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The Socialist issue 404: Defend democratic rights

The Socialist issue 404

11 August 2005


spotDefend democratic rights

Workers’ unity against war and terrorism: THE HORRIFIC terrorist attacks that have taken place in London and around the world have been condemned by the Socialist Party.


spotTrade unions must mobilise against terrorism, racism and war

THE PROPOSALS outlined by Blair and government ministers since 5 August amount to a severe government clampdown on civil liberties…


spotDewsbury: Uniting and organising against racism

After the London bombings…: EVENTS HAVE moved very rapidly in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, since the attempted bombings in London on 21 July…


spot60 years after Hiroshima: Nuclear proliferation makes socialist change more urgent

HIROSHIMA, 6 August 1945, 8am. The ‘all clear’ sounded, signalling the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left…


spotJustice for Heathrow’s Gate Gourmet workers

IT IS now nearly two weeks since 800 Gate Gourmet workers were sacked at three minutes’ notice on 10 August…


spotNo hospital closures

Patients before profits: A QUARTER of NHS trusts are running deficits and ten of them are running a deficit of £10 million and more…


spotJournalists on all-out strike

LOW-PAID journalists at the Coventry Evening Telegraph, part of the Trinity Mirror Group, are now on indefinite strike over low pay…


spotFirefighters defend life-saving services

SUFFOLK FIREFIGHTERS turned out in force on the picket lines on 2 and 5 August in their protest against the removal of turntable services from Bury St Edmunds and the loss of 12 frontline jobs…


spotRoyal Mail announce redundancies

THE ANNOUNCEMENT this week that Royal Mail intends to get rid of another 30,000 jobs is depressingly familiar…


spotNorthern Ireland after the IRA statement: Why the ‘peace process’ continues to flounder

THE REACTION within Northern Ireland to the IRA statement ordering its units to “dump arms” says a lot more about the current state of the ‘peace process’ than the statement itself…


spotGreek workers resist neo-liberal attacks

SINCE THE election of the conservative New Democracy government in Greece two years ago, severe attacks have been launched against working-class people…


spotUnion split reflects crisis in US labour

THE national convention of the AFL-CIO trade union confederation in Chicago on 25 July, on the 50th anniversary of its foundation, saw it split into two blocs…


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