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Extra fees plan


THE PRICE of going to university could be set to rocket. Already the government is making students pay tuition fees of over �1,000 a year. Now the heads of some colleges are pushing for the introduct...

'I've seen the destruction'


I WAS expecting the situation in Iraq to be bad. But I did not expect to find a level of destruction that went so deep and extended into every corner of society...

It's divide and rule


A CAMPAIGN has been launched to oppose the government's plan to impose a deposit, or bond, of up to �10,000 on people from the Indian subcontinent and Africa...

Students


OVER 500 people marched through Huddersfield last Saturday in a fight against a Private Finance Initiative scheme which threatens vital services at the local hospital...

Massive attack on the tracks


RAIL WORKERS are facing a big battle. The RMT union has taken the unusual step of writing to every overhead line (OHL) member in the country. OHL workers carry out essential and dangerous repairs...

Reject Tony Blair's 'party of business'


KEN LIVINGSTONE'S decision to stand as an independent for London mayor is a turning point. The support for Livingstone reflects the fact that millions of people are disillusioned with the government. ...

Is science out of control?


BARELY A week goes by without press stories of "Frankenstein foods"-genetically modified crops which threaten our health and the environment...

Millbank-the lie machine


Dobson and the Millbank machine accuse Ken Livingstone of breaking trust because he had previously said he would not leave the Labour Party.

Capitalism's two extremes


TOO MUCH junk food in the First World. Not enough food in the Third World. That is the conclusion of a new report which finds that 1.2 billion people in the world are obese and 1.2 billion go hungry...

More nuclear safety scares


BRITISH Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) was hit by crisis again last week, only two weeks after one of its chief executives was sacked because of the company's appalling safety record. This time the threat to ou...

Ayr by-election special report


Many Labour voters in Scotland are up in arms at New Labour's Tory policies. There is a real possibility that Labour will lose the Ayr seat. The 16 March poll could see the Tories win...

In brief


POSTAL WORKERS at a CWU union conference have given a sign of the deep anger about New Labour's policies....

Lecturers on strike against 'partnership'


LECTURERS AT new Scottish universities and colleges of art were out on the picket line on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week against their management's imposition of a new contract...

Drop the debt


THE CONFERENCE of the NUS Scotland student union last weekend was both left-leaning and largely in agreement...

Rebel!


74 COPIES of Socialist Worker were sold outside 4 schools, 3 dust depots, 2 post offices, a bus garage and 2 benefit offices in Hackney last week. Elsewhere 23 papers were sold outside Riverside House...

Protest roundup


THE SACKED Sky Chefs workers at Heathrow Airport have been offered a new deal...

Brutal police face new rap


"YOUNG, GIFTED and Black" is a famous song from the 1960s. The man who wrote the lyrics, Weldon Irvine, is still recording music over 30 years later...

Unite left to fill void


I AM not an admirer of Ken Livingstone, but New Labour has resorted to the most disgraceful methods to stop him becoming mayor of London...

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Keep it in the holy family?


THE HEAD of the Roman Catholic church in Scotland, Cardinal Winning, is being praised as a model for "family values" in his campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 law.

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