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Labour failing in classroom


AFTER A torrent of criticism about the new AS levels New Labour has been forced to launch a review of the exams...

Tory party leadership backbiting


I HAVE an infallible formula for cheering up anyone who is feeling low. Just think about the Tories. However bad things may be for you, they are worse for them...

Cannabis demo


ABOUT 10,000 people marched through south London on Saturday in a vibrant demonstration for the legalisation of cannabis...

Right to strike on railways


TRAIN GUARDS were due to stage a one-day, effectively national, strike on Monday of next week, as Socialist Worker went to press...

Climate of hatred


THE RIGHT wing press are whipping up a climate of hatred against Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. They were jailed eight years ago for killing two year old James Bulger when they were ten...

Express victory


AROUND 200 journalists at Express Newspapers in London and 30 in Scotland have voted to accept new contracts after the company was forced to agree better conditions...

Genoa in July


"AN UNFORTUNATE choice." So says Italian prime minister Berlusconi about Genoa, where the next meeting of the world's G8 leaders takes place from 19 to 22 July.He is terrified...

Their interests in new conflict


NEW LABOUR'S favourite think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, has been advising the government to privatise health and education...

Connect conference


FIFTY MEDICAL secretaries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire walked out earlier this month to hold a two-hour gate demonstration over their regrading claim...

Oldham-government gives ground to nazis


NEW LABOUR and the Liberals have given in to the Nazi BNP by pandering to prejudice. Representatives from Oldham's Liberal Democrat council and the three Labour MPs for the town met with home secreta

Brighton bin workers win over privatisation


A BRILLIANT four-day unofficial strike and occupation by bin workers in Brighton and Hove defeated the giant multinational waste company Sita...

Upsurge of protests and unrest in China


A NEW wave of discontent is growing in China. Even the Chinese government which is misleadingly called a Communist regime, admits...

Gothenburg-what really happened


SWEDISH POLICE tried to smash protesters against global capitalism off the streets of Gothenburg last week. First police turned savage dogs on protesters. Then they fired at people with guns...

William Cook's


I AM president of the general areas forum of the Public and Commercial Services union-the group covering branches in smaller departments and public bodies...

Productivity drive will mean more stress for women


"WORKING Mothers Are Stressed And Exhausted." That was just one of the headlines that greeted a new survey of working women by health magazine Top Sant�...

Profits before patients


PRIVATISE, privatise, privatise. That is Tony Blair's slogan for his second term, although he tries to describe the real meaning of his policies by using the phrase "reform of public services"...

PCS anti-racism


THE Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) met last week and was greeted by an angry demonstration of people who had been hemmed in at Oxford Circus for nine hours on May Day this year...

Councils


OVER 1,000 council workers in Sefton, Merseyside, struck for a day on Tuesday. They were protesting against the planned closure of five residential old people's homes...

Anti-incinerator


AS THE strike at William Cook's foundry in Sheffield enters its tenth week, building solidarity and financial support is key...

May Day


SOME 100 delegates met for the conference of Connect, the union for professionals in communications, in Scarborough last week. It came against a backdrop of the continued break-up of BT...

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