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Bosses locked out by their workers


WORKERS at Kvaerner Energy engineering in Clydebank have shown that it is possible to stand up and fight against redundancies and job insecurity. The 270 workers barred senior managemen

Resisting the rule of capital


"AT NIGHT the rabble were very tumultuous. The mob paraded the whole town from east to west, obliging everybody to illuminate, and breaking the windows of such as did not do it immediately. The windows of the Mansion House were demolished all to pieces."...

Monolith cracking


THE ELECTIONS a fortnight ago marked a watershed in the life of Tony Blair's government. The bloom has faded from New Labour. It faces a tough fight in the general election...

Straw copies Tory Howard


NEW LABOUR'S Jack Straw is bringing in "short sharp shock" jail sentences for young offenders. This is a copy of the Tory government's policies in the 1980s and 1990s which failed to reduce crime...

Public meeting


WORKERS at Scottish Power, members of the AEEU, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action...

Are Tories on the way back?


THE SPECTRE of the Tories winning the next general election sends a shiver down the spine of everyone who suffered the barbarity of 18 years of Thatcher and Major...

In the service of the diamond firms


THE BIGGEST British armed intervention since the Falklands War of 1982 is pouring into the West African country of Sierra Leone...

Many fronts against Souter


BUS DRIVERS in three Stagecoach companies are turning the screws on millionaire owner Brian Souter...

Politicians want to jail these people


HERE ARE some of the refugees politicians want to lock up in detention camps. They get food and lodgings for a few days before being scattered to various towns in Britain under New Labour's...

After Paddington rail crash


RAILTRACK bosses went on a drunken rampage the day after the inquiry into the Paddington crash started last week, according to the Mirror...

Lessons of a betrayal


ELECTRICIANS AT Pfizer's plant in Sandwich in Kent have voted to end their dispute after six weeks of determined struggle...

UNISON


A SENSE of outrage has greeted the latest attempt by leaders of the public sector UNISON union to attack leading socialists and activists...

The action we need


WE NEED a change of direction throughout the labour movement. Every trade unionist, tenant activist, anti-racist and campaigner faces a choice...

Blair's 'roots' wither


TONY BLAIR'S pamphlet The Roots of New Labour hailed the growth of his Constituency Labour Party in Sedgefield as a model. But party membership has slumped by half in Sedgefield since the 1997 genera...

Sellafield


CONTRACT workers involved in a dispute over bonuses continued picketing as they struck for the third week running at Sellafield last week...

Multinationals wreck our lives. It's time to Strike back


"WE ARE just a number to multinationals like Ford. It's like the slave trade again. We're treated like animals, not human beings...

Sanctions campaign


A HUGE row has broken out amongst the leadership of the civil servants' PCS union on the eve of its national conference...

Time for change


FOLLOWING THE successful election campaign of the London Socialist Alliance there is a major reorganisation of the Socialist Workers Party in London...

NHS


STUDENT NURSES in London are stepping up their campaign against poverty wages...

The May Day arguments


I MISSED the May Day protests in London, but I should declare an interest in them. As a student at Oxford in the early 1970s I was suspended for a year for my part in spray-painting Balliol College ...

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