The Socialist

The Socialist 22 May 2004

Troops Out of Iraq

Sanctioning Torture From The Top

Iraq: Desperately Seeking An 'Exit Strategy'

Iraq: what we say


What Is The Alternative To Blair?

Workers' Unity Can Win

FBU conference: Preparing For More Battles

Save our Special Schools

Say no to the tyre burners!

A socialist weekend in Sheffield

Buses: Put Privatisation Into Reverse!


New shocks cast cloud over world economy recovery

Ruling BJP is Swept Aside in India

Founding Meeting Of The Socialist Movement in Pakistan

A Working-Class Alternative Is Needed in Israel/Palestine

 
 

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The Socialist 22 May 2004, Troops Out of Iraq

spotSanctioning Torture From The Top

"THE RULES were, 'Grab who you must. Do what you want'." That was a former US intelligence officer, explaining the official army attitude towards the torture and maltreatment of Iraqi prisoners. It shot an enormous hole in the official...


spotIraq: Desperately Seeking An 'Exit Strategy'

THE DAILY images and reports of violence, death and destruction in Iraq are turning people in their millions against the occupation. ...


spot Iraq: what we say

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotWhat Is The Alternative To Blair?

Blair Not Wanted: cartoon by Alan Hardman
WILL TONY Blair become a casualty of the war in Iraq?...


spotWorkers' Unity Can Win

20th anniversary of the miners' strike: THE NATIONAL Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is organising marches and rallies all over the country this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of the miners' strike. One of these will be on 22 May in Pontypridd...


spotFBU conference: Preparing For More Battles

THE ANNUAL conference of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will reconvene in Southport on 15 June to discuss calling a national strike ballot. This is after its conference was adjourned on 11 May after the union voted to withdraw from implementation...


spotSave our Special Schools

LEICESTER CITY Council plans to close six special schools, despite the overwhelming opposition of most parents and teachers in the city. A group called Save Our Special Schools is lobbying council meetings, petitioning councillors and rallying...


spotSay no to the tyre burners!

Rugby: CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST plans for Rugby's cement works to be turned into a tyre-burning and hazardous waste incinerator have organised a protest march on 23 May...


spotA socialist weekend in Sheffield

IT STARTED on Friday morning with our paper sale outside Moorfoot civil services offices. Bobbie Cranney and me sold ten copies of the socialist. It was Bobbie's first Moorfoot sale and her enthusiasm for approaching workers certainly helped!


spot Buses: Put Privatisation Into Reverse!

spotNew shocks cast cloud over world economy recovery

THE RECOVERY in the world economy continues to assume an anaemic character. While most attention is currently fixed on the debacle in Iraq, serious commentators fret that accumulated economic imbalances could yet derail the fragile and contradictory...


spotRuling BJP is Swept Aside in India

A POLITICAL earthquake has rocked south Asia following India's general election. Millions of workers, the dispossessed and rural poor decisively rejected the 'neo-liberal' policies of the ruling Hindu nationalist coalition government led by...


spotFounding Meeting Of The Socialist Movement in Pakistan

OVER 60 people attended the very successful founding meeting of the Socialist Movement on 17 April, 2004 in Lahore. The aim of this meeting was to set up a new independent, socialist and revolutionary organisation to fight against capitalism,...


spotA Working-Class Alternative Is Needed in Israel/Palestine

ON 15 May, after a week of bloodshed in the Gaza strip, around 200,000 demonstrators filled the main Tel Aviv square and the nearby streets. ...