The Socialist

The Socialist 26 June 2003

Make The Fat Cats Pay

Make The Fat Cats Pay

Scrap All Tuition Fees

Stop SATS

Health Workers Strike At Sick Wages

Marching Against Global Capitalism

Support Colombian Trade Unionists - Boycott Coca-Cola

Sexual Health Crisis

RMT conference: Not A Penny More To Labour

Transport union meets as Morris bows out

Unison conference - Labour link debate

Middle East: Sharon's Deadly Assassination Squads

Exclusive - Gary Mills and Tony Poole Jailed for 14 years by a corrupt system

George Orwell: Facing Up To The Contradictions

Books that inspired me

Marseille marches to a militant beat

 
 

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The Socialist 26 June 2003, Make The Fat Cats Pay

spotMake The Fat Cats Pay

CABINET MINISTER Peter Hain's very modest proposal - to increase the tax rate paid by the rich - caused a political storm...


spotScrap All Tuition Fees

ANOTHER FORM of tax - tuition fees - was debated in Parliament this week. Over 100 New Labour MPs either abstained or voted for a motion to abandon proposals for top-up fees...


spotStop SATS

WHEN MY daughter took her Key Stage One tests, SATs, she cried because the teacher could not help her, writes Nicky Downes, Coventry, year 6 teacher and parent of a six-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter.


spotHealth Workers Strike At Sick Wages

IN RECENT weeks, low-paid hospital workers at Whipps Cross hospital, east London, at the Royal Bolton Hospital in Lancashire and at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole hospitals trust, have been striking for NHS pay and conditions for staff employed by privatised companies...


spotMarching Against Global Capitalism

AROUND 100,000 people demonstrated in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 21 June to show their opposition to the European Union summit, writes Martin Powell-Davies, Thessaloniki.


spotSupport Colombian Trade Unionists - Boycott Coca-Cola

International Socialist Resistance (ISR) is campaigning in support of the international boycott of Coca-Cola products, writes Clare James, ISR national coordinator.


spotSexual Health Crisis

ACCORDING TO a report by the Commons Health Committee, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) amongst young people are rife, creating a major health crisis, writes Sarah Mayo.


spotRMT conference: Not A Penny More To Labour

THE FORTHCOMING annual general meeting (AGM) of the rail union RMT has the opportunity to make a clear call for a new party that will give working-class people a political voice, a conference delegate writes.


spotTransport union meets as Morris bows out

THE TRANSPORT and General Workers' Union (TGWU) Biennial Delegate Conference (BDC) 2003 will be marked by the election of Tony Woodley as general secretary, writes Teresa MacKay, chair of the national committee of the RAAW Trade Group.


spotUnison conference - Labour link debate

PUBLIC SECTOR union UNISON, with 1.3 million members, is the biggest trade union in Britain. One of the most important sessions at this year's UNISON conference was the debate on the union's link with...


spotMiddle East: Sharon's Deadly Assassination Squads

ARIEL SHARON appears to be biting the hand that feeds him. The assassination of another leading Hamas activist by an Israeli hit squad has further undermined George Bush's efforts to put a lid on the...


spotExclusive - Gary Mills and Tony Poole Jailed for 14 years by a corrupt system

GARY MILLS and Tony Poole were released recently from prison after campaigning for 14 years to force the justice system to admit what is blatantly obvious, they were wrongly convicted of the murder of Hensley Wiltshire, a black man who died in Gloucester police custody...


spotGeorge Orwell: Facing Up To The Contradictions

THIS MONTH'S centenary of the birth of novelist and political commentator George Orwell (1903-50) has been widely commemorated in the press and media...


spotBooks that inspired me

KEITH ELLIS looks at Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell.


spotMarseille marches to a militant beat

MARSEILLE WAS at the height of the recent strike wave in France. Its militant traditions were reflected in the numbers on the streets, writes Manny Thain, participant in the recent mass workers' actions in France.