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United against profit system


THOUSANDS of people succeeded in demonstrating against the injustices of global capitalism in central London on Tuesday. They did so in the face of the most incredible police operation and media hyste

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Racism Where it comes from and what keeps it going


FOREIGN SECRETARY Robin Cook rightly denounced the Tories two weeks ago for playing the race card to grab votes...

In brief


"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."...

OK to swear at coppers!


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

Step forward for Scottish left


THE SOCIALIST Workers Party (SWP) and the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have voted to unite to form a single party. Separate meetings of members of both organisations agreed the move...

Sparks fly


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

It is right to protest


It is right to protest

Marks & Spencer


THE UNIVERSITY of North London (UNL) likes to present itself as an inclusive and progressive institution. Vice-chancellor Brian Roper has even publicly criticised the introduction of tuition fees...

Palestine protest


THOUSANDS OF lecturers in further education (FE) colleges across England and Wales are balloting for strikes, and expect to be holding a first one-day strike on 22 May...

Trade teach-in


WORKERS FROM several European countries plan to demonstrate in London against job cuts planned by Marks & Spencer...

Movement is still going up


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

Steel workers


SHOP WORKERS in the USDAW union gathered in Blackpool last week for their annual conference...

Journalists


BALLOTS ON action by National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members working at Express Newspapers in London began this week. The new owner, porn baron Richard Desmond, wants to make 145 redundancies...

Students


THE UNIVERSITY of North London (UNL) likes to present itself as an inclusive and progressive institution. Vice-chancellor Brian Roper has even publicly criticised the introduction of tuition fees...

Restore our link


UP TO 1,000 pensioners marched through Blackpool on Monday demanding the restoration of the link between pensions and earnings...

General strike shakes Greece


"IT'S THE return of the working class! It was the biggest strike for many years in Greece, at least the biggest since the fall of the military junta in 1974." That's how Panos Garganas, editor of Soc...

Peugeot


THE HALF-DAY strike scheduled for Thursday of this week at Peugeot in Coventry has been suspended following a meeting of the TGWU side of the negotiating team...

Firefighters


Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members voted by four to one on a 76 percent turnout for strikes, which were due to begin this week. That threat was enough to force management to concede...

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