In this issue:
The Socialist 24 August 2001, Fighting For Decent Pay And Union Rights
Fighting 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.
Unite 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.
Northern 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...
Israel'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...
Irish 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...
Police 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.
Reinstate 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.