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10 August 2001

spotSack the Fat Cats Not the Workers

MANUFACTURING IN Britain is now officially in recession. But this cold fact seems to have escaped Britain's fat cat bosses who continue to let the good times roll for themselves...

10 August 2001

spotNow put Fees on the scrap heap

Student funding system failing: IN THE next few weeks tens of thousands of students will get their A level results and be wondering whether or not to go to college...

10 August 2001

spotWorld Economy: Here comes the slump

The Bank of England's fourth cut in interest rates this year was prompted by government figures showing manufacturing in sharp decline, with 35,000 jobs lost in the last week alone...

10 August 2001

spotThe Aftermath of Genoa

Hundreds of thousands of anti-capitalists and socialists demonstrated in Genoa from 19-21 July. Many protesters were angry at the police's vicious, provocative behaviour...

24 August 2001

spotFighting For Decent Pay And Union Rights

HERE IN Cambridge an aggressively expanding global company notorious for regressive anti-union labour practices opened a new store in June, writes Sarah Glynn.

24 August 2001

spotUnite And Fight Racism

'REVELATIONS' THAT over 1,000 asylum seekers are detained in prison provoked criticism from the UN, which labelled the practice as "shameful", writes Amrita Huggins.

24 August 2001

spotNorthern Ireland: Workers Must Challenge The Bigots

THIS SUMMER has seen further blows to what little remains of the Northern Ireland peace process. The latest is the arrest of three IRA members in Colombia where they were training members of the FARC guerrilla...

24 August 2001

spotIsrael's Grim Realities

TEN MONTHS after the eruption of the second Palestinian Intifada and half a year since Sharon's landslide election victory, the Israeli state is in the grip of a grave crisis, arguably the deepest in its 53 years of existence...

24 August 2001

spotIrish Trade Union Democracy Under Attack

NEARLY TWO months ago, Mick O'Reilly, the regional secretary of the Amalgamated and General Workers Union (ATGWU) and its Belfast organiser, Eugene McGlone were suspended by Bill Morris, the general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) in Britain...

24 August 2001

spotPolice Mobilise To Protect Fascist 'Festival'

THE REAL role of the capitalist state apparatus was exposed in Mid Wales on Saturday 11 August, when hundreds of riot police from Merseyside and West Mercia joined local police from Dyfed-Powys to protect the BNP, writes Alec Thraves.

24 August 2001

spotReinstate Noah Tucker: Hackney UNISON vote for strike ballot

"AN ATTACK on one of us is an attack on all of us." With these words branch secretary John Page expressed the anger of the vast majority of the 250 members attending the Hackney UNISON branch meeting on 16 August following the sacking of Noah Tucker, writes By a Hackney UNISON member.

31 August 2001

spotLabour Fails The Education Test

EVEN BEFORE the new academic year starts next week, a crisis is gripping the education system...

31 August 2001

spotWorkers Priced Out By Housing Crisis

A HOUSING crisis is developing across England and Wales, warns a report by the National Housing Federation, writes Ken Douglas.

31 August 2001

spotHackney Workers Prepare For Battle

AMID THE chaos that is working life in Hackney council, workers are preparing to ballot for further strike action, writes By a Hackney UNISON shop steward.

31 August 2001

spotMacedonia's Impending Civil War

NATO HAS launched 'Operation Essential Harvest' in Macedonia, marking the fourth intervention by Western forces in the Balkans in ten years, writes Niall Mulholland..

31 August 2001

spotAsylum Seekers Kept In Squalor

Desperate Acts At The Channel Tunnel: EUROTUNNEL OFFICIALS are taking action in a French court to try to close a refugee camp near the cross-channel firm's French terminal at Sangatte outside Calais...

31 August 2001

spotCome to Socialism 2001

A discussion on the future of the Left in Britain: Socialism 2001 is a weekend of discussion and debate organised by the Socialist Party. It is an opportunity for anyone who is angry at the poverty and inequality in society, for anyone who is fighting...

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