In this issue:
The Socialist 20 October 2000, Don't Pay for the Bosses' Greed
Fight the Job Cuts
Don't Pay for the Bosses' Greed: NEW LABOUR ministers claim to have abolished mass unemployment. The percentage of workers claiming benefit is the lowest for 25 years, though this is largely due to a harsher social security regime...
Rail Safety before Profit
JUST OVER a year after Paddington another privatised train company has seen one of its trains crash with the loss of at least four lives and over 80 injured, when a train carrying 100 people derailed near Hatfield on 17 October...
Middle East Crisis Staring into the Abyss
THE SPIRALING conflict in the Middle East is taking on a distinctly nationalist, religious character, with Imams in the Gaza mosques calling for the defense of Al Aqsa, and for attacks against Jews, writes Mandy Rabin, Maavak Sozialisti, (CWI, Israel).
The Reality of being Black and British
RAPH PARKINSON is a Socialist Party member and a Black member of the national executive of UNISON, the public-sector union. He is also chair of the North-West Black Members' Committee...
Rallying against corporate capitalism
WHILE THE media circus follows the fortunes of big business-backed presidential hopefuls - Democrat Al Gore and Republican George Bush - they ignore the mass rallies organised in support of independent Left candidate, Ralph Nader...
Can Brown's "cunning plan" buy off fuel protests?
THE PROSPECT of pickets resuming protests outside fuel depots may have receded following a secret meeting between the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, and the Road Haulage Association, writes Dave Reid