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Plan will mean elite colleges for the rich


FOURTEEN THOUSAND pounds. That is what it could soon cost you to go to university. And that is the cost of tuition fees alone, never mind your overdraft and your bank loan...

Orangemen and Loyalists target Catholics


NAKED SECTARIAN bigotry has been on open display at Drumcree in Portadown over the last week. Hardline Loyalist thugs want to destroy the peace and terrorise the whole Catholic population...

In brief


LABOUR'S Policy Forum, which met last weekend in Exeter, was entirely out of touch with the feeling in the party and in the unions...

'We've had enough,' say Peugeot workers


"THE WORM is turning." That's how car workers at Peugeot's plant in Coventry were joking to each other last week-about themselves. The 3,000 workers at the plant threw out a deal on working hours...

A kicking for us all


GUILTY UNTIL proven innocent. That reversal of the official description of the workings of the law has always been the reality for many working class people...

Debt or health?


Many African countries spend four times as much on debt as they do on health...

Sick to stomach


The Downing Street spin machine realised it could not kill the story of Euan's binge. So it decided to encourage the papers to bury it with humour instead.

Inside the system


CHIEF EXECUTIVES of building societies which boast of their "mutual" status are grabbing handfuls of cash for themselves. These fat cats condemn people who seek windfall payouts..

What a disgrace


THE DISGRACEFUL behaviour of Roger Lyons, general secretary of the MSF trade union, has emerged in an unfair dismissal case. The case was brought by a former employee of the union...

A generation sentenced to death


THE AFRICAN children pictured here are just some of the 12 million whose parents have already died from AIDS. Twenty five million more Africans now face death from AIDS.

Cash not vouchers! Scrap the scheme!


Organise a protest outside your local supermarket...

How organisation makes us strong


ONE OF the most impressive features about the upsurge of anti-capitalist protests, such as Seattle, Washington and most recently Millau two weeks ago, has been the level of self activity...

Teacher shortage growing


GOVERNMENT policies are driving teachers out of their profession. Education ministers admit that the number of unfilled vacancies in teaching rose to 2,660 by January of this year...

Marx central to anti-capitalism


ANTI-capitalist mobilisations in Seattle, Washington and Millau have raised the banner of revolt against a dehumanising system...

Taking on the multinationals


NAOMI KLEIN'S book No Logo exposes how multinationals stifle people's lives. It became an instant hit after the protests in Seattle. She is flying in from Canada to speak at the opening rally of Marx

Democracy or stitch up?


THE LABOUR Party's National Policy Forum meets this weekend in Exeter. If it reflects the ferment among Labour voters and members then it will see a revolt against government policies...

How did Christopher Alder die?


"THE QUESTION we have to answer is how a man in his mid-thirties, who seemed to be fit and well, goes to a nightclub and meets his death." So said coroner Geoffrey Saul on Monday, opening the inquest ...

Cost of fighters


THE GOVERNMENTS of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have signed a �15 billion contract for the production of 620 Eurofighter aircraft. The British order is worth �5 billion...

Even bosses reject air traffic sale


THE GOVERNMENT'S planned privatisation of air traffic control is so dangerous it has now pushed bosses of National Air Traffic Services to come out against it. Air traffic controllers and their union...

Registering gains


An excellent 109 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Greenwich's anti-racist festival, with 2 people registering for Marxism 2000. 14 people registered at the Hackney rally in support of refugees....

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