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Solidly behind Sarah

"EVERYBODY realises that if they can get rid of Sarah they can get rid of anybody. You've got to protect your union rep. Now we need to get everyone else involved."

Fight to free Cambridge Two

Their crime was to have run a centre, Winter Comfort, at which it was alleged that drug dealing had taken place. At no point was it alleged that Ruth and John had been dealing in drugs themselves, but...

Don't leave the pound to the bankers

MUCH OF the media proclaimed last week's budget as a triumph...


SALFORD Socialist Workers Party comrades were shocked and saddened by the premature death of Gary Jeffrey recently...

Blair's fat cat failures

AS TONY Blair threatens to send in private businessmen to run hospitals, look at the record of those thrusting entrepreneurs who Blair has favoured in the past.


THE DEFIANT ONES (1.45pm, Fri, C4). Great film from the 1950s about two escaped prisoners starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Curtis's character is forced to confront his racism to flee the chain

March for Rover as devastation threatens across Midlands

March for Rover as devastation threatens across Midlands

A new battle at Waterloo

"THE FEELING at Waterloo is very strong. People are coming up to me inside and outside work saying that they are very angry about Sarah's sacking."

Gould's spin on the wheel

UNLIKE THE Dome, the London Eye, the vast wheel which offers panoramic views of the capital, has been genuinely popular. Yet many people who want to ride on the Eye have been infuriated by delays

Birmingham sales soar

Not to be outdone, east London sellers rushed out a leaflet on Monday over the threatened job losses at Ford's Dagenham plant. 29 papers were sold on the gate. In Glasgow sellers reacted to the witch-...

Union officials back monster march call 'We want everyone in Birmingham'

Union officials back monster march call 'We want everyone in Birmingham'

'We're sick of being at bosses' beck and call'

NEW LABOUR lost the Scottish Parliament by-election in Ayr last week. Labour's vote fell by 16 percent, letting the hated Tories back in...

New strike wave breaks in France

The protests marked a new stage in a revolt which has been simmering in France's schools in recent weeks. A new wave of education strikes and a national demonstration in Paris were set for Friday...

Mick Rix

THE RIGHT wing in the ASLEF rail union are manoeuvring in an attempt to challenge left wing general secretary Mick Rix. A special recall conference has been called for 25 April to discuss removing Rix...

Anti-Haider mood deepens

RESISTANCE TO the far right/Tory coalition government in Austria is deepening. About 1,000 students voted at a mass meeting on Thursday of last week to occupy Vienna University...

Pro-war case falls apart

THE GUARDIAN greeted the first anniversary of the launch of NATO's bombing campaign against Serbia with a series of articles in which it tried nervously to reassure itself that it was right to back th


MEMBERS OF the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union in England and Wales, will receive ballot papers on Monday of next week...

Decades of treachery

"YOU MIGHT as well drop a nuclear bomb on the Midlands. That's what closing Longbridge means." Those are the words of a Rover worker, and he is right. BMW knows it. That is why its managers scarpered ...


UNISON UNION general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe has repeatedly claimed that the spate of disciplinary cases and expulsions in the union is not a "political vendetta"

British Airways

THERE WERE spontaneous parties in the air and on the ground on the day we heard that Bob Ayling was to "spend more time with his family".

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