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ALL THE garages of London United Buses in south west London were picketed on Monday and Tuesday of last week...

Socialist election campaign


CAMPAIGNERS have been out building the socialist election campaign. Constituency groups are holding meetings. In some areas union branches are organising hustings...

Council housing


HOUSING campaigners are determined to up the pressure on the government in the run-up to the general election. A series of initiatives and major rallies are set to drive home the message...

Diary - Upcoming events


LECTURERS IN further education colleges are gearing up to vote on national strikes over pay.

Stop Bush's mad missile plan


GEORGE BUSH celebrated 100 days as US president last week. During those 100 days he tore up the Kyoto agreement on climate control. He provoked a crisis with China by refusing to apologise...

The backlash at Macpherson


THE OUTBURST by Judge Poole against the Macpherson report is an attack on anti-racism...

No to nukes


ABOUT 200 determined protesters demonstrated outside the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland last weekend. Buses travelled from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and beyond to take people to join the protest...

Park protest


AROUND 30 PEOPLE lobbied Islington Town Hall in north London on Tuesday of last week against a plan to convert part of Whittington Park into a car park...

Postal workers


POSTAL WORKERS in Watford have rejected a deal to end their strike. They were poised to call more strikes rather than give in to management...

Poverty brings back TB


THE OUTBREAK of tuberculosis (TB) at a school in Leicester highlights the re-emergence of a disease once thought to be eradicated for good...

Defending refugees, fighting racism


"WE'VE WON. We've won," was the cry from Janet Alder after the High Court threw out attempts by Hull police officers to overturn the unanimous inquest verdict on her brother's death...

Marks & Sparks of resistance


"ON YOUR Marks, get ready, get out!" "Fight! Fight! Fight!" Those were the slogans of protesters outside Marks & Spencer's flagship Paris store last Friday...

1,000 back low pay fight


OVER 1,000 people packed into an exciting meeting in east London last week to build the fight against poverty ...

May Day targets


PRESS AND police hysteria about planned demonstrations on May Day in London reached new heights last weekend. The Observer reported police fears of "mayhem and anarchy

Bus workers


AROUND 30 PEOPLE lobbied Islington Town Hall in north London on Tuesday of last week against a plan to convert part of Whittington Park into a car park...

Exposed from the inside


LIZ DAVIES, who was on Labour's most important elected committee, recently resigned from the party and backed the Socialist Alliance...

Fiat is halted


OVER 1,000 workers at the Fiat New Holland tractor plants at Basildon and Thurrock in Essex were on strike for 24 hours on Monday. Another strike was scheduled for Wednesday of this week.

Definitive account of rail disaster


VIRGIN TRAINS, owned by Brian Souter and Richard Branson, announced last week it was hiking up train fares by 10 percent...

Civil servants' huge meetings


"THE TURNout for the meetings I have been to is in general much higher than for many years. There is a very good mood amongst the members, and a feeling that this is the year that the union...

The rich, us and tax deductible charity donations


SUPER-rich businesswoman Ann Gloag was splashed across the newspapers last week in articles praising her charity work...

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