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Christopher Alder inquest


POLICE OFFICERS charged in connection with the death of black ex-soldier Christopher Alder are refusing to give full evidence at his inquest...

MP's report condemns poverty pensioners face


THE LABOUR-dominated Commons Select Committee on Social Security last week savaged the poverty level of pensions in Britain. It backed a basic income for pensioners of �90 a week-�22.50 a week more...

Attacked from within the party


BITTERNESS and disillusionment with the government is growing-inside the Labour Party as well as more generally. Bob Thomson was Labour Party treasurer in Scotland from 1994 to 1999...

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SEVENTY people packed out a brilliant meeting of the Brent Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers in Willesden last week. Asylum seekers, Labour Party members, socialists, trade unionists and local resid

New Labour give way to the right


MPs HAVE packed their bags. Their luxurious three month long summer holiday has begun. But although "official politics" may now go quiet, the run up to the next general election is under way in earne

OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE


TENS OF thousands of people joined protests in Peru last week in opposition to the inauguration of Alberto Fujimori as president. Fujimori "won" re-election as president earlier this year in a poll t

Blair pays up 'blackmail'


CAR manufacturer Nissan has blackmailed �50 million from the government but it could still destroy thousands of jobs. Nissan bosses had warned that they would cut spending on British components by �2

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The spirit of Seattle blows through the US election


THE TWO main political parties in the US are gearing up for this November's presidential election. The Republican Party's national convention took place in Philadelphia this week. The Democrats' conve

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Parade defies Nazi threats


THE NAZI National Front was halted last Saturday in its attempt to attack Leicester's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Local campaigners vowed that a city centre march would go ahead after the orig

What is real democracy?


NEW LABOUR boasts that introducing the minimum wage has lifted one and a half million workers out of poverty. But a new report, Winners and Losers, by the Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB)...

Cash not vouchers for refugees


CAMPAIGNERS WERE outside supermarkets in nearly every major town and city across England and Wales last Saturday to protest against the government's inhuman treatment of refugees. Protesters targeted...

Workers get ripped off by stingy bosses


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Support grows for Prague demo


MOBILISATION for Prague is taking off. Prague collectives are being set up all over Britain to get people to the demonstration planned against the IMF and the World Bank in the Czech Republic on 26 Se

Is it time to 'dump the pump'?


CAMPAIGNERS FOR lower petrol prices launched a nationwide protest to "dump the pump" this week. The campaign is backed by the Tory party, the right wing press and the truck business lobby...

Protest against nuclear base


THE US government wants the World Trade Organisation to outlaw labelling which identifies food with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. The US is ready to make a complaint against the European Uni

Boom time


PETER MANDELSON is refusing to return the �11,000 "golden handshake" he received when he resigned in December 1998 as trade secretary after his secret �373,000 home loan was revealed...

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