The Socialist

The Socialist 27 November 2004

Ever mounting cost of war

The ever mounting cost of war

Bush's nuclear weapons hypocrisy

Western hypocrisy on Afghanistan

Ukraine presidential elections provoke protests


Support the Jaguar workers' fight

DWP: We need more staff not less

Liverpool council workers ballot for action


ISR / Socialist Students conference: Fighting to change the world

Queen's speech: New Labour's terror card

Tommy Sheridan resigns as SSP convenor

Domestic Violence: Law changes but gaps remain

Olympics: Who foots the bill?

Reggae and gay rights

 
 

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The Socialist 27 November 2004, Ever mounting cost of war

spotThe ever mounting cost of war

Cartoon by Alan Hardman: Bush wins - but Iraq threatens
A DATE for elections in Iraq has now been set for 30 January 2005. This is a desperate attempt to show that progress is being made. But a whole range of problems could make these elections worthless or impossible to...


spotBush's nuclear weapons hypocrisy

US PRESIDENT George Bush used last week's APEC summit in Chile to demand that 'rogue state' North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons programme. Hypocritically, he failed to call on other bellicose states such as Israel, India and Pakistan to dismantle...


spotWestern hypocrisy on Afghanistan

"NINETY PERCENT of all heroin sold in Britain originates from Afghanistan. Stopping that trade is directly in our interests."...


spot Ukraine presidential elections provoke protests

Socialist Party workplace news

spotSupport the Jaguar workers' fight

THE DEMONSTRATION organised by the trade unions in Coventry on 27 November should be the start of a massive campaign of opposition to Ford's plans. They want to close down Jaguar's Browns Lane plant and reduce Coventry to a city of low-skilled...


spotDWP: We need more staff not less

ALAN JOHNSON, secretary of state for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was met by a lobby of PCS civil service union members, local trade union representatives and pensioners when he visited the new showcase Acton JobCentre Plus in west London on 22 November...


spot Liverpool council workers ballot for action

Socialist Party campaigns

spotISR / Socialist Students conference: Fighting to change the world

THE THIRD conference of International Socialist Resistance (ISR) and Socialist Students took place on 20 November against a background of the escalating conflict in Iraq, a growing anger against the occupation and further attacks on the public sector at home...


spotQueen's speech: New Labour's terror card

THE ANNUAL fancy-dress opening of Parliament, the Queen's Speech, showed that New Labour wants to divert voters' gaze away from issues such as education and the NHS...


spotTommy Sheridan resigns as SSP convenor

SCOTTISH SOCIALIST Party (SSP) members were stunned to learn of the resignation of Tommy Sheridan as national convenor of the party on Wednesday 10 November...


spotDomestic Violence: Law changes but gaps remain

THE GOVERNMENT'S Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act came into force last week. When the Bill was first announced last year, David Blunkett promised that it would be "the biggest overhaul of the law (on domestic violence issues) since...


spotOlympics: Who foots the bill?

YOU CAN'T move anywhere in London without seeing an advert backing the Olympic bid. With representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to visit London next February and the final decision to be taken the following July, there...


spotReggae and gay rights

REGGAE IS close to my heart. I run a small sound system with my housemate in Manchester and make weekly trips down to Moss Side to buy 7" 45s of our favourite artists. The style we prefer is 'conscious' reggae, which sounds a lot like older...