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Revolt against 'neo-liberalism'


A SINGLE horse and cart was the only transport moving in La Plata, Argentina, on Friday of last week as the country was almost completely paralysed by a general strike...

Child poverty flourishes here


MILLIONS OF youngsters in Britain are trapped in conditions that are amongst the worst in Europe and the industrialised world. That is the message of a new United Nations (UN) report...

'We're treated like slaves'


AT TEN o'clock last Sunday morning a group of Asian workers secretly gathered at Amersham Common village hall, 35 miles west of London. The workers at Wells Hinton Plastics...

Souter's day for bigotry


NEW LABOUR is using the excuse of "driving hooligans out of British football" to force through attacks on civil liberties. Alistair Darling, the social security secretary, wants to rob fans of their ...

Football's sweated profits


BEHIND TWO of the biggest sponsors of the Euro 2000 football tournament-Nike and Adidas-are workers slaving away in sweatshops to produce the goods which are sold on at inflated prices...

No fun for the fat cats


LIFE IS very lonely at the top. So much so that the bosses' Financial Times ran an advice column last week for friendless fat cats. A professor from the London Business School wrote the column...

Steel and cars


23 COPIES of Socialist Worker were sold last week outside Llanwern steelworks in South Wales. 15 papers were sold at Longbridge car plant, 5 at each of Camford Pressings in Llanelli...

Cubie says Labour has barred students


WHO IS responsible for elitism in education? A withering answer to that question was provided by lawyer Andrew Cubie, the man the Scottish Executive put in charge of its report into student finance

Populism and chasing votes


WILLIAM Hague has a conscious political strategy to rebuild his party's fortunes. When he first took over he tried to gain votes by appearing "liberal" and as a "man of the people"...

Going the Major way


I DON'T think I ever expected to have warm feelings about the Women's Institute. It was worth a lot just to watch Tony Blair's face freeze into that idiotic fixed grin as he realised just how badly...

Changes the NHS really needs


NEW LABOUR says it is going to change the way NHS consultants behave. This week a second consultant gynaecologist, Richard Neale, was accused of botching operations. This follows the report...

What is Hague up to?


TORY LEADER William Hague has transformed himself in the eyes of the press and political commentators over recent weeks. Just a few months ago Hague was treated as a joke figure...

Euro row ignores the real problems


PICTURES OF William Hague's campaign to save the pound were splashed across newspapers last week. It has reopened the old debate over the single European currency. But the argument is a diversion...

Nightmare of a Tory revival


ANN WIDDECOMBE as home secretary. Michael Portillo in charge of public spending. William Hague as prime minister. This is the nightmarish spectre...

NUT


TEACHERS reacted with fury as they returned to school this week to discover that leaders of the National Union of Teachers had decided not to call a ballot for a one-day strike...

'It was a kind of torture'


THE Metropolitan Police have paid out �1 million in damages after a woman police officer sued them for racial and sexual discrimination for the second time. Sarah Locker, who is of Turkish origin...

Why are the Irish rowing over flags?


NO SOONER was the Northern Ireland Assembly set up again last week than a massive row broke out over the flying of flags on public buildings. Unionists demanded that the Union Jack flag was flown...

Snatch and grab


THE FAT cats are getting fatter. A new survey by the Financial Mail on Sunday has found that bosses of Britain's companies got an average 30 percent pay rise last year...

A piece of cake


GLASGOW SOCIALIST Worker sellers were out on Saturday campaigning against Brian Souter and his band of bigots demanding the scrapping of Section 28. As a result 141 copies of Socialist Worker were sol

We are proud to defend refugees


JACK STRAW, the home secretary, and his shadow, Ann Widdecombe, failed to win over anyone in a 350-strong audience to support their attacks on refugees on Monday of last week...

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