The Socialist

The Socialist 14 December 2001

Build The Resistance

Fight for socialism

Hands Off The Health Service!

War in Afghanistan leaves conflict and chaos

Racist Blunkett Blames The Victims

Homeless Headcount Farce

Fight Housing Privatisation

No To The Bosses' EU

International Socialist Resistance

Imperialism - Wars Without End

New Labour's attacks on the benefits system: Workers Fight For Safety

Tory Cuts But Better Packaging


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The Socialist 14 December 2001, Build The Resistance

spotFight for socialism

Build The Resistance: ON 13 and 14 December thousands of young people and workers will be marching on the streets of Brussels, writes Samuel.

spotHands Off The Health Service!

CRITICAL REPORTS about Coventry's hospitals have piled up relentlessly almost daily the local press reveals yet another failure, writes Karen McKay, Socialist Party councillor, Coventry city council.

spotWar in Afghanistan leaves conflict and chaos

"VICTORY TODAY can look a lot like defeat tomorrow". This quote from Time magazine (3 December) aptly sums up the situation in Afghanistan. Tony Blair has said that the "future is bright"; that the...

spotRacist Blunkett Blames The Victims

HOME SECRETARY David Blunkett has turned aside from devising new draconian "anti-terrorist laws" to making crass, racist comments about Britain's ethnic minorities...

spotHomeless Headcount Farce

IT'S CHRISTMAS so once again well-heeled politicians are scrambling for that photo opportunity with the homeless, writes Steve Nally, London homelessness worker.

spotFight Housing Privatisation

WALTHAM FOREST council in east London have been promoting the transfer of the whole council housing stock (at present 13,44l properties) to an 'arms-length' company or to a housing association, not even discussing the option of staying with the council, writes Louise Thompson, chair of Waltham Forest Council Tenants' Panel and chair of the Investment Working Group.

spotNo To The Bosses' EU

THE BIGGEST currency union in history will become a reality when the euro is introduced into 12 European states on 1 January 2002, writes Manny Thain.

spotInternational Socialist Resistance

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST Resistance (ISR) is a new youth organisation which has been initiated by Socialist Party members in England and Wales...

spotImperialism - Wars Without End

SOCIALISTS SAY that the world's mightiest power, the USA, has been fighting a war in Afghanistan to defend imperialist interests...

spotNew Labour's attacks on the benefits system: Workers Fight For Safety

THE HEALTH and safety dispute in Benefits Agency and Employment Service escalates this week with national strike action on 12 and 13 December, writes A PCS member.

spotTory Cuts But Better Packaging

NEW LABOUR wants an American-style welfare system in this country. In some ways although they are continuing the Tory cuts they are more astute at packaging the attacks than the Tories, writes Katrine Williams, Cardiff.