The Socialist

The Socialist 14 June 2003

New Labour Isn't Working

New Labour Isn't Working

Fighting For A Living Wage

Euro debate - independent workers' struggle needed

Iraq: Occupiers, Privatisers And Exploiters

France - millions keep up strike movement

Drop All Charges Against Day X Detainees

Tony Woodley Speaks To The Socialist

Unison And The Political Fund

Left Make Gains On Unison Executive

PCS Elections - Big Opportunities For The Left

Manchester: Electricians Fight De-Skilling

Dick Turpin rides again

Blair's Lies Sow Divisions At The Top

Bush's plan for an Israeli/Palestinian conflict settlement comes unstuck

Austria Over One Million Strike Against Pension Cuts

Iran 1978-79: A Revolution Stolen From The Working Class

 
 

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The Socialist 14 June 2003, New Labour Isn't Working

spotNew Labour Isn't Working

Build A New Workers' Party: WHILE BROWN and Blair have been bickering about the euro, the jobs massacre has been picking up pace. 400 manufacturing jobs have been lost every day since the beginning of the year, writes Bill Mullins Socialist Party trade union organiser.


spotFighting For A Living Wage

Low paid workers at Whipps Cross hospital, east London voted for a further three days strike action at a mass meeting on 9 June...


spotEuro debate - independent workers' struggle needed

GORDON BROWN'S Commons statement on the euro, the world's biggest currency union, deliberately faced both ways...


spotIraq: Occupiers, Privatisers And Exploiters

THE US-led coalition forces occupying Iraq can't get the country's power supply going regularly nor can they create health and education services for local people...


spotFrance - millions keep up strike movement

STRIKES AND protest actions are continuing across France on a daily basis, against the Raffarin government's pension 'reform' plans, writes Judy Beishon.


spotDrop All Charges Against Day X Detainees

THE DEFENDANTS in the Lewisham Day X Detainees case, Rene Bravo, Marcela Massingnotti and Karl Debbaut appeared at Greenwich magistrates court on 4 June...


spotTony Woodley Speaks To The Socialist

Tony Woodley, newly elected general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) gave an exclusive interview last week to Bill Mullins, the Socialist Party's Industrial Organiser...


spotUnison And The Political Fund

THE BATTLE over the political fund at this year's UNISON conference is crucial. UNISON pays well over 1 million a year to the Labour Party and the trade union movement has paid a colossal 250 million...


spotLeft Make Gains On Unison Executive

THE left swing amongst rank and file trade unionists was a factor in public sector union UNISON's national executive council (NEC) elections...


spotPCS Elections - Big Opportunities For The Left

THE CIVIL service union PCS national executive (NEC) elections, which run from 6 June to 4 July are as important as any election in the history of the union...


spotManchester: Electricians Fight De-Skilling

ELECTRICIANS WORKING at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, a major prestige project for the city council, started to take strike action a few days ago, writes Christian Bunke, Manchester Socialist Party.


spotDick Turpin rides again

"AT LEAST Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed the drivers" reads the strike placard at South Yorkshire First's main Sheffield bus garage, writes Alistair Tice.


spotBlair's Lies Sow Divisions At The Top

ANY TRIUMPH Blair hoped for after the Iraq war is vanishing rapidly. The accusations of Blair lying about weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) have now revealed antagonisms between the intelligence agencies...


spotBush's plan for an Israeli/Palestinian conflict settlement comes unstuck

The 'road map': THE JOURNEY along George Bush's 'road map' to a Israeli/Palestinian peace settlement hit an obstacle when Palestinian militias attacked an Israeli army checkpoint in Gaza, last Sunday...


spotAustria Over One Million Strike Against Pension Cuts

MORE THAN one million workers in 18,000 workplaces all over Austria, a third of the entire Austrian workforce, took industrial action on 3 June - the country's biggest strike since world war two, writes Laura Rafetseder, SLP, Vienna.


spotIran 1978-79: A Revolution Stolen From The Working Class

IRAN TODAY is, effectively, a religious dictatorship but twenty-five years ago a revolutionary movement of workers, which toppled the Iranian monarchy, could have led to a socialist republic...