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Medical secretaries


THE MEDICAL secretaries' dispute in Scotland was delicately poised as Socialist Worker went to press...

Business drools at Blair's plans


THE QUEEN'S birthday honours list which was announced recently shows the businessmen New Labour loves...

Street rebellion in Papua New Guinea


THREE UNIVERSITY of Papua New Guinea students are dead and several are in a critical condition. Some have disappeared into police custody...

Milosevic extradited


FEW PEOPLE in Serbia shed any tears for Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader extradited to Holland last week. And rightly so. Milosevic is guilty of war crimes. But so too is NATO...

Racism and resistance in Burnley


TWO LANCASHIRE towns, two big votes for the BNP, two "riots" as Asian communities are attacked by racists and the police do nothing. Recent events in Burnley and Oldham (and Accrington last weekend) ...

In brief


TEACHERS AT Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, east London, are angry that their NUT union has refused them a ballot for strike action over pay...

BNP poses as 'respectable' but...


BRITAIN'S NAZIS are putting on a respectable front on TV and radio. Don't be fooled.

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Racist thugs ignited riot


"I HATE to say we told you so. This is what happens when 4,000 people vote for Nazis. The British National Party go on the offensive." That was the comment from Helen, who lives near Burnley, after the riots in the town last weekend...

Heading for a fight against New Labour


THE NEW Labour government is on a collision course with public sector workers. That was dramatically underlined last week at the conference of UNISON-Britain's biggest trade union, with 1.3 million members...

College workers


PEOPLE pressure mounted on a Glasgow college board of managers last week. On the Thursday a spontaneous protest by further education workers took place...

Round-up


SOME 150 people gathered outside Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Wednesday of last week to protest at the decision of the Church Commission to charge market rents for 1,590 flats in the SE1 area of London...

Tripping up Third World AIDS victims


TONY BLAIR was quick to accuse the protesters at Gothenburg of failing to understand that the growth of world trade benefits the poor...

Church landlords


SOME 150 people gathered outside Lambeth Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Wednesday of last week to protest at the decision of the Church Commission to charge market rents for 1,590 flats in the SE1 area of London...

Lancashire's radical history


THE RECENT election boost for the Nazi British National Party in Oldham has thrown the Lancashire town into the news. It has also exposed a long history of racism towards the Asian community...

Defend Council Housing


SOME 60 representatives from the key areas threatened with housing privatisation met in Birmingham on Saturday...

Socialist Alliance


SOCIALIST Alliances across England and Wales have been holding forums, meetings and debates on the way forward for the alliance after the election. They have been a great success...

Gap protest


LAST SATURDAY 20 people picketed the Gap store in the Metro centre in Gateshead, Tyneside...

Errol McGowan inquest


A TOP pathologist has attacked Telford police's alleged assumption that Errol McGowan hanged himself. Dr Nat Carey, called by the coroner on Friday of last week as an expert witness...

Postal workers fight privatisation


POSTAL WORKERS in London are gearing up for a new round of strikes just as their bosses are pressing ahead with privatisation. Workers at the NDO office in north London are poised to strike on Friday ...

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