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Choice between two evils


THE OUTCOME of the US election was still hanging in the balance as Socialist Worker went to press. The US Supreme Court was deliberating about whether or not to allow a recount in the state of Florid

Pill cost


THE government's announcement that the "morning after pill" is to be sold over the counter at chemists was widely welcomed this week...

Bloody conquest for god, gold and glory


THE recent TV series Conquistadors told the story of the Spanish conquest of America at the beginning of the 16th century...

Nurses slam government


THE ROYAL College of Nursing (RCN) says the NHS staffing crisis is threatening "to undermine the effective delivery of healthcare"...

100,000 fought for our interests


A TIDE of workers flowed through the streets of Nice on Wednesday of last week in the biggest demonstration by trade unions from across Europe yet seen...

Nice sales


Nice sales

Lives wrecked to boost profits


THE SHOCKING news of the closure of Vauxhall's Luton car plant came after a week of swingeing job cuts announcements across Britain...

In brief


WORKERS AT Alexander's bus factory in Falkirk voted last week to accept a new pay offer from the company...

Strikes force bosses to climb down


BRITAIN WAS on the verge of a national postal workers' strike last week, entirely driven by rank and file pressure, militancy and organisation against management's attacks...

EU grave train


DELEGATES TO the European Union summit in Nice had a great nosh up. In the interests of Europe the 2,000 delegates gorged themselves on 10,000 bottles of the finest champagne...

Short's cure is the disease


"SELF INDULGENT" and "intolerable". That's what Labour's development secretary Clare Short says about people who protest against globalisation and the killer policies of the International Monetary Fun

Prisoners' 54 days on hunger strike


OVER 200 left wing political prisoners in Turkey and their supporters were continuing their hunger strike as Socialist Worker went to press. Many had been refusing food for 54 days...

Community fights family deportation


TWO HEADTEACHERS in schools in Greater Manchester are campaigning to stop the deportation of Lian Hu Su and his family back to China...

Making sense of Nice splits


IT'S HARD to get worked up about all the manoeuvring at the European Union (EU) summit in Nice...

Keeping profit out of schools


WALTHAM Forest council recently called a public meeting for parents, teachers and local people. It was supposed to "inform" us of their plans to privatise education in the borough...

Tommy faces threat of jail


TOMMY Sheridan, the socialist Member of the Scottish Parliament, faces jail for protesting against nuclear weapons. Tommy was arrested in February when he was part of a peaceful blockade...

Xmas jobs massacre


"THIS COMES totally out of the blue. I'm really upset. We've been bending over backwards to increase productivity. Now what are we going to do?"...

Fullarton


OVER 500 workers from Fullarton held a mass meeting last week to discuss how to respond to the sacking of all 800 workers...

BBC


WORKERS FROM the London Operations unit of the BBC staged a 24-hour strike last weekend...

An answer to media myths about Peckham


THE TRAGIC killing of ten year old Damilola Taylor in Peckham, south London, has seen the media go into overdrive with a series of claims and arguments about the killing and the area where it happened...

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