In this issue:
The Socialist 28 June 2002, Who Can Live On Poverty Pay?
Who Can Live On Poverty Pay?
ADAIR TURNER, the new chair of the Low Pay Commission, the body which decides how low to set the national minimum wage, has admitted that he "couldn't possibly envisage" surviving on the national minimum wage level of £4.10 an hour - £164 a week
Hands Off Comprehensive Education
ESTELLE MORRIS, New Labour education secretary, has threatened that the "comprehensive ideals" prevailing since the 1960s would "wither and die" if schools did not embrace New Labour's agenda for change
Israel's Re-Occupation Doomed To Failure
As the spiral of violence in the Middle East escalates, possibly towards a wider war drawing in the surrounding Arab countries, US President Bush continues to show the incapacity of the leading imperialist power on the planet to offer any solution to the conflict, writes Judy Beishon.
Trotsky's Transitional Programme: Winning Support For Socialism
IN THE second article in an occasional series on Marxist classics, DAVE REID looks at Leon Trotsky's pamphlet, The Transitional Programme and how to win mass support for socialist change
Spain - 10 Million Strike For Workers' Rights
"CERRADA" - SHUT down - was the only way to describe Sevilla on 20 June, day of the first general strike in Spain since 1994. The city was at a standstill
An Appeal For Socialist Unity
IN THE light of the success of a range of Left candidates in the last local elections, the Socialist Party wrote the following letter to the Socialist Alliance