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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...

Mass protests at repression


OVER 130 political prisoners in Turkey were nearing death as they continued their hunger strike at the beginning of this week...

'Too little too late'


DR STUART Withington from the Royal London Hospital this week gave a devastating response to Tony Blair's plans to deal with the NHS winter crisis...

Anti-Nazi


WITH ONLY 24 hours notice, 100 anti-racists gathered outside the Cock Tavern in Somers Town, north London, last week to prevent the Nazi National Front shutting the pub down

Police get licence to kill


IN A shocking judgement on Monday the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced there was "insufficient evidence" to charge...

Planes to be grounded?


WORKERS AT Luton airport have voted by two to one for strike action which could halt the airport in the run-up to Christmas...

Higher education


That feeling was intensified when staff heard that employers at the University of North London were threatening to lock out staff who participated in the action...

Blair's Britain


UNACCOUNTABLE quangos have become even more central to government under Labour than they were under the Tories..

Scottish councils


DELEGATES from UNISON branches across Scottish councils agreed to double the number of workers on strike over pay on Monday....

British Gypsum


HUNDREDS OF workers at British Gypsum's plasterboard sites, gypsum mines and quarries are in the fourth week of a programme of one-day official strikes over pay...

Glasgow not for sale


AROUND 400 trade unionists and tenants came together last Saturday in Glasgow to demonstrate against the council's plans to privatise its housing...

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