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A FINANCIAL adviser plunged 150 feet to his death from a multi-storey car park because he feared he wouldn't make his monthly sales target...

Wealth welcomed, the poor shut out


IT IS hard to pick up a newspaper or watch the news without hearing the words "global economy". Politicians and the press agree that we live in a global system...

Vote shows workers clamour for change


PRESIDENT ROBERT Mugabe has just held off a massive challenge from the opposition in Zimbabwe. But the election results also demonstrate that workers are clamouring for fundamental change...

Strike over safety is put on hold


SIGNAL WORKERS across Britain have narrowly voted for strikes. Union leaders have responded by putting on hold any action. The 4,000 signal staff are employed by the privatised Railtrack company...

Denied justice for ten years


"GUTTED." That was the reaction of the campaign spokesperson as the M25 Three were led down to the cells of the appeal court on Tuesday...

World Development Movement


"PEOPLE POWER behind campaigns by people like Jubilee 2000 has changed the substance of how world institutions go about their business." This admission by World Bank representative Andrew Rogerson tha...

We CAN beat the bigotry


KEVIN OVENDEN argues we need a fighting response to stop the recent offensive against gays and lesbians

Where now after union leaders' retreat?


LEADERS OF the teachers' unions in England and Wales have abandoned effective opposition to New Labour's performance related pay scheme which is now being imposed on schools. The retreat is a huge be...

Rights won


WORKERS AT the Wells Hinton plastics factory in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, were celebrating victory this week in their fight for trade union recognition. The shopfloor workers, all of whom are Asian, ...

SWP News


ON SATURDAY'S London demonstration in defence of asylum seekers 48 people registered for Marxism 2000 and 38 joined the Socialist Workers Party. 8 copies of Socialist Worker were sold last week outsi

Tottenham vote shows desire for alternative


THE BY-ELECTION in Tottenham, north London, last week was another sign of the crisis of New Labour. It also showed that socialists who argue for a fighting left alternative can win a sizeable audienc

While we work harder than ever


RICH PARASITES like those pictured above lived it up at Royal Ascot last week. Summer for this lot will consist of an endless whirl of such events...

Racist attack in Dublin


DAVID Richardson lies in a critical condition in hospital after a brutal racist attack. He had been visiting Dublin with his wife to see his son. He was attacked because of the colour of his family's...

Workers' reaction to jobs slaughter


OVER 10,000 job losses were announced across Britain last week. Retailer C&A is to shut all its stores. BAe and Corus steel are sacking thousands of workers...

Bowing to the mighty Dollar


THE WORLD Bank has faced plenty of opposition from people outside its ranks in recent years. But now revolt is growing inside as well. One of the bank's most senior figures has resigned...

Foframe


Linda and Eileen, two of the 12 Foframe workers on strike in Huntingdon over pay, last week protested outside Boots...

Treating the real problem


LAST WEEK scientists finally discovered the cause of a mystery illness which has killed or injured dozens of injecting heroin users, most of them from Scotland, over the past two months...

Mugabe bid to outflank opposition


ZIMBABWE FACES its most important election this weekend since the country became independent in April 1980. To judge by the coverage of Zimbabwean politics by the British media, the central issue is the plight of a few thousand white farmers...

Postal workers


THE POST Office is threatening to cut jobs done by its own staff and hand their work out to a private sector company. Management plans to form a partnership with the privatised Dutch post office...

Boom time for private health


THE DESTRUCTION of the foundation of the National Health Service. That is the reality of the plans New Labour announced last week to link the NHS with private medicine...

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