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An unhappy anniversary for Blair


THREE YEARS in government and Labour is deep in crisis. Tony Blair was set to wake up on Friday morning to the news that his handpicked candidate for London mayor received a humiliating vote...

Rise to the challenge


THIS WEEK marks a shift in British politics. As the front page says, we face big job losses, the collapse of support for Labour plus humiliation for Blair in London, and Hague's attempt to whip up racism against asylum seekers. Socialist Worker readers need to respond...

Faked food


HOW DO we know whether genetically modified (GM) food is safe? That's a tough question to answer, especially given what the Observer newspaper revealed recently...

Brown stashes mobile billions


CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown now has another �22 billion to add to the billions he already has in his "war chest"...

Time for socialist politics


Time for socialist politics

Days ruled by clocks


THE RESPONSE to Estelle Morris was just one sign of the gulf that now exists between the government and most of the half a million teachers in Britain...

South Africa


THE CONGRESS of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, has called a general strike for Wednesday 10 May against the ANC government's business-friendly economic policies

Deep disillusion at New Labour's core


NEW LABOUR is going to do badly in the biggest electoral test before the next general election. In London on 4 May everyone expects Ken Livingstone to defeat New Labour's Frank Dobson...

Teachers' message to the government


THE NATIONAL Union of Teachers (NUT) conference voted for a campaign, including a one day strike, against the government's payment by results scheme on Tuesday...

Crisis threatens cars, steel, textiles, shipyards...


Crisis threatens cars, steel, textiles, shipyards...

Crisis threatens cars, steel, textiles, shipyards... Act now to save jobs


Strike to shut Ford across EuropeOccupy Rover to keep out alchemyStop New Labour giving in to the fat cats

Quarter of a million jobs gone under Labour


MANUFACTURING industry in Britain is bleeding to death. That's what the leader of one of Britain's biggest unions says. John Edmonds of the general workers' GMB union said this week, "Ministers must wake up. UK industry is not facing an inflation crisis or a sterling crisis. It is facing a manufacturing crisis on a scale not seen since the dark days of Thatcherism." Edmonds spoke out with thousands of car workers at Ford and Rover facing the sack. Asset-strippers Alchemy looked set to take Rover over at the end of this week, and multinational giant Ford is set to announce the effective closure of its Dagenham plant in Essex.

Quarter of a million jobs gone under Labour


MANUFACTURING industry in Britain is bleeding to death. That's what the leader of one of Britain's biggest unions says...

Defending Refugees


Over the Easter weekend Socialist Worker sellers took to the streets campaigning in defence of refugees...

London Socialist Alliance campaign


THERE ARE just a few days left in the campaign to get the socialist message out across London...

These are the real parasites


POLITICIANS AND most of the press want working people to blame asylum seekers for the housing crisis in Britain, and for the lack of decent services, benefits or jobs...

Bolivia


THE BOLIVIAN army killed six people earlier this month when it opened fire on demonstrators protesting against Bechtel privatising their water....

Inside the system


BARBIE AND Ken are a threat to public morals. That's the view of police in the quiet Dumfrieshire village of Moniaive...

Elian is a weapon in right's war on Cuba


THE CASE of Elian Gonzalez dominated US politics and the media this week, after a government raid to hand the six year old Cuban boy over to his father...

'We're not racist' say pensioners


I WAS shocked at press reports of New Labour saying pensioners were "racist"....

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