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Wealthy short on compassion

EVERY DEATH through starvation in Ethiopia should weigh like a nightmare on the bankers and capitalists who meet in Washington this week.

50 years of experience

I HAVE just completed a form to join the Socialist Workers Party.

Symbol that exceeds Ken's election aim

NEW LABOUR'S Millbank machine is struggling desperately to fend off the disaster that looks set to overtake it in the London mayoral election...

Strikes and repression

TENS OF thousands of car workers in South Korea staged lightning walkouts last week. They were protesting over pay and the threat of mass redundancies...

Privatised potholes?

WHY ARE there so many holes in the roads and pavements? Do you curse your local council? Well, it seems privatisation is really to blame.

Narrow Labour win

PASOK, THE Greek equivalent of the Labour Party, was narrowly re-elected in the general election on Sunday...

Labour's myth of Middle England

CLARE SHORT was at it again last week, attacking the left. This time she attacked those who say Labour should pay more attention to its traditional or core supporters

'Blair's Labour makes me sick'

London Socialist Alliance candidates are getting a great response wherever they are invited to speak at election hustings. Mark Steel, LSA candidate in Croydon, south London, took part in a hustings l...

Jobs axe looms over industry

MANUFACTURING industry is being hit by a swathe of job losses, yet New Labour and trade union leaders are doing nothing.

Tony Cliff 1917-2000: the pilot who weathered the storm

Tony Cliff, the founder of what became the Socialist Workers Party, died on 9 April 2000. Twenty years on, we republish the obituary we printed at the time.

Parcels tied up

AROUND 100 Parcelforce workers in Gillingham, Kent, walked out on unofficial strike last week...

New Labour won't end housing lottery

AS WE enter the 21st century, we are enjoying unprecedented levels of prosperity." That is the glib opening phrase of deputy prime minister John Prescott's housing green paper, unveiled last week...

Electricians get stroppy

EVERY DEATH through starvation in Ethiopia should weigh like a nightmare on the bankers and capitalists who meet in Washington this week.

As Tories play the race card

THE TORIES are going out of their way to step up their vicious campaign against asylum seekers.

Sarah Friday

THE FIGHT to get London rail driver and RMT union activist Sarah Friday her job back is intensifying. Sarah was sacked on trumped up charges in February...


MEMBERS OF the Fire Brigades Union in London are furious at the decision by a New Labour controlled fire authority to reinstate a station officer who was sacked after firefighters claimed he had used racist language...

London Socialist Alliance campaign

SOME 150 people attended the London Socialist Alliance organising conference on Sunday...

Labour should tax the fat cats

On 116,000 a week and a 30 million bonus This man is living off our backs...

Rolls Royce

AROUND 40 shop stewards and convenors, representing manual workers at all Rolls Royce aerospace factories, met in Glasgow last weekend to discuss stepping up the fight against compulsory redundancies...



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