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Ayr by-election special report


Many Labour voters in Scotland are up in arms at New Labour's Tory policies. There is a real possibility that Labour will lose the Ayr seat. The 16 March poll could see the Tories win...

In brief


POSTAL WORKERS at a CWU union conference have given a sign of the deep anger about New Labour's policies....

Lecturers on strike against 'partnership'


LECTURERS AT new Scottish universities and colleges of art were out on the picket line on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week against their management's imposition of a new contract...

Drop the debt


THE CONFERENCE of the NUS Scotland student union last weekend was both left-leaning and largely in agreement...

Rebel!


74 COPIES of Socialist Worker were sold outside 4 schools, 3 dust depots, 2 post offices, a bus garage and 2 benefit offices in Hackney last week. Elsewhere 23 papers were sold outside Riverside House...

Protest roundup


THE SACKED Sky Chefs workers at Heathrow Airport have been offered a new deal...

Brutal police face new rap


"YOUNG, GIFTED and Black" is a famous song from the 1960s. The man who wrote the lyrics, Weldon Irvine, is still recording music over 30 years later...

Unite left to fill void


I AM not an admirer of Ken Livingstone, but New Labour has resorted to the most disgraceful methods to stop him becoming mayor of London...

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Keep it in the holy family?


THE HEAD of the Roman Catholic church in Scotland, Cardinal Winning, is being praised as a model for "family values" in his campaign to keep the anti-gay Section 28 law.

The Mirror's shares con


MIRROR EDITOR Piers Morgan is engulfed in a scandal after being accused of trying to make a quick profit through dodgy share dealing...

Should socialists break from New Labour?


SHOULD SOCIALISTS leave the Labour Party? That is the question raised by the contest for London mayor. Many Labour members are questioning if they have a future in the party...

Justice for the McGowans


The family and their lawyers then met home secretary Jack Straw at Parliament. Deborah Todd, campaign coordinator in Telford, says, "We followed up on Friday by picketing Telford's police station."...

Not a lot to smile about


ROSETTA, A powerful and upsetting film, follows Rosetta, a young Belgian woman, over a few days in her brutish life.

Mozambique flood crisis has exposed Britain and the US


AT EVERY stage in the crisis in Mozambique New Labour has put balance sheets before saving lives. It has been too slow and too mean in sending aid, too enslaved to the market to help a country recover...

Stand up for Socialism


Stand up for socialism Join the revolt against New Labour

Anti-racism roundup


OVER 500 people attended a march and rally in the small town of Kirkintilloch, outside Glasgow, last Saturday

Debts bring a tide of misery


MILLIONS OF people in southern Africa who are suffering from a terrible flood have been abandoned to their fate by Western governments. They have refused to give aid which could have saved thousands o

100,000 say no to New Labour


ALMOST 100,000 members of Britain's biggest union have voted to reject New Labour in favour of a socialist alternative.

A Reel tribute


KEEP IT Reel is an 11 track CD produced by musicians to support the fight for justice for Ricky Reel.

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