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Waging war across the globe


THE government and the press have expressed outrage at the arrest of two British police officers and two Canadians in Montenegro in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The government claimed there was...

Getting the royal treatment


"NOT EVEN the Tsar of all the Russias would have got treatment like this." That was the stunned reaction of an Italian journalist on Tony Blair's lavish holiday arrangements...

How to organise to beat global capital?


HOW SHOULD the new movement against globalisation and the multinationals organise itself? What are its goals? Where does it go from here? These are some of the issues being debated...

News of the world retreat


THE NEWS of the World has been forced, for now, to back down from its disastrous "naming and shaming" of paedophiles...

Fury at 'social cleansing'


"I'VE LIVED in Scotswood all my life. I'm not going anywhere. We shall not be moved." So said Gwen from the Save Scotswood Campaign Group at the start of a mass meeting in Newcastle on Thursday...

Tobacco spies rival Hollywood


THE DIRTY tricks of the giant tobacco firms were exposed in the recent Al Pacino film The Insider. Now the United Nations' World Health Organisation (WHO) has blown the whistle on secret plotting...

'I never gave up fighting'


RAPHAEL ROWE is one of the M25 Three. The three black men were released last month by the court of the appeal after 12 years in jail for a murder they didn't commit. The court found that the police...

'A chance to make your voice heard'


THOUSANDS OF the world's top bankers will be greeted by angry protests when the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank meet in Prague in September...

Red light


RAILTRACK claims safety on the railways is improving after figures showed the number of red signals passed is falling...

Hitting the key issues


THE SWP has been rallying in defence of our health service. 96 copies of Socialist Worker were sold on last Wednesday's demonstration in support of striking health workers...

Cops drug bust


UP TO 1,000 jobs could be lost if the government goes ahead with its latest privatisation. New Labour plans to hand the contract for the maintenance of Trident nuclear missile submarines...

Delaying the inevitable?


TONY BLAIR has swanned off to Tuscany, accompanied by the massive entourage that his delusions of presidential grandeur demand. But when he returns he will face the perennial problem of the euro...

Dudley strikers say NHS is not for sale


"WE WANT to stay with the National Health Service. It's as simple as that," said a striking catering worker last week. She was one of nearly 560 health workers at Dudley Group of Hospitals

US vote-should we choose Gore?


THE MAIN parties in the US are gearing up for the presidential election in November. The Democrats start their convention (to crown their candidates) next week...

Nuke threat


ADVICE LINE NHS Direct, one the flagship proposals of the government's health service "modernisation", is endangering people's lives. A survey in the Health Which? magazine found that NHS Direct was ...

Blair's Britain


RAIL companies want to swell their profits by stopping people buying cheap tickets. The privatised train operators have put forward a plan to strip up to 1,600 rail stations of the facility to pre-bo

Letters


THE VAUXHALL Project, Lambeth Labour council's giant new housing scheme in south London, is designed to fit the needs of giant companies, not tenants...

Rail lobby on inside track


STEVEN NORRIS, the Tory appointed by London mayor Ken Livingstone to his Transport for London board, has taken a job as a consultant to firms hoping to gain from the capital's transport plans...

Latin America revolts


HUNDREDS of thousands of Colombians held a one-day strike on Thursday of last week. A week earlier neighbouring Peru was hit by massive street demonstrations...

Telford attack


THREE POLICE officers were jailed last week after a case which exposed how their elite team was at the centre of Britain's drugs business. The three were members of the regional crime squad in London...

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