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Teacher shortage growing


GOVERNMENT policies are driving teachers out of their profession. Education ministers admit that the number of unfilled vacancies in teaching rose to 2,660 by January of this year...

Marx central to anti-capitalism


ANTI-capitalist mobilisations in Seattle, Washington and Millau have raised the banner of revolt against a dehumanising system...

Taking on the multinationals


NAOMI KLEIN'S book No Logo exposes how multinationals stifle people's lives. It became an instant hit after the protests in Seattle. She is flying in from Canada to speak at the opening rally of Marx

Democracy or stitch up?


THE LABOUR Party's National Policy Forum meets this weekend in Exeter. If it reflects the ferment among Labour voters and members then it will see a revolt against government policies...

How did Christopher Alder die?


"THE QUESTION we have to answer is how a man in his mid-thirties, who seemed to be fit and well, goes to a nightclub and meets his death." So said coroner Geoffrey Saul on Monday, opening the inquest ...

Cost of fighters


THE GOVERNMENTS of Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have signed a 15 billion contract for the production of 620 Eurofighter aircraft. The British order is worth 5 billion...

Even bosses reject air traffic sale


THE GOVERNMENT'S planned privatisation of air traffic control is so dangerous it has now pushed bosses of National Air Traffic Services to come out against it. Air traffic controllers and their union...

Registering gains


An excellent 109 copies of Socialist Worker were sold at Greenwich's anti-racist festival, with 2 people registering for Marxism 2000. 14 people registered at the Hackney rally in support of refugees....

Why didn't police catch him sooner?


"NAZI SWINE" was the headline of the Sun last week. "Nazi Scum Who Fuelled Evil Bomber" was the Mirror's headline. This was the press reaction to the jailing of David Copeland...

Marxism 2000 - from anti-capitalism to revolution -


Marxism 2000 - from anti-capitalism to revolution -

Don't let 58 die in vain


WHENEVER WILLIAM Hague, Jack Straw or some other refugee-hating politician appears on the television they should be reminded about the 58 tragic deaths in Dover...

Madness is no defence


THE DEBATE over David Copeland's mental condition has not ended with the failure of his defence team to get him off with manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility...

Prison deaths


THE FUNERAL of Cheryl Simone Hartman, a young black woman, took place on Thursday of last week. She was found hanged in her cell at Holloway prison, north London, earlier last month...

Balfour Beatty's damning record


BALFOUR BEATTY is one of the government's favourite construction firms. It was due this week to bid to run part of London Underground under the government's privatisation plans...

More than spin is at stake


"FOLLETTED." That is the only way to describe Tony Blair's knifing at the hands of author and New Labour fundraiser Ken Follett. Blair then got a pasting two days after he floated his laughable plan...

Will new plans stop work deaths?


EVERY YEAR millions of people become ill going to work. Over two million workers suffer work related health problems like stress and back pain. A further million workers are victims...

Debt relief 'hoax'


"IT IS justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world," says the United Nations Human Development Report published last week...

No lunch


ONE IN four office workers are under such pressure that they dare not take any time off for lunch, according to a new survey...

Drugs price scandal


NEW LABOUR has bowed to pressure from a major drugs company and increased the proposed maximum price for commonly used drugs by 500 percent. Drugs giant Norton Healthcare threatened to stop production...

Profit not euro is behind jobs crisis


EMPLOYERS, POLITICIANS and trade union leaders this week blamed the Euro for the fact that thousands of jobs are under threat. But Britain being outside the European single currency...

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