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Courtroom Shocked by video of death


PEOPLE WERE moved to tears in a Hull courtroom last week. They had watched video evidence at the inquest into the death of black ex-soldier Christopher Alder. The film shows Christopher dying...

National day of action to scrap the voucher scheme


Join the protests next weekend outside supermarkets in every city.

Danger buried for 75 years


THREE OF the world's largest corporations were accused last week of deliberately introducing lead into petrol in the 1920s knowing it would poison millions of people...

Warnings about BSE


A CLUSTER of cases of the human form of the BSE "mad cow" disease was identified last week in the Leicestershire village of Queniborough. There has also been a sharp rise in the total number of cases...

The danger of Nazi BNP vote


THE VOTE the Nazi British National Party (BNP) candidate received in the recent council by-election in Bexley, south London, should sound alarm bells...

'58 dead-nothing said'


AN EMOTIONAL commemoration was held opposite Downing Street on Wednesday of last week to remember the 58 Chinese refugees found dead in Dover last month.

US base of shame


LEADERS OF the world's richest countries-the G8-are gathering for a summit in Okinawa, Japan. The G8 summit has to tackle their failure to deliver the promised debt cancellation...

A battle that should have been won


POST OFFICE union reps right across London were waiting for a call to bring their members out on strike on Friday of last week. Half a dozen phone messages would have sparked a walkout by over 15,000...

Handouts for cops and generals


CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown was forced to announce new money for public services in his spending review on Tuesday. But this follows three years of slavishly following Tory spending limits...

Cambridge Two freed!


THE TWO Cambridge charity workers who were wrongly jailed in an outrageous miscarriage of justice seven months ago were released from prison on Tuesday.

Scrap new labour's vicious voucher scheme


SUPERMARKETS ACROSS the country are being targeted by campaigners in support of refugees. Stores like Tesco and Sainsbury's profit from New Labour's voucher scheme for refugees...

Why prison does not work


BOTH LABOUR and the Tories say they are tough on crime. They say prison works. "JOSEPH" disagrees. He was on remand in Wormwood Scrubs in 1997 for breaking and entering a house.

'We back Kingsland staff'


"IT IS not often you see school students fighting to get into school. But this is our school. We should have a say in what happens. Instead the school is being run down. We are called failures and the people with power are talking about sacking our teachers. We aren't having it any more."...

Plan will mean elite colleges for the rich


FOURTEEN THOUSAND pounds. That is what it could soon cost you to go to university. And that is the cost of tuition fees alone, never mind your overdraft and your bank loan...

Orangemen and Loyalists target Catholics


NAKED SECTARIAN bigotry has been on open display at Drumcree in Portadown over the last week. Hardline Loyalist thugs want to destroy the peace and terrorise the whole Catholic population...

In brief


LABOUR'S Policy Forum, which met last weekend in Exeter, was entirely out of touch with the feeling in the party and in the unions...

'We've had enough,' say Peugeot workers


"THE WORM is turning." That's how car workers at Peugeot's plant in Coventry were joking to each other last week-about themselves. The 3,000 workers at the plant threw out a deal on working hours...

A kicking for us all


GUILTY UNTIL proven innocent. That reversal of the official description of the workings of the law has always been the reality for many working class people...

Debt or health?


Many African countries spend four times as much on debt as they do on health...

Sick to stomach


The Downing Street spin machine realised it could not kill the story of Euan's binge. So it decided to encourage the papers to bury it with humour instead.

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