In this issue:
The Socialist 6 December 2003, Scrap Fees Now
Scrap Fees Now!
"LISTEN AND scrap fees" was the plea from last month's National Union of Students demonstration. But the message still falls on deaf ears in Downing Street, writes Michael Comerford, Socialist Students, Brunel University.
Tuition fees: Blair Skates On Thin Ice
TONY BLAIR is getting desperate. Over 130 Labour MPs have put their names to a motion opposing his plans for top-up tuition fees. Rebellion seems to be becoming contagious. Earlier this year, 139 MPs voted...
Socialist Party wins second council seat in Lewisham, London
Chris Flood, a Socialist Party member from Lewisham won a council by-election in his area yesterday winning a stunning 32% of the vote...
London Underground: Why We Are Working To Rule
RMT MEMBERS on London Underground will start a 48-hour work to rule on Tuesday 9 December unless the latest negotiations are successful, writes A London Underground RMT member.
Civil Contingencies Bill: Why Workers Should Oppose Blunkett's Law
IMAGINE A country where the government can declare a "state of emergency" using any definition it wants, including situations affecting "political, administrative or economic stability", writes Steve Score.
Iraq Morass Gets Deeper And Bloodier
NEARLY FOUR out of five Iraqis have little or no confidence in the occupying US and British forces, says a new survey...
Northern Ireland elections: Divided Vote Hides Workers' Disillusionment
NORTHERN IRELAND'S elections on 26 November were extremely polarised with the hard-line Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on one side and Sinn Fein on the other, gaining support...
University of Minnesota: First strike for 60 years
ON 21 October, the University of Minnesota (U of M) was shocked by its first strike in 60 years. For two weeks, members of the 1,800-strong American Federation of. State and County Municipal Employees...
Longbridge: Phoenix Directors Feather Their Own Nests
The businessmen who bought the BMW car factory in Longbridge, Birmingham and supposedly saved thousands of jobs in the West Midlands, are to be investigated by the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee for their governance of the company, writes Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party.
Left Discuss NUT Leadership Bid
A VITAL meeting for the Left of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) took place in Nottingham on Saturday to decide who will be the left candidate to challenge for general secretary when Doug McAvoy retires next year...