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Israel's violent attacks increase


THE PALESTINIAN revolt against Israel has rarely made the front page of the newspapers over the last few weeks because of the farce of the US presidential elections. But Israeli violence against Pale...

Gandhi and the non-violent way


THE RISE of the anti-capitalist movement has brought hundreds of thousands of new people into the fight for change. Every time people demonstrate against capitalist institutions or question the prior...

Fury at sexism


ON THURSDAY of this week we were to be subjected to the sexist Miss World contest on Channel 5...

Railtrack bonanza despite disaster


THE CRISIS on Britain's privatised railways deepened this week, just as the government pressed ahead with its insane "Railtrack in the sky" plan to privatise air traffic control...

Who benefits from the EU?


IT IS tempting to think of the European Union (EU) as a benevolent institution. For one thing, surely anything the Tories attack so hysterically can't be all bad...

Crunch week


"IT'S CRUNCH week for the dispute. How is the union going to respond? The only way is to name the day for more Scotland-wide action involving all our members." That was how one worker...

Thatcher: did she change society?


THE TENTH anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's downfall was greeted with a huge dose of nostalgia last week. Right wing papers like the Daily Telegraph portrayed her as a great Tory leader. Even the li...

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Debt protest


JUBILEE 2000 supporters were to take to the streets of the capital on Saturday to mark the end of this phase of the anti-debt campaign...

Crazy air sale


THE government suffered another defeat in the House of Lords on Monday over its insane proposal to sell off National Air Traffic Services (NATS)...

Round-up


THE LIBERAL Democrat controlled council in Sheffield is threatening to privatise the direct services organisation following its decision to sell off its 63,000 council houses...

Higher education


STAFF ACROSS higher education plan a day of action next Tuesday, 5 December. Universities will be hit as lecturers, technicians, administrators and manual workers join forces over pay...

Poor pay most


THE POOR pay a far greater rate of tax than the rich. That is the truth about tax according to a new study by the ultra-moderate Fabian Society...

Anti-fees blockade the media ignored


I WAS one of the thousands of students who took part in the march against tuition fees in London on Wednesday 15 November. We did not get a fraction of the media attention given to the farmers and tr...

Cop slams jail


"LOCKING PEOPLE up is not the answer." So said the head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, Tony Burden, last week. His comments are in direct contradiction to New Labour...

'Macho' man Prescott is polluters' poodle


It is about the way Prescott did the dirty work for the multinationals that pull the strings of the US government...

Profit comes before planet


The United States has 4 percent of the world's population but is responsible for a quarter of the total emissions of carbon dioxide. Its leaders are against any real restrictions on US firms' rights ...

Refugees


SOME 400 workers at the British Gypsum factory in East Leake and Newark in Nottinghamshire held a one-day strike on Thursday of last week. The workers, members of the GMB union, are fighting for a pay rise.

Israel is allowed to murder


WHILE THE world looks on, the Israeli state is unleashing barbarity after barbarity against the Palestinian people.

Boom and battle for workers' share


* Train signallers were set to bring train services to a halt with a two-day strike for more pay.* Pilots at Ryanair are set to strike for the day on Friday against attempts by bosses to impose longer...

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