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The price of bigotry


THE OLD Bailey saw the most horrific face of race hatred and bigotry on Monday. Nailbomber David Copeland admits that he planted the bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho in April of last year...

Major union threatens to break from Labour


BRITAIN'S SIXTH biggest trade union, the 300,000-strong Communication Workers Union, delivered a crushing verdict on New Labour this week. Delegates at the union's annual conference in Bournemouth...

Letters


I WAS working at the Dome as a performer until recently. It was only for two months, but I was pleased when I passed the audition for it...

M25 Three


THE M25 THREE, three black men wrongly convicted of murder, start their appeal on Monday 12 June at the Court of Appeal in central London. Raphael Rowe, Michael Davis and Randolph Johnson were jailed ...

The politics of race and class


Moreover, once class rears its ugly head in one place, it will start popping up everywhere. Take the case of David Lammy, the young black barrister who has been selected as the Labour candidate...

Anti-capitalists to hit Prague


ON THE streets of Europe, in 12 weeks time, anti-capitalist revolt will confront a high profile target. The world's top bankers, businessmen and government officials will meet in Prague...

UNISON


COUNCIL workers in Glasgow could be set to hold a strike ballot to win the reinstatement of sacked shop stewards Pat Maughan and Iain Fergus. The two were sacked by the city's Labour council last year...

Call this a boom?


THERE WAS a higher rate of job losses in January and March of this year than at any other time over the last three years...

Race hate Copeland was not a loner


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Kosovo: a year on from Nato's war


NATO'S BOMBING of the Balkans ended a year ago this Saturday. Western governments justified the war by saying they were acting to stop the suffering of Kosovan Albanian refugees. In fact the bombing ...

Unions are good for you


NEW LAWS giving workers the legal right to win trade union recognition came into effect this week. Yet you would hardly know it from the lack of any response of most major trade unions...

Firefighters


LANCASHIRE fire brigade has been forced to reinstate Karl Burton...

The class war is far from over


"TALK OF class war is complete rubbish," declared Alistair Campbell, Tony Blair's official spokesman, this week. He was trying to dampen down the talk of class raised by the government's rhetoric...

Rail bosses richer, passengers poorer


AN EXTRA 500 trains a day are being delayed or cancelled compared to last year. So says the most comprehensive league table detailing rail services...

No answers to this crisis


NEW LABOUR says it is going to solve the problems of the NHS. Tony Blair is threatening to tackle the power of unaccountable consultants...

The heroic life of an asylum seeker


NATASHA TATAROVA, asylum seeker, died on 23 May in south London. Her obituary was tucked away in the Guardian. It should have been on the front page of every newspaper...

Things they say


Moreover, once class rears its ugly head in one place, it will start popping up everywhere. Take the case of David Lammy, the young black barrister who has been selected as the Labour candidate...

Sixth biggest union rebuffs New Labour


THE CONFERENCE of the CWU, made up of postal and telecom workers, expressed this week what millions are feeling about New L

News of the world


AN ANTI-CAPITALIST mood is sweeping the globe. Tens of thousands of protesters halted the bankers and government officials of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle last year...

Race death


AN INDIAN shopkeeper died last week after being beaten up by a teenage gang in

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