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Building the alliance


CAMPAIGNERS CONTINUED to build the socialist election campaign through the Easter break with protests, meetings and street actions across Britain...

Sparks fly


ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Anti-Nazi


A HEAVY police presence in Bermondsey last Saturday ensured that 37 members of the Nazi National Front (NF) were once again allowed a brief march in the south London area. Nearly 200 anti-Nazis...

Cincinnati-not a riot, a rebellion


EVENTS IN Cincinnati, Ohio, last week lifted the lid on the horrendous racism and injustice that exists in the United States. Police shot dead yet another unarmed black man...

The role of the state


IT IS hammered into our heads from an early age that the state is a neutral body that stands above society and regulates fairly between everyone...

Shiblu Rahman


OVER 50 people joined an angry protest, called by the Shiblu Rahman Family Campaign, outside the Old Bailey on Wednesday

NUT conference


THE SCOTTISH Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual conference in Aberdeen last week. One of the highlights of the conference was when delegates voted to support the Chhokar family campaign...

The force against nukes


UP TO 1,000 people joined an angry protest outside Downing Street last Saturday to tell Tony Blair not to back George Bush's mad "Son of Star Wars" project....

The modern slavery


WHATEVER THE details of the latest journey by the "slave ship" Etireno, its voyage has again exposed the existence of child slavery in West Africa...

Stop jobs massacre


ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Councils


UNISON UNION members in Hackney, east London, have voted against the council leaders' "final" wage cutting, job slashing offer and in favour of a five-day strike

Who gets what in Britain today


IF YOUR only sources of information about Britain were the financial supplements of the newspapers then you could be forgiven for thinking that every worker was on at least �30,000 a year.

Racism behind Bradford clashes


THE PRESS and police say that the riot in Bradford last weekend had nothing to do with racism. But local people tell a very different story....

'We won't buckle to the bullies'


CWU POSTAL workers' union leaders and Royal Mail management are holding a series of meetings which seem designed to frighten trade unionists from striking. The meetings feature representatives...

Fury against the IMF


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Israel's new war threats


ARIEL SHARON, the new Israeli prime minister, is threatening the Middle East with a new war. Over the Easter weekend Israeli forces invaded Palestinian territory and attacked Syrian troops in Lebanon...

STUC conference


THE SCOTTISH Trades Union Congress (STUC) held its annual conference in Aberdeen last week. One of the highlights of the conference was when delegates voted to support the Chhokar family campaign...

In brief


PEUGEOT CAR workers in Coventry, members of the TGWU union, have narrowly voted for strike action against a wages and conditions package...

Whose job is next?


JOHN AND Marie McDougall work at Motorola in Bathgate. Both have been made redundant twice before. "I thought Motorola was the jewel in the crown of Silicon Glen," says John. "Now I fear the worst."...

Education


THE MOST "moderate" of the teachers' unions, the ATL, unanimously passed a motion at its national conference on Monday calling for national action unless the government does something...

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