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Wealthy are the winners


NEW LABOUR spin doctors and much of the press hailed Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement as helping pensioners, protecting the environment, and doing something for motorists and small-scale hauliers...

Outrage at Tariq's murder


TARIQ JAVED, an Asian cab driver, was murdered in Bury, Lancashire, last week. His family and the community believe that there must have been a racial motive for the brutal attack, and police are now ...

Bin workers


ANGRY BIN workers in Manchester went on unofficial strike for four days last week after one of them was sacked for remarks made to a manager...

16,000 deaths due to poverty


IF YOU are poor you have a much higher chance of dying from cancer than if you are rich...

Crisis hits Nazi Haider


A DEEPENING political crisis is engulfing the far right Freedom Party in Austria. It became the most successful far right party in Europe in October last year...

Just 2.5 weeks to December protests


THE BIGGEST ever protest in Europe against neo-liberalism will take place in just two and a half weeks in Nice, in the south of France...

Hot air at climate summit


BIG BUSINESS is wrecking the planet in its pursuit of profit. And world leaders in hock to the giant corporations are blocking any real action to stop it...

How big business is wrecking the weather


Across the world the impact has been even more severe, with devastating and deadly floods from Bangladesh to Vietnam in the last month. This weekend world leaders will gather in The Hague in the ...

Don't let Dudley stand alone


Joint UNISON branch secretary Angela Thompson said, "How? There'll be 70 fewer beds! "He says it's a sound deal for staff. How? Privatisation means we'll be employed by five different private ...

Four years of handouts for the rich


Big oil firms are laughing BP 1.3m profit an hour, Shell 1m profit an hour

Can violence be justified?


On the same day Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians. Yet there were no pictures showing the bloody scene or photographs of the victims. Israeli lives are more precious than Palestinian lives, is...

How green is Blair's ally?


TONY BLAIR outlined his green credentials, just before the worst flooding the country had seen in 50 years, on the platform of the Green Alliance. Blair spoke about the need for partnership with ...

New Labour versus fuel protesters


The New Labour government has been mounting a concerted media campaign to soften up the fuel protesters in advance of the expiry of their 60-day deadline. Jack Straw's apparent gaffe in encouraging ...

Support protests in Nice on 6 Dec


NICE, IN the south of France, looks set for one of the biggest mobilisations yet against "globalisation" and its associated "neo-liberal" free market policies. Trade unionists, protesters against r...

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I'm proud to be biased in favour of Palestinians


* DAVE GOODFIELD, CoventryIn fact Trans Action is an association for small employers trying to represent the commercial interests of owner-drivers and haulage operators. Their number has spiralled ...

Direct action for our demands


IF NEW Labour really cared about pensioners it would immediately give back what the Tories robbed from them. It would restore the link between pensions and earnings, backdated to 1979 when Margaret Th

Pushed to the very bottom


The government, however, did issue some criticism of the hated Ofsted head, keen as it is to get teachers' votes at the next general election. One of the disasters Woodhead left behind him is the way...

To the fore


In Leeds, campaigning against PFI, 9 papers were sold at Leeds General Infirmary, 6 at Seacroft Hospital and 4 at St James Hospital. In Nottingham 5 papers were sold at the Inland Revenue office and ...

Militant tactics smash Tory laws


These aren't the events of France today but Britain in 1972. A new book, Glorious Summer: Class Struggle in Britain 1972, by Ralph Darlington and Dave Lyddon, shows the British working class,...

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