In this issue:
The Socialist 20 November 2004, The bloody cost of war
The bloody cost of war
AFTER A six-day bloody assault, George Bush declared 'victory' in Fallujah. It is an empty victory that will come back to haunt both him and Blair. (Cartoon by Alan Hardman)
Ireland: Socialist Party MP attacks Irish Government
Joe Higgins is a Socialist Party Deputy in the Irish Parliament. He made a statement in Parliament taking up the Irish government's statements that it "shared values" with the US government, after the EU summit of 4...
Colin Powell - a dodgy dove
Socialist Party campaigns
Come to ISR conference
How can we change things? This is the question many thousands of young people are asking themselves. After the invasion of Iraq, the re-election of Bush and the horrific assault on Fallujah, is it possible for us to make a difference?...
Pensions: "Unity in action" call
HUNDREDS OF people, packed into a TUC-organised rally in defence of pensions on 16 November, heard Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union openly call for a one-day public sector general strike in the spring...
Childcare plans ignore real needs
SUCH IS the blurring of Tory and Labour policies that they're now trying to outdo each other over who can provide the best childcare for working parents...
NUS extraordinary conference
International socialist news and analysis
Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue
Imperialism in new occupation
Socialist Party workplace news
UNISON elections - nominate Roger Bannister
THE GOVERNMENT'S latest proposals on council workers' and other public sector staff's pension schemes will mean higher contributions but lower pensions, based only on basic salary and taking no account of overtime or weekend payments...
Protecting jobs in outsourcing deal
MEMBERS OF the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) at the giant National Savings complexes in Glasgow, Blackpool and Durham have reluctantly voted to accept the proposed transfer of 250 jobs to India...
Join the Jaguar demo
27 November Demonstration: Support Jaguar workers and join the March and Rally through Coventry city centre from 10am on Saturday 27 November 2004...
Agenda for Change ballot masks discontent
THE NATIONAL leadership of public-sector union, UNISON can gain no satisfaction from the Agenda for Change (AfC) national ballot result. Although there was a three to one margin in favour, only 26% of Unison Health members voted to accept the...