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NHS


STUDENT NURSES in London are stepping up their campaign against poverty wages...

The May Day arguments


I MISSED the May Day protests in London, but I should declare an interest in them. As a student at Oxford in the early 1970s I was suspended for a year for my part in spray-painting Balliol College ...

World turned upside down


WE ARE told that capitalism is the only way to run the world. But the society we live in today is a product of revolutionary changes that began only about 200 years ago.

Why don't they listen to voters' voice?


DEPUTY PRIME minister John Prescott has brushed aside last week's message from London voters and is determined to push through tube...

A bitter mood against Labour


DELEGATES TO the annual conference of the MSF union in Harrogate poured out their feelings of bitterness with New Labour last weekend...

Housing


OVER 100 contract workers at the Sellafield nuclear plant struck for the second week running on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. The AEEU union members intend to continue with lightning picketing...

Legalise cannabis


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JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS... JOBS CRISIS...


WORKERS AT Kvaerner Energy in Clydebank began a work-in this week after a mass meeting on Monday morning. Shopfloor workers decided enough was enough and locked managers out...

Press and politicians attack London may day protest


THE MEDIA are projecting Winston Churchill as a beloved leader who won World War Two single handedly...

Nazis boosted by Hague's race rant


"IT'S FRIGHTENING. I'm already looking over my shoulder. But I like living here. I don't see why any narrow-minded, bigoted Nazi should drive me out." So said Janet, a black woman...

BECTU


THE ANNUAL conference of the broadcasting and media union BECTU took place last weekend. Disaffection with the Labour Party was more obvious than ever before...

Fresh Start fails


THE government's "Fresh Start" initiative for so called "failing" schools was dealt another blow this week...

Foframe


MEMBERS OF the GMB union are on all-out strike at Foframe in Huntingdon

Buses


SOME 65 people attended a Defend Council Housing campaign conference in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week...

Noam Chomsky speaks to Socialist Worker on Globalising resistance to corporate power


NOAM CHOMSKY is one of the most well known writers and anti-imperialist campaigners in the US today. He has written on many subjects, including the role of the media and NATO's war in Kosovo....

Civil servants


SOME 15,000 people marched in south London on Saturday to call for the legalisation of cannabis. There was a carnival atmosphere, with music and dancing in the streets...

Popular revolt against market


MASS PROTESTS and strikes hit Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, two weeks ago. Further north in Latin America the capital of Guatemala was swept by riots and street protests...

Blair's Britain


THE government's "Fresh Start" initiative for so called "failing" schools was dealt another blow this week...

They'd sell their granny for profit


DEPUTY PRIME minister John Prescott tried desperately to defend the privatisation of air traffic control at the MSF union conference on Monday. But his speech was met with stony faces...

Dangerous cop drivers


A HANDCUFFED man whose neck was broken when police took him on a "rollercoaster" drive in the back of a police van is suing Kent police for damages...

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