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Roofless housing betrayal


HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS and private landlords who take over council housing are discriminating against the homeless and the poor. That's the shocking conclusion of a survey by respected housing charity ...

Refugee myths shattered


MOST refugees who enter Britain illegally have not come to live off benefits, according to a government-funded project...

Lecturers


THE BATTLE to stop pay and jobs cuts at a Sheffield steelworks hotted up this week as strikes spread to workers in another section...

Dudley strikers join minimum wage demo


"THIS SHOULD be a march of tens of thousands. "Instead it is really disappointing, and all because our union, UNISON, did not want to embarrass New Labour so close to a general election."...

Tory Hague opens door to racists


TORY leader William Hague forced the racist Tory MP John Townend to apologise this week for his comment that the British were becoming a "mongrel race"....

The future of the Socialist Alliance


THE SOCIALIST Alliance is taking off in the run-up to the election. Candidates are standing in towns as diverse as Blackburn, Lowestoft and Northampton, as well as in the major cities...

Straw's record is put on trial


CIVIL RIGHTS lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol is to take on home secretary Jack Straw in his Blackburn constituency at the general election...

Councils round-up


Councils round-up

USDAW conference


OVER 100 people from across the north west of England and Yorkshire attended a "trade teach-in" at Manchester University last Saturday. The event, organised by the World Development Movement...

The pioneers of socialist utopia


THE barbarity and injustice of capitalism have produced many different visions of an alternative kind of society over the last two centuries...

Core of Newark Labour joins Socialist Alliance


A CORE section of the Labour Party in Newark, Nottinghamshire, has joined the Socialist Alliance...

Diary - upcoming events


Diary - upcoming events

We showed there is an alternative


THE POLICE deliberately set out to cause violence and criminalise protesters on Tuesday's May day demonstrations. Some of the press focused on the smashing of shop windows. But nonetheless thousands ...

Oldham attack: how police lied


THE BATTERED face of Oldham pensioner Walter Chamberlain filled the pages of newspapers last week...

Why Bobby Sands starved to death


TWENTY YEARS ago, on 5 May 1981, Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison in Northern Ireland. He was the first of ten Republican hunger strikers..

United against profit system


THOUSANDS of people succeeded in demonstrating against the injustices of global capitalism in central London on Tuesday. They did so in the face of the most incredible police operation and media hyste

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Racism Where it comes from and what keeps it going


FOREIGN SECRETARY Robin Cook rightly denounced the Tories two weeks ago for playing the race card to grab votes...

In brief


"THIS SHOULD be a march of tens of thousands. "Instead it is really disappointing, and all because our union, UNISON, did not want to embarrass New Labour so close to a general election."...

OK to swear at coppers!


"PROTESTS CANNOT stop free traders." This was how the Guardian sought to dismiss the mass demonstrations at the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit in Quebec City a fortnight ago....

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