The Socialist

The Socialist 24 May 2002

Take Back Rail

Take Back Rail

Bush And Blair's War Plans Increase World Tensions

The Truth About PFI

Step Up The Struggle For Free Education

Rail privatisation exposed

Irish election: Socialist Party Scores Spectacular Successes

New War Threat Looms Over Kashmir Conflict

Firefighters Prepare For Pay Battle

 
 

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In this issue:

The Socialist 24 May 2002, Take Back Rail

spotTake Back Rail

OVER A week after the fatal rail crash at Potters Bar, government ministers are still trying to limit the damage to their pro-privatisation policies


spotBush And Blair's War Plans Increase World Tensions

AS THE Socialist predicted, Bush and Blair's 'war against terrorism' has not gone according to plan


spotThe Truth About PFI

ALLYSON POLLOCK of University of London's School of Public Policy has produced many articles and reports criticising the government's Private Finance Initiative (PFI), writes Mick Griffiths (Wakefield and Pontefract Hospitals UNISON, personal capacity).


spotStep Up The Struggle For Free Education

MARGARET HODGE, Minister for universities, says the government may do a U-turn and let universities charge their own top-up fees, writes Jono Owen.


spotRail privatisation exposed

"If It Costs Money It Just Gets Ignored": THE DIRE effects of privatisation aren't just felt in the maintenance of the railway track. An engineer explained to The Socialist what it's like working on train maintenance for the privatised railways.


spotIrish election: Socialist Party Scores Spectacular Successes

IRISH SOCIALIST Party TD (MP) Joe Higgins was resoundingly re-elected to the Dail (Parliament) from his Dublin West constituency on 17 May


spotNew War Threat Looms Over Kashmir Conflict

AN ATTACK on an Indian army camp in Kashmir by Kashmiri separatists has increased tensions between India and Pakistan threatening a potentially horrific escalation in the region's long-running conflict, writes Kieran Roberts.


spotFirefighters Prepare For Pay Battle

DELEGATIONS OF fire fighters from around the country packed out the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference to deliver, in the words of one delegate: "a clear message to the employers - if you're not prepared to pay us, get your green goddesses ready, you're going to need them!", writes Alistair Tice.