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19 January 2010
THE TEDIUM of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war was briefly interrupted when Tony Blair's former spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, was summoned to testify...
19 January 2010
On the day when the TUC and others write to the government to express their concern that 620,000 people have been out of work for over a year, we hear that Gordon Brown is to expand the army cadet forces in state schools, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
6 January 2010
THE GOVERNMENT'S business secretary, Peter Mandelson, delivered a Christmas 'kick in the teeth' to students and university workers by adding a cuts package of £135 million onto cuts of hundreds of millions already announced, writes Matt Dobson, national organiser, Socialist Students.
9 December 2009
Andover, North Shields: Workers at Twinings in Andover and North Shields took their campaign against 400 job cuts to the AGM of the parent company, Associated British Foods, in London on 4 December...
9 December 2009
AS PREVIOUSLY reported, four London Unison activists and Socialist Party members are facing a ban from holding office in Unison for three to five years...
8 December 2009
John McDonell, a UNISON-backed MP, is backing the call for an independent inquiry into allegations made in court against senior UNISON full time officials. ""I am horrified, shocked and quite frankly outraged, especially when I heard of the detail of the allegations against the individuals concerned... "
5 December 2009
AFTER THE 1997 election Tony Blair told new Labour MPs still basking in the glory of victory that they were in parliament to carry out the people's will, not to acquire the "trappings of power"...
2 December 2009
PUBLIC ANGER at the blatant spin and lies used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq by those with blood on their hands - messrs Blair and Brown - has resulted in the Chilcot Inquiry, writes Matt Dobson.
2 December 2009
There are important dates for supporters of those fighting the witch-hunt in Unison to note:...
24 November 2009
THE CORONATION of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai offers no solution to the long suffering workers and poor peasants of Afghanistan, writes Nick Chaffey.
18 November 2009
Scourge of mass youth unemployment: Youth unemployment is at a record high and what does the government do? It plans to slash funding for youth training schemes.
What do the bosses do? They cut jobs, pay and conditions.
11 November 2009
The RMT transport union hosted an open-to-all conference on the crisis in working class political representation on Saturday 7 November. This followed the overwhelming backing given at the RMT's annual general meeting in July to the union's participation in the 'No2EU, Yes to Democracy' European election coalition, and a decision at that meeting to continue the discussion on the lack of working class political representation.
7 October 2009
Tories, LibDems, Labour - competing to slash our jobs and services: The 'lesser' or 'greater' evil is not a real choice, claims Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary. 'Like an impenetrable sea mist, the prospect of a Tory government hung over New Labour's conference in Brighton... '
30 September 2009
"This is a battle we must win; to reclaim the union for our members, to ensure we have a democratic and fighting trade union," said Glenn Kelly at a 100-strong meeting on 23 September called by the Defend the Four campaign...
29 September 2009
On 16 July, after two long years of tortuous investigations and hearings, Unison's kangaroo court declared four members of the Socialist Party guilty. This disgraceful charade will go down in trade union history as a day of shame.
A well attended Defend the Four meeting took place on Septempber 23rd.
25 September 2009
Watch: Video of London Defend the Four meeting:
16 September 2009
Brian Caton, Prison Officers Association (POA) general secretary recently decided to join the Socialist Party, after being a member of the Labour Party for many years. He spoke to Socialist Party industrial organiser Bill Mullins:
"I come from a family of nine. I was brought up in Barnsley, my Dad worked as a collier. I was always a rebel at school..."
12 August 2009
DESPITE MOUNTING evidence that Britain's spy agencies colluded with foreign governments in the torture of terrorist suspects, the Labour government and MI5 continue to deny any involvement...
7 July 2009
Editorial: U-TURNS, BACKTRACKING, mistakes, lies, defeats, clutching at straws - all everyday occurrences for a government clinging to power by its fingertips...
10 June 2009
JAMES PURNELL, government minister at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), resigned last week - one of an increasing number of ministerial resignations from Gordon Brown's disintegrating government...
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