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The great jobs revolt


Tens of thousands of people from every working class community in the West Midlands flowed through the streets, bitter and angry at the jobs massacre looming over the area...

Things they say


SACKED STAFF at Ibstock Bricks have won Inside the System's Bolshy Workers of the Week award...

The nuclear flasks that could explode


If the plans go ahead, the next decade will see all remaining council homes transferred to landlords operating as businesses.

Union leaders offer nothing


THE DEMONSTRATION last Saturday was a fantastic show of solidarity. Up to 100,000 ordinary working class families and trade unionists marched through Birmingham...

Make a stand for refugees


THE NEW Labour government, urged on by the Tory press, rolled out harsh measures this week in its Asylum and Immigration Act...

Don't waste a new chance to build left


THE demonstration in Birmingham last weekend was the biggest workers' protest since the marches against pit closures in 1992...

Blair's Britain


LONG working hours for parents cause stress-related health problems among their children...

Ford


THE FORD motor company is facing a second serious industrial tribunal over racism...

Mugabe desperate to cling to power


Neither description gives the whole truth. Mugabe has raised the land issue in a desperate attempt to hang on to power after 20 years at the top. He is in real trouble...

Teachers


THE NATIONAL Union of Teachers took legal action against a new aspect of the government's performance related pay scheme this week...

Multinationals bring hunger


Neither extreme is necessary. Food production is left to giant corporations which put profit before health...

French strikers


RECENTLY I was in Paris on an exchange with some students. The first morning we found ourselves in the middle of a teachers' meeting to discuss strike action and building for a one day national strike...

Grangemouth


UP TO 2,000 manual construction workers at the Grangemouth Petrochemical complex, 20 miles west of Edinburgh, walked out on strike on Tuesday of last week.

Debt pledge broken


LONG working hours for parents cause stress-related health problems among their children...

There is a population problem


THE PRESS have been whipping up hysteria against immigrants "swamping" Britain in recent weeks. But a United Nations report has exposed that the real population crisis is the very opposite of that por

Pilkington


With the present uncertainty over Rover and Land Rover, Pilks workers are concerned about the general fate of their industry and the particular manoeuvres of their bosses.

Bad news day for management at SMG


ABOUT 300 media workers in the journalists' NUJ union and the technicians' BECTU union at STV and Grampian Television struck on Wednesday of last week...

Journey through hatred


REVIEWERS have heaped praise on Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth. This young black novelist charts a changing Britain through the lives and pasts of a group of west Londoners.

Well done, Brum


Socialist Worker sellers in the West Midlands reacted brilliantly last week in the build-up to Saturday's magnificent demonstration. Each day they were out leafleting and petitioning outside workplace

Bus workers


BUS AND rail workers in Ireland paralysed transport in the capital, Dublin, last week...

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