In this issue:
The Socialist 24 November 2005, Don't let 'fat cats' axe our NHS
Don't let 'fat cats' axe our NHS
THE CHIEF executive of Huddersfield's two primary care trusts recently described local midwives as a "disgrace" for daring to oppose plans to centralise consultant-led maternity services from Hudde...
Save our health service
Cardiff Royal Infirmary: NEW LABOUR Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt says she won't 'bail out' NHS hospitals that are in debt...
Campaign for a new workers' party
LAST WEEK the socialist reported on the launch of the Campaign for a New Workers' Party...
Big business destroying the planet
RAPID CLIMATE change, caused by pumping 'greenhouse gases' into the atmosphere resulting in global warming, is one of the greatest threats to our environment...
On the threshold of genderquake?
30 years of the Equal Pay Act: THIRTY YEARS after the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts, ELAINE BRUNSKILL looks at what impact they have had on working-class women's lives...
Demo opposes deportations
AROUND 500 people joined the demonstration called in Manchester by unions and asylum support groups...
The Constant Gardener directed by Fernando Mereilles
Adapted from the novel by John Le Carré...
Iraq - anger grows at brutal occupation
SIXTY PERCENT of Americans now think that the 'blood shed' in Iraq is not worth it...
Turbulent politics as Sharon divorces Likud
THE ISRAELI government is collapsing in turmoil, forcing forward the date of the next general election by eight months...
Big gains for United Socialist Party
SRI LANKA'S presidential election was held against the backdrop of a faltering three-year ceasefire between the government and separatist Tamil Tigers (LTTE), a badly performing economy, and a population sti...
Venezuela: Stop the repression of trade unionists
THE FOLLOWING solidarity appeal calls for the immediate recognition of the SUPROFRAD union in the RACE pharmaceutical company plant, and for the re-admission of all those workers made redundant by management...
Sheffield bus protest
AROUND 300 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday, 19 November, to protest at First's bus fares rise...
Defending jobs, services and rights
OVER 90,000 PCS members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be balloted in December...
FE colleges on strike!
Huddersfield: LECTURERS AT many further education (FE) colleges in England were on strike on 16 November in a battle for a fair pay deal...
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