...

Why Bobby Sands starved to death


TWENTY YEARS ago, on 5 May 1981, Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison in Northern Ireland. He was the first of ten Republican hunger strikers..

United against profit system


THOUSANDS of people succeeded in demonstrating against the injustices of global capitalism in central London on Tuesday. They did so in the face of the most incredible police operation and media hyste

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Racism Where it comes from and what keeps it going


FOREIGN SECRETARY Robin Cook rightly denounced the Tories two weeks ago for playing the race card to grab votes...

In brief


"THIS SHOULD be a march of tens of thousands. "Instead it is really disappointing, and all because our union, UNISON, did not want to embarrass New Labour so close to a general election."...

OK to swear at coppers!


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

Step forward for Scottish left


THE SOCIALIST Workers Party (SWP) and the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have voted to unite to form a single party. Separate meetings of members of both organisations agreed the move...

Sparks fly


MOST refugees who enter Britain illegally have not come to live off benefits, according to a government-funded project...

It is right to protest


It is right to protest

Marks & Spencer


THE UNIVERSITY of North London (UNL) likes to present itself as an inclusive and progressive institution. Vice-chancellor Brian Roper has even publicly criticised the introduction of tuition fees...

Palestine protest


THOUSANDS OF lecturers in further education (FE) colleges across England and Wales are balloting for strikes, and expect to be holding a first one-day strike on 22 May...

Trade teach-in


WORKERS FROM several European countries plan to demonstrate in London against job cuts planned by Marks & Spencer...

Movement is still going up


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

Steel workers


SHOP WORKERS in the USDAW union gathered in Blackpool last week for their annual conference...

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