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Sickness in the service


THE NHS is institutionally racist and the medical profession runs "a white man's register" with "jobs for the boys". These are some of the findings of a study by the King's Fund, Racism in Medicine...

'Beyond Thatcher'


TONY BLAIR last week pledged his government would embark on "the most fundamental reform of public services for many years"...

Abuse of power


I WENT to Gothenburg to protest against undemocratic organisations such as the World Bank, WTO and IMF...

Revolt reaches heart of Labour


NEW LABOUR'S drive for privatisation has shocked the entire trade union movement. Chancellor Gordon Brown spelled out the government's plans for its second term at the weekend...

Come and join in the debates


MARXISM 2001-a week of debates, forums and discussion-takes place in London from 6 to 13 July. Its theme is "A new movement, a new left."...

In brief


ENVIRONMENTALISTS and socialists joined forces for a demonstration in Sheffield last Saturday calling for the city's municipal waste incinerator to be shut down...

EIS conference


NEW Labour leaders thought they had bought peace to the classrooms in Scotland through the McCrone agreement. They were left with no such illusions after the annual conference of the main teaching uni

Join Refugee Week activity


THIS SATURDAY sees the start of Refugee Week. It is an excellent series of events right across Britain celebrating the contribution which people seeking asylum have made here...

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Labour failing in classroom


AFTER A torrent of criticism about the new AS levels New Labour has been forced to launch a review of the exams...

Tory party leadership backbiting


I HAVE an infallible formula for cheering up anyone who is feeling low. Just think about the Tories. However bad things may be for you, they are worse for them...

Cannabis demo


ABOUT 10,000 people marched through south London on Saturday in a vibrant demonstration for the legalisation of cannabis...

Right to strike on railways


TRAIN GUARDS were due to stage a one-day, effectively national, strike on Monday of next week, as Socialist Worker went to press...

Climate of hatred


THE RIGHT wing press are whipping up a climate of hatred against Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. They were jailed eight years ago for killing two year old James Bulger when they were ten...

Express victory


AROUND 200 journalists at Express Newspapers in London and 30 in Scotland have voted to accept new contracts after the company was forced to agree better conditions...

Genoa in July


"AN UNFORTUNATE choice." So says Italian prime minister Berlusconi about Genoa, where the next meeting of the world's G8 leaders takes place from 19 to 22 July.He is terrified...

Their interests in new conflict


NEW LABOUR'S favourite think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, has been advising the government to privatise health and education...

Connect conference


FIFTY MEDICAL secretaries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire walked out earlier this month to hold a two-hour gate demonstration over their regrading claim...

Oldham-government gives ground to nazis


NEW LABOUR and the Liberals have given in to the Nazi BNP by pandering to prejudice. Representatives from Oldham's Liberal Democrat council and the three Labour MPs for the town met with home secreta

Brighton bin workers win over privatisation


A BRILLIANT four-day unofficial strike and occupation by bin workers in Brighton and Hove defeated the giant multinational waste company Sita...

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