In this issue:
The Socialist 30 June 2000, Labour Pampers Its Fat Cats
Labour 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.
Pride 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...
Not 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...
The 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:.
Uniting 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.
Mugabe'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...
Angry 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.
Signal workers vote for strike
MEMBERS OF the Rail Marine and Transport (RMT) union have voted for strike action against Railtrack over signal workers' pay...
RMT 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...
Left 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...
Keeping 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.
Cuba: 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.