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How socialists view elections


THE government last week called for "pay restraint" to stop the economy overheating, and then promptly ignored its own advice...

Stuff Blair's stitch up Stand for a socialist alternative


Stuff Blair's stitch up Stand for a socialist alternative...

Can consumer boycotts work?


WHY SHOULD we give our money over to line the pockets of vicious multinationals?...

Building protest


Building protest

Blunkett-keep off the grass


NEW LABOUR has sold off over 100 playing fields in the last 15 months. This is despite its manifesto commitment to "end the policy of selling playing fields"....

Straw's deal with dictator


THE SPANISH independent newspaper El Pais carried a story on 3 January entitled "The Unpublished Straw-Pinochet Letters".

Blair's Britain


NEW LABOUR is retreating on its pledge to have free entry to all museums and art galleries.

Why should we pay?'


"FEES ARE wrong. Education should be a right. We shouldn't have to pay all this money over to the government, the loans company and the banks."

Freedom Party comes to office in Austria


FASCISTS ARE more than simply nasty right wing politicians who scapegoat minorities and preach nationalism...

Much too little, much too late


NEW LABOUR has been forced into a retreat over the minimum wage in a desperate attempt to head off a rebellion from its backbench MPs...

Nurses


A VIGOROUS campaign by student nurses at Greenwich Hospital in south London has forced health authority bosses to delay the closure of their nurses' home.

Wave of protest against Haider


THE AUSTRIAN capital, Vienna, should see its biggest demonstration for decades this Saturday ...

United Utilities


"THEY'RE sacrificing workers just to make money." That was the comment of Peter Jones, one of 250 North West Water workers who joined a march in Manchester last Saturday...

Who are biggest bullies at work?


A QUARTER of all workers in Britain have been bullied at work, and the bullies are overwhelmingly not fellow workers but managers...

Teachers protest at New Labour


"PEOPLE ARE being managed, not represented, in every area of their lives. We are all sick of being managed in the interests of capitalism."...

Arms sales fury


SOME 87 percent of people in Britain want stronger government controls on arms sales according to a recent Gallup poll...

Around the globe


OVER 10,000 engineers and technical workers at the Boeing aerospace company in the US began an indefinite strike on Wednesday of last week.

Whipping up hatred against the persecuted


THE OWNERS of the tabloid press unleashed a stream of hatred last week. Their targets were the 144 people from Afghanistan...

A class game of two halves


REMEMBER GORDON Brown and Tony Blair attempting to boost their working class credentials by watching the European Cup?...

Race riots met by strike


IMMIGRANT WORKERS in the south east of Spain won a wide range of improvements in their living conditions, legal status and wage rates after coming out on strike last week...

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