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Stocks, shares, boom or bust


"MAYHEM IN the market." "Bloodbath."That was how the Daily Mail and Mirror described recent falls in the stock markets that started in the US...

Anti-Nazi


IN OLDHAM the Nazi National Front plans a "Rights for whites" march on Saturday, the same day that a march to defend asylum seekers was planned in Manchester...

Health workers


SOME 60 striking health workers from Dudley Group of Hospitals lobbied the health sector conference of the UNISON public sector union, which began in Cardiff on Monday of this week...

Refugees


MIKE TAYLOR, branch treasurer of Bristol National Union of Journalists, faces a possible prison sentence for fighting the deportation of Amanj Gafor...

The big business grip on Labour


THE RECENT scandals involving Peter Mandelson, Keith Vaz, Geoffrey Robinson and the Hinduja brothers show the degree to which New Labour ministers are connected with the rich and powerful...

New Labour spent less than Tories


"DON'T GO back" to the terrible Tory years will be the theme of New Labour's election campaign. Those years were certainly terrible-schools and hospitals were starved of cash, pensioners...

Rally for refugees


THE PROMISE by the main political parties last week not to play the race card during the election was treated with derision at a meeting in support of refugees...

Has the bubble economy burst?


GEORGE W Bush and Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori met on Monday after a terrible week for the world's stock markets...

'Don't let Corus roll all over us'


STEEL COMPANY Corus is pushing ahead with plans to axe 6,000 jobs...

TUC women's conference


A DELEGATION of Dudley hospitals UNISON strikers were given a standing ovation at last week's TUC women's conference in Scarborough...

Foot and mouth crisis


THERE IS a contradiction at the heart of the response to the foot and mouth outbreak...

Strikers say 'pants to (our) poverty'


"WE'RE NOT on the bottom. We're up there!" says striker Margaret Watson about the spirit of pickets at Team Valley Brush in Gateshead...

On the socialist campaign trail


ACROSS Britain people have been out campaigning for socialist candidates in the general election over the last week.

Fighting the Nazis


OPPOSITION IS growing to the plans of the Nazi National Front (NF) to march in Oldham on 31 March...

Dudley strikers fight on


THE DUDLEY health strikers are continuing their latest round of three-week strike action against the handover of their jobs to a private consortium...

Noam Chomsky on Israel, the US & Palestine


 ISRAEL HAS an overwhelming force advantage, and can act with few constraints as long as it has US authorisation. The media manage...

West caused Balkans crisis


THE OUTBREAK of violence in Macedonia comes almost two years to the day since NATO began bombing the Balkans...

Delroy Lindo is arrested...again


"I COULDN'T believe it." That was the response by a shocked Delroy Lindo after he was arrested last week by the police for the thirty eighth time...

'Ethical foreign policy' is a sham


TWO YEARS ago this week British and US planes began their bombing of Kosovo and Serbia...

Raging against homes sell off


NEW LABOUR'S privatisation drive is leading to the slaughter of homes for the elderly. That was the message from a 130-strong conference in Birmingham on Saturday...

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