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It pays to use militant tactics


Even newspapers like the Daily Express admitted that protests work after Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement last week...

Anti-privatisation


CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has been forced into a massive retreat over its threat to privatise caretaking services. This is the result of a big campaign which has united tenants and council worker

London Labour


THE LONDON Labour Party conference last weekend voted overwhelmingly to reject privatisation and keep the tube under public control...

Interference on the telly


THE BBC came under attack in May this year by Jeff Randall in Sunday Business.

Postal workers


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New action


DUDLEY HEALTH workers are escalating their strike against the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and will start a two-week strike on Monday...

Crisis of American 'democracy'


THE OUTCOME of the US election was hanging in the balance as Socialist Worker went to press...

Vote Serwotka


ACTIVISTS around the country are distributing leaflets for Mark Serwotka, who is standing in the election for PCS union general secretary...

This institution kills young men


THE PARENTS of Zahid Mubarek are right to demand a full inquiry into the murder of their son at Feltham young offender institution...

Upcoming events


WORKERS at the BBC are in dispute over the change of the nine o'clock news to ten o'clock. Workers in Editing Studio Operations are angry at the change and the impact on shifts...

Global fury at capitalism


HUNDREDS OF delegates from Socialist Workers Party branches across Britain attended its annual conference in London last weekend. Speakers stressed two key issues in the debates-the growing movement ...

Alexander's


SOME 800 workers at Alexander's bus factory in Falkirk, west of Edinburgh, struck for a day last week. The workers are fighting for a pay rise. They planned two days strike action on Wednesday...

No justice for Diego Garcia


THE ISLANDERS of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean are still banned by New Labour from returning home, despite winning their case in the High Court...

Porton Down book


WHERE WOULD you find 30,000 human guinea pigs put through chemical warfare tests in the world's longest-running programme of human experiments?..

Anger over jobs axe


ANGRY ROLLS Royce workers are threatening action over aerospace bosses' decision to axe 1,300 jobs...

Our cash goes to rail rich


RAILTRACK IS pocketing a huge handout from the government and giving it straight to its shareholders. Railtrack bosses announced this week that profits fell by 31 percent to �175 million...

Wealthy are the winners


NEW LABOUR spin doctors and much of the press hailed Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement as helping pensioners, protecting the environment, and doing something for motorists and small-scale hauliers...

Outrage at Tariq's murder


TARIQ JAVED, an Asian cab driver, was murdered in Bury, Lancashire, last week. His family and the community believe that there must have been a racial motive for the brutal attack, and police are now ...

Bin workers


ANGRY BIN workers in Manchester went on unofficial strike for four days last week after one of them was sacked for remarks made to a manager...

16,000 deaths due to poverty


IF YOU are poor you have a much higher chance of dying from cancer than if you are rich...

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