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Competition for jobs rocket

17 August 2010
Some of the lowest paid jobs are attracting huge numbers of applications—particularly from young people—with hundreds chasing each job. And most are paying only the minimum wage.

False logic linking race and crime

29 June 2010
An article written in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper last weekend pushed the idea that ethnicity and crime are linked.

Education: access denied

09 March 2010
‘Thirteen years since Labour came to power promising ‘Education, education, education’ we face cuts of more than £1 billion in colleges. Funding for my college is being slashed by £2.5 million. English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) and Adult Education are particularly badly hit.

Quotes from the week's news

26 January 2010
"I have supported the Labour Party in the past but I feel incredibly disillusioned and let down, by Tony Blair in particular, since he took us into a war—which cost so many lives—on a lie."


19 January 2010
Unity is needed to fight these education cuts Our vice chancellor Michael Arthur’s decision to write a Guardian article (12 January) opposing university cuts marks quite a U-turn.

Who makes up Britain's ruling class?

05 January 2010
The Economist magazine recently ran a particularly excruciating image on its front cover.


05 January 2010


01 December 2009

A junk article in the Sun

03 November 2009
The Sun newspaper got it spectacularly wrong when it attacked CWU union deputy general secretary Dave Ward on Monday of this week.

Intelligent racism?

27 October 2009
There are few more contentious topics in science than the question of whether genes determine human intelligence – particularly whether different "races" have different levels of intelligence.


06 October 2009

Does the blame for sexism lie with men?

29 September 2009
After a particularly messy break up, a close friend phoned me to gleefully request I buy her the "All men are bastards" knife block, which she had discovered when typing the phrase into Google.

Myths and reality of Thatcherism - a response to Bob Fotheringham

25 August 2009
I’m not clear what "myth" Bob Fotheringham thinks he is challenging here. I agree that Thatcher was always deeply unpopular with most of the working class and was highly vulnerable down to the defeat of the Great Miners’ Strike – points in my original article. It is not helpful, however, to underestimate our enemies or refuse to recognise their achievements for the capitalist class, which in Thatcher’s case were considerable.

Bosses explain to strikers how to occupy

18 August 2009
Human Resource managers are starting to take note of resistance to job cuts. Personnel Today, their house magazine, has two articles of interest to Socialist Worker readers.

Articles of Hope, Adornments for Justice

11 August 2009
This innovative exhibition shows eleven pieces of art jewellery created by members of the Manchester Jewellery Workshop. Each item is inspired by an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen

04 August 2009
With the threat of swine flu on many people’s minds, it is a particularly apt moment for the Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen drama to appear.

Lighting Lab

28 July 2009
Play with light and colour in this interactive session. Participants create shadows and mix colours at this one off workshop led by light and sound artist Kathrine Sandys.


21 July 2009

Quotes from the week's news

07 July 2009
‘Public sector pay obviously has got to reflect the prevailing conditions and, in particular, inflation has come way down.’Chancellor Alistair Darling

How activists can build a union from scratch in a call centre

07 July 2009
Call centre workers from across Britain came together at a meeting at last month’s CWU conference. The meeting was unlike most others at the conference, with many of the participants far younger than the average delegate, and most at firms that do not recognise the union.

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