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Postal workers

SOME 1,500 lecturers in Scotland were set to strike for two days this week, following two successful strike days last week...

Plenty of food, no democracy


A party in turmoil

THE ARGUMENTS over the London mayor election are causing debate and soul - searching among every one of the 300,000 members of the Labour Party and the 700,000 activists...

Boeing strike going strong

THE STRIKE by 20,000 white collar engineers and technicians at the giant Boeing aeroplane factory in Seattle, US, is now in its fifth week.

MS sufferers fight back

MORE THAN 1,000 sufferers from the killer disease multiple sclerosis (MS) lobbied parliament last week over fears that vital drugs they depend on could be banned from NHS prescription..

Ishtiaq Ahmed

UP to 500 UNISON union members at Dudley Group of Hospitals in the West Midlands may vote on industrial action against the transfer of jobs to a private consortium under the Private Finance Initiative...

Build left out of Blair's crisis

REMEMBER WHAT the Tories said as they slithered to defeat from 1992 onwards? "Our policies are fine. It's the press which is against us," was their unconvincing message...

Things they say

Things they say

Irving's mates

Irving's mates

The businessmen in the ministries

BOB AYLING was sacked as boss of British Airways last week. But BA workers will still suffer from the legacy of this high profile Blair supporter...

Ripon ballot was rigged for rich

NEW LABOUR seems to be becoming addicted to ballot rigging. Not content with stitching up internal party votes, last week it rigged the ballot to end selective education in Ripon,

Defend beggars from the bigots

A FILTHY alliance has developed whose targets are innocent women and children. Metropolitan Police commissioner John Stevens, Labour minister Paul Boateng, AEEU union leader Ken Jackson...


AROUND 80 people attended the national student gathering of the Campaign against the Arms Trade last weekend...

For the Homerton 11 and Ken

AROUND 25 members of the Anti Nazi League leafleted the Bradford City versus Leeds United game on Sunday.

In brief

Demonstrate against fees Defend non-payers

Blair backs butcher of Chechnya

VLADIMIR PUTIN has the blood of thousands of innocent civilians in Chechnya on his hands. Yet Tony Blair last week paid a personal visit to Russia to meet Putin, the country's acting president...

BAe bung for palace in the sky

THE government's decision to bung BAe (British Aerospace) �530 million has received almost universal welcome. But why should multinationals get this cash from the governmen

By a striking lecturer

Cracks in the World Order

LAST YEAR'S Balkan War was meant to mark the new expanded NATO's emergence as a united alliance capable of intervening wherever it was necessary to restore order and human rights...

Bitter blow for Belfast

THE GOVERNMENT claims it is pumping �21 billion into the NHS over the next three years. The real figure is less than half that.

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