The Socialist

The Socialist 20 November 2004

The bloody cost of war

The bloody cost of war

Ireland: Socialist Party MP attacks Irish Government

Colin Powell - a dodgy dove

Come to ISR conference

Pensions: "Unity in action" call

Childcare plans ignore real needs

NUS extraordinary conference

Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue

Imperialism in new occupation

UNISON elections - nominate Roger Bannister

Protecting jobs in outsourcing deal

Join the Jaguar demo

Agenda for Change ballot masks discontent


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The Socialist 20 November 2004, The bloody cost of war

spotThe bloody cost of war

US military crosses from Vietnam to Iraq
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)

spotIreland: 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...

spot Colin Powell - a dodgy dove

Socialist Party campaigns

spotCome 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?...

spotPensions: "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...

spotChildcare 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...

spot NUS extraordinary conference

International socialist news and analysis

spot Palestinians mourn Arafat but struggle for liberation will continue

spot Imperialism in new occupation

Socialist Party workplace news

spotUNISON 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...

spotProtecting 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...

spotJoin 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...

spotAgenda 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...