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New mood for change slaps union leaders in face


"THE MULTINATIONALS are undemocratic and unaccountable. They are more powerful than some countries. We see opposition growing globally," Sian Ruddick from Birmingham told a conference last week...

After he plays the race card


TORY LEADER William Hague's latest crude attempt to recover his party's fortunes has been to bang the "law and order" drum. He told the baying mob at the Police Federation conference in Brighton...

The battle of Hastings


OVER 200 local people protested in Hastings on Saturday to keep the Nazi National Front out of the south coast town. The Nazis failed to turn up...

Politicians' poison is fuel for racism


TORY LEADER William Hague and shadow home secretary Ann Widdecombe are continuing to stir up hatred against asylum seekers. In the House of Commons on Monday, Widdecombe again urged the government to throw out more asylum seekers.

Seafarers


SHIPS OFFICERS in the giant P&O company, working in ports around Britain including the busy ferry terminal at Dover, are to ballot for action over pay...

Capitalism-how it works


ANTI-capitalist protests seem to be talked about all the time these days. I was down at Trafalgar Square recently for the May Day demonstration and heard a hot dog seller...

Long hours, low pay-we've had enough


FEELINGS ARE running high amongst workers in higher education over pay. That anger was shown when delegates at the recent UNISON higher education conference supported our branch's motion...

Rich crooks keep hold of the loot


CROOKED, LYING former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken has done quite well out of declaring himself bankrupt...

Things they say


SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Anti-deportation


PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

Shaming Tesco over 'asylo' rip off


A FIGHTBACK is starting across Britain at Tory leader William Hague's attacks on asylum seekers...

800m leaps


THE GOVERNMENT'S claims about the safety of genetically modified crops were demolished last week...

New-style branches


THE Socialist Workers Party is in the process of a major reorganisation of its local branches...

Schools


TEACHERS IN Sheffield have taken an important step forward in a battle against redundancies resulting from a "Fresh Start" at Herries School...

Stop deadly incinerators


LEAKED documents reveal the danger of highly toxic dioxins produced from burning waste at incinerator plants...

This man is a lying racist crook


This man is a lying racist crook so why do these men follow his policies? Join the campaign to defend asylum seekers - see page 3...

AUT


THE ASSOCIATION of University Teachers summer conference met in Eastbourne last week against a backdrop of threatened compulsory redundancies in many universities...

Break those chains


BILL Clinton's favourite novelist-that is how black American writer Walter Mosley is portrayed in the media....

In brief


TEXTILE firm Courtaulds is to slash more than 600 jobs at three of its factories. The company wants to axe factories in Bolsover in Derbyshire and Wishaw in Lanarkshire, Scotland...

Scottish Power


WORKERS at Scottish Power, members of the AEEU, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action...

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