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10 May 2002

Step Up the Fight for Socialism

THE SOCIALIST Party scored two brilliant victories in the local elections in England. Dave Nellist and Ian Page were both re-elected as councillors, Dave in Coventry and Ian in Lewisham, London

31 May 2002

Asylum - Why We Oppose Blair's Plans

TONY BLAIR'S 'action plan' to 'crack down' on asylum seekers might have been taken directly from Le Pen's election manifesto

10 May 2002

Kick Out the BNP

THE GAIN of three Burnley council seats by the neo-Nazi British National Party (BNP) has sent shock-waves through Britain. The BNP is an anti-working class fascist party, writes A Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE) member.

31 May 2002

Imperialism Restructures Famine

NEWSPAPER PICTURES show emaciated children who have lost their parents and probably do not have long to live themselves, writes Chris Newby.

24 February 2017

Byelections: Break with Labour Blairism wasn't on offer

It is Blair's own toxic legacy that has led to the decline of the Labour vote in Copeland and Stoke

10 May 2002

Local Elections 2002: Highest Ever Socialist Party Votes

SOCIALIST PARTY candidates Ian Page and Sam Dias scored their highest ever votes in Telegraph Hill ward, writes Mick Suter, election agent. Reports on elections in Lewisham, Coventry and Burnley

7 June 2002

Local government workers: Vote Yes For Action!

UNISON'S BALLOT of local government workers in England and Wales opens on 10 June. The other unions involved, TGWU and GMB are balloting their local government membership separately around the same time

26 February 2017

Vote Socialist

Standing For The Millions, Not The Millionaires: NEW LABOUR'S policies are generating no enthusiasm for the 2 May local council elections in England

7 June 2002

Blunkett's New Attack On Asylum Rights

HOME SECRETARY David Blunkett has announced two additions to the Asylum Bill currently going through parliament, which are a major attack on the rights of refugees seeking asylum in Britain

26 February 2017

May Day 2002 Fight For A Socialist Alternative

MAY DAY is international workers' day. All over the world workers and young people will be demonstrating against attacks on workers' rights, poverty and inequality, war and the destruction of our environment.

10 May 2002

Organise Against the Nazis

SOCIALIST PARTY members should move resolutions against the BNP through their trade union organisations

7 June 2002

PCS: Defend Union Democracy

IN THE High Court on 31 May, a judge ruled that the election of Mark Serwotka as general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) was legal and that the union executive's actions to remove him were illegal

7 June 2002

Drugs Policies Still Aren't Working

IN THE first in a series of articles on crime and related subjects, MIKE FORSTER looks at the question of drug abuse:

26 February 2017

Celebrating May Day

MAY DAY has historically been a day of international working class solidarity and struggle. This year May Day takes on a more urgent and significant role for the present generation of workers and young

14 June 2002

Fight Labour's Big Business Policies

SUPPORT FOR New Labour in opinion polls is sinking fast. It's now at its lowest level since the fuel protests in 2000. Former transport secretary Stephen Byers might have gone, but that hasn't stopped

14 June 2002

Council workers' pay battle: End Low Pay Now!

COUNCIL WORKERS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are putting pressure on local authorities by announcing a one-day strike on 17 July

14 June 2002

US economy Recovery, What Recovery?

WE WERE told that the US economic recession was over. Now the apparent recovery is being described as sluggish, fragile, shallow, uncertain or maybe not a recovery at all

14 June 2002

Northern Ireland: A Tinderbox Of Anger

ANY IDEA that the problem of sectarian violence along "interface areas" was something unique to North Belfast has been shattered by the fighting that erupted in the Madrid Street area in the east of the city, writes Peter Hadden, Belfast.

21 June 2002

Enough Is Enough: Time to fight back!

WE COULD be heading for a "summer of discontent". Public sector workers in particular have had their fill of privatisation, cuts and attacks on working conditions. Many are saying "enough is enough".

21 June 2002

Hands Off The Post Office

WHEN OUR manager announced the 1.1 billion loss in Consignia and the additional 17,000 job losses on top of the 15,000 already announced, my workmates cheered at the resignation of Chief Executive John Roberts, a London postal worker writes.


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