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Paisley cheers


SOCIALIST WORKER sellers in Paisley decided to take the national statement in defence of asylum seekers to collect signatures outside Chivas Regal distillery last Thursday...

How the bosses exploit workers


"I FEEL exploited" is a phrase I'm sure most of us have uttered at some point. And usually with good reason-we've had a shitty day at work, we feel used and taken for granted...

Lebanon's 22 year nightmare ends


FOR 22 years the mightiest military power in the Middle East occupied the southern part of Lebanon at the cost of 20,000 lives...

A system riddled with class


THE TORIES have accused New Labour of waging "class war" in the row over admissions to Oxford University. If only.

Inside the system


LABOUR-run Southwark council is currently pushing through the privatisation of the entire borough's council housing stock...

Corporate killing con


THE GOVERNMENT'S new laws on corporate killing fall far short of what the hundreds of people involved in the Simon Jones Campaign have been fighting for.

Prescott rewards the guilty bosses


John Prescott is to let privateers off an estimated �1.6 billion in profits due to the Treasury over the next ten years...

Should humanity abandon science?


PRINCE Charles managed to stir up a furious debate with a speech he made two weeks ago attacking "scientific rationalism"...

Empty promises from Hague Just 75p a week from Blair


"NEW LABOUR and the Tories are fighting among themselves, but they are not helping pensioners...

Postal workers


POSTAL WORKERS in Wolverhampton walked out on unofficial strike on Tuesday of last week in response to the harsh realities of management's "Way Forward" agreement...

Shock, baby born!


ANYONE would think that Leo Blair was the only baby born in Britain this year, judging by the fuss in the press. The thousands of babies born every day to working class parents can expect a very diffe...

How West wrecked a continent


"AFRICANS would now prefer to return to colonialism," said a recent BBC report from Sierra Leone. Such claims bolster the idea that Western troops and mercenaries might be able to improve...

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS-Racism in prisons and detention centres


PARVAIZ Akhtar Asim is a political refugee from Pakistan threatened with deportation. Parvaiz was president of the Aapka (socialist) group in the Punjabi district Jhellum...

Rich cheer while poor pay in Blair's Britain


BRITAIN HAS become more unequal than ever under New Labour. A new report from the government's own Office for National Statistics, Social Inequalities, provides a devastating picture...

End of Blair's affair with big business?


SOMETHING very strange is happening to Tony Blair's government. It is undeniably a slavishly pro-business government...

Make 6 June union D-Day


MONDAY 6 June is one of the most important days for trade unionists for years. It is the day the final, and most significant, part of the new employment law comes into force...

New mood for change slaps union leaders in face


"THE MULTINATIONALS are undemocratic and unaccountable. They are more powerful than some countries. We see opposition growing globally," Sian Ruddick from Birmingham told a conference last week...

After he plays the race card


TORY LEADER William Hague's latest crude attempt to recover his party's fortunes has been to bang the "law and order" drum. He told the baying mob at the Police Federation conference in Brighton...

The battle of Hastings


OVER 200 local people protested in Hastings on Saturday to keep the Nazi National Front out of the south coast town. The Nazis failed to turn up...

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