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Government bows to business


THE government has handed hundreds of millions of pounds to multinational corporations by allowing them to continue fiddling their tax...

They are playing roulette with our lives


THIS NEW Labour government is pushing through the insane privatisation of air traffic control. They have broken their pre-election promise that "our air is not for sale".

Police trashed this magnificent protest


TONY BLAIR, politicians of all parties and every section of the media lined up to denounce Monday's May Day protest in London. They completely ignored the real story of the day...

Beg or go hungry


HOUNDING asylum seekers for begging has led to soaring physical and verbal attacks against people who live on the streets...

Where working men are out on strike Joe Hill is at their side


JOE HILL was murdered by the US state in November 1915. His "crime" was to be an activist and songwriter for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or the Wobblies as they were popularly known...

He will benefit


THE PLANS for dumping elderly NHS patients in private nursing homes was drawn up by the government's "Modernisation Action Team"...

Betrayed


THE CAR industry in Britain is on a knife edge. The two biggest car factories in the country face closure in the next month...

Longbridge and teachers united


AS A Rover worker, I've always had the misguided image of a teacher as middle class, elitist and a touch arrogant. I couldn't have been more wrong. I went to the NUT conference in Harrogate recently...

Things they say


TWENTY FIVE years ago the North Vietnamese army marched into Saigon, ending the Vietnam War in which nearly three million people died. But the war still isn't over for many Americans...

Squeezing us dry for profit


PEOPLE LIKE to joke that the capitalists, given a chance, would buy up the water that falls from the sky and sell it back to us. That is exactly what is happening at the moment...

BA man in charge


THE NEW chief of British Airways, Rod Eddington, will take over from Bob Ayling this week. He will get half a million pounds a year...

Vietnam haunts the Pentagon


TWENTY FIVE years ago the North Vietnamese army marched into Saigon, ending the Vietnam War in which nearly three million people died. But the war still isn't over for many Americans...

Hague tries to play race card


TORY LEADER William Hague has driven his party even further to the right in a desperate attempt to win votes in this week's elections...

Can we stop this economic madness?


WHY ARE jobs in industry under threat? A QUARTER of a million manufacturing jobs have gone in Britain since New Labour...

Postal Points


IN WYCOMBE the local Labour Party has turned against the Tory council's plans to transfer 7,000 council homes to a new housing company...

Our air is for sale


"THIS 'RAILTRACK in the sky' has no justification in economic, financial or operational terms." That is how Peter Reed, a former manager at the Civil Aviation Authority, describes the government's...

Old forced into low pay


NEW LABOUR last week announced that men over 60 would have to look for work or face having their benefits axed...

An unhappy anniversary for Blair


THREE YEARS in government and Labour is deep in crisis. Tony Blair was set to wake up on Friday morning to the news that his handpicked candidate for London mayor received a humiliating vote...

Rise to the challenge


THIS WEEK marks a shift in British politics. As the front page says, we face big job losses, the collapse of support for Labour plus humiliation for Blair in London, and Hague's attempt to whip up racism against asylum seekers. Socialist Worker readers need to respond...

Faked food


HOW DO we know whether genetically modified (GM) food is safe? That's a tough question to answer, especially given what the Observer newspaper revealed recently...

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