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The action we need


WE NEED a change of direction throughout the labour movement. Every trade unionist, tenant activist, anti-racist and campaigner faces a choice...

Blair's 'roots' wither


TONY BLAIR'S pamphlet The Roots of New Labour hailed the growth of his Constituency Labour Party in Sedgefield as a model. But party membership has slumped by half in Sedgefield since the 1997 genera...

Sellafield


CONTRACT workers involved in a dispute over bonuses continued picketing as they struck for the third week running at Sellafield last week...

Multinationals wreck our lives. It's time to Strike back


"WE ARE just a number to multinationals like Ford. It's like the slave trade again. We're treated like animals, not human beings...

Sanctions campaign


A HUGE row has broken out amongst the leadership of the civil servants' PCS union on the eve of its national conference...

Time for change


FOLLOWING THE successful election campaign of the London Socialist Alliance there is a major reorganisation of the Socialist Workers Party in London...

NHS


STUDENT NURSES in London are stepping up their campaign against poverty wages...

The May Day arguments


I MISSED the May Day protests in London, but I should declare an interest in them. As a student at Oxford in the early 1970s I was suspended for a year for my part in spray-painting Balliol College ...

World turned upside down


WE ARE told that capitalism is the only way to run the world. But the society we live in today is a product of revolutionary changes that began only about 200 years ago.

Why don't they listen to voters' voice?


DEPUTY PRIME minister John Prescott has brushed aside last week's message from London voters and is determined to push through tube...

A bitter mood against Labour


DELEGATES TO the annual conference of the MSF union in Harrogate poured out their feelings of bitterness with New Labour last weekend...

Housing


OVER 100 contract workers at the Sellafield nuclear plant struck for the second week running on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The AEEU union members intend to continue with lightning picketing...

Legalise cannabis


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JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS...


WORKERS AT Kvaerner Energy in Clydebank began a work-in this week after a mass meeting on Monday morning. Shopfloor workers decided enough was enough and locked managers out...

Press and politicians attack London may day protest


THE MEDIA are projecting Winston Churchill as a beloved leader who won World War Two single handedly...

Nazis boosted by Hague's race rant


"IT'S FRIGHTENING. I'm already looking over my shoulder. But I like living here. I don't see why any narrow-minded, bigoted Nazi should drive me out." So said Janet, a black woman...

BECTU


THE ANNUAL conference of the broadcasting and media union BECTU took place last weekend. Disaffection with the Labour Party was more obvious than ever before...

Fresh Start fails


THE government's "Fresh Start" initiative for so called "failing" schools was dealt another blow this week...

Foframe


MEMBERS OF the GMB union are on all-out strike at Foframe in Huntingdon

Buses


SOME 65 people attended a Defend Council Housing campaign conference in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week...

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