The Socialist

The Socialist 30 October 2004

Unite and Fight - Defend Jobs and Services

Unite And Fight

Why We're Going On Strike

Troops Out Of Iraq

Israel: Sharon's 'Entanglement Plan'

The White House For Sale

Ukraine: Galol Plant Workers Left High And Dry

Opel Workers - Down But Not Out

Life As A Refugee

Socialist Party Stands To Stop Privatisers

How The NHS Is Being Taken Apart

Wythenshawe: Young People Need Decent Facilities

Four Weeks To Get All Pledges In

Nominate Roger Bannister

Manchester Evening News Strike

Support Jaguar Workers

Coventry Workers Fight Back


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The Socialist 30 October 2004, Unite and Fight - Defend Jobs and Services

spotUnite And Fight

Prospect and PCS members on the picket line
Defend jobs and services: CIVIL SERVANTS across all government departments have voted to take part in a one-day strike on Friday 5 November...

spot Why We're Going On Strike

spotTroops Out Of Iraq

Money For Public Services Not War And Occupation: ALMOST TWO thirds of voters oppose the deployment of the Black Watch nearer to Baghdad. It is well understood that this action has more to do with Bush's campaign to win the US election than any military strategy...

spotIsrael: Sharon's 'Entanglement Plan'

THE ISRAELI Knesset [parliament] votes this week on Ariel Sharon's "Disengagement Plan". Can such a plan bring the end of the Israeli-Palestinian bloodbath any closer?...

spotThe White House For Sale

LAST MONDAY'S TV documentary - The White House for sale - gave a revealing, if none too surprising, insight into how big business dominates the US political system...

spotUkraine: Galol Plant Workers Left High And Dry

ON 30 September, Ukrainian CWI members held a picket of the Ministry of Justice in Kiev in solidarity with the workers of the Galol plant in West Ukraine...

spotOpel Workers - Down But Not Out

WORKERS AT the Opel plant in Bochum ended their solid, unofficial six day walkout on Thursday, 21 October...

spot Life As A Refugee

spotSocialist Party Stands To Stop Privatisers

Louise Thompson, housing campaigner, is our candidate: THE SOCIALIST Party in Walthamstow, east London, is standing in a council by-election in Hoe Street ward on 18 November. We had 12 members out canvassing on Sunday - our first two canvasses sold 34 papers and we met three people interested...

spotHow The NHS Is Being Taken Apart

Review: NHS plc: Allyson Pollock quotes Aneurin Bevan in her new book NHS plc...

spotWythenshawe: Young People Need Decent Facilities

Manchester: THE "WYTHENSHAWE Partnership" has now spent over 100 million in this area of Manchester. But more CCTV won't solve the real problems. Our youth are bored, they have nothing to do and the council and police scapegoat them...

spot Four Weeks To Get All Pledges In

spotNominate Roger Bannister

SOCIALIST PARTY member Roger Bannister is standing for election as UNISON general secretary...

spotManchester Evening News Strike

JOURNALISTS WORKING for the Manchester Evening News (MEN) will stage two days of strike action on 31 October and 1 November. This follows a 83% 'yes' vote for industrial action after a ballot of all MEN journalists...

spotSupport Jaguar Workers

27 November demo, Coventry: THE CAMPAIGN to keep the production of Jaguar cars in Coventry steps up a gear next month. Jaguar workers plan to hold the biggest march and rally ever seen in Coventry on Saturday 27 November...

spotCoventry Workers Fight Back

"STORM CLOUDS gather over council" was the headline in the Coventry Evening Telegraph after the announcement of the ballot results on the council's single status deal...