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A servant of the powerful... An enemy of the weak


WHAT DOES Jack Straw know about justice?

There's a left way to take


TONY BLAIR'S popularity is on the slide.

Firefighters


SUPPORT IS growing for 11 east London firefighters suspended on New Year's Day

Leaks, dragons and stitch ups


ON 6 May 1999 New Labour managed the impossible - it lost the Rhondda, a Labour heartland for most of the last century, to Plaid Cymru.

ER without a miracle cure


BRINGING OUT the Dead follows Frank, a New York paramedic, over three consecutive nights at work. He feels burnt out from working long hours and has not saved anyone for months

Bus baron funds bigots


SCOTTISH BUS tycoon Brian Souter is to bankroll a bigoted campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 law on the statute books in Scotland.

Ecuador: 'People want total change'


THE LATIN American country of Ecuador was in crisis this week as protests and strikes erupted against the government. The protests were headed by indigenous Indian groups.

Manic anger


THOSE WHO are already fans of the Manic Street Preachers will love their latest release. Their single, The Masses Against the Classes, is a return to their earlier raw and e

Ford


FORD MOTORS could be set to face its first ever official strike by white collar staff.

Who's behind da reel Ali G?


ANYBODY WHO has watched Channel 4's 11 o'Clock Show will know that its only redeeming feature is the slot given over once a week to Ali G.

Letters


I HAVE been working in a non-unionised call centre for about four years. For the last year I have been pinning up union notices and articles from Socialist Worker

They destroyed our jobs... Now they're going to bulldoze our homes


NEWSPEAK WAS a term coined by writer George Orwell in his bleak vision of the future, 1984. Big Brother and his regime used words to mean the opposite of their real meaning.

Bus workers


BUS DRIVERS on Plymouth Buses have rejected a pay offer for the third time

'Where is the justice?'


"I THINK it is important to emphasise, particularly to the Metropolitan Police - which has had a difficult time after the Lawrence inquiry - that the stop and search powers are there and should be use

Injustice and racism


THE JUSTICE for Harry Stanley Campaign put the Metropolitan Police on the spot when they attended a meeting of the Hackney Community Police Consultative Group on Thursday

Students


WHEN A group of students decided to organise a "charity strip show" on campus last week it was the straw that broke the camel's back

Cook restarts arms sales


WORKERS AT a secret government chemical plant in Cornwall were poisoned by leaks of a deadly nerve gas

What is so special about the English?


JACK STRAW'S comment on a Radio 4 programme that the English were "potentially very aggressive" set the Tory press raving in defence of "the English".

Campaigns roundup


A 50-strong meeting in Camden, north London, last week slammed the Labour-controlled council's plans to demolish an old people's home

Merger mania means job cuts


FIVE thousand workers in Britain will pay the price for boardroom celebrations over the merger of two of Britain's biggest drug companies.

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