The Socialist

The Socialist 17 July 2004

Strike Against Jobs Carnage

Strike Against Jobs Carnage

Brown's Jobs Cull - Unions Must Strike Back

An Attack On The Whole Public Sector

Public spending review: Robbing Penny To Pay Paula


Lies, Lies, Lies

Iraq War: The Guilty Men

Why Fahrenheit 9/11 Makes Bush Fume


Fight Blair's Privatised Academies

Tolpuddle: Fight The Anti-Trade Union Laws

Heading For A Split

The Socialist Party And The United Left

"Low Pay No Way, Council Workers Here To Stay"


'Offensief Against Racism' Success

Sri Lankan Socialists' Elections Boost

 
 

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The Socialist 17 July 2004, Strike Against Jobs Carnage

spotStrike Against Jobs Carnage

"CARNAGE!" THIS was the response of Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS, the main civil service union, to Gordon Brown's announcement of 104,000 job losses in the civil service...


spotBrown's Jobs Cull - Unions Must Strike Back

What we Think: THE CULL of civil service jobs, a key plank of Gordon Brown's public spending review (12 July), is even more brutal than most workers expected...


spotAn Attack On The Whole Public Sector

Civil service jobs threat: ON 12 July the government announced the latest developments in its plans to slash civil service jobs ahead of the general election...


spot Public spending review: Robbing Penny To Pay Paula

spotLies, Lies, Lies

Death and destruction in Iraq collars Blair
THE INVASION of Iraq was based on false intelligence - on deception and lies.
Most people have known this for ages. Now it's official.
In the United States a Senate committee has reported "a global intelligence failure".
(Cartoon by Alan Hardman)
Saddam Hussein had no nukes, no biological or chemical weapons.
Not even stockpiled, let alone usable in 45 minutes.


spotIraq War: The Guilty Men

NO SO-CALLED weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. The main justification for the war, that Saddam's chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons posed a threat to the world, was completely fraudulent...


spot Why Fahrenheit 9/11 Makes Bush Fume

spotFight Blair's Privatised Academies

THE RECENT fanfare announcement on education 'academies' (legislation is already on the statute books) shows that Labour want to encourage private schools to empire-build in the state sector...


spotTolpuddle: Fight The Anti-Trade Union Laws

In 1834, six agricultural workers from Dorset were sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia for trying to form a trade union. Today the Tolpuddle martyrs are still remembered and celebrated...


spotHeading For A Split

Labour and the unions: TEN YEARS of cohabiting with Tony Blair as Labour Party leader seems to have got to some trade union leaders. It appears the unions are at least in the first stages of heading for a messy divorce after a decade with an unsympathetic,...


spotThe Socialist Party And The United Left

AT THE United Left (UL) meeting at UNISON conference, Socialist Party members in UNISON announced that they were withdrawing from the UL. They give their reasons for this decision below...


spot "Low Pay No Way, Council Workers Here To Stay"

spot'Offensief Against Racism' Success

LAST SUNDAY, 11 July, we organised the first meeting of our new anti-racist youth campaign, 'Offensief Tegen Racisme' (Offensief Against Racism -'Offensief' is the name of the Dutch section of the CWI)...


spotSri Lankan Socialists' Elections Boost

ON SATURDAY 10 July, the Provincial Council elections saw a much lower turn-out than usual. All the major parties lost votes...