In this issue:
The Socialist 3 May 2002, Five Years Of Failure
Health, education, transport: Five years of failure
GORDON BROWN'S much heralded budget hasn't done much to boost New Labour. A GMTV/Daily Mirror poll found 43% of people trust Blair less than than they did five years ago, writes Ken Douglas.
Support The Postal Workers
POST OFFICE bosses have reneged on the pay agreement reached in early April with the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), Dave, a Brighton postal worker, told The Socialist.
Mass protests in France: Neither the 'Fascist' nor the 'Crook'
ON 1 MAY demonstrations and protests in France against Le Pen reached a high point with hundreds of thousands of young people and workers taking to the streets in opposition to a demonstration by Le Pen's supporters
Falklands/Malvinas 1982: Thatcher's War Of Saving Face
TWENTY YEARS ago in 1982, British imperialism's war with Argentina over the Falklands/Malvinas islands burst out like a sudden storm, writes Roger Shrives.
A Shift To The Far Right In Europe?
WHAT ARE the prospects for a resurgence of far right parties in Europe following the electoral gains of Le Pen in France
Mass Action And Socialism To Fight The Fascist Threat
ABSTENTIONS IN the local elections on 2 May are expected to reach a new record
Israel/Palestine: The War Of Occupation Continues
ISRAELI PRIME Minister Ariel Sharon has continued his brutal military offensive against Palestinian towns in the West Bank with an onslaught on Hebron, in which nine Palestinians were killed on the first day alone, writes Judy Beishon.
Socialist Challenge in Irish Election
THE SOCIALIST Party (SP), Ireland, is contesting five seats in the forthcoming general election to be held on 17 May
Argentine crisis: Taking To The Streets Against The IMF
WHEN IT seemed to most Argentinians that conditions in their bankrupt country couldn't get any worse, then they did