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Eyewitnesses to the devastating effects of the Asian earthquake

07 January 2006
A delegation from Sheffield, including several Respect members, recently visited Pakistan and Kashmir, a region of south Asia occupied by India, Pakistan and China.

Music to look forward to in 2006

17 December 2005
Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys got a lot of attention this year through their smart internet marketing campaign and catchy songs.

Kevin Murphy 1961–2005

24 September 2005
Sheffield Socialist Workers Party are saddened at the recent death of Kevin Murphy at the age of 44.

Media workers

02 July 2005
Sheffield Newspapers NUJ Journalists in the NUJ union working for Sheffield Newspapers are balloting for action over a staffing crisis.

March against the G8 in Sheffield on 11 June

04 June 2005
Preparations are underway in Sheffield to protest against the G8 justice and interior ministers’ summit.

‘We need to tap into the anger among ordinary people’

03 June 2005
Suzie Wylie, Sheffield Hallam University & NUS executive (personal capacity)

Respect local round-up

16 April 2005
Sheffield Respect launched its campaign centre in the heart of the Sheffield Central constituency last week. Around 70 people came.

Bury the Chains — the end of slavery

09 April 2005
IN 1794 a huge public meeting gathered in Sheffield, swelled by thousands of local metal workers. The words "liberty, brotherhood and equality" — touchstones of the recent French Revolution — hung in the air. The purpose of the mass meeting was to link two causes that burned deeply in the souls of the English working class — for the reform of the corrupt and undemocratic parliamentary system, and for the "total and unqualified abolition of Negro slavery".

Sheffield Respect gears up for election

02 April 2005
Respect activists have hit the ground running in Sheffield. They are preparing for the general election, expected to take place on Thursday 5 May.

Reports in brief

26 February 2005
Make Poverty History About 200 people attended the launch of the Make Poverty History coalition in Sheffield on Wednesday of last week. There were speakers from Oxfam, Christian Aid and the World Development Movement (WDM), who spoke about the three strands to the campaign — debt, trade and aid.

Journey from Kashmir to the steel mills of South Yorkshire

26 February 2005
Faultlines — Tales from Kashmir and Rotherham26 Februrary Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford 10 April St Peter’s Community Centre, Sheffield For details of other venues phone 01709 367 287

How I have organised in my hospital

05 February 2005
HEALTH WORKERS in one Sheffield hospital have formed a pensions action group to plan and build a range of activities over the coming weeks and months.

Defend Asylum Seekers

04 December 2004
AROUND 100 people attended a social event organised by Sheffield Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers (CDAS) last Saturday afternoon.

‘My friend died on a site. I won’t ignore safety issues’

13 October 2004
Steel erector Garry Jackson is one of two workers who have been sacked for raising health and safety concerns at the incinerator construction site on Bernard Road in Sheffield.

Refugee protests

28 August 2004
MORE than 150 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday in support of a Kurdish asylum seeker who had been on hunger strike for over 40 days.

In brief

21 August 2004
Follow Sheffield’s route to victory DRIVERS ON First Group buses in Bristol have narrowly voted to accept an improved pay deal.

Victory for bus strike

14 August 2004
WORKERS AT First Group buses in Sheffield and South Yorkshire have won a major victory after three weeks of indefinite strike action.

Networking the picket lines

07 August 2004
ALAN FROM Sheffield shows how Socialist Worker sales can link together struggles by groups of striking workers:

Thousands walk out in civil service strike

08 May 2004
THOUSANDS OF civil servants have defied anti-union laws to unofficially walk out of work in the last two weeks against a management offensive. The action was sparked by management suspending 28 union members for refusing to carry out a performance-related pay assessment scheme. The one-day walkouts took place in Scarborough, the Glasgow Appeals Service and Sheffield on Thursday of last week, and Manchester Rusholme social security office on Friday.

How the jigsaw can fit together

10 April 2004
THIS WEEK Socialist Worker sellers in Sheffield realised what it means to sell a paper that is at the heart of the movement. They sent this report about how sales and campaigning and solidarity fitted together last week:

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