In this issue:
The Socialist 25 October 2002, New Labour is Bad for Your Health
New Labour is Bad for Your Health
A MILLION people are on hospital waiting lists - 2% of the entire British population. New Labour's latest attempt to distract from chronic underfunding and understaffing of the NHS...
Support The Strikers
OVER 60,000 PCS members in benefit offices and job centres will be taking further national strike action on 28 and 29 January in their wholly justified struggle to have proper health and safety at their place of work, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party Industrial Organiser.
Bush's Human Rights Hypocrisy
WHAT HYPOCRISY! Bush and Blair have tried to justify more than 100 days of bombing the life out of Afghanistan as a war for 'freedom' and 'civilised values'.
Northern Ireland: Huge Strike And Rally Against Sectarian Attacks
DESPITE THE wind and rain 80,000 turned out in Belfast for the trade union demonstration against sectarian attacks. Report by Belfast Socialist Party members.
Bloody Sunday - 30 Years After The Massacre
FILMED IN documentary style, Bloody Sunday, ITV's excellent drama of the events of 30 January 1972 in Derry was a powerful and moving portrayal of that tragic day
India/Pakistan: War Clouds Hang Over The Masses
THE 13 December attack on the Indian parliament, alleged to be the work of the Islamic group Lishkar-e-Tayuba, backed by Pakistan, has triggered-off the largest military build-up between the two nuclear rivals, India and Pakistan, since their 1971 war, writes a Jammu and Kashmir CWI member.
Big Business Destroys The Environment
THE CAMPAIGN to stop a landfill going ahead in the middle of a residential area in Bootle, Merseyside, is now taking its case to the High Court in London, writes Michael Brierley, Merseyside Socialist Party.