In this issue:
The Socialist 24 January 2003, NO WAR
Worldwide Protests Say: 'No War'
HUNDREDS OF thousands of people around the world took to the streets on Saturday 18 January. From Washington to Tokyo, from Damascus to Bradford, the scale of the protests against Bush and Blair's 'War
Defend the right to strike
THE FIREFIGHTERS' dispute is the most important industrial struggle since the great miners' strike of 1984-85, writes Jim McFarlane, Dundee.
Global Resistance To War
THE ANTI-WAR movement is building momentum across the globe. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets last weekend to protest against war with Iraq
Students: Fight New Labour's Top-Up Fees
EVEN EDUCATION secretary Charles Clarke admits that graduates face individual debts of up to £21,000 if the government brings in top-up fees, writes Dave Score, Sheffield University.
Left Labour MSP Speaks on The War And The Labour Party
JOHN MCALLION, one of the few outspoken and principled socialist MSPs (members of Scottish Parliament) left in the Labour Party, has voted against the leadership on many issues from war preparations on Iraq to opposition to privatisation
Solid Support For Fire Strike
AS THE Socialist went to press, reports of the solid support for the firefighters' action were coming in from Socialist Party members all over the country. These are some extracts
A System In Crisis
THE WORLD Congress of the Committee for a Workers' International, the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, met last November to discuss developments in the capitalist system and how these will impact on working-class struggle
ISR - Protest Against BP
"We have to let it be known that the thing we would like to make sure, if Iraq changes regime is that there is a level playing field for the selection of oil companies to go in there..."
Cyprus: Mass Protest Rocks Ruling Class
ON 14 January an estimated 70,000 Turkish Cypriots - one-quarter of the northern Cypriot population - marched through divided Nicosia in support of a United Nations (UN) plan to re-unify the divided island, writes Dave Carr.
German Workers Fight New Attacks
LAST YEAR saw a tremendous ferment amongst German public sector workers. About 250,000 participated in warning strikes in December in support of their pay claim and 40,000 civil servants demonstrated in