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MS sufferers fight back


MORE THAN 1,000 sufferers from the killer disease multiple sclerosis (MS) lobbied parliament last week over fears that vital drugs they depend on could be banned from NHS prescription..

Ishtiaq Ahmed


UP to 500 UNISON union members at Dudley Group of Hospitals in the West Midlands may vote on industrial action against the transfer of jobs to a private consortium under the Private Finance Initiative...

Build left out of Blair's crisis


REMEMBER WHAT the Tories said as they slithered to defeat from 1992 onwards? "Our policies are fine. It's the press which is against us," was their unconvincing message...

Things they say


Things they say

Irving's mates


Irving's mates

The businessmen in the ministries


BOB AYLING was sacked as boss of British Airways last week. But BA workers will still suffer from the legacy of this high profile Blair supporter...

Ripon ballot was rigged for rich


NEW LABOUR seems to be becoming addicted to ballot rigging. Not content with stitching up internal party votes, last week it rigged the ballot to end selective education in Ripon,

Defend beggars from the bigots


A FILTHY alliance has developed whose targets are innocent women and children. Metropolitan Police commissioner John Stevens, Labour minister Paul Boateng, AEEU union leader Ken Jackson...

Tameside


AROUND 80 people attended the national student gathering of the Campaign against the Arms Trade last weekend...

For the Homerton 11 and Ken


AROUND 25 members of the Anti Nazi League leafleted the Bradford City versus Leeds United game on Sunday.

In brief


Demonstrate against fees Defend non-payers

Blair backs butcher of Chechnya


VLADIMIR PUTIN has the blood of thousands of innocent civilians in Chechnya on his hands. Yet Tony Blair last week paid a personal visit to Russia to meet Putin, the country's acting president...

BAe bung for palace in the sky


THE government's decision to bung BAe (British Aerospace) �530 million has received almost universal welcome. But why should multinationals get this cash from the governmen

By a striking lecturer



Cracks in the World Order


LAST YEAR'S Balkan War was meant to mark the new expanded NATO's emergence as a united alliance capable of intervening wherever it was necessary to restore order and human rights...

Bitter blow for Belfast


THE GOVERNMENT claims it is pumping �21 billion into the NHS over the next three years. The real figure is less than half that.

Bomber Tony's Balkan shame


ONE YEAR on from NATO's war against Yugoslavia, the easiest response would be to gloat and say, "I told you so." Yet such are the human misery and destruction left behind that there is no room for glo

'It's great to see an alternative'


KEN LIVINGSTONE'S decision to stand against New Labour for mayor of London is creating shockwaves in the labour movement across Britain...

Not just London


Across the country-not just in London-Socialist Worker sellers have been out building support for both Ken Livingstone's campaign for London mayor and the London Socialist Alliance...

Depression, suicide the price of poverty


NEW LABOUR peers are threatening a revolt because the government is reluctant to regulate care for the elderly...

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