The Socialist

The Socialist 30 June 2000

Labour Pampers Its Fat Cats

Labour Pampers Its Fat Cats

Pride Not Profit

Not so 'gay friendly' New Labour

The TUC's 'Straight Up!' Campaign

Uniting against fascist threats

Mugabe's iron grip weakened

Angry Ford workers demand action

Signal workers vote for strike

RMT conference: delegates defy leaders

Left win in Tipperary

Keeping it out of the family

Cuba: Socialism and democracy


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The Socialist 30 June 2000, Labour Pampers Its Fat Cats

spotLabour Pampers Its Fat Cats

IN OPPOSITION, New Labour pledged that they would end the massive tax avoidance and corruption by the rich which was rife under the Tories, writes John Reid.

spotPride Not Profit

THAT'S THE message thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will be giving on 1 July when the Pride march hits London streets with its traditional combination of defiance, diversity and display...

spotNot so 'gay friendly' New Labour

THIS IS an important week for gay rights activists. On 1 July tens of thousands will gather for Pride. Three days earlier, representatives from 34 trade unions assemble for the Lesbian and Gay Conference...

spotThe TUC's 'Straight Up!' Campaign

In April the TUC published a survey in which 74% of those questioned thought employers should not be able to sack workers because of their sexuality, writes The 'Straight Up!' Campaign calls for:.

spotUniting against fascist threats

THE NAIL bombing of the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho a year last April killed three people: two gay men - Nick Moore and John Light; and a married, mother-to-be, Andrea Dykes, writes Manny Thain.

spotMugabe's iron grip weakened

THE FINAL results of the Zimbabwe election were coming in as The Socialist went to press. It looked most likely that Mugabe's ZANU-PF would cling to power on the basis of 'radical' rhetoric and widespread...

spotAngry Ford workers demand action

"Cheaper to hire, cheaper to fire" TO CHANTS of "no closure" and "the workers united will never be defeated", hundreds of Ford workers marched through fashionable Bayswater, west London to lobby Ford UK's headquarters, writes Manny Thain and Dave Carr.

spotSignal workers vote for strike

MEMBERS OF the Rail Marine and Transport (RMT) union have voted for strike action against Railtrack over signal workers' pay...

spotRMT conference: delegates defy leaders

NO SOONER had the rail union RMT conference started than it came to a grinding halt. For a day and a half, delegates wouldn't let the union leaders start the conference until the issue of elections for...

spotLeft win in Tipperary

SEAMUS HEALY, a left-wing candidate, has topped the poll in the Tipperary South parliamentary by-election in Southern Ireland, decisively defeating the right-wing Labour candidate...

spotKeeping it out of the family

Is a woman's work ever done?: THE NEW Labour government is reviewing its family policy. It is trying to don a 'family-friendly' mantle, hoping to win back women's support for Labour which has evaporated in recent months, writes Jane Nellist.

spotCuba: Socialism and democracy

SOCIALIST PARTY general secretary, Peter Taaffe's new book, Cuba: Socialism and Democracy, is a timely explanation of the processes that led to the Cuban Revolution, the development of the Cuban regime and its perspectives for the future, writes Kevin Parslow.