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Cracks in the World Order

LAST YEAR'S Balkan War was meant to mark the new expanded NATO's emergence as a united alliance capable of intervening wherever it was necessary to restore order and human rights...

Bitter blow for Belfast

THE GOVERNMENT claims it is pumping �21 billion into the NHS over the next three years. The real figure is less than half that.

Bomber Tony's Balkan shame

ONE YEAR on from NATO's war against Yugoslavia, the easiest response would be to gloat and say, "I told you so." Yet such are the human misery and destruction left behind that there is no room for glo

'It's great to see an alternative'

KEN LIVINGSTONE'S decision to stand against New Labour for mayor of London is creating shockwaves in the labour movement across Britain...

Not just London

Across the country-not just in London-Socialist Worker sellers have been out building support for both Ken Livingstone's campaign for London mayor and the London Socialist Alliance...

Depression, suicide the price of poverty

NEW LABOUR peers are threatening a revolt because the government is reluctant to regulate care for the elderly...


ABOUT 450 firefighters marched in London on Friday of last week against the disciplining of 11 colleagues from the Homerton station, east London. The 11 faced disciplinary hearings...


SARAH FRIDAY, the sacked health and safety union rep at London's Waterloo station, has won her ballot for strike action...

Strikers stone Souter's scabs

BUS WORKERS in Ayr, south west Scotland, staged an angry one day strike last Saturday.

Ayling dives

POVERTY is leading to a soaring depression and suicides in Wales, according to a new survey. The report, "Mapping Social Exclusion in Wales", shows that more than half of all households in Wales have ...

New Labour's betrayed us

TO BE unemployed today is to feel like a hunted animal. Listen to any speech by a Labour minister...


HOW TORY can New Labour chancellor Gordon Brown get? Not content with thieving all their economic policies, he is now filching all the Tories' lies and hypocrisy...

What can you buy with 10p?


Sarah Friday

POSTAL WORKERS at Leamington Spa sorting office have shown how to fight victimisations. They walked out without a ballot and won.

Film roundup

THREE KINGS is set in the hours following the Iraqi surrender which ended the 1991 Gulf War. It begins with the US troops' bullish victory celebrations. ...

The NHS sums do not add up

A STRING of Britain's biggest businesses have "donated" employees to work in key government departments, an investigation by the Observer reveals.

Spain's right victory

THE TORY Popular Party romped home in Sunday's election in Spain. It stayed in office, winning 44.5 percent of the votes...

Hain's shame on Zimbabwe

PETER HAIN, who won renown as a fighter against apartheid South Africa, is now defending white farmers against the majority black population in Zimbabwe

Missing rifles

MORE THAN 1,000 sufferers from the killer disease multiple sclerosis (MS) lobbied parliament last week over fears that vital drugs they depend on could be banned from NHS prescription..

They've lied to us all

Blunkett lied about selection in schoolStraw lied about civil liberties Dobson lied about NHS waiting lists"...

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