In this issue:
The Socialist 6 October 2000, Fleece the Fat Cats
Fleece the Fat Cats
THE GOVERNMENT have raised the national minimum wage by 10p an hour to £3.70. Previously New Labour refused to give such a rise - under 3% - for fear this would cause "a growth in inflation"!...
Stop Council Cuts
BROMLEY COUNCIL'S disciplinary hearing against union activist Glenn Kelly takes place this week. They are charging him with the 'crime' of opposing council plans to cut the night care staff in sheltered...
Palestinian anger erupts
THE FALTERING Middle East 'peace process' appeared to be unravelling as Palestinians, some armed, some with rocks, fought heavily armed Israeli troops in the Gaza and occupied West Bank territories, writes Dave Carr.
After the Socialist Alliance conference
ON 30 September 400 members of the Socialist Alliance met in Coventry to discuss organising a socialist challenge in the next general election, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party National Campaigns Organiser.
Oil Prices on a roller coaster ride
THE RECENT tripling of crude oil prices sparked a protest wave throughout Europe. Protesters directed their anger at high fuel taxes, accounting for 72% of the pump price in Britain. Barely tolerable when...
A blow to the crisis-ridden Euro
THE FIRST referendum on the Euro currency in any European country ended in a clear rejection: 53.1% against and 46.9% for, writes Per Ake Westerlund, Rattviseparteit, (CWI -Sweden).