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100,000 on the way to Genoa


ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS are predicting that the demonstration outside the G8 summit of world leaders in Genoa in July will be at least 100,000 strong...

South West Trains


GUARDS ON South West Trains (SWT) brought over 1,600 services to a standstill with a 24-hour strike last week. SWT runs services into London's Waterloo station from Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset...

Racism fuels the debate on asylum


TONY BLAIR led up to his announcement of the election with a major article in the Times against asylum seekers...

Sparks fly


THE DUDLEY health strikers heard that the contract to transfer their jobs out of the NHS was signed over the bank holiday weekend...

Policing the 'have nots'


NIGEL CHAMBERLAIN is the national press officer of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Karl Grossman is professor of journalism at the State University of New York and has written widely on the US government's Son of Star Wars project. Socialist Worker spoke to both about why globalisation is leading to a renewed threat of war rather than the peaceful economic expansion defenders of capitalism predicted.

Students


Luton University expelled 206 students who had not paid their fees last week, and UWE sent letters to 2,400 students threatening them with expulsion...

Diary - Upcoming events


RECENT BATTLES in the post have revealed new tactics by both Royal Mail and the national CWU union officials. Activists need to organise to face a new challenge...

Dudley Group of Hospitals


THE DUDLEY health strikers heard that the contract to transfer their jobs out of the NHS was signed over the bank holiday weekend...

The madman in the White House launches crazy new nuke scheme


TONY BLAIR backs US president George W Bush's plan for a "Son of Star Wars" missile system. But he won't tell you himself. Blair's official spokesman, Alastair Campbell, let the truth slip last week ...

Dynamex are all out


SOME 108 TGWU union members are on all-out strike in north west Wales. Workers at the Dynamex Friction Dynamics (formerly Ferodo) plant began the official strike on 30 April...

No time to lose!


AS TONY Blair prepared to fire the starting gun for the general election campaign last week, socialist campaigners were already out of the blocks. Across Britain they are organising to ensure...

Action stations


THIS ELECTION will see the biggest left wing challenge to the mainstream parties since the Second World War. The Socialist Alliance in England and Wales, and the Scottish Socialist Party...

Postal workers


Over 600 people protested outside the US embassy last Saturday against George Bush's decision to condemn the planet to global warming...

Your chance to kick back


CAROLYN LECKIE is a health worker in Glasgow. Berlyne Hamilton is a black worker at Ford's Dagenham car plant. Ateeq Siddique is a community activist in Bradford. These are just three of the over 160 socialist candidates challenging the main parties at the election...

Riot against police and poverty


RIOTS ROCKED Algeria in north Africa last week after young people from the country's Berber ethnic minority rose in fury against police brutality...

Roofless housing betrayal


HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS and private landlords who take over council housing are discriminating against the homeless and the poor. That's the shocking conclusion of a survey by respected housing charity ...

Refugee myths shattered


MOST refugees who enter Britain illegally have not come to live off benefits, according to a government-funded project...

Lecturers


THE BATTLE to stop pay and jobs cuts at a Sheffield steelworks hotted up this week as strikes spread to workers in another section...

Dudley strikers join minimum wage demo


"THIS SHOULD be a march of tens of thousands. "Instead it is really disappointing, and all because our union, UNISON, did not want to embarrass New Labour so close to a general election."...

Tory Hague opens door to racists


TORY leader William Hague forced the racist Tory MP John Townend to apologise this week for his comment that the British were becoming a "mongrel race"....

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