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London mayor


OVER 150 health workers packed into a lunchtime meeting at King's College Hospital in south east London on Monday of this week to hear all three contenders to be Labour's candidate to be London mayor....

NAPO


THE THREAT of strike action by South Yorkshire probation service workers has forced management to back down over introducing new contracts...

Campaign against privatisation in Leeds


Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow (near town hall) Speakers: Harold Best MP, Bob Crow (RMT assistant general secretary) ...

British Gypsum


WORKERS AT British Gypsum Isover in Runcorn are set to strike next week over the sacking of two workers. Some 60 of the company's 70 workers backed strike action in a ballot of GMB union members...

Kicking off


AS the NHS hits crisis 27 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 24 at Royal Liverpool Hospital and 18 plus 3 copies of Socialist Review at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington ...

Art that's both bold and brave


"AMAZONS OF the Avant-Garde" is an exhibition of work by Russian women artists from the early years of the 20th century...

Jailed for helping the homeless


THE CASE of Ruth Wyner and John Brock seems like an impossible nightmare. The two Cambridge charity workers were jailed on 17 December for five and four years respectively ...

Report says New Deal fails


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'Flatten estates in north'


"PEOPLE ARE very angry. We work non-stop, we never have time to sit down and we get paid �3.60 an hour. It's not fair." So said a McDonald's worker in south Wales...

France: Bosses out to block hours cut


FRENCH LORRIES were blockading Channel ports and border crossings at the start of the week. The protest is over the issue which has dominated French politics in recent month

Brilliant rage


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Patent first, patient last


GENE THERAPY is one of the most hyped "scientific breakthroughs" in recent times. The promise was that it would cure people of killer diseases...

Leadership in the struggle


THE capitalist view of the world divides people into leaders and led. It places the capitalists and their hangers-on at the top and the rest of us down below...

Felled by strong arm of the law


"POLICE ATTACKED As 1,000 Anarchists Bring Terror To Capital's Streets". That was the headline of the Express the day after the protest against the World Trade Organisation...

Workers confront fat cats


Union

Hope died in Newport


RECENT ARTICLES in the national media have talked about the violent nature of provincial towns across Britain. They named Newport in Wales as the worst...

Where next after Seattle


WORKERS FROM Baird's clothing factories staged a protest outside a London Marks & Spencer store last week. They were highlighting the retail giant's decision to scrap supply contracts with Baird's...

Preview


* 1900 USA (Sat, 7pm, C4). Second part of documentary about the US at the beginning of the 20th century. It promises to contrast the hopes for a new world with the reality of racism in the Southern st

Time to unionise


THE GOVERNMENT'S new Employment Relations Act will become law over the next four months. It will give workers in Britain the opportunity to win trade union recognition...

Goldmine of songs


STAND UP and Be Counted is a new compilation album of funk, soul and jazz tracks inspired by the struggle for black civil rights in the US during the 1960s. This album is a little goldmine...

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