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UP TO 1,000 people joined an angry protest outside Downing Street last Saturday to tell Tony Blair not to back George Bush's mad "Son of Star Wars" project....

Engineering


ONE HUNDRED workers at Jeavons Engineering in Tipton in the West Midlands struck for 24 hours last week. The strike was officially called by the TGWU union...

Mandela condemns the firms


NELSON MANDELA, the former South African president, has bitterly criticised the giant pharmaceutical firms. He said last weekend that it was a "gross error" for the firms to sue the South African gove

Would you trust a roving royal?


IT'S NOT just royals Sophie and Edward who are under scrutiny. Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is set for a job as a roving ambassador for British industry...

Put this criminal on trial!


THE LEFT wing writer Christopher Hitchens' new book is The Trial of Henry Kissinger. It is a brilliantly written expos� of the war crimes committed by Henry Kissinger...

It's right to protest against capitalism


THE POLICE are whipping up an atmosphere of fear and intimidation around this year's May Day anti-capitalist protests. They are promising a "zero tolerance" approach. "Snatch squads" will be used...

Teachers' anger at New Labour


TONY BLAIR famously summed up his priorities as "education, education, education" when New Labour came to office...

Refugee killed by racist laws


ANOTHER REFUGEE died on Thursday of last week trying to get into Britain in the face of New Labour's crackdown on refugees. The asylum seeker jumped on top of the Eurostar train as it passed...

'Fighting to keep a job and our lives'


WORKERS ARE sat around tables in the foyer of the LU biscuit factory in Calais, talking and laughing. But this is no lunch break, and no one is working on the shopfloor...

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A CAMPAIGN has been launched in north London to stop the New Labour government sending a young refugee back to Kosovo. Besnik Gashi is 18 years old and arrived alone in Britain last year...

China, US: one crisis to another


THE SPY plane crisis may be over, but tensions between the US and China are likely to grow...

Little beef from leaders


PUBLIC SECTOR union UNISON has called a national demonstration for a decent minimum wage in central Manchester next Saturday, 28 April. The demo is a chance in the run-up to the general election for...

A long wait for trains


MORE RAIL chaos will result from the latest cost-cutting plan by Britain's largest train operating company...

Peugeot


DELEGATES AT the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference voted almost unanimously for a resolution calling for an immediate end to sanctions on Iraq...

Building the alliance


CAMPAIGNERS CONTINUED to build the socialist election campaign through the Easter break with protests, meetings and street actions across Britain...

Sparks fly


ANGER AND dismay have greeted the threat to 3,200 jobs at the Motorola mobile phone plant in Bathgate, Scotland. People queued up to sign a Scottish Socialist Party petition last Friday and Saturday ...

Anti-Nazi


A HEAVY police presence in Bermondsey last Saturday ensured that 37 members of the Nazi National Front (NF) were once again allowed a brief march in the south London area. Nearly 200 anti-Nazis...

Cincinnati-not a riot, a rebellion


EVENTS IN Cincinnati, Ohio, last week lifted the lid on the horrendous racism and injustice that exists in the United States. Police shot dead yet another unarmed black man...

The role of the state


IT IS hammered into our heads from an early age that the state is a neutral body that stands above society and regulates fairly between everyone...

Shiblu Rahman


OVER 50 people joined an angry protest, called by the Shiblu Rahman Family Campaign, outside the Old Bailey on Wednesday

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