The Socialist

The Socialist 2 October 2004

Out Of Touch!

Out Of Touch!

Vote 'Yes': Strike Back Against Job Losses

City-Wide Movement To Save Decent Jobs

Fighting Back In Coventry

Unite Against The Jobs Massacre

Bosses Think Minimum Wage Too High

Time For A New Workers' Party

The Other parties of Big Business...

Students Sign Up for Socialism


Socialist Alternative Win Two Council Seats in Germany

Health Workers in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Gear-Up For Elections

Oil Prices Break $50 A Barrel Mark


Open Letter To Sacked Liverpool Dockers

New ASBOs Powers Won't Work

Industrial Action Threatened Over Council Pensions

ASLEF: The Battle Continues

 
 

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The Socialist 2 October 2004, Out Of Touch!

spotOut Of Touch!

Build The Socialist Alternative: MORE OUT of touch and more inflexible than Margaret Thatcher. That's the verdict of the majority of people in this country about Tony Blair...


spotVote 'Yes': Strike Back Against Job Losses

CIVIL SERVICE workers in the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) are being balloted for strike action on 5 November against the government's proposed jobs slaughter...


spotCity-Wide Movement To Save Decent Jobs

COVENTRY IS a city under siege by the forces of global capitalism. Jaguar workers face a life on the dole as Ford, the giant multinational car manufacturer, plan to end Jaguar production in the city, with the closure of the Brown's Lane assembly...


spotFighting Back In Coventry

THE DECISION of Jaguar workers in Coventry to fight the decision to end car production has boosted the mood of opposition in the city. No one doubts that it will be a hard fight against a ruthless, cynical multinational like Ford. But it's a...


spotUnite Against The Jobs Massacre

The Economist magazine recently carried an article on the UK car industry: The Car in Front is British. They talked about a revival and a return to the 'heyday' of the 1970s...


spotBosses Think Minimum Wage Too High

"TONY BLAIR is hypocritical and can't be trusted. He has repeatedly refused to repeal Tory anti-trade union laws which prevent workers from protecting themselves...


spotTime For A New Workers' Party

TONY BLAIR may claim he is not the 'wobbling' kind. But the long shadow of the Iraq occupation, the hostage crisis and Labour's majority being reduced to less than 30 seats at a general election were likely to leave Blair, his ministers...


spotThe Other parties of Big Business...

RECENT OPINION polls suggest that Britain's three mainstream parties - Labour, Liberals and Tories - are not only indistinguishable in politics but also indistinguishable in support...


spot Students Sign Up for Socialism

spotSocialist Alternative Win Two Council Seats in Germany

Germany: LOCAL ELECTIONS took place in Germany's most populous regional state North Rhine Westphalia on September 26...


spotHealth Workers in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Gear-Up For Elections

HEALTH WORKERS in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) - numbering nearly 10,000 out of 80,000 public sector workers - are organised by the Azad Jammu Kashmir Paramedical Staff Association...


spot Oil Prices Break $50 A Barrel Mark

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotOpen Letter To Sacked Liverpool Dockers

REPRESENTATIVES OF two groups of Merseyside workers - the 47 surcharged Liverpool councillors of 1983-1987 and the sacked Liverpool dockers - initiated a local campaign last February as a step towards building a new mass party of the working class...


spotNew ASBOs Powers Won't Work

A FEW weeks ago, the Bristol Evening Post comments column commended the new powers of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) in evicting drug dealers and their families from their homes...


spotIndustrial Action Threatened Over Council Pensions

THE GOVERNMENT has reneged on another 'commitment' given union leaders in the 'Warwick deal', this time over pensions...


spotASLEF: The Battle Continues

SHAUN BRADY who unexpectedly defeated Mick Rix to become general secretary of the train drivers' union ASLEF, has been dismissed from his post. A previous issue of the socialist (issue 362) exposed Brady's links with the bosses and the New Labour...