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Pharmaceutical companies to meet in London


"THE GOVERNMENT is capitulating to big business." That's the verdict of Sophia Tickell of the Oxfam charity on Tony Blair's latest move on behalf of giant multinational corporations...

What is going on at top of ASLEF?


"I'M OUTRAGED. This is no time to call off a strike, with the government and management on the defensive." That is how one tube driver in the ASLEF union reacted to the news that his union leaders...

Bonanza at the top


SENIOR executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland are to more than double their pay in return for an average performance...

Team Valley


THE 120 factory workers at Team Valley Brush in Gateshead have launched a support group with the help of the Socialist Alliance on Tyneside after three weeks on indefinite strike...

Doctors want out


FOUR OUT of five GPs would leave the profession if they had the chance because they are so demoralised...

Housing


UNIONS AND tenants organisations are working to make sure the future of council housing is at the centre of the general election...

Why they're afraid of Tommy Sheridan and the drugs debate


POLITICIANS from the mainstream parties in Scotland are collaborating in a hypocritical and cynical campaign which they claim is about drug use...

Standing up for refugees


SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees...

Get to Genoa


THE GREEK TUC has just voted to back the anti-capitalist protests against the leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Genoa...

Stop the tube sell off


TUBE WORKERS in London were preparing for a 24-hour strike on Thursday as Socialist Worker went to press. They faced frantic efforts by deputy prime minister John Prescott to force through...

Chhokar family fighter dropped


A NEW Labour supporter has forced a campaigner fighting for justice for the Chhokar family to officially drop the case. Aamer Anwar, a trainee solicitor, has been representing the family...

500 strikers hit the streets


PICKETS WERE out in force again this week at all five gates of the Willerby Holiday Homes caravan factory in Hull...

Ethics behind crowd control


THE NEXT big meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to be held in the repressive Middle East state of Qatar...

Socialist Alliance rallies


SOME 1,000 people united in central London last Saturday in protest at the Tory and New Labour witch-hunting of refugees...

Don't pity rural rich


FARMERS ARE screaming that the foot and mouth outbreak has caused a crisis in agriculture. This view is backed up by the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph...

Strike to stop sexist abuse


A POSTAL workers' strike spread across a large part of Scotland at the start of this week...

Sparks fly


A POSTAL workers' strike spread across a large part of Scotland at the start of this week...

Corus - Thrown on the scrapheap


STEEL workers could soon be voting on strikes against job losses. Around 6,000 steel workers, the bulk of them in South Wales and on Teesside, were due to hear their fate this week...

Liz Davies backs socialist election challenge


LIZ DAVIES was until last year a member of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC). This is its highest elected body. She announced on Friday of last week that she is leaving the Labour Party...

Diary - upcoming events


IN OLDHAM the Nazi National Front plans a "Rights for whites" march on Saturday, the same day that a march to defend asylum seekers was planned in Manchester...

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