In this issue:
The Socialist 14 December 2001, Build The Resistance
Fight 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.
Hands 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.
War 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...
Racist 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...
Homeless 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.
Fight 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.
No 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.
International Socialist Resistance
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST Resistance (ISR) is a new youth organisation which has been initiated by Socialist Party members in England and Wales...
Imperialism - Wars Without End
SOCIALISTS SAY that the world's mightiest power, the USA, has been fighting a war in Afghanistan to defend imperialist interests...
New 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.
Tory 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.