The Socialist

The Socialist 4 September 2004

End The Occupation Of Iraq

End The Occupation Of Iraq

US Imperialism Further Weakened In Iraq

Mass Protests Greets Bush And Republican Convention

Mark Thatcher And The 'Dogs Of War'


Defending the 35-hour week: The Profit System's The Problem, Not The Workers

Stress At Work - The Facts

Picketing Wembley Stadium

Young workers fight to End Low Pay

Low Pay Campaign Taps Into Anger

Scottish nursery nurses: How Our Strike Changed Me

Firefighters' dispute: Employers Climb Down

We Need Your Cash!


Haiti: A History Of Struggle

Europride

Joe Higgins: Speaking Tour Of Australia

Che Guevara, Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles

 
 

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The Socialist 4 September 2004, End The Occupation Of Iraq

spotEnd The Occupation Of Iraq

Bush loses 'war on terror': GEORGE BUSH has finally admitted that the 'war on terror' can't be won. But not before an estimated 37,000 Iraqi civilians and over 1,000 coalition troops have been killed in Iraq in the name of this unwinnable war...


spotUS Imperialism Further Weakened In Iraq

THE DREAMS of the US right-wing 'neo-cons' lie in tatters on the battlefields of Iraq. One of the only certainties in the turmoil of Iraq is that imperialism's occupation is doomed to failure...


spotMass Protests Greets Bush And Republican Convention

THE REPUBLICAN National Convention has invaded New York City. George Bush and company are meeting four miles from the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, just two weeks before the third year anniversary of the attacks...


spot Mark Thatcher And The 'Dogs Of War'

spotDefending the 35-hour week: The Profit System's The Problem, Not The Workers

Defending the 35-hour week: Minister for Europe and former trade union official Denis MacShane has recently claimed: "An obsession with the 35-hour week is now part of Europe's economic problem, not the solution."...


spotStress At Work - The Facts

WHILST THE government is content to sit back and watch the right-wing media peddle lies about civil servants, it is well aware of what life is really like for the vast majority of its workforce...


spotPicketing Wembley Stadium

TWO HUNDRED and fifty construction workers, members of the GMB and Amicus unions, who are working on the new Wembley stadium were sacked at two hours' notice on 10 August and locked out...


spotYoung workers fight to End Low Pay

SOME OF the most exploited sections of Britain's workforce are young people. If you are under 22 you're not eligible for the full minimum wage, at present 4.50p an hour. If you're between 18-21 there is a minimum wage of 3.80 an hour...


spotLow Pay Campaign Taps Into Anger

ISR (International Socialist Resistance) members and supporters in Swansea donned monkey masks on 28 August and dished out peanuts to members of the public to expose the low-pay scandal...


spotScottish nursery nurses: How Our Strike Changed Me

THOUSANDS OF nursery nurses in Scotland were recently involved in the biggest and longest indefinite strike for 20 years. The dispute has helped to give confidence to other workers struggling against low pay and job cuts but it also...


spotFirefighters' dispute: Employers Climb Down

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE settled their long-running dispute after the employers finally agreed to stump up back pay and accept that bank holidays were not normal working days...


spot We Need Your Cash!

spotHaiti: A History Of Struggle

THIS YEAR marks the 200th anniversary of the Haitian revolution, when the black masses abolished slavery and won national independence...


spotEuropride

Tens of thousands of people came to Manchester for Europride over the bank holiday. From Stockholm to Stockport, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and straight people gathered for the parade and party, celebrating equality...


spotJoe Higgins: Speaking Tour Of Australia

JOE HIGGINS, Socialist Party (SP) member of the Dail (Ireland's Parliament) and one of the SP members recently jailed for defying the "bin tax" levy on Dublin householders, has spoken to thousands of workers in a very successful visit to Australia...


spotChe Guevara, Motorcycle Diaries, directed by Walter Salles

THE FILM Motorcycle Diaries is the true story of the journey undertaken by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna and his friend Alberto Granado through South America...