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NHS crisis - patients and doctors hit back

TONY BLAIR has been forced to promise to spend more money on the NHS. He says he will bring Britain's health spending in line with the average in the European Union.

NHS pay

"OUR WORK is vital to healthcare. Are we supposed to survive on fresh air?" That was the response of one hospital porter to the new three year pay offer

The good, the bad and NATO's lies

Obscene denial of Nazi death camps

A LIBEL case which began in the high court last week centres on the greatest crime in history, the Holocaust - the Nazis' murder of six million Jews.

London mayor

AROUND 100 people attended a hustings for London mayor organised by the GMB union Heathrow airport last week.

Mood against corporations

ABOUT 150 people gathered in London last Saturday to discuss building on the victory against the World Trade Organisation in Seattle last November.

Blair's backyard job cuts

WORKERS AT Schott Industrial Glass in Newton Aycliffe have been left reeling by the surprise announcement of 54 redundancies


Scottish CND picket

Inside the system

NEW Labour has repeatedly told us that private money is the best way to finance services like the NHS


ITN NEWS could be blacked out next week after journalists and technicians voted 80 percent for strikes. The vote by members of the NUJ and BECTU unions was over proposals which will disrupt workers' ...

Bosses' pensions let off

Global warming is melting the frozen bedrock on which the Alps rest, scientists have found.

Straw Protest

HOME SECRETARY Jack Straw was heckled when he arrived at Edge Hill University College in Ormskirk, Lancashire, last Friday.

Poison plant

THE GOVERNMENT has changed its plans for stakeholder pensions to favour employers.

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.


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.

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